“An analysis is finding the parts of the problem and then separating them, trying to see how things fit together” (Sylvan Barnet 10, From Critical Thinking to Argument).
It is important to consider analysis in any paper that you write. Often, a reader cannot make the same connections as a writer because he or she has not been through the same life experiences or thought processes as the writer. When thinking of the analysis, think of each of the pieces of information that you are providing as puzzle pieces. Consider how these pieces will all fit together. Show the reader how these pieces fit together for you.
- What's the Point?
- Pulling the Pieces Apart
- Caution! Things to Watch Out for
- Integrating Research Slideshow
- Resource: The Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Sources