What is the KEY ARGUMENT being communicated by the author based on their main research findings?.
What is the KEY ARGUMENT being communicated by the author based on their main research findings?. (This is not a summary of the article; this is not what the article is “about”; it is the central argument based on the research evidence provided by the author). (3 marks)
What is the author’s research method? (i.e. how does he/she collect the data?) What are the size and characteristics of the sample? (2 marks) Method: Sample size: Sample characteristics:
Outline two pieces of data that the author uses to support his/her argument that are drawn from his/her research (Not just 2 random facts from the article – this must be data from the research that the author uses to support the main idea that you identify above.). Explain how the evidence is related to the main idea. (2 X 2 = 4 marks) a) Data: Relation to the main argument: b) Data: Relation to the main argument:
Is the information provided verifiable and well-researched? Use the factors listed on the hint sheet to make your evaluation. (3 marks) A mark out of 3 (1=poor; 2=good; 3= excellent) will be assigned for grammar, spelling, and style of communication.