What’s the DifferenceSummary Analysis• Retelling the story using • Take the story apart into the main points of the pieces and examine what plot, characters, and is going on. setting. • Use analytical thinking to• Not giving any opinion explain why something is• Summary can benefit happening in the text, and analysis by giving the argue for that. reader a simple background of the text
Is it a Summary??• Is this obvious from the text? If “yes” then it’s a summary• Am I describing what happened not why? If “yes” it’s a summary• Is what I wrote wrong? If “no” then you are summarizing.• Usage of weak verbs=summary• About… If you are telling about the text it’s a summary.
The Trouble WithSummaryYou are not telling whysomething happened, you aresimply stating whathappened. We know thewhat now we need to knowthe why.You are not using theanalytical skills every personhas. They are very valuable inthe world and if yousummarize everything you arenot using them to theirpotential.
How to tell it’s an Analysis?• You are not telling the reader what they already know, you are telling them why.• You have to think about the story as a whole and connect it to an event that explains it.• After you have analyzed to the max, you can form an argument based on the information you gathered about the text.
Analysis is Good!!! After you learn to analyze a text then you turn it into an argument related to politics, history, or even the issues in society. You then are able to tell someone why the author wrote the text the way he/she did, and what importance it has on todays world.
Why is this useful?• Teaches you to be a • Helps develop good better thinker. Once you argumentative skills start to analyze you will that can help all never stop. throughout life in work,• It helps you to find family problems, and in meaning behind the other classes. ideas, themes, and • Analytical skills are events in a text or even extremely valuable to: movie. English & History majors, Law students, and even doctors!!
Be analytical!!!!Don’t be like an owl and only think about “Whoooooo”.