Analyzing Journal Articles & Essays

Below are some questions to help you begin analyzing a journal article or essay. Your analysis may not contain comments on every question below. Instead, select a few questions as the basis of the ideas which will lead to a detailed and interesting analysis of an article or essay.

1. EXAMINE THE TITLE


2. IDENTIFY THE MAIN IDEA

 

 

 


3. ANALYZE THE STRUCTURE


4. EVALUATE THE ARTICLE'S/ESSAY'S STYLE (THE ADAPTATION OF ONE'S IDEAS TO ONE'S LANGUAGE)