What is Annotation?
Annotation is summing up information in a text or article by writing brief key points in the margins. It is an active reading strategy that improves comprehension and is the beginning of the learning and remembering process. It requires that the student take time to understand what he or she is reading and then put it into his or her own words.
Students who annotate their text read to make meaning rather than read just to complete the assignment. Though annotation takes more time, student actually spend less time studying because they are actually learning the material while they are annotating.
Benefits of annotation:
● Provides a purpose for reading
● Improves comprehension
● Offers an immediate test of understanding
● Increases concentration
● Seldom necessity to reread the material
● Creates a study tool