Exercise: Analyzing Evidence

Take whatever project draft on which you’re currently working and underline all of your quotes and paraphrases. Then, highlight lines in which you directly address (analyze) sourced material. After you've done these two steps, write a 250-word (minimum) reflection that answers the first question and complete the second task by filling out the worksheet below.

  • At first glance, is there more underlining than there is highlighting? What does that say?
  • Are there any instances in which there is an underlined piece of sourced material that does not follow with a highlighted line? If so, take some time to construct analyses of those bits of sourced material. Write them out here:

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Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.