Citation. Cite your source correctly in APA Style
Annotation: The annotation typically covers three areas
Sometimes, an annotation is one paragraph covering all three areas. Sometimes, three different paragraphs are used for the three parts. It depends on the assignment requirements.
1. An Annotated Bibliography works better and is more useful if your research question is relatively narrow.
2. As you select and read your sources, try to make connections between them and your research question. Ask yourself how the source will help you answer your research question. Only include sources in your annotated bibliography that contribute something to your project.
3. As you summarize a source, be sure to state the author's main ideas in your own words.
4. A common error with annotations is only summarizing the source without providing an evaluation and/or reflection. If your annotation is one or two sentences long, it is probably not covering the three parts adequately. Typical annotations are about 150 words.