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Writing Resources for EDUC 6005 Foundations: Early Childhood Studies: Week Three

How to Write Effective Analysis

Week Three:

So far, you've been asked to respond to course materials by reflecting, summarizing, and comparing/contrasting. This week, you will need to analyze and apply the material. Analysis involves breaking down an idea into its respective parts and examining each one carefully--basically, it's all about showing all sides of an idea or issue in detail. Applying an idea or theory means showing how it would work in a particular situation or context. For these more complex responses to the course material, it can be helpful to create an outline of your ideas first. Take a look at the resources, linked below, for both analysis and outlining.