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How to analyze anything

Trying to increase your word count for an essay without repeating yourself or adding “fluff”? Ask yourself questions to dig deeper.

  • - How is this happening?
  • - Why is it important?
  • - What assumptions are you making about this issue?
  • - What is the larger context of what you are writing about?

For more questions, see this table: How to analyze anything. Make an appointment with a writing tutor to talk through some of the questions and generate meaningful content for your paper.