What Makes a Bibliographic Annotation Useful to Students in English 330?. 

        Some of you will learn all you need to know about them by skimming the previous classes' notes and looking for the best ones at: "Previous  English Chaucer Seminars' Annotated Bibliographies."  I want to make sure I've been fair about revealing my agenda in assigning them.  Keep in mind that we're explorers in that old-fashioned, "pith-helmet" sense of people who are traveling in a strange place, not knowing exactly what will be the most important thing we will find, but having some preliminary assumptions we will be testing.  Above all, listen carefully to what you read.  Be prepared to have your mind changed if the evidence and argument are persuasive.  That's one way to define "education."