Analysis paper must include the following:
- Read the chosen articles
- Summarize the articles
3. Reflect on what the articles mean to you, what thoughts or feelings were generated. (If you stopped here, you would be submitting a reflection paper.)
· What is your reaction to the content of the articles?
· How do the articles relate to one another?
· What did you learn about violence & abuse in childhood?
- Now you are ready to begin writing your analysis paper. Create a thesis statement or argument that you will defend using the articles to justify your points. In essence, you take a stance on a particular issue, supported by 3-4 points supported by the literature.Your thesis statement is often the last sentence of your opening introductory paragraph. Often, your thesis statement will be a “should” statement (e.g. social workers should take a feminist perspective when talking about the cause of physical abuse). You then make your 3-4 points, using the literature to support your argument and linking the paragraphs together to make one seamless argument.
- Conclude with a summary of your argument and your major points as well as a brief discussion of how your argument impacts the clients you serve.
SIDE NOTE: I am providing you the articles. Please put together the ones ending CR3 into one paper 2-3 pages and the Extra into another paper 2-3 pages.
Evaluation will be based on how clearly you respond to the above, in particular:
a) The clarity with which you critique the articles;
b) The depth, scope, and organization of your paper; and,
c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these articles on your thoughts about family violence.