- In the "analysis of issue" essay, think of the arguments for both sides and make a dicission as to which side you will support or the exact extent to which you agree with the stated position.
- In the "analysis of argument" essay, identify all the important gaps between the evidence and the conclusion. Think of remedies for the problems you discover.
- ANALYSIS OF AN ARGUMENT ESSAY: your tasks in the "analysis of argument" are to decide how convincing you find an arguement, explain why the argument is convincing (or unconvincing) and discuess what might improve the argument ( or weaken it).
- TO ATTACK THE ARGUMENT: 1, Identify the argument’s conclusion. 2, Identify the evidence. 3, Sum up the argument in your words.
- In writing your essay, cover each point in your outline and employ the four basic principles of AW.
- ESSAYS AT A GLANCE: Remember that an essective essay should be:1, Concise. 2, Forceful. 3, Grammatically correct.
Cut the fat:
- cut out words, phrases, and sentences that add any information or serve a purpose.
- watch out for repetitive phrases such as refer back or serious crisis.
- don’t use conj to join sentences that would be more effective as separate sentences.
- Avoid jargon and pompous lanuage; it won’t impress anybody.
- Avoid cliches and overused terms or phrases. (i.e. beyond the shadow of a doubt.)
- Don’t be vague. Avoid generalizations and abstractions when more specific words would be clearer.( i.e. write a waste of time and money instead of pointless temnporal and financial expenditure.)
- Don’t use weak sentence openings. Avoid beginning a sentence with there is or there are .
- Don’t refer to yourself needlessly. Avoid pointless phrases like in my personal opinion.
- Don’t be monotonous: Very sentence length and style.
- Use transitions to connect sentences and make your essay easy to follow.Paragraphs should clarify the different parts of your essay.
- Stick to the rules of standad written English.