11 Social Analysis
Do the Social Analysis paragraphs have at least 3 of the following structural traits (statements)?
|A statement describing what social situations this work describes or addresses
|A statement identifying the author's attitudes toward men and women
|A statement indicating what social events in childhood affected the author's thinking
|A statement indicating what type or types of groups he or she belonged to
|A statement indicating what was acceptable and unacceptable in his or her society
|A statement indicating what effects social institutions (marriage, children, parenting, government, church) have on the writing
|A statement indicating what specific social areas he or she addressed
|A statement indicating whether or not society should act like this
|A statement indicating whether or not we are a product of our social surroundings
|A statement indicating what solutions are suggested
12 Gendered Analysis
Do the Gendered Analysis paragraphs have at least 3 of the following structural traits (statements)?
|A statement identifying which gender is the author's audience
|A statement indicating what is the author's attitude toward men
|A statement indicating what is the author's attitude toward women
|A statement indicating the effect of the gender of the author on this selection
|A statement indicating how the author's attitude toward the "non-audience" is gender-biased
|A statement indicating what male conventions exist in the selection
|A statement indicating what activities, emotions, values are privileged in this text
|A statement indicating how the reader reacts to the selection depending on the gender of the author
|A statement indicating whether or not the author subconsciously wants to be a different gender
|A statement indicating whether he or she had a “normal” sexual orientation
|A statement indicating whether or not the author subconsciously hates the other gender
|A statement indicating whether or not he or she suffered a sexual trauma at the hands of the other gender
|A statement indicating whether or not he or she was obsessed with sex
|A statement indicating who was his or her sexual role model
13 Psychoanalytical Analysis
Do the Psychoanalytical Analysis paragraphs have at least 3 of the following structural traits (statements)?
|A statement indicating whether the author condescends, or "explains" his or her more profound thoughts
|A statement indicating the author’s assumptions about his or her reader and whether the author pretends to a relevance, an attitude, or an awareness he or she does not possess
|A statement indicating what kind of pressure there is from the author for the reader to conform to the author's social standards
|A statement indicating to what degree the author feels he or she is excluded justly or unjustly because of social, racial, or ethical discrimination
|A statement indicating the degree to which physical, emotional, or intellectual deviations from the “normal” were severe enough to have colored the author's view
|A statement indicating whether any deviations were severe enough to have made the author's viewpoint distinctively different from others
|A statement indicating whether an emotional or physical trauma resulted in an altered viewpoint
|A statement indicating how the physical or emotional trauma-oriented disturbance validates or invalidates the author's work for the general public
14 Historical Analysis
Do the Historical Analysis paragraph(s) have at least 3 of the following structural traits (statements)?
|A series of statements indicating how the selection is related to other works during the same period of time
|A series of statements indicating which particular historical event (or events) contributed to or influenced the selection
|A series of statements indicating what prevailing social, intellectual, religious, political, and economic attitudes existed that may have impacted the work
|A statements indicating what literary period this selection fall into
|A series of statements describing how this selection is representative of or contradictory to the literary period
|A statement indicating how this selection fits into a tradition (literary or otherwise)
|A statement indicating how this selection affects us today
|A statement indicating how the selection fits into the overall historical period
15 Conclusion (Synthesis/Evaluation)
Does the Conclusion have the following structural traits (statements)?
|A statement indicating what the student finds to be true from his or her analysis of this selection
|A statement or statements indicating anything else he or she finds to be true from studying this selection
|A statement or statements indicating why what he or she finds to be true is important
|A statement or statements indicating what he or she first thought about the topic in the selection
|A statement or statements indicating what, after the analysis, he or she now thinks about the topic
|A statement or statements indicating what some people might say after reading the selection
|A statement or statements indicating what other people might say
|A statement or statements indicating how the student writer feels overall about this selection and what it has to say
Section III. Revision
Style (Appeal to Audience)
Does the student demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject or issue by:
|Using terms and expressions appropriate to the audience?
|Establishing his authority on the subject?
|Following all submission and style standards to the letter?
|Following conventions of that style to the letter?
|Using Appropriate grammatical person?
|Using an appropriate verb tense?
|Using an appropriate grammatical voice (active/passive)?
|Using appropriate word size?
|Using appropriate qualifiers and adjectives?
|Using appropriate punctuation?
|Using controlled and appropriate voice/tone (happy, serious, angry, etc.)?
|Using honorific language?
|Avoiding pejorative language?
|Alluding to his anecdotes or other well-known symbols?
Does the student avoid the following logical fallacies in his or her argument:
|Begging the question
|Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
|Guilt by association