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Unformatted text preview: Listen • Speak • Engage Essay #2: Analysis of a Scholarly Article What the Essay Should Be In this 1500 word essay, synthesize and analyze a journal article from any peer-reviewed academic journal. If you are having trouble selecting an article, review the Online Research handout or consult the instructor. The length of the article you pick isn’t as important as the “size of the idea.” Whatever you choose, it should be interesting enough to you to keep your attention through 3 or 4 drafts of a 5-6 page paper, and complex enough that it bears analysis. On the other hand, it should be simple enough that you can reasonably absorb and react to the content. Because this assignment is an analysis, it is not sufficient to give a “book report” on the article—your reader is not likely to be interested in a re-hash of the article or whether you “liked” the article. While you should briefly summarize the article for your readers, please do not feel as though you need to excerpt the entire...
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