Who can use it?
Anyone who asks for evidence-based analysis and writing.
Do your students rely on assumptions in their writing? Do they fail to include evidence to support their claims? The Analytical Paragraph assignment can help them.
The Analytical Paragraph works for any type of analytical writing—regardless of the subject. It teaches students to focus on three core elements of argumentation: claims, evidence, and explanation.
What does it accomplish?
This assignment teaches students to look closely at their writing and evaluate it, and it uses a step-by-step process that doesn’t allow students to gloss over their use of claims, evidence, and explanation.
Sample paragraph for in-class analysis