Chapter 10: “How to Explain Something”

“For many incoming freshman, using analogy in academic writing is a new strategy. And when you’re new at this skill, it’s easy to come up with a comparison that’s sort of meh . . . Your comparison should add something to the discussion, not just restate it. You need to be able to say exactly what the comparison is adding, and how. If you are unable to articulate this to yourself, know that you are asking your reader to do what you have not done yourself.”