Annotating Sources

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When annotating historical sources, your goal is to write thoughtful comments, questions, and connections with other readings, to help you and your peers become better prepared for our class discussions. For example, you can:

  • pose questions or seek clarifications about the author’s key ideas
  • call our attention to a key phrase or step in the author’s argument
  • compare and contrast with other readings (if you wish, add a link)
  • respond constructively to an annotation posted by another readers

Scratch below the surface, dig into the text, and you’ll get there.