Annotations Guidelines and Evaluation Notes 1. Please use the modeled heading including an APA style citation of the article or chapter. 2. In your synopsis , we look for a few things. • Remember your purpose here. Include information that will recall the article for you later: topic, argument, new concepts, important details. • Include the major ideas. • Yet be concise – which means that you’ll have to evaluate and select for important ideas and only those details that help you recall/understand those ideas. • If you use this section for note taking, we won’t be reading closely enough to validate your notes. • But we will be looking for understanding and accurate representation of the authors’ ideas. • One good idea, especially for 571 students, is to include some remarks about the nature of the reading. Is it a research report? If so, of what sort (e.g., case study, statistical analysis, etc.)? What data sources are used? How? 3.
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