Components of the annotation
1. Locate sources and record their citations to sources that may contain useful information for your topic.
2. Record their citation accurately in correct style format required (Chicago-16)
3. Annotate your bibliography
a. The summary may include:
b. The evaluation may include:
c. The reflection may include:
4. Helpful Hints!
Please note the following guidelines when determining the length (i.e. word count) of each entry in your annotated bibliography.
1. The word count does NOT include bibliographic details.
2. The length of each entry depends firstly on the assessment guidelines.
3. The length of each entry WILL vary according to:
4. When considering the various sources you may use:
5. The MOST IMPORTANT indicator of the length of an individual entry is its relative importance OR value it contributes to the bibliography. (Please consider the samples shown on the page "Analysing Annotated Bibliographies" and their associated comments.
6. Recall that each entry has 3 main sections: summary / evaluation / reflection. In general, the length allocated to each of these sections is determined as follows:
7. Your general rule of thumb is that within the required / chosen length for each record you MUST show that you understand what the source says and make some comment as to its value.