How well can you navigate the parts of a college textbook? Self-assess your prior knowledge of the parts and features of a college-level textbook by completing this exercise.
For this exercise, you will use the built-in annotation features of Adobe Acrobat Reader to mark the parts of the textbook.
If you're not familiar with using digital annotation tools, view a quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Reader annotation features:
Open the PDF of the sample book provided here.
Look through the pages to understand the organization and sections of the textbook. Using the insert text feature, label the location of each of the following sections:
- Appendix / Appendices
- Title page
- Table of contents
Next, using the insert comment tool, make a note next to each of the following features that explains how the layout of these features helps you use the textbook.
- Headings and subheadings in the body of the text
- Graphics and other visuals
- Web and other ancillary materials
- Save a version of the PDF file. Next, compare your work with another's markup by opening this sample annotated file.