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Annotations and Abstracts

Annotations and Abstracts

This tutorial explores annotations and abstracts, providing definitions, identifying elements to include, and discussing how to approach the writing process.


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Sarah Hicks
Sarah Hicks (Faculty)
5 years ago
I like that the two topics are joined into one video; however, because I introduce how to do research and read an abstract before I introduce having to do an annotated bibliography, the order doesn't fit completely. This issue is easy enough to work around.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Elizabeth Homan
Elizabeth Homan (Student)
10 years ago

A succinct and accurate definition and explanation of abstracts and annotations. I could see this being useful as an assignment for students who need to write an abstract or annotated bibliography for a research paper.

Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
13 years ago
This is an excellent and easy to understand tutorial explaining the difference between an annotation and an abstract. It tells the steps for writing each one, and lets you pause to review the steps. This is a topic that is confusing to a lot of students.

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Adobe Captivate
Time spent reviewing site: 15 min.