Analytical Writing

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An analytical essay involves does not involve a great deal of critical thinking on the part of the writer.
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An analytical essay consists of an introductory paragraph ending with a thesis statement, supporting body paragraphs, and a strong concluding paragraph, which the thesis should be restated.
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The first step in writing analytical essay is to summarize the reading.
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Your thesis should be based on either agreeing or disagreeing with the author’s point of view on the topic of the work.
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In the process of analyzing a work of fiction or nonfiction, it is the writer’s job to find substantiated claims.
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If you are analyzing a short story or novel, look for the author’s use of symbolism and illusion.
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Between non-fiction and fiction, non-fiction is the most complicated to write an analytical response.
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To analyze means to paraphrase a subject, novel or works into your own meaning.
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When writing analytically, the writer should consider the basic plot (your summary), the characters (protagonist, antagonist, and all others), and the setting of the story (time and location).
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Make sure that all the supporting evidence in your body paragraphs directly support your thesis.