The Logic of “(Title of Text Chapter and/or Article)”
1. The main purpose of this article is, (State as accurately as possible, the author’s purpose for writing the article).
2. The key question that the author is addressing is, (Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when he or she wrote the article)
3. The most important information in this article is, (Figure out the facts, experience, and data the author using to support her or his conclusion)
4. The main inference/conclusions in this article are, Identify the key conclusion the author comes to and presents in the article).
5. The key concepts(s) we need to understand in the article is (are), By these concepts, the author mean, (Figure out the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning).
6. The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is (are)
7a. If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are, (What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously?)
7b. If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are,
(What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?)
8. The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are), (What is the author looking at, and how is she/he seeing it?)
9. How does the text chapter relate to three “dimensions”?,
10. What are the related implications, benefits, impact, relevance and returns on investment if we take the author’s underlying premises?
NOTE #23: When and where appropriate and relevant, scholars must integrate the FTs, TTs and COs when appropriate and relevant throughout the writing of the 4-5-page reaction/reflection papers