Introduction to Types of Analysis

What you’ll learn to do: identify and apply different types of analytic processes

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You will be facing many analytical writing tasks during your time at college, regardless of your major or field. As you learned in the last section, analysis is a function of mature critical thinking. In fact, analysis is a component of almost all academic and professional writing tasks. You will encounter various synonyms for analysis in assignment descriptions including interpretation, inquiry, or evaluation. All of these terms denote the same skill: “to break down or investigate.” In this section, we will “break down” several common analytical writing assignments. This section will teach you how to apply context-appropriate analytic processes to your writing tasks.