How do you analyze your life

Writing text analysis - this is how it works

Step 4: Introduction letter.

Analysis and discussion always have one Introduction, a main part and a conclusion. In the Opening sentence include the author, the source (read: the text that was presented to you), the type of text and the topic. Then you start with a short introduction:

  • Which Problem does the text handle?
  • With which ask does the author deal?
  • In the introduction you can also pick up a suitable current event or define a central term from the text.

Step 5: write the main part.

The main part turns out differently depending on the analysis or discussion task. In the analysis ...

  • do you give the essential text content in your own words again (use subjunctive or indirect speech!),
  • analyze the aimsthat the author wants to reach and
  • the (Style) meansthat he's trying to do that with.

For one discussion Do you need first of all a short text analysis. You examine the text for ...

  • its argumentation structure,
  • the central problem
  • the basic conceptual structure as well
  • the theses and key statements and the language resources.

Beyond the text analysis, however, you take part in the discussion well-founded and critical position. That means you ...

  • deals with the author's statements in a critical and differentiated manner and
  • develop and justify your own judgment.

If you agree with the author, you support his theses. You can add additional arguments, e.g. B. own experiences or your own knowledge. You can refute possible / typical counter-arguments, even if they may not be in the text. Or you can "trace" the author's reasoning in your own words.

If your opinion contradicts that of the author, you provide a reasoned contradiction in your discussionby debunking the author's arguments. You can do this for. B. name counter-arguments and concrete counterexamples, "pick apart" the author's "evidence" or limit the (general) validity of his statements. If you partially agree with the author, you mix both variants and then come to your judgment.

The icing on the cake, by the way, is the so-called "further problematization", in which you add to or discuss what the author has forgotten, overlooked, neglected or perhaps even hidden from your point of view.

Step 6: write the end.

At the end your rating follows. In the analysis you finally assess the argumentation of the author and evaluate, how well and convincingly the text was written is.

In the discussion do you finally take a stand and judge in addition to design and content, above all the author's point of view and theses.

You see: It's not that wild. In the following articles you will learn how you can shine with ten stylistic devices in your text analysis and we will tell you the differences between a text analysis and text discussion.