Drawn from the writing expectations of the College Board and the tradition of the précis, the Distillation is an analysis-driven four sentence writing model. This technique promotes student writer cogency and point density, and is useful for reading checks as well as formal assessments. The convenient rubric makes teacher assessment quick, easy, and effective. This guide includes instructions and models for the analysis of poetry, film, non-fiction, and literature. To maximize its potential, consider pairing this document with The art of Fractal Analysis, which builds upon the distillation framework to support more extensive writing endeavors.
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