Is an Abstract the same as an Annotation?
An Abstract is written by the author(s) of the article and serves as a preview/summary of the article.
An Annotation is written by a student, researcher or scholar and it describes, analyzes and evaluates the article.
Kirkpatric, Ellen. "Transformers: "Identity" Comprised." Cinema Journal, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 124-133. Academic Search Premier, doi:10.1353/cj.2015.0066.
The article discusses gender identity through superheroes. The author uses popular superheroes such as Wonder Woman, The Hulk, and Spider Man to discuss transgender topics. Many comics use the superhero alter-ego which includes male or female characters represented as having an average body type, but when conflict arises they transform into a super human form. The transformation results in the characters becoming an exaggerated version of a male or female figure with super human powers. The author argues that once the transformation is completed the general public alienates superheroes in the same manner transgender individuals are alienated when sex or gender transition occurs. The article is a useful source because it addresses transgender transitions in American society. Kirkpatric has published gender identify peer-reviewed articles in notable journals.
Let's think of an Abstract and an Annotation in film terms...
Transformers: Age of Extinction. Movie Poster. Directed by Michael Bay, Paramount Pictures, 2014. The Hollywood Reporter, www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/transformers-4-poster-shows-optimus-703282.
Kenny, Glenn. "Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review." Roger Ebert, 26 June 2014, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/transformers-age-of-extinction-2014.
Movie Trailers are produced by the movie studio and are meant to give viewers an idea of what the film is about.
A Movie Trailer is = to an Abstract
Movies are reviewed by movie critics, fans or columnist at major newspapers. These reviews provide the readers with an overall plot of the movie, they list director(s), producer(s) or actor(s) names, along with a critique of the movie.
A Movie Review is = to an Annotation
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