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3: Developing Assertions- From a Close Reading of Examples

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    • 3.1: A Close Reading of the Details
      Understand how to provide a close reading of different types of details. Explain how to provide a close reading of creative works, non-fiction, and personal experiences. Discuss how to extend the implications of loaded words, metaphorical language, images, and sounds.
    • 3.2: From Interpretations to Assertions
      A close reading of the key details of a subject should help you to discover several intriguing interpretations about an array of different subjects: the consequences of an event, the motivations of a character, the effectiveness of an argument, or the nature of an image. Reveal the kinds of assertions that block a successful analysis. Discuss how to produce meaningful assertions. Explain how to unite meaningful assertions into a working thesis. Show how to evaluate and modify a working thesis.


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