This can be a separate paragraph or part of one body paragraph. Provide the author’s evaluation of either the author’s argument, the author’s analysis, or the evaluation of who the author is discussing. What is the evaluation? Is the author evaluating himself? Or is the author evaluating another character within the work?
Analyze the structure of the evaluation. Judge how the author judges. Now judge the usefulness, the benefit of the author’s evaluation. Does the author make sense? Is the author logical in his or her evaluation? Does the author lack sufficient description, examples, comparisons and contrasts, definitions, or analysis in his or her evaluation?
Is the author’s evaluation flawed? What is the flaw? Define the flaw. Break down the flaw into parts. Address each part. Follow up with an explanation of how this evaluation analysis (i.e., the author’s evaluation and your evaluation of the author’s evaluation) fits within the scheme of what you are discussing. Follow up with an evaluation of the usefulness of this supporting evidence, whether good or bad. Develop a transition statement.
This analysis method serves as a guideline for how to develop the body paragraphs of your paper.
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