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    I really don't get it which is why I have to resit my essay.

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    I really don't get it which is why I have to resit my essay.

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    It depends on the context. An annotation can simply summarise the main thesis of each source, or it can evaluate its accuracy and relevance. You might also be required to state exactly how each source influenced your own work.

    Many unis have guides on this. This is from the University of Staffordshire:

    Provides the following details to illustrate the quality and appropriateness of your text:
    1. Concise summary of the resources used for academic work.
    2. Comments about why and how you have used the information.
    3. A list and a brief critical analysis (annotation) of the research you have used, often presented in a tabular format.
    4. Full bibliographic details in the referencing style of your subject should be used (Havard, APA, Oscola).

    Include specific information such as:
    • Author - who wrote the text? why? what experience have they?
    • Brief summary of text - what are the aims and conclusions made?
    • Why did you use this information - mention: reliability of the research; who was the intended audience? why did you like this text? what were the limitations of the text?
    • A reflection - how did you use the text?

    There's a more-detailed guide here from the University of Toronto.

    If you're still unsure, check with your tutor exactly what's required.

    Good luck.
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