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Textual Analysis A textual analysis or critique  is your informed opinion, an offering of your valuable judgment.  Your  judgment is worth knowing if your opinion is formed by your careful  attention  to the fundamental  elements of the subject being critiqued.  Your opinion is also formed by your  imagination --  that is, your  ability to imagine what a better or the best experience of the subject would be like.  Finally, your opinion is  formed by drawing on your own  experience  and the experience of others regarding the subject.      Textual Analysis Checklist     1. Is the title of the article you are reviewing placed in quotations? Are the title and author mentioned in  the first or second sentence of your analysis? 2. Have you offered a 2-3 sentence explanation of the importance of your topic?  Have you explained to  your reader why he or she should care about this issue?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Have you summarized the article you are reviewing briefly, objectively and completely? Have you mentioned main points and sub-points? Do you include telling (significant) and memorable examples and quotations? 4. As you write your opinion on the issue and on the article itself, have you included some of the following? What were the author's purposes in writing this article? Consider the techniques he or she uses to inform, persuade (and possibly) entertain you. Do you find any logical fallacies? [Attention] Is there some aspect of the topic which he or she should have considered? [Imagination] Have you read other or better articles on this topic? Do you have personal knowledge of this topic? [Experience] 5. Do you conclude by indicating whether you (mostly) agree or (mostly) disagree with the author ?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course SCIENCE 0202 taught by Professor Marlyn during the Spring '10 term at Temple.

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