The APA formatting style is widely used to cite sources in the social sciences. The APA Citation Guide was recently revised, which means that before citing a source (references and in-text citations), students must consult the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association manual. The format becomes particularly challenging when students are asked to include annotated bibliography in APA in their paper. To make things easier, we’ve created a free template meant to help you understand the format and master the style.
An annotation is a brief summary of a book, article, website, document or any other publication type. Its purpose is to provide sufficient information to the reader and persuade them to keep reading the whole essay, thesis or dissertation. It is also a well-crafted list of sources similar to a reference list. Each reference is accompanied by a short paragraph explaining why that source was included in the paper and how it can add value to the paper….