Answer these questions:
- How clearly does my problem/solution connect all five of my sources? Why do I think at least three of these sources are scholarly? (Pages 459-460 provide help for determining if a source is scholarly.) How closely do my works cited page entries follow the appropriate examples in the textbook? (Discussion of the MLA style begins on 535; the APA begins on 591.) How much more research do I need to do?
- What can I do to summarize more effectively?
- How explicitly have I identified the thesis statements of the sources I am annotating? What are they? Can I list them? How can I make sure they are an obvious part of my annotation?
- How can I make my attributive tags persuasive? Do I know what kinds of sources I have and have I included them in my annotations?
- How do I plan to use each source? Have I made my plans for each source clear in its annotation?
- Which of my sources is the least credible? Which is the most? Why? How will I describe these limitations?
- How do my sources contrast with each other? What do they have in common?
- What separates my summary from my comments? What makes my switch from objective summary to evaluations, plans and connections obvious?