Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools www.criticalthinking.org Take each article that you have been assigned to read for class, and analyze the “logic” of it using the template below. This template can be modified for analyzing the logic of a chapter in a textbook. The Logic of “_____________________________” 1) State as accurately as possible the author’s purpose for writing the article. The main purpose of this article is _______________________________________________ 2) Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when s/he wrote the article. The key question that the author is addressing is ____________________________________ 3) Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support her/his conclusions. The most important information in this article is ____________________________________ 4) Identify the key conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article. The main inferences/conclusions in this article are __________________________________
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