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Journal: Importance of Analysis (GRADED)
This week, you learned about active reading and analysis by looking more closely at a passage from a selected reading. In doing so, you uncovered ideas in the “Turning Off, Dining In” article that may have been difficult to identify during your cursory, literal reading of the text.
In this journal, reflect on the importance of active reading and analysis by further revisiting the article you selected for Writing Notes. Please note that you will not be doing a deep dive analysis yet—that will come next week. For now, simply consider the importance of analysis and how it will help you write your final essay.
To prepare for this assignment, please re-read your selected article and your notes from Module 1. Then, either using the MindEdge Notebook or a Word Document, answer the following questions:
- Who do you think your audience will be in your critical analysis essay? Describe this audience, and explain how they would benefit from any insights produced from your analysis of your selected article.
- Why is analysis so important for your selected reading? How will it help your audience understand the author’s goal in a clearer, more captivating way?
- After re-reading your article and notes from Module 1, what do you believe is your goal in analyzing your selected article? Will you use your essay to help your audience understand the importance of the author’s goal, or will you use your essay as an opportunity to persuade your audience that the author’s goal is incorrect?
In total, the reflection should be three fully developed paragraphs (5-8 sentences each) in length (consider one paragraph per question). As you work on the journal, remember to refer to the assignment guidelines and rubric (click here) to make sure you’re fulfilling each critical element. You can also download/print the rubric.
Submitting Your Journal Assignment
For this assignment, you may choose to use the MindEdge Notebook (which can be found under the “Course Tools” menu), or you can type your response into a word processing program on your computer, such as Microsoft Word. Either way, you will need to save your journal entry and then submit it to your instructor through your learning environment