[UNLOCKED]: Textual Analysis
The purpose of this discussion is to practice writing about what you found in your critical reading of the text you are using for your textual analysis. You need access to the source you will use for your textual analysis, and you need to have completed the critical reading of the source. For this discussion, you will focus specifically on two concepts from the source you will use for your textual analysis: claims and evidence.
In separate paragraphs, answer the following questions.
- For the reading selection, you have chosen for this discussion, identify the various kinds of claims the author uses to support his/her overall ideas. Provide examples from the text to support your identifications.
- Next, identify and summarize the kinds of evidence used for each claim. Then, evaluate the evidence. Is this evidence convincing? What other evidence could the writer use to make a stronger claim?
The paragraphs you write in this discussion can be used in the textual analysis writing assignment. You are always welcome to write more than the minimum required word count, so draft as much as you can.