Annotation is an essential part of close reading. There are many different ways to tackle this task, but your overall goal should be to develop a conversation with the text that leads to deeper understanding and critical thinking. Your annotations may be in the form of sticky notes, highlights and margin notes, typed/handwritten notes on a separate piece of paper, or another method. No matter what, your annotations should always demonstrate thoughtful reflection on the text.
Use this information as a bookmark while reading- if you get stuck, you’ll have easy access to annotation inspiration. To download the bookmark, click the PDF link below.