The corporate administration vs. the vocation of learning
Instructors who ask you to analyze an essay or an article often expect you to address some of the
Corporate administration vs. the vocation of learning
– What is the author’s thesis or central idea? Who is the audience?
– What questions (stated or unstated) does the author address?
– How does the author structure the text? What are the key parts, and how do they relate to
one another and to the thesis?
– What strategies has the author used to generate interest in the argument and to persuade
readers of its merit?
– What evidence does the author use to support the thesis? How persuasive is the evidence?
– Does the author anticipate objections and counter opposing views?
– Does the author use any faulty reasoning?”