Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article (This works for essays, articles, chapters in books, films, and larger works,…

Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article (This works for essays, articles, chapters in books, films, and larger works, as well.) 1.The main purpose of this article is _______________. (State as accurately as possible the author’s purpose for writing the article.) 2.The key question that the author is addressing is __________. (Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when s/he wrote the article.) 3.The most important information in this article is __________. (Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support her/his conclusions.) 4.The main inferences / conclusions in this article are __________. (Identify the key conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article.) 5.The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article is (are) __________. (Figure out the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning.) 6.The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is (are) __________. (Figure out what the author is taking for granted [that might be questioned].) 7.a. If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are __________. (What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously?) b. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are __________. (What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?) 8.The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) __________. (What is the author looking at, and how is s/he seeing it?) Use the Template above to analyze Dubus’ article. All you need to do is to answer each of the 8 items, save it, and upload into the assignment section. Keep in mind I am looking for complete answers, not just a single word to “fill-in-the-blank.” Use the points above to write out thoughtful responses, using the tools and skills gained from the previous work completed so far. Article is located at http://mdwc.learninghouse.com/file.php/1524/Andre_Dubus_Crip_Sheet_Why_the_Able-Bodied_Still_Don_t_Get_It.pdf
 

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