How to annotate books without it turning into this

How to annotate books without it turning into this

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't? I doubt your thoughts are worth writing down. If they're good, you'll remember them.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You don't believe in sudden insights that you don't recognize as brilliant at that moment?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        No.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    /, |, by the margin

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i never write anything in the books i just highlight text i like it looks very pretty

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What I do is I have a notebook where I copy out lines I particularly like and want to return to.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Defacing books is Black person behavior.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not the hecking mass market paperbacks!!

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What useless troony-tier annotating is this?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Social media and "aesthetics"

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    No surprise that someone who scribbles shite on their body ruins books with the same trivialities

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    don't annotate
    the translucent things are okay I guess

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    don't get tattoos
    tattoos are just annotations for people

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      lpbp

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get a notepad, and write the page number before an annotation. Highlight the line in the book.
    Even if there's multiple highlighted pieces of text on a page, you'll probably be able to piece together what each annotation in the notepad is referring to.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This

      I started doing this because I couldn't cope with how dirty my margins were looking. My handwriting being shit didn't help

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Holy cringe

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Annotate with purpose. When I began annotating, I annotated for character and plot. And every pararagraph and chapter had a small note simply explaining what was happening. If there were themes I would write down my thoughts on that too. Now I just annotate for tone, and I look at the language being used to elicit that tone.

    The OP example is not real annotation. Look at the bottom left page, every name is underlined. Why? Grief is circled. Why? There's a traced illustration of an eye. Why? None of this is necessary. It's clear, based on the tattoos and the fact that this moron took a picture, that they just like to doodle in their book. And they think more doodles equals more smarter. I remember my friends in middle school doing the same thing. They thought taking more notes made them a better student, or made them look smarter, when the very point of taking notes is to take as few notes as possible. Not reprint entire pages.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    this would be based if it weren't such a cringe book

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just annotate like you naturally do. This picture isn't how actual annotation looks it's just a picture someone set up.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >that pic
    I maintain that the only people studying the Classics these days are fujoshi who want to squee at Achilles and Patroclus.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    b***h put the whole yaoi on the book wtf

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    annotate with a notebook beside you. at the start of the notebook, write down the book's edition (year published, etc) so you know what page numbers your annotations are keyed to; then for each annotation, write down the page number and maybe a sentence or two from the paragraph you're quoting. then write your thoughts. highlight in the book as needed. I like circling words I don't know and writing them inside the front cover along with their definitions.

    annotating is a waste of time on the first read. you don't know what's important yet. read it through once, then annotate on the second pass.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here comes the objectively correct options:

    >Post'its that stick out on the top/side with the relevant topic on it and the parts highlighted with pencil.
    >If that isn't enough because the book ha so much or because you need to work with it on an academic level, use a secondary notebook
    >big fat crayons to write across half the pages and blood stained paper pieces with further red crayon writings which are ripped from newspapers

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why.. why annotate fictional books?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I annotated my copy of Don Quixote early in the first or second sally Don Q went on a long rant about the nobleness of chivalry and plunging headlong into danger, and he gave a very vivid example of diving into a lake of pitch and finding oneself in a paradise like castle. Then four or five hundred pages later Don Q is lowered into a mysterious hole, and when he is pulled out he tells a very similar story about how he discovered a paradise like castle. Had I not annotated my copy, I never would have been able to confirm that the two passages were so similar, it would have been lost somewhere in some chapter that I never marked.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Did you know that historically Don Q was written to recapture the era of former Spanish glory that had dimmed in the seventeenth century?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I recently started going through my dead dad's collection of paperbacks, lots of pomo fiction, and he wrote a note in the margins like every 25 pages or so relating whatever was going on to his own life. A lot of the time it's cryptic like "summer '85" or "Jimmy would have thought this was a cool move" and I have no idea what any of it means. Mom said he did it to solidify his thoughts and he always had a pen on him when he read because he kept a notebook with all the words he didn't know and was constantly adding to it

      What makes it all interesting to me is he definitely didn't learn to annotate in school like I did, and all of it is very personal. You look at the annotations booktubers are doing and they're the dogshit obvious observations they learned to do in 9th grade

  19. 4 months ago
    AngelaMerkel_official

    for every book or author I comment on, I buy a new blank booklet or folder etc. I write down my thoughts on the passages I want to comment on in essay form in my booklets and give the essay a title and a date. I only note the title of the essay and its date on the margin.
    Or when it is really just a short reconstruction of the argument or a brief remark, I will also write that into the book with a 0.3mm mechanical pencil

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a e-reader

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >annotating books
    you murderer

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Learn schematization and get a notebook, Fredric Jameson is a good resource for this.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    moron straight up drew an eye over the text, that can't be forgiven.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I borrow books from the library and sign every page before I return them. The library will be thanking me when I'm a famous writer

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Write them in a notebook?

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you’re not a homosexual homosexual to start with like pic related then you’re safe to go ahead. no worries

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    p easy anon just don't be a prostitute for social media clout like the moron in your pic and it won't get out of hand

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