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How to Annotate Literature

Many times language and literature classes require students to annotate the books that are given to them, but in many cases tips and advice on how to do so is lacking. I will be sharing my personal strategy for efficient and successful annotating that will not only help your understanding of the text but also gain the love of your teachers!

The tips have been divided into 5 components, each with their own explanation.

Sticky Tabs are Your Best Friend

I don’t know how I would manage to annotate without my sticky tabs. They help me organize and navigate the book before the reading, remind me what to look for while i’m going through the text and help me find whatever I may need once I get to further analysis for the class. 

Create a key for your tabs, personally I use five colors each having a few specific purposes based on where I place them in the book. Most stickies are accompanied by a specific note that will remind me of what I wanted to point out, these stick out of the right margin. 

  • Pink- Anything to do with characters, be it development or certain traits to remember. It can also be used for when you have questions about character related aspects of the text.
  • Orange- Refers to setting, in plays it is also applicable for stage directions.
  • Yellow- Is used for literary devices and use of language (tone, diction, patterns) and syntax, if there is a particular word the author used or a structure you want to take note of, this is the color to use. 
  • Green- Applicable to any important plot events, notable scenes or things that you think will be significant later in the story.
  • Blue- Themes and context of said ideas, anything to do with time, place and space in which the text takes place. It can also relate to how your context (a student reading a book for a literature course) impacts your perception of the text.

These are the things teachers usually look out for and it is certainly useful in any kind of further task! 

The top and bottom margins can be used to divide the book in to sections, such as chapters or scenes, mark the most important pages and to also highlight text to text connections. These colors you can pick yourself!

I do not recommend having more than 5 sticky tabs per page, otherwise it gets too crowded and they lose their purpose! (but you will still need to buy aaa lloootttt)

This is my key for the book I am currently annotating, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. 

Don’t Overdo it With the Highlighter

Find one color highlighter that you like the most and use it to mark explicit words or phrases that catch your attention, you can also use them in correlation with you sticky tabs! 

I prefer to use a yellow highlighter because it seems to bleed the least, and I usually use it in relation to the the yellow and blue tabs because those are the ones that relate to the most detailed and minute parts of the text. Once again you can find your own preference! But don’t overdo it, otherwise, like the tabs, the highlighter will lose its function to highlight important points. 

This is an example of how much highlighting I usually do. For non-fictional texts or parts of a book (like in the introduction you see here) I reserved highlighter for dates and names. 

Have a Conversation With the Author

This is one of the first tips that my high school teacher gave me and it’s really one of the most important ones to remember. And I know, it may sound kinda silly, but I find that it really helps me in developing my ideas and remembering exactly how I felt about a certain aspect of part of the text. 

Whether the text is fiction of non fiction, anything in between, you can always do these few things

  • Ask questions- As if you were going to get an answer, ask questions, write them down and write down as many as you want. Writing things down helps people remember so then it is more likely that in a class discussion you will be able to recall your queries or wonders. 
  • If you don’t like something, or you’re surprised by something, write it down! Use exclamation marks, use words that you would use in a regular conversation. I always write ‘WOW!!’ or ‘OMG’ when i’m especially impressed, and having such vocal- well written vocally- emotions will bring you closer to the subject of the text. 
  • Talk to the characters as well, if you are questioning a character’s actions ask them and provide an explanation as to why you speculate they may have acted a certain way. Not only does that further contribute to your involvement (also making things more entertaining) but it also deepens your thought!

What i’m trying to say is write down anything that comes to mind, your first response is your true response, and it is a valuable addition to your notes! And if you want to write a whole essay in between the lines… Actually, i’ll come back to that later! 

Pens, not Pencils 

I used to make notes completely in pencil but my approach changed when I realized that overtime the pencil would rub off and get illegible. I think it was because I used my book so much, but having switched to pen I realized that it helps me in quite a few other things as well. 

The good thing about pen is that you can’t erase it and let’s say you started writing down a note, scan down the page and realize what you are taking a note of is completely wrong. That’s ok! That’s actually really good! Don’t scribble out what you just wrote down, but instead continue and explain why you may have thought a certain way and what your understanding is now. That relates really closely to the previous note. 

Evidently pen also appears darker on the page, then there’s no possibility of it ever disappearing. It also won’t smudge or bleed as long as it’s ballpoint! That’s a good thing when drawing arrows between lines, underlining in addition to your highlights and circling/boxing whatever you deem necessary.

Time, Effort and Commitment

It’s clear that this post took me a while to make, and it took me a while to develop this system with all of the things that I have considered. So it must be self evident that using this type of annotation won’t be quick. It might get tiring at some times, and for me it really does, but at the end I find that it always pays off! You have to stay committed to this technique, you have to put in the same amount of effort for every page, which means you need time. So here are a few final general tips I will leave you with.

  • Don’t procrastinate! As goes for any task, and this one more than any, don’t waste time getting to it! I advice you check how many pages you have in total and make sure that you do a certain amount per day (usually 5-10 pages a day is good!)
  • If you go off on massive tangents in the side bars, make sure that you don’t get too distracted by them because they will take up a lot of your time. But one now and then may be good! Be sure to mark it for later reference!
  • Play mind games with yourself. This one is actually pretty interesting but it personally gets me a long way. If you have 20 pages left, don’t look at it as 20 pages but instead as 4 times 5, then the amount will seem a lot more manageable! It’s a kind of self encouragement!
  • That can also be said by looking now and then at how far your bookmark has moved through the book and giving yourself a pat on the back for all of you hard work!

That’s all I have for now! If you have any further questions for advice or explanation please message me and I will be more than happy to help! And I hope that this helps some people out too! (I’m counting this as 21/100 days of productivity as all I did today was related to annotating.)

Limitless

Word count: 4009
Genre: Smut
Warnings: Daddy kink, rough sex and domination, orgasm denial, minor bondage, water play, spanking.
Summary: You tested Jaebum’s limits, now he is testing yours.

You decided to play a little game with Jaebum today, no particular reason for it, just pure curiosity of how much of your shit he could take. You’ve wanted to try pushing his limits for a while now, and today, you saw your chance. Jaebum has always been a dominant in bed, he absolutely adorned making you take orders from him, making you beg, making you desperate and needy and he loved seeing you give him absolutely anything he wanted, he thrived on it. So today, you were testing the waters, playing him for a reaction, playing on his self control. You knew he would probably kill you, but… why not try?

You and Jaebum had decided to go shopping today, just the two of you, you thought it would be the perfect opportunity to set you plan in motion, so when you started to get ready, you purposely put on a top that showed cleavage, along with a short black skirt and white sneakers, an outfit you knew he would love, but usually only for his eyes. You walked out of your shared room to see Jaebum standing at the doorway already waiting for you.

“Ok babe, I’m ready to go” you say, walking up to him. His eyes fell to you cleavage but turned away just as fast as you passed him without another word. You already felt his eyes on you as you walked through the door, smirking to yourself cos you knew that what he loved most about these clothes was taking them off.

You turn around to see Jaebum still standing in the doorway. “What are you waiting for babe?” you ask him, as innocently as possible.

“Nothing, lets go” he shook his head and started walking to you, as you two walked outside to you car. You slid into the passengers seat as Jaebum started to drive. You stared at the open road as you innocently but then again not so innocently placed a hand of Jaebum’s thigh. He took a glance down at your hand but thought nothing of it as he kept his concentration on the road, that was at least until you started moving you hand very slowly higher. You felt Jaebum’s thigh tense under your touch but you kept staring out the window, as though nothing was happening. This was another story for Jaebum though, his mind kept concentrating on you hand that was now just below his crotch, and it didn’t move anymore, but he wanted it to. He gave a small glance over to you staring out your window as he wondered if you knew what you were doing to him, which you did, and you smirked to yourself slightly as you felt his glance once again on you. What you didn’t realise was Jaebum caught that tiny little smirk, he knew you did it on purpose but was hoping for your sake you would not continue.

You two had walked into the shopping center, had grabbed a bite to eat and started shopping in all of your favourite clothing stores, you were already carrying bags of clothes before you reached your favourite lingerie store, with the perfect idea in mind you excitedly jumped in front of Jaebum’s face. You have already been teasing Jaebum through out all the stores, whether it was undressing slowly in changing rooms, emphasing the wiggle of you ass when taking clothes on and off, moving breast or ass first across him in tight or small spaces, or licking you icecream extra slowly when he was watching you, it was very clear how frustrated he was getting with you, evident with his little sighs and his attempts not to look at you, which made you wonder how he would react in the lingerie shop.

“Oh!!! Jaebum please!” you hopped up and down. Jaebum sighed at you, a bra and lingerie shop understandably not being his favourite. So you motivated him.

“Just think how exciting it would be to rip off all the new lingerie with your teeth” you taunted, whispering seductively in his ear. A shiver went down his back and your words when straight to his crotch, but you ran off to the store before he could say anything, your words creating many thoughts in his head. He sighed in frustration, shaking his head of any thoughts and following you into the store. By the time he had got into the store, he saw that you had already picked out a bunch of sets in his favourite colours, and you were already walking to the dressings rooms, which, being such a fancy lingerie shop, each dressing room was private, pretty much like separate rooms. You started trying a few of them on, not teasing Jaebum yet as you left the best for last.

“Are you almost done y/n?” Jaebum asked

“Just one left!” you put on the last set on lingerie, which consisted of a red lace bra with matching panties, complimented by a small black bow at the front of the underwear and the middle of the bra, you saved this one for last at it was Jaebum’s favourite colour and you knew it would be difficult to resist.

“I think I’m going to get this one!” you open the curtain in the small private room and walk out, Jaebum’s eyes widening instantly.

“Well? How do you like it?”

“I–uh-I– um, It looks amazing on you princess” he stuttered, his eyes not daring to leave you.

“Awesome! I’m getting it!” you hopped excitingly, you boobs shaking with you and Jaebum getting more and more frustrated. Leaving the curtain open, you turned around to grab the coat hanger, Jaebum’s eyes diverting to your ass. You then proceeded to purposely drop the coat hanger on the floor.

“Oh! oops” you say, as you slowly start to bend down and pick it up, you ass on display for Jaebum. The bulge in his pants immediately growing, so he instantly got up, turning away and ridding himself of all his thoughts, except for one, which was you not getting away with all of this.

“I’m going to wait outside” with that, he walked straight out of the dressing room and you couldn’t help but start laughing to yourself, you’ve been pushing him all day and you think he has finally cracked it. His frustration evident as he walked out of the room.

It was already night time, you didn’t realise how long you were at the shopping center, literally all day. The car ride home was silent and you decided to stop taunting Jaebum, not wanting to push him further as you could tell by his face that he had hit his limit. I’m going to pay for this is the only thing you thought. You and Jaebum arrived home, ridding yourself of you shoes, you walked silently through the house as you both places your bags onto your shared bed, packing them away, tension filling the room, Jaebum wasn’t saying much if nothing at all, you figured maybe you got away with your little antics today, maybe.

“I’m going to go have a shower ok?” Jaebum nodded at you as you walked in the bathroom with a towel and a change of pajamas. You rid yourself of you clothes, turning on the water and testing the temperature before you stepped in, embracing the warmth of the water. To liberated by the steam and the relaxation of the water to notice the door opening in the bathroom. Not noticing anything until two hands slid around your waist, turning you around and slamming you against the shower wall.

You gasped in shock at the sudden impact, “Jaebum! What are you doing!”

“Did you actually think you were going to get away with what you did today baby girl?”

“I -uh-”

“You’re going to do everything I say, and if you’re a good girl, maybe you can come by the end of this, but you can bet sure as hell I’m going to put you through as much teasing as you did today”

You gulped, your stomach turning, both afraid and excited, you know Jaebum is dominant, but you have never done this to him before, so seeing him this extremely dominant was new, you had pushed his limits today, now he was about to push yours.

“Do you know how hard it was to control myself today, to not grab you and fuck you in the shopping center?”

“Jaebum I–” Suddenly he pulled you forward, a hard smack planted on you ass and you gasped in pleasure and pain.

“What did you call me?”

“Sorry Daddy”

“Good girl princess” Jaebum then proceeded to hang a rope of the shower tap, it was only now you realised he even had it.

“Whats that for?” you asked.

“That all depends on you princess” He smirked at you, grabbing your two hands and placing them above your head before leaving his weight against you, your body plastered against the wall, his member rubbing against your crotch, making you moan in delight as he finally pressed his lips against yours. Immediately pushing his tongue into your mouth and dominating the kiss, the kiss extremely rough making you both pant in second and he was biting you bottom lip as he pulled away. His lips moved to your jaw, kissing trails across it and down to your neck before biting and sucking in your most sensitive spot, making you become weak instantly and you moaned against him as he left bruises all up and down you neck, marking your body his. You tried freeing your wrists from his, in efforts to touch him, but there was no way you were getting out of his grip, which only became tighter.

“Tsk tsk tsk, I don’t think so baby girl, there’s no touching me tonight, or there will be a price to pay, you’ve been a bad girl all day, so why would you think I would let you touch me?” He smirked at you, clearly enjoying the facial expression of disbelief set upon your features.

“Whats wrong? Already feeling frustrated? Well I haven’t even started yet…You’re going to feel all the frustration I did today baby” you sighed in pleasure as his kissed moved down to your collarbone, leaving territorial marks the whole way down before he reached your breast, stopping right in front of them.

“Remember, no touching, or you’ll be punished” You nodded at him before another hard smack landed against your ass.

“Yes daddy” you said, and he finally released your arms from his grip, but you left them above your head in an attempt to follow his orders. He smashed his lips against your breast while the other hand roughly grabbed the other. You moaned in delight as his tongue flicked your bud at a fast pace, his tongue lavishing at your nipple as he bit, tugged, sucked and even pulled, the mixture of pleasure and pain cursing through you and straight to your core, which was already soaking wet for him. His hand rubbed and gripped at your other breast roughly. His second hand, grabbing at your hip, keeping you against the wall of the shower, water splashing down on your skin, his mouth nipped at the side of your breast, leaving yet another mark on you skin as he kissed and sucked on the sensitive skin. The sensations he was giving you meant you didn’t even realise his hand left you waist as he all of a sudden gave a hard circular rub to you clit, the sudden feeling shocking you and you hands flung down you his shoulders as you mewled with delight, but just as quick as he started, he stopped, all motions coming to an end, and you realised what you had done wrong, you touched him.

“Fuck, I’m sorry daddy I didn’t mean to, it just felt so good, i–” He cut you off with a finger to your lips.

“Shh baby girl, so disappointing, you were actually doing pretty well” You stared at him, wondering what you punishment would be, you followed his actions as he grabbed the rope from the shower tap and then grabbed you hands.

“Daddy please, It was an accident I wont do it again” you pleaded him.

“This will make sure of that princess” He tied the rope around your hands, pulling them up before tying the other end of the rope onto the end of the shower head, the part of the shower head that keeps the shower hose connected to the wall. You looked up at your hands, there was no way of getting them down now. Your eyes diverted to Jaebum’s eyes, which were full of devilish lust and you could tell that the roped were not your punishment. Jaebum’s hand twisted the shower tap so that the hose was at a less powerful rate, and then he reached up for the hose, before placing it right at your clit, and you screamed, your head tilting back as the water shot up into your clit, your core throbbing and your back arching, Jaebum’s body weight immediately pressing against your hips, not allowing you to move as the shower head continued its torture, your screams and moans continued, sinful curses leaving you mouth at an unstoppable rate.

“FUCK! Daddy!” Jaebum stared at your expressions, chuckling at you as he moved his free hand to turn up the water pressure and you became louder instantly, you wouldn’t be able to last through much more of this, and Jaebum knew that which is why he constantly inched up the water pressure of the hose. He started to move the hose up and down while his lips once again latched to your breast, the sensations filling you into overdrive and your orgasm approaching you. Your screams continued with the water hose and his teeth nibbling at your breast, you attempted to wriggle away from the hose, the water driving you absolutely insane, but there was nowhere to go, nowhere Jaebum was letting you go, and you could feel the knot in your stomach, and you’re ready to approach the feeling with open arms.

“Daddy. I’m–” but then the feeling went away as quick as it came, Jaebum stopped everything he was doing do you in an instant and you screamed in frustration.

“You can come when I think you’ve been a good enough girl to” you groaned again, Jaebum was not letting you get out of this easy. He chuckled at your anger.

“Not fun being teased and taunted is it” You stared at Jaebum, and another hard slap was felt on your ass and you winced.

“Answer me”

You shook you head, “No daddy… it’s not”

Jaebum put the water hose back in its place, you took this second of recovering from your orgasm denial to look at his face, his hair wet and his skin glistening with the water which was still pouring down on the two of you, he looked absolutely stunning.

“Round 2” He said to you, as he lowered himself down onto his knees and pulled you forward into him. You eyes shut and your head fell back as he licked a clean strip upwards on your folds, curses leaving your lips as you wriggled you legs but he held you in place, torturing you with his kitten licks. You felt tiny licks on your folds and you wanted more, but you didn’t dare ask, he would probably just stop completely. Instead you endured his continuous torture, which went on forever and you moaned in pleasure and frustration.

“Daddy…” you begged, your legs shaking, your orgasm begging to come through.

“No baby girl, I’m taking my time with you” he smirked up at you before continuing his ministrations. Frustration evident on his face and he was enjoying it, but he decided to finally pick up his pace. Flat tonguing your folds and it felt like heaven. He moved up and down leaving not one part of you un-licked. He sucked and nibbled at you clit and you writhed before him, moans befalling your plump lips. He continued to lick up and down and you felt one his hands remove from your hip before plunging 3 fingers at once into you, pushing them in and out at an unstoppable rate and you almost cried from the feeling, your stomach twisting and turning as your high approached.

“Fuck!” you screamed and moaned and screamed even more as he curled his fingers inside you, moving his fingers around relentlessly, while his tongue continued sucking at you clit, leaving kisses and licks up and down. You felt his other hand leave your hips and move to your opening. He pulled out his other hand for just a small movement, then used both his hand to spread your opening as he licked his tongue around your entrance, his fingers moving in and out to spread you as he tongue fucked and finger fucked you all at once. The feeling making you eyes roll to the back of your head and your hands gripped the rope so very tightly as you tried to keep your composure. His tongue moved back to your clit and he plunged 4 fingers inside you, curling them all and roughly fingering you, hitting you g-spot every time. You felt the knot in your stomach and you were ready to let your orgasm rip through you, your walls clenching around Jaebum’s fingers due to the feeling, and as soon as you did that he stopped all motions once again, every feeling disappearing and your orgasm being denied for a second time and you screamed from all the loss.

“AH!” you cried out, almost tearing at the anger set inside of you.

“Not until I say so princess, remember?” He taunted you, and all you could do was look at him, his devilish smirk and his eyes full of lust, his facial expression screamed that he enjoying what he was doing, making you suffer after what you did today. You were breathless, panting uncontrollably, you chest heaving up and down and you thought that you would choke.

Jaebum stood up, moving as close to you as possible, no space left between, he placed a hand beside you head while the other messaged his length, ready for you.

“Hope you’re ready princess” he looked you right into eyes and then he pushed into you, your head falling onto his shoulder, your core already sensitive from your previous highs being ripped from you. He thrusted up and down at unbearably fast pace, not giving any time to spare. The sound of skin on skin and the sound of the water increasing the intensity of the situation. His face was concentrated, moans and curses leaving his mouth as he continues his merciless thrusts in and out of you. Rough fucking you like he had never done before, you could barely breath from the strong thrusts which were pushing your whole body up and down the shower wall.

“Fuckk! Daddy” You screamed, dirty mewls leaving your mouth. He continued to thrust into you as his lips found yours, nibbling at your bottom lip before his tongue dominated your mouth and you tried you best to return the kiss. He grabbed your leg, wrapping it around your waist and you kept you balance. The new position giving him a better angle on you as he hit the spot that made you scream out, he thrusted deeper, harder and faster, as if that was even possible, but he did it, and you cursed and cursed as you felt you high coming closer.

He moved his hand down to your core, starting to rub you clit while thrusting into you, the feeling ripping through your whole body and you could barely keep yourself up, if your leg was wrapped around Jaebum and you hands weren’t tied to the shower head, you would have definitely fallen down by now. His unsparing thrusts continued into you, along with his hand rubbing rough circles in you clit and you started to see stars, his body basically hitting yours whenever he thrust back into you. He would pull out almost the whole way every time only to plunge back in, his thrusts firm and rough and you started to clench around him, the familiar know once again finding itself in your stomach and you begged he wouldn’t do it again.

“Daddy I–”

“Not yet princess” You cried out at his response, knowing you wouldn’t be able to hold it much longer, but not ready to see what would happen if you didn’t, so with all the power you had, you held you high as best you could.

Jaebum pounded into you, you moaned and writhed before him, his length pounding in and out of you, your walls clenching repeatedly and you have almost hit your limit.

“Come for me baby girl” He didn’t need to ask you twice. your head fell back as your overdue orgasm finally ripped and burned through your body. Curses left you mouth and you screamed as Jaebum continued his thrusts for you to hold out your high, you sensitivity from your previous denials evident in your orgasm, you thought the pleasure would never end but your body finally started to relax and then Jaebum pulled out of you, you almost fell at the loss, you legs weak, your whole body weak. Jaebum untied your hands, your wrists extremely read from gripping so hard at the rope.

“On your knees” You did as you were told, dropping immediately, water splashing on the top of your head as Jaebum pushed himself into your mouth, ready for his high to come full speed, you did your best as he thrust in and out of your mouth, hollowing out your cheeks and sucking him whenever he thrust back into your mouth. His fast pace causing you to gag and for tears to form in your eyes, which made him feel more aroused. You eyes diverted to his, locking on each other and he groaned at your facial expression, face fucking you faster, and harder, his length pushing at the back of your throat. He moaned at the feeling of your tongue and at the feeling of you gagging against him. You grabbed onto his upper thighs for support as you bobbed your head up and down meeting his thrust as best you could.

“Fuck y/n!” and then he shot his seed into your mouth, still fucking your mouth as he held out his high for as long as possible. He threw his head back, his eyes screwed shut and his eyebrows furrowed together, his muscles tensing as he balanced his hands on the wall, and although you could barely see it through your water eyes, the sight was absolutely beautiful, his muscles started to relax as he rode out the end of his high, his thrusts becoming weaker and sloppy, his eyes opening and his pants filling the room, his chest going up and down at an extremely fast rate and his body was attempting to relax against your, you gave him once last suck as he pulled himself out of your mouth, turning off the water taps at the same time, and then you swallowed, his eyes piercing through you as you swallowed every bit of him, licking around your mouth to get every bit off him off your face and he couldn’t have thought of a better sight in that moment. You tried to stand up and fell against him, he grabbed you and you both started laughing.

“Consider my lesson learned” you chuckled as you stared up at him. He chuckled back at you before placing a soft kiss on your lips, opposite to any of his earlier actions, and you kissed him back, your lips moulding into each other. He held you up, drying you both up with a towel before scooping you up into his arms, walking out of the bathroom and placing you onto the bed, and he laid beside you, holding you against him.

“Goodnight princess”

“Goodnight Jaebum” You two both fell asleep, exhausted and holding each other, not wanting to be anywhere else in that moment.



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anonymous asked:

Could you write the argument prompt with Jakob/f!Corrin? He'd be devastated if he made her cry tbh and I love angst

(Want to change the name? Use this!)

He swore the day you were wed, he would never do anything to hurt you. He never had, and promised he never would. Yet here you were, shouting at each other, and you were very clearly upset.

Yet for some reason, he didn’t care. He wanted you to hurt; he needed you to see you were wrong. This foolish argument that you had started would be ended by him.

The mistake, however, came in his method to end it. The personality he carefully trimmed to always be sweet around you finally cracked. The facade began to falter, and he snapped at you. Viciously.

He didn’t realize what he’d done until a single tear fell.

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Take It All Back

Part Three

Summary: Still stuck in an alternate reality, Jensen navigates through a day full of ups and downs. 
Pairing: Jensen x OFC (Journey)
Word Count: 1775
Warnings: Mentions of possible pregnancy. 

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