Key Questions for Consideration in Developing Your Essay
WHAT IS THE MAJOR CONCERN IN THIS ARTICLE/CHAPTER?
1. Summarize what you consider to be the major concern in this piece.
2. List & define any major concepts that are introduced by the author.
3. Is the author seeking to prove or disprove a stated hypothesis?
4. Is the author attempting to develop a new theory? If so, what is this theory?
5. Is the author concerned with an empirical investigation of a given situation?
6. What a specific methods of analysis and techniques are used by the author?
[i.e., narrative, case study, comparative analysis, statistical analysis, survey,
HOW DO YOU EVALUATE THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED BY THE AUTHOR
OF THIS ARTICLE?
1. Summarize the specific conclusions reached by the author?
2. Do the conclusions add to, or simply summarize what has already been
3. Are new possibilities for further research on the concerns of this article noted?
4. Do you agree with the conclusions reached? Why? Or Why not?