Essay Analysis

  1. Summary—In THREE sentences, tell me what is the author’s (or documentarian’s) key argument? What did you learn from the reading(s)? For example, what are the essential concepts, ideas, and insights?
  2. Analysis—Discuss at least TWO issues that caught your attention while you were reading. For example, what is missing from the readings/are there questions the readings leave unanswered? What “works” for you? What doesn’t work for you? How do the readings further elaborate or support one another? Or, how do they contradict or undermine one another?
  3. Discussion Questions—Write ONE question based on your summary and analysis. This question should illustrate the contributions and limitations of the readings.

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