Eli Salsow's Article Analysis
At least 150 words A. Description of the work A one or two paragraph description of the work’s physical structure and any information about the author you may have discovered. For example magazine title, number of pages, publisher, copyright, date, edition, whether it is part of a series. B. Statements of author’s goals: The author will say that he or she is trying to accomplish somewhere at the outset either in the article’s preface or in its introduction. In your own words, or paraphrasing his or her own, state the person’s objectives for having writing the article (one or two paragraphs) C. Your verdict: Did the author achieve the goals set forth? Or. were some achieved but not all? Were the conclusions valid, or can you show when he or she hedged the point? If the answer is “yes” show why and use examples from the text to bolster your praise. If the answer is “no” do the same thing to back your claim. Remember, you cannot praise or condemn without proof. D. Your Opinion of the whole Work: Did you like the article? Why or why not? Use examples to bolster your statements.