Topic and a brief summary with analytical elements (1-1.5 pages)
Reference to the source/author; genre; purpose
Main ideas are accurately presented (author’s points, not yours!); what the author does with the text is
Recommended length: 8-12 sentences
Errors do not impede comprehension
Evaluate content and language of the text: 1.5- 2.5pages
What is the most impressive or compelling argument/evidence in this reading?
Is the presented evidence clear, sufficient, & relevant?
How important are the issues discussed in the text?
To make your analysis more compelling, select a quotation that catches your attention; explain its
meaning/implication and importance
What is the author’s stance? How did you come to this conclusion? How does the author make use of the
language in the text?
What is the language of the text like?
What do you agree or disagree with?
Lexical items (8 pts) 0.5 page
8 items explained in your own words
Meaning in context is addressed (e.g., specific connotations, metaphorical use, serves specific purposes)
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