[Recommended] Format Summarize Assess
You will find a book written by a historian about your topic. It must be written after 2000 and published by a reputable press. Cite it correctly then write the annotation.
Use the format Summarize Assess Reflect. Use the prompts below to direct you. Your annotation should be 200-250 words, double-spaced.
- Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
For more help, see our handout on paraphrasing (Links to an external site.) sources.
- Assess: Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
For more help, see our handouts on evaluating resources (Links to an external site.).
- Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
the book name (The Archaeology of Food and Social Diversity), and I think you can find it in this link
my Topic is: World War 2
Research question: How long did food rationing last and how was food preserved?