Once you 1) have endured the process of understanding what you are doing (i.e., exploring, evaluating, explaining, persuading, convincing, describing, etc.), 2) have developed a pre-analysis thesis and topic sentences, and 3) have structured your body paragraphs, you must do one last thing before submitting the final paper to your professor.
You must perform a quality check of your analysis by using An, Aly, and Sis of The FAVORS Analysis Checklist.
Table 12: The FAVORS Analysis Checklist provides insight into the process of evaluating your analysis. This will help you perform the tasks that fall under the “Analysis Revision Tasks” category.
Table 12: The FAVORS Analysis Checklist
|A||Account||Account for discrepancies and contradictions.|
|N||Number||Number the events in the story. Within a single paragraph, make certain to present the events chronologically within your paper.|
|A||Abbreviate||Remove plot summaries and extended explanations that distract the reader.|
|L||Level||Balance viewpoints. Match the cause to the effect. Present the pro and the con.|
|Y||Yank||Yank irrelevant data and support. These are statements that have no connection to the ideas within the essay.|
|S||Sample||Take a quote and examine it against your own statement to ensure that your statement complements the quote.|
|I||Integrate||Integrate the thesis throughout the paper.|
|S||Sand||Correct grammar. Correct these particular issues: frag, ro, cs, //, mm, dm, shift, lc, cap*|
shift (sentence shift)
cs (comma splice)
// (faulty parallelism)
dm (dangling modifier)
mm (misplaced modifier)
lc (use a lower case)
cap (use a capital letter)
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