Suspend Judgment Suspending judgment is a necessary precursor to thinking analytically because our tendency to judge everything shuts down our ability to see and to think. It takes considerable effort to break the habit of responding to everything with likes and dislikes, with agreeing and disagreeing. Judgments usually say more about the person doing the judging that they do about the subject being judged. As a general rule, you should seek to understand the subject you are analyzing before deciding how you feel about it.
In the picture posted above, there are many assumptions that can be made right from the start. But we need the actual details: Now we need to interpret these details and come to a conclusion as to what this image means.
Starting with the child, we see boyish traits as in the length of the hair and the posture taken while urinating, which resembles that of most males. He is very dark and has thick hair, maybe making him of Indian descent. Also evident is his malnourished build and lack of proper clothing, while the only clothing he does have on looks mangy and slightly too small, so we can make the assumption that he is probably very poor.
Moving to the environmental traits, we see that the wall is not taken care of and is decaying. Also, the trash covered dirt indicates that the area is rundown and is probably not doing well economically; perhaps this is a third-world country.
Now the dog standing next to him does not have a collar or leash and it can possibly belong to the boy, but it can just as easily be a stray, given the environment they are in.
Now what does this all mean? Put into context the Nike logo and motto that are on the rundown wall. From our logic earlier, we concluded that this picture is probably in a third-world country, in which people are dying from disease, hunger, and thirst; they do not have the luxury to worry about name brand products or social status.
Take this all a step further now and notice the dog, its head slightly tilted as dogs commonly do when they are confused. In this context the dog, stray or not, is the equivalent to the poor child. The dog does not understand the significance of the child any more than the child understands the significance of the Nike logo and motto upon the wall.
The visual quickly illustrates the social latter between cultures. This is a great symbolic picture and can be taken many different ways.
I can even take this further, but it would begin to lose sight of its core purpose. I believe, as it stands now, this is a very plausible argument.How to Write an Analytical Essay. The purpose of these analytical essay assignments is to teach students to examine a feature film, interpret its meaning, and develop an argument based on and supported by material presented in the film itself as well as in HUM Analytical thinking is a critical component of visual thinking that gives one the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively.
It involves a methodical step-by-step approach to thinking that allows you to break down complex problems into single and manageable components. Applying Analytical Writing Patterns to Essay #2. Effectiveness Check: Characteristic 1. Characteristic 1: A Question that asks you to take a closer look.
(p. of Everyone’s an Author) Look over the draft of your essay and see if you can easily tell what the. Tips for Writing Analytically.
Use this graphic organizer to help your students organize ideas before writing analytically. Graphic Organizer for Analytical Essay. Subject. Writing. Grade Levels.
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Descriptive, Analytical, Critical/Evaluative, Reflective Writing Compared Assignment instructions outline how to address an assignment topic and indicate which of the following writing styles is expected. you chose it, your 5 appropriate sources, properly formatted in MLA and your 5 annotations.
10 points total: 5 for the introductory paragraphs of words. 1 point for each source: 1 for MLA formatting and 1 for the annotation of at least two-three sentences.