How to Write A Dog's Purpose Related Articles: Short Analysis Essay
- React personally. (However, do no use personal pronouns) Never write: “In my opinion…” Or “I think…”
- Put order to your argument, starting with the least compelling evidence and building to the most impressive point.
- Use evidence from both articles to support your opinion. If you mainly agree with one article, use the other to prove your argument. For example: Although Roger Smith from PETA states in his article, that dogs should never be euthanized, it is obvious that this is not realistic.
Short analysis format:
Write an interesting “hook” sentence that makes the reader want to read on.
Briefly state the main points of your essay. Provide some background for your thesis.
Strong statement of thesis. What you argue in your essay?
For each supporting paragraph bring down a briefly stated main point & then elaborate.
Use your voice to discuss the prompt and the main point.
Use evidence from the article to support your ideas.
Discuss one point per supporting paragraph.
Use both articles in your essay. Choose one that you feel more strongly about. Use the other article to dismiss
Incorporate in-text citations from the article. Use lead-in words
such as "According to," "As stated by," etc.
Use transition words to make the supporting paragraphs flow such as furthermore, in addition, moreover, first, second, third, finally, again, also, and, besides, further, in the first place, last, likewise, next, then.
Restate your thesis / main idea.
Summarize your main points. (Tie up any loose ends.)
Create an strongly worded “clincher” sentence to end your conclusion.
Never introduce new information in the conclusion.
A Works Cited is mandatory. (2 references required). Use MyBib.com
Include citation information from both articles.