Annotation Template (with comparative evaluations)

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General Template for Writing Evaluative 1 Annotations (#2) CHANGE: Annotations will “mirror” citations in paper – no need to annotate sources consulted. This is VERY BASIC and may help you write a first draft of an annotation. MLA citation for article ( Author[s] ), a ( job[s] or title[s] ), claim[s] that ( main point ). S(he) supports her claim by providing ( types of support, e.g. expert opinion, statistics, examples, illustrations ), for example, ( example 1 ), ( example 2 ), and ( example 3 ). ( Author’s ) piece will be useful for my research because ( your reasons ). 1 “Evaluation” in this case is meant to describe the usefulness of the work to the student’s research, not to a general reading audience.
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Example: Johnson, Steven. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Fields of Reading: Motives for Writing. Eds. Nancy R. Comley, David Hamilton, Carl H. Klaus, Robert Scholes, Nancy Sommers, and Jason Tougaw. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.
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Unformatted text preview: 85-95. Print. Steven Johnson, Dis±nguished Writer in Residence at New York University and author of Fve books on popular culture, claims that watching more complex plotlines in many of today’s television programs makes viewers “smarter.” He also compares, using charts, the more simplis±c plotlines of programs from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s to the more intricate ones from the 1990s, to today’s, beginning with the ground-breaking “Hill Street Blues.” He argues that o²en, something once considered detrimental or unhealthy is later found to actually be beneFcial or healthy, and he calls this phenomenon the “Sleeper Curve.” Although this ar±cle will be useful for my paper because Johnson provides an alterna±ve opinion to other sources sugges±ng that watching TV is a detriment to learning, he does not provide sta±s±cs or studies to back up his evidence....
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  • Spring '11
  • BenitaDillard
  • Writing, Hill Street Blues, Writing Evaluative1 Annotations

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