The example is attached this is the example given by the professo. please help thanks
How to write an analysis.
If you read the rubric and the example I posted, as well as the article the student used to write his analysis you will see that the example does not give a two-page summary.
The student extrapolated the information and analyzed the reasoning or cause behind why the action occurred. In the student example, political parties are never mentioned in the news article. Yet, the student cites political parties as the reason we are having shootings.
Oxford dictionary defines analysis as: detailed examination of the elements or structure of something…
examination, investigation, inspection, survey, scanning, study, scrutiny, perusal;
exploration, probe, research, inquiry, anatomy, audit, review, evaluation, interpretation
Oxford dictionary defines summary as: a brief statement or account of the main points of something.
Synonyms: synopsis, precis, résumé, abstract, abridgment, digest, compendium, condensation, encapsulation, abbreviated version; outline, sketch, rundown, review, summing-up, survey, overview, run-through, notes, recapitulation, recap; … wrap-up;…
In an analysis – you look at the “why” of the action. In most cases, news articles will never give the reader a reason for the event, regardless of what it is – hurricane, fire on a boat, senseless shooting. The media just reports on the who, what, where, when, and/or how of the event.
The analysis focuses on the why of the event. Consider: what is the independent variable – in other words the variable causing the event or action to occur? The independent variable is the focus of your reasoning and position in an analysis. If you take away the independent variable, all of the dependent variables will cease to exist. His reasoning is essentially that political parties are the cause (independent variable) for mass shootings (dependent variable) and if political parties come together – a solution will be had and senseless shootings will cease.
Your CE analysis needs to flow in the following way and you must use the headings. The headings will help you stay focused and will make your writing tighter and concise.
The Overview is where you give the basic summary of the who, what, where, when of the article. This can be two sentences or so.
The background is where you connect the events described in the overview and isolate the issue you have chosen to write about. You will want to focus on a specific behavior or action that forms the basis of your analysis of why or how the event is occurring.
The two position paragraphs are where you write your thoughts and form your position on the government’s connection to the issue and what could be done to solve it or why something is not being done. Depending on your particular issue and position, how you state the facts and develop your position will vary. Each of these paragraphs need to end with a definitive position statement. For example, “I think this must continue or …this must stop.
The second position paragraph builds you case strongly. In the student example I posted – political parties are never mentioned in the news article. Yet, the student’s position reasoned that they are the why or how (independent variable) we keep having senseless gun related shootings (dependent variable). Notice how he begins his second position paragraph by addressing and dismissing common opposition arguments about gun ownership and use in our country. This serves to focus his argument, thereby strengthening his case for what he reasons is actually the government’s fault and not the average citizen’s fault.
The government connection paragraph explains why or how government is connected to the issue. What is it government is doing or not doing that is allowing the issue at hand to continue or not continue.
The conclusion states why, how, or what government needs to do to resolve the issue. In the student example, he states it is the divisive nature between political parties we see in Washington that is the cause of mass shootings. He also offers how we came together in the past over serious issues we faced as a nation and reasons that we can surely come together to solve the issue of gun shootings today. These examples serve to strengthen his position. You can cite an example from our past that proves your point as well, such as …we came together after the Civil War or 9/11 and so forth… as the student’s example does so well.