Use this guide with students to help guide them through the structured annotation process!
Comments from past students on helpfulness of structured annotations:
“Annotations allowed me to not only highlight important information in the text, but to also identify things I was unsure about or things I already knew” (Mack).
“Annotations allowed me to purposefully read a difficult text with confidence, rather than just skimming through it [because I was confused]” (Dahlia).
"Annotations helped me break up long articles so I wasn’t so intimidated by them. They also forced me to identify the most important parts as I read, which saved me a lot of time later, because I could easily find the quotes I annotated when I needed them [for a class discussion or essay]” (Bryonna).
"Annotations helped me break down a text and make it understandable. It also helped me understand the text from multiple points of view. Annotations teach you to question the information an author includes and why they chose to include it” (Jerry).