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Annotations and Abstracts

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This tutorial explores annotations and abstracts, providing definitions, identifying elements to include, and discussing how to approach the writing process.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: January 05, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 05, 2016
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Submitter: Aline Soules
Keywords: abstracts, writing, research, annotations


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Must be able to support Flash & open file with sound.

Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Elizabeth Homan
4 years ago

Elizabeth Homan (Student)

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.

Avatar for Sally Robertson
6 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

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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