Annotation (Wordhole)

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1. A short explanation or note added to a text or image, or the act of adding short explanations or notes: The annotation of literary texts makes them more accessible. The revised edition of the book includes many useful annotations. ~ Cambridge Dictionary

2. Annotating is any action that interacts with a text to enhance the reader's understanding and reaction to the text.

Application (as used by us)

Collaboratively working on the text, including:

  • highlighting parts of text
  • underlining key pieces of text
  • Drawing in the margins of the text
  • Summarizing key points in our own words.
  • highlighting concepts and phrases.
  • Writing brief comments and questions in the margins

to enhace our understanding of the text and trigger disscussion to find links and inspiration for the Special Issue.

Images and links Some helpful tools for annotating: