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Title: Top 10 Effective Tips for Writing an Annotated Bibliography

  • Top 10 Effective Tips for Writing an Annotated
  • Every prestigious university including Harvard
    and Stanford is practicing to teach students how
    to write different types of research. Needless to
    say, that it is also connected with writing an
    annotated bibliography.
  • Students from more technical universities,
    including MIT are familiar with that type of
    academic writing as well.
  • So, isnt it a time to get familiar with
    annotated bibliography essays and to learn how to
    write your own in the best way? There are some
    tips for you.
  • First of all, annotated bibliography writer have
    to know what he faces. What is an annotated
It is a specific list of various sources which
were used to create the research. Books,
articles, essays, documents all of that must be
  • Remember that you should follow two main steps
    while using them provide a detailed information
    about the source (an author, a date, a title and
    so on and so forth) and describe a content of
  • Also, you should definitely determine what to
    include in an annotation and what might be
It is necessary, by the way, to include several
main elements. As it was said, first is a brief
summary of the used paper with the authors name
and your point of view about his or her primary
  • The second one is a description of the audience
    which is intended. And the last one is a level of
    usefulness, value, and reliability of the source
    for your research.
  • It is also a good idea to mark strengths and
    weaknesses of that source.
  • Besides, here is a very useful book, where you
    can find a lot of interesting information about
    successful annotations.
  • All in all, to write a successful annotation, try
    to follow several simple steps. Note what the
    source/article/site/book is about, for what the
    author wrote that and why it is important.
  • Dont undervalue an appropriate capacity. As
    usually, a descriptive paragraph of each citation
    is about 150 words.
  • You should remember that an analytical
    bibliography should be descriptive as well as
    critical. Try to think about other points of
    views, authority, and appropriateness of
In case you are not sure you would mention all
important information you might make notes, which
would help you not to forget something, to choose
the necessary information and to create your own
particular order.
  • Of course, you must know the difference between
    various styles of annotated bibliographies. Dont
    you know that Cornell has special requirements
    for this type of academic writing? How should be
    written a Cornell annotated bibliography? It
    should be tougher than others styles.
  • For AMA bibliography students need to deal with
    the appropriate numbering of cited words,
    inverting of names, accepted abbreviations.
It is obvious, that MLA style annotated
bibliography also has its own specific rules and
requirements. For that one, you have to be in
depth research of related works within your
  • And what should be said about an annotated
    bibliography Turabian? This style was created
    because of A manual for writers written by Kate
    Turabian and it originated from Chicago
    University. It is usually used for academic
    research, dissertations etc.
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