a comment, explanation, definition, or other mark on a text to enhance the meaning of a text.
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• DO say something interesting
• DO make connections
• DO include links to things you reference
• DO include relevant images
• DO use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
• DON'T try to explain the obvious
• DON'T annotate individual words
• DON'T be too wordy
• DON'T plagiarize
How to annotate
When doing annotations on any kind of text, your goal is to make sense of what you're reading.