Sandy Garcia came across these tips for teaching effective analysis in the writing process.
Ideas for analysis:
- Restate and expand the thesis into a broader statement in order to summarize the insights developed in the body of the paragraph or essay.
- Leave the reader with a new and deeper understanding of the topic.
- Remind the reader of the main points by summarizing them.
- Leave the reader with final thoughts on the topic.
- Convey a strong and effective message that the reader will remember.
- Make a prediction based on evidence presented.
- Suggest results or consequences.
- Suggest a solution, make a recommendation or call for action.
- Quote an authority on the subject.
Connecting Your Details (From Writer’s Inc)
Once you’ve arranged all of the details (evidence) in your writing, you need to tie them together so they read smoothly. The words below can help.
Words used to COMPARE THINGS (IDEAS)/SHOW SIMILARITIES
also likewise in the same way
as similarly like
Words used to CONTRAST THINGS (IDEAS)/SHOW DIFFERENCES
although even though still on the other hand
but however yet otherwise
Words used to EMPHASIZE A POINT
this reason truly to emphasize
especially to repeat in fact
Words used to CONCLUDE or SUMMARIZE
all in all finally therefore in summary
as a result last to sum up in conclusion
Words used to add INFORMATION
additionally for example also as well
again for instance and besides
along with in addition another finally
Words used to CLARIFY
for instance in other words that is put another way