How to analyze an article
  • What event led to the writing of the article? How is it described?
  • What is the main idea of the article?
  • Select several facts and/or arguments (3 if possible) which support the article's main idea.
  • Does the author provide enough factual material to support his ideas (quotes witnesses, provides statistics, states his sources of information?
  • How was the author's knowledge of the events acquired:
    • Was he an eyewitness to events; or
    • was the information obtained through a news service?
  • Is the reportage, in your opinion, true, balanced or biased? Explain your view.
  • Are different viewpoints presented?
  • Is this article an editorial (author’s own ideas), is it informative, is it convincing, is it balanced?
  • What do you think of the article and its point of view? Explain.
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