English

Summary, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation

Review the four paragraphs below. There is one paragraph matching each of the following types: summary, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Once you have read each paragraph, complete the following chart to identify the type of paragraph for each.

Paragraph Number Type of Paragraph
1 Evaluation
2 Summary
3 Synthesis
4 Analysis


1. Alice Axia’s article discussed overlooked tax deductions. It talked about some of the most commonly missed deductions. Whereas her use of statistics seemed to bolster her arguments, it would have been nice to see her elaborate more about the specific deductions missed. She could have talked about what recourse, if any, a filer would have once he or she realized there was an overlooked deduction. She also should have focused more on why the deductions were overlooked, as that would have made the article more effective.

2. Alice Axia informs us of ways in which we can reduce our tax obligations in any given year. Based on studies she cited, there were cases in which some tax filers were unaware of various deductions they were eligible to claim. In some cases, those deductions would have saved the tax filers hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Some of the common missed deductions, according to Alice Axia, were the mortgage deduction, the energy efficiency deduction, and the charitable donation deduction.

3. In “Unclaimed Deductions,” Alice Axia wrote about the most commonly overlooked deductions when filing a 1040 tax return. She provided information about the total number of missed deductions. In a separate article, titled “The Challenges of Estimating Tax Revenue,” Phyllis Phoenix talked about a number of reasons why estimated tax revenue may be a challenge. She did not discuss the points made by Ms. Axia. It is possible that much of the difference between tax revenue received and estimated tax revenue may be explained by looking at the additional revenue generated by overlooked deductions.

4. When reading Alice Axia’s article, “Unclaimed Deductions,” there are a few key points made that are worthy of further consideration. The first point is that the rules for deductions change from year to year. This leads to the second point, that those changes are not always as effectively communicated as t each year.hey could be. These two points lead us to better understand why there are many unclaimed tax deductions.


Did I get the paragraphs right?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 54
asked by Tracy
  1. I think all your choices are correct.

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Underline the topic sentence in the paragraph.

    Paragraph one is an analysis because the writer breaks down the points of piece of writing and considers how they relate to each other. Paragraph two is a summary because a summary is a description of the essence of the topic and

    asked by maribel on September 27, 2010
  2. com155

    can someone please review my answers to the questions below and let me know if they seem correct? Review the four paragraphs below. There is one paragraph matching each of the following types: summary, analysis, synthesis, and

    asked by chris on September 8, 2010
  3. Com 155

    How can you tell if a paragraph is a summary, synthesis, analysis, or evaluation

    asked by Zee on October 21, 2011
  4. com155

    can someone please review my answers to the questions below and let me know if they seem correct? Review the four paragraphs below. There is one paragraph matching each of the following types: summary, analysis, synthesis, and

    asked by mika on January 25, 2011
  5. Grammar

    ***I know the identifying is done correctly I just need to know if the paragraph is grammatically correct and makes since. ***Sorry that it was so long I hope this is better. Review the four paragraphs below. There is one

    asked by Angelina on June 10, 2011
  6. english

    Please check my work. How did I do? Also, please correct me on any gramatical mistakes. Thank you. Summary, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation...... Write a paragraph explaining the key differences between the four types of

    asked by icelocsgirl on May 11, 2011
  7. english

    Part II: Write one paragraph explaining the key differences between the four types of writing (summary, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). Underline the topic sentence in the paragraph.

    asked by Anonymous on October 26, 2010
  8. writing

    Part II: Write one paragraph explaining the key differences between the four types of writing (summary, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). Underline the topic sentence in the paragraph.

    asked by Anonymous on October 26, 2010
  9. Grammar

    ***I know that the identifying is correct just need to make sure the final paragraph is grammatically correct and makes since. Review the four paragraphs below. There is one paragraph matching each of the following types: summary,

    asked by Angelina on June 10, 2011
  10. com/170

    write a paragraph explaining the key differences between the four types of writing. summary, analysis,synthesis, and evaluation.

    asked by lora on November 5, 2010

More Similar Questions