Getting to Know Your Repository

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Annotation for Transparent Inquiry

  1. Using a research product you recently completed, choose three contiguous pages that contain multiple evidence-based claims. Consider how well you were able to substantiate those claims given space-limitations. Try to remember if there was additional information or evidence that you cut as you were revising the piece. Then, seek to annotate a few passages, following the description above and the directions here. Ask yourself what you are gaining – and if you are losing anything – through annotation.
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    1. Working with another scholar who is familiar with your area of research, give them your original research product (without the annotations, and without mentioning the annotations!) to read. Then ask them to read the version with the annotations, and to answer the same questions you asked yourself – what is gained, and potentially lost, through annotation?