It is a list of research sources that includes concise descriptions and evaluations of each source. The annotation usually contains a brief summary of content and a short analysis or evaluation.
Summary. Sum up the important points in the article.
- Why authors research is significant or Why is it an interesting or useful problem?
- What is the aim or objective of their research?
- What are their contribution to science?
- What is the purpose for writing the article or doing the research?
- To what audience is the author writing? Is it intended for the general public, scholars, policymakers, teachers, professionals, practitioners, etc? Is this reflected in the author’s style of writing or presentation? How so?
- Does the author have a bias or make assumptions upon which the rationale of the publication or the research rests?
- What method of obtaining data or conducting research was employed by the author? Is the article based on personal opinion or experience, interviews, library research, questionnaires, standardized personality tests, etc.?
- At what conclusions does the author arrive?
- Does the author satisfactorily justify the conclusions from the research or experience? Why or why not?
- How does this study compare with similar studies? Is it in tune with or in opposition to conventional wisdom, established scholarship professional practice, government policy, etc.? Are there specific studies, writings, schools of thought, philosophies, etc. with which this one agrees or disagrees, and of which one should be aware?