This can be a separate paragraph or part of one body paragraph. Provide the author’s thesis. Analyze the thesis. What type of thesis is it? Where is this thesis located within the author’s essay or argument? How does the position of the thesis affect the rest of the essay or argument?
Does the thesis have parts? How many parts? What is the author’s plan? What is the method by which the author will accomplish the plan? Does the thesis represent the author’s plan to describe, define, provide an example, introduce a process, compare and contrast, or evaluate?
Follow up with an explanation of how the author’s thesis 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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