19 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2023
    1. “Annotating Austen” is an ongoing digital humanities project that aims to create multi-media annotated electronic editions of Jane Austen’s six published novels. The project engages undergraduate students in researching and writing scholarly explanatory annotations using the web annotation tool Hypothesis (www.hypothes.is).
  2. Aug 2022
    1. My purpose here is to suggest a trail through this article:

      1. Skim and annotate if strong need to do so.
      2. Read Abstract more closely. You can respond in the margins with questions.
      3. Read Tables. Respond with questions, observations, links, images, videos.
      4. Close read the body of the article. Annotate.
      5. Follow up on references.

      You can, of course, ignore these suggestions or do them in any order or just randomly work your way through the publication. You can (and I have done this before) read the article backward. One of the purposes of social annotation is to collaborate toward deeper understanding. Make it so using any tools you might have learned in your life.

  3. Mar 2022
    1. Even though your highlights from books typically include a page or "location" number, this context is largely meaningless unless you happen to be writing a paper requiring proper citations.

      Page numbers are terrible for anything other than looking up a location or citing where a quote is from, it provides little meaningful organizational context.

    1. consistent use of the concatenate action tag will elevate your reading practice to the next level. Analyzing a text to decide what is and isn't worth saving is a form of actively engaging with what you're reading.

      Identifying what parts of a highlight are important and which are superfluous is another aspect of active reading.

    2. when everything is highlighted, nothing is highlighted
    3. Verbose highlights are painful to review

      Highlights that are too long however are painful to review. There's a balance to providing just enough context.

    4. As you develop the habit of revisiting your highlights, you'll increasingly start to think in terms of your future self. As you highlight, for example, you might starting asking: Will my future self be able to understand what this passage is saying and why I highlighted it? To ensure your future self has enough context, you might then also take much longer highlights.

      To become a more proficient active reader who uses highlighting effectively you need to think about what contextual information will be required for comprehension when you review annotations in the future. Longer highlights may be required.

    1. Not only does inline tagging make it easy to add keywords and categories to your highlights, consistent use will also elevate your reading practice to the next level. Distilling a highlight down to a single keyword or forging an association between a passage and something you're working on are both forms of actively engaging with what you're reading. And actively (rather than passively) reading is essential to getting more of what you want out of books

      Adding keywords isn't just to make finding things easier later on, the act of associating a highlight with a keyword or linking it to a project through a tag elevates your reading to be active rather than simply passive.

  4. Jan 2022
  5. Aug 2021
    1. The practice of reading interactively, or writing as you read, is essential to your growth as a writer

      I'm really glad that an app like Hypothesis exists because it can help us organize our thoughts and highlight key pieces of information, which can ultimately prepare us for a class discussion, as said in the syllabus, and it's also advantageous. Annotating can also help us stay alert and attentive while reading or studying. I really like that we can apply its functionality to any sort of text that we'll read during our first semester at Baruch. I was given the opportunity to annotate during high school, but it was always made optional, so I never took it seriously. This, of course, is my fault, and due to my laziness and ignorance, I wasn't able to obtain this much-needed skill, and this is why I am so happy that you are giving us the chance to do so.

    2. We’ll engage with a wide variety of textual genres—essays, poetry, songs, creative non-fiction pieces, news media, academic articles, and film,

      Various ways to interact with one another and understand the information in different ways. I like how many ways of learning there are in this class

  6. Jul 2021
    1. H. Save and display You will see two options for selecting a document: Enter the URL of web page or PDF (see 2A) and Select PDF from Google Drive (See 2B). The screen will look like this: 2. Select a Text A. Enter the URL of web page or PDF Click the button that says Enter the URL of web page or PDF. On the Enter URL dialog, enter a link to a public web page or PDF. Please note that the content at the link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall).
    2. NOTE: For more on hosting PDFs on WordPress, see this blog-tutorial. Elba Serrano, New Mexico State University Neuroscience grad students annotating PDFs of journal articles hosted at scholarly databases:
  7. Jul 2020
  8. Feb 2019
    1. This supplemented the individual's memory and ability to visualize. (We are not concerned here with the value derived from human cooperation made possible by speech and writing, both forms of external symbol manipulation. We speak of the manual means of making graphical representations of symbols—

      The expression "manual means of making graphical representation" makes me think of photography as a memory aid or augmenting tool. Although, of course, it would not necessarily refer to a symbolic portrayal.

      Interestingly, neuroscience today affirms our memory is far from a simple pointing to the past function, but it actually alters or edits the memory itself each time we go back to it and probably the subject who remembers changes in the process. Could that be an example of how technological aids can augment our brain processing of memories?

      I have recently explored this idea on my blog in a post called As We May Remember (a wink to the Vannebar Bush essay) http://eltnotes.blogspot.com/2019/02/as-we-may-remember.html

  9. Apr 2018
    1. Here, Marjorie is likely referring to a Navajo rug. She mentions explicitly using these rugs as gifts frequently, as in her May 12, June 6, and June 19, 1924 letters.

      In each case, she alludes to these rugs only briefly, possibly suggesting how obvious to her their potential as souvenirs and "unique" decor was.

  10. Jun 2016
    1. VIA EFF

      Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it? (Ars Techica)

      Excellent report on the state of academic publishing— and why so much of it is still locked down.


      if we can Not access the works we fund, we can Neither annotate all knowledge.

      And this case, it may pertain the most crucial body of all our knowledge — the knowledge upon what we are to found our own futures for us all. What is to be recognized as "the Human knowledge", whilst yet unknown by almost everyone us Humans ourselves.>

  11. Jan 2016
  12. Dec 2015