The synapsis to a research paper.
It is always wise to know the background of a research paper. I find it prudent to write an annotated bibliography towards the research article in the event that I am having a problematic essay to deal with. The issue being that an annotated bibliography will always guide me to my placement of the research issues at hand. Finally, an annotated bibliography will always be a point of reference since it gives a summary of the book, or article being referenced.