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Class Notes: Reading Annotations

Rhetorical Situation: author, audience, context

The rhetorical situation determines what appeals you use.

Good Annotations:

  • Deeper understanding of the text: reading between the lines
  • Making connections to other literature, classes, etc.
  • Analyze arguments and counterarguments
  • Takes other perspectives into account
  • Asks questions, offers answers
    • Example: Whatever we have of history in incomplete; how do you deal with that?
      • Making history requires inferences
  • At least 10 annotations
  • Write in complete sentences, use proper grammar/punctuation
  • First annotation: one or two paragraph summary of supplemental text
  • Evidence: specific examples to support claim (quote, paraphrase)


nbritton1 • September 6, 2016

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