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Analytic Essay Reading Questions • What is the author's argument? • What counter-arguments does the author provide? • Summarize what the author says in no more than two sentences. • What evidence does the author use to support the main point/s? • What evidence does the author use to refute counter-arguments? • Are there possible alternatives to the main argument/s that are not considered? • What conclusion/s does the author reach? • How can this reading be connected to the other one/s? • What are the strengths of the essay? • What are the weaknesses of the essay? • Where do you agree and disagree with the author? Why? • Does the author provide a bibliography and cite sources? Why does it matter? • Who is the author's audience? • How persuasive is the essay? What might make it more persuasive?
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Evaluating An Argument/Claim Evaluating an argument/claim is the crucial first step taken before writing an Analytic Essay. In order to effectively evaluate an argument/claim, the student must break down the claim into its many parts and analyze the authenticity and accuracy of each. 1 The model below shows the many parts of an argument/claim and illustrates how they work together to create an argument. Key Claim [C]: The claim is the conclusion of the argument—that which the author seeks to justify. It is the answer to the [often implicit] question that prompts or drives the text.
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