To generate analysis, scholarly writers ask themselves questions about the evidence, such as What does this piece of evidence mean? How does it bolster my argument? How does this piece of evidence connect to another piece? What do I want my readers to understand or get from this evidence?
In this Discussion, you practice answering these questions by analyzing the evidence from Week 3.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review the Week 3 Discussion for your paraphrased evidence as well as any feedback received.
Review the Learning Resources on analysis.
Recall the argument you are making.
By Day 4
Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response that addresses the following:
Using the evidence you identified and paraphrased in Week 3, analyze that evidence in the context of the argument you are making.
Additionally, reflect on the process of analyzing the evidence. Pose any questions and/or explain challenges that came up during the process.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two colleagues by doing one of the following:
Give feedback on their analysis
Share insights on analyzing evidence
Address one of the questions or challenges your colleague posed, based on your experience or knowledge
Note: Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
Submission and Grading Information
To access your rubric:
Week 4 Discussion Rubric