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Common Writing Directives Analyze: Analysis seeks to discover what something means and it deliberately delays evaluation and judgment. It’s a form of detective work. Assess : Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter-arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you are in agreement with the original proposition. Clarify : Literally make something clearer and, where appropriate, simplify it. This could involve, for example, explaining in simpler terms a complex process or theory, or the relationship between two variables. Comment upon : Pick out the main points on a subject and give your opinion, reinforcing your point of view using logic and reference to relevant evidence, including any wider reading you have done. Compare: Identify the similarities and differences between two or more phenomena. Say if any of the shared similarity or difference is more important than others. ‘Compare’ and ‘contrast’ will often feature together in an essay question. Consider: Say what you think and have observed about something. Back up your comments using appropriate evidence from external sources, or your own experience. Include any views that are contrary to your own and how they relate to what you originally thought. Contrast
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course ENG 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at University of Louisville.

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