What is the author’s main argument?
You must express this argument in your own words rather than in the form of quotations of the article.
This summary should not be more than a few sentences long.
What evidence does the author draw upon to support this argument?
You will probably want to refer to specific passages of the article. Place the page number in brackets after
the period at the end of the sentence that refers to it.
Do you find the argument convincing? Why or why not?
If you don’t find it convincing, you should criticize the evidence provided and/or offer alternative points of
view the author neglected.
What are the implications of this argument? In other words, so what? Here are some examples of
questions you may wish to answer:
How would you frame a discussion of Hamilton in a classroom situation?
What might future musicals do to address this issue?
Aim to write about 500 words.