Your annotations should include the following three sections and answer their corresponding questions:
Summarize the key points of the source: What was the topic? Why was the research important? How was the research done? What did the authors find? Did the authors discuss implications of the research?
Assess the source (critical evaluation): Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of your source?
Reflection: Was this source helpful to you? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic? How could you use the source’s theoretical positions, issues discussed, study data, and claims made based on that data to develop your research question?