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The first sentence of your analysis paragraph identifies the part of the text you are analyzing by
using transition words and strong verbs to explain what is being said.
This is the topic sentence of your 3.8 paragraph.
A formula you might you is:
(Writer’s last name) (transition word) his or her (type of text or genre) by (strong verb) that (main
idea of this section of the text) .
Ravitch opens her article by describing censorship and contrasting the differing ideologies pertaining
to its use. (“The Language Police”)
The second sentence(s) convey(s) the writer’s support for the main idea by identifying and
providing a specific example for one rhetorical strategy used by the writer. (This sentence would
be repeated if you want to discuss more than one rhetorical strategy).
He appeals to the reader’s sense of reason by differentiating between the cultural assumptions and
values of censors on the “political right” (276) and the “political left.” Both groups maintain that
the material that children read in school serves as a “model” for their “behavior.” However,