Here are the high-scoring essays for our assignment two. Per announcement in class, these uploads are not following the format as faithfully. I just wanted to get you the info without having to worry about getting everything lined up to MLA standards. Note also that I am providing these examples for the sophistication of the explication, the students' knowledge of technical aspects and detail of analysis; the essays, however, may still contain other weaknesses.
2. Since visual documents often seek to move people towards a certain action (buying a product, attending an event, expressing a sentiment), an essay may analyze the rhetorical techniques used to accomplish this purpose. The thesis statement should reflect this goal.
Analytical skills can also be tested (GMAT critical reasoning) and they involve technical skills (finance and and accounting knowledge) but they are more complex. Sometimes, they involve creativity and intuition. For example, strategy consultants display analytical skills when they form (and test) a business hypothesis.
When writing an analysis essay, always bear in mind that you are writing someone else’s work and you are simply elucidating for the reader what message the author is trying to convey in his work. The format to be used should be in the form of a summary of the author’s work, pointing out its salient points. Analysis essays are usually undertaken in the academic world where students study the work of known authors and professors attempt to utilize the essays as tools for imparting certain writing techniques.