“Why is your point important?” On the importance of Analysis in Writing

This post was originally published on The Writing Project’s Blog.

When we write, it’s important that we try and think about the reason why you’re writing your point. This helps us to stay focused on making our point clear to the reader, and helps to push our thinking to the next level. Instead of focusing on “what” and “how” the story was told, think about “why” this point is important for the readers to know about.

This moves writing instantly from being descriptive to being analytical. Analytical writing means that critical thinking is used to communicate a strong message.

For example:

Your analysis allows the reader to understand your point of view, but also to be able to form their own perspective and opinion about your ideas. This helps to make your writing stronger and more engaging.

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