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LRCG: Library Research Consultation Guide

What is an Annotated Bibliography and why is it important?

What are the Main Purposes of Annotation?
The annotating text promotes student interest in reading and gives learners a focused purpose for writing. It supports readers' ability to clarify and synthesize ideas, pose relevant questions, and capture analytical thinking about the text.
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What is the Importance of an Annotated Bibliography?

In addition, writing an annotated bibliography helps you develop skills related to critically reading and identifying the key points of a research study and to effectively synthesize the content in a way that helps the reader determine its validity and usefulness in relation to the research problem or topic of investigation.

USC Libraries/Reference Guides:  Aug 31, 2021