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The Art of Annotation. Annotation is the ability to draw out key points of a text for future reference. We only retain 10% percent of what we read. The Art of Annotation. Bracket important passages/parts Connect related ideas with lines Outline the main events in the margins

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The art of annotation

The Art of Annotation

Annotation is the ability to draw out key points of a text for future reference.

We only retain 10% percent of what we read.


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The Art of Annotation

  • Bracket important passages/parts

  • Connect related ideas with lines

  • Outline the main events in the margins

  • Circle words to define or tone word

    Use different symbols for the different parts of annotation. You will have to make a key to differentiate between the symbols.


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The Art of Annotation

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  • Write brief comments and question in the margins

  • Place an asterisk beside something unusual

  • Pick a way of annotating to be consistent

  • Use post it notes to label important events


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The Art of Annotation

How to annotate poetry and other literary works

T - Title: ponder the title before reading the poem

P - Paraphrase: translate the poem into your own

words

C - Connation:contemplate the poem for meaning

beyond the literal

A - Attitude or tone

S - Shifts in speakers and in attitudes

T - Title (deeper meaning)

T - Theme (determine what the poet is saying)

D - Devices (Literary elements)


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