- a critical or explanatory note or body of notes added to a text.
- annotations 4-5 sentence description of terms, concepts, people, events, institutions, dates, companies etc., which the reader would not know or need to know in order to understand the document and the topic/event. Finding things to write about that help the reader understand more about the topic. Citations are required for this part of the activity.
- if there was one rule of annotation, it would be this one: Your annotations should add something to what is already in the text you are annotating.