Question: What are glosses?
Note: Comments in the margin on what is being read. RayS.
Comment: I have written in the margins of my books often. I discovered that rephrasing the main point of the underlined text and noting the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary are the most effective uses of glosses. I have found that, for me, interpretations are boring and often irrelevant when re-reading at a later date. That’s been my experience with glosses. I have also had trouble reading my handwriting, so I must take care to write legibly. RayS.
Title: “The Effect of Marginal Glosses on Reading Comprehension and Retention.” RA Stewart and TL Cross. Journal of Reading (September 1991), 4-12.