Three Paragraph Assignment: Part III ANALYSIS
Three paragraph Prompt:
(re “Why Cellphone Videos of Black People’s Deaths Should Be considered Sacred, Like Lynching Photographs”)
Analysis – Where your ideas meet the text’s ideas: Your last paragraph will be an analysis of the article, also one paragraph long. Make sure to avoid summary in your analysis, as you can assume that your reader is familiar with the article. Rather, you will offer your evaluation, your insights, and your understanding of the ideas the author presents to go beyond the obvious or literal meaning in the book. Also, focus on the ideas of the text, rather than on your own personal opinions and life experiences.
Questions to consider for analysis include (but are not limited to):
How effective is the argument?
What is the purpose of the article as it relates to the target audience? Who is the target audience?
What is the tone or attitude the author(s) has toward the topic, reader, etc.?
How credible is the author(s)?
What kinds of techniques (strategies) (appeals) does the writer use to convince the target audience of the validity of the argument/position/claims?
What is the historical context of the article that might have affected the ideas in it? Does it relate to a topical issue?
How would you describe the style the author uses to express the ideas?
If you are struggling with developing ideas to use for analysis, go back to the handouts and review the questions/topics for analysis and evaluation.
How to Write an Article Critique (one paragraph)
Chanelle Sicard Updated April 17, 2017 by Channel Sicard Updated 4/17/17
An article critique is an analysis of an article that evaluates the success of a work. Critiques give additional insight into an articles strengths and weaknesses, as well as provide an analysis of its main points.
Writing the Critique
Compose an introductory sentence: include the author’s name, the name of the article, its source and the thesis or main point of the article.
In one sentence, summarize the article’s supporting points. “How to Write a Critique” suggests that you “summarize the author’s purpose and main points/evidence cited that are used for back up.”
Analyze (as below) the claims and support (Claims evidence strategy appeals impact on the target audience).
Determine whether or not the supporting points (evidence) provided hold up the article’s main points/claims adequately . Consider : Can the author be considered to have expertise and is he/she trustworthy (ethos)? Do you agree with the author? Was the evidence used by the author accurate, credible and relevant? Are the article and the evidence still valid or are they outdated, leading to an invalid conclusion?
Was the author successful in making his/her point: critique appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) and strategies used to support his/her claims and whether or not they were effective in persuading the audience of the author’s position.
Write your concluding sentences : a general opinion of the article, your agreement or disagreement with the author, and the reasons that the message was successful or not.
(adapted from) https://penandthepad.com/write-article-critique-65…