How do I write an article analysis on one paper- but referencing 5 other papers from the bibliography?"Write an article analysis on  **** by referencing and comparing it to 5...

How do I write an article analysis on one paper- but referencing 5 other papers from the bibliography?

"Write an article analysis on  **** by referencing and comparing it to 5 outside sources in the bibliography. Basicly you are writing an essay on the article and must research something about the topic under review"......

So when writing an article analysis, does this mean I have to write about each of these 5 sources seperately or all in the context of this main paper?

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James Kelley | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I can see why you're confused! I believe that the assignment asks you to write one paper, an "analysis on ****," where **** is the title of a specific article that you have located. In developing that analysis, you need to make use of 5 additional sources. Those sources can probably mostly easily be used to support or to challenge points that are raised in the specific article that is at the center of your analysis.

Here's an outline that might help:

Thesis: **** makes several solid points but has at least one serious flaw.

Solid point 1 (outside sources 1 and 2 agree or further develop ths point)

Solid point 2 (outside sources 3 and 4 confirm this point)

Serious flaw (outside source 5 addresses this piont, serving as a valuable corrective to ***)

That outline is just a suggestion, of course! Use the format that best fits your central article. Check with your teacher. You may be able to get a list of questions to answer or items to address.

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