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How to write an analytical paragraph
Write topic sentence
Make a list of the points you want to cover
Note main points after reading topic material
Think about what you want to do - describe, compare, argue?
Think of ideas to support topic sentence
Find evidence or facts to fit the theme
Compare ideas between different authors
Think intensely then take a break for the mind to collate thoughts
Review brainstorming ideas
Arrange remaining ideas in order of presentation
Arrange the contrasting ideas into a coherent argument
Write the first draft
Use paragraph structure
Think about what you have written - what does it mean?
Write as if the reader knows nothing
For the last line - answer "so what?"
Connect topic sentence with last line
Revise and edit
Is the topic sentence clear and relevant to the topic?
Are the evidence for the topic relevant and sufficient?
Is the material presented systematically
Are the sentences cohesive?
Are the paragraphs relevant to your argument with the topic sentence?
How does the paragraph contribute to the overall argument?
Have you answered "how?" in the last line?