Discussion in 'General Writing' started by chickenpotpie, Sep 29, 2008.
Can anyone please tell me what a three-beat analysis is?
Well, I can give you an answer, but it probably won't help much.
I have never heard of it.
Can you provide any context?
Well I'm writing a one page paper (I'm sorry if this forum doesn't address papers, I haven't really looked around) and I'm required to write a three-beat analysis.
The topic says "Write a one-page, three-beat analysis of the debate and spin on one of these channels:" (and offers a list of channels).
I'm guessing the paper should be broken into three main points, but that's just my guess...
Have you asked the teacher/professor what s/he means by the instructions? That would seem to be the best approach. At least check with one of your classmates before trusting random people on an Internet forum.
What Scattercat says. This is undoubtedly an approach the teacher presented in class or in the supplementary materials. When you posted it, I did a quick but unsuccessful Google search, which says to me that it's not a universally-used term.
I even checked a couple of my old resource sites, from when I taught Language Arts, but I hadn't heard of it either.
Never heard of this rather hip sounding style of paper. Must admit that I am cringing away from your teacher's heavy use of smooth, cool-cat, daddy-oh, get-the-students-to-dig-me-on-a-copacetic-level diction.
I'd just ask the teacher or one of your classmates.
ditto that!... why ask here, instead of asking the teacher?
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