Workshop: Writing Analytical Essays

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Sierra Hall | Room 181

Can't make it for this session? No problem!

The Writing Analytical Essays Workshop is offered again on October 10 from 2PM-3:30PM.

Writing Analytical Essays

Instructor: Tom Devine

This workshop will focus on two interrelated skills: first, how to read a prompt and write an essay that addresses the question(s) posed in the prompt and, second, how to write paragraphs and sentences that respond clearly to the prompt. Students will work with several essay prompts as they discuss how best to approach writing an analytical paper -- from the first reading of the prompt to the development of a thesis and collection of pertinent evidence to the final edit before they print or email the completed essay. During this process, students will be provided with numerous specific examples of well-written sentences and paragraphs and poorly written sentences and paragraphs.  Students will be asked to explain what they think distinguishes the good from the bad.

Download: "Three Steps to Better Writing" (.pdf)

Download: "Writing Better Analytical Essays" (.pdf)

Download: "Sample Midterm Exercise" (.pdf)

Please visit The Social Science Writing Project website for a complete list of workshops offered this semester.

Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers, real-time captionists, or assistive listening devices) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact The Social Science Writing Project at (818) 677-5450 or .