Her kan du se to eksempler på, hvordan et analytical essay til 12 om en artikel kan se ud. Det første eksempel stammer fra STX A, mens det andet er fra STX B. Bemærk de små forskelle i instruktioner og omfang.
STX A - Eksempelbesvarelse
Denne eksempelbesvarelse tager udgangspunkt i en opgaveformulering fra skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk A på STX fra den 20. maj 2019, som handler om artiklen “‘I Am Going to Die if I Keep Living the Way I Am.’ She Was Right”. Vi har også skrevet en study guide til artiklen.
The opioid crisis in the US costs thousands of lives every year. The crisis tears families apart and has proven very difficult to solve because of one terrible truth: It is easy to become addicted and extremely hard to become clean. The journalist Beth Macy provides a personal exploration of this issue in her 2018 article “‘I Am Going to Die if I Keep Living the Way I Am.’ She Was Right”, which sheds light on the crisis through the tragic story of one of its victims, and also raises interesting questions about the ethics of journalism.
In the article, Macy tells an unusually personal story of the young drug addict Tess, and the way society ultimately failed to help her before it was too late. However, in sharing Tess’s personal story, Macy also presents some general arguments about potential solutions to the opioid crisis.
Macy’s personal involvement in the case is evident, as she often presents details about how she stepped in to aid Tess in various situations: “I drove her to the Narcotics Anonymous meetings she was required to attend as a condition of the program and walked her baby boy around the back of the room when he got fussy” (ll. 9-10). Even after Tess’s tragic death, Macy notes that she personally comforted her mother (ll. 94-96), emphasising the fact that she was involved in the case from beginning to end.
These elements serve two purposes in the article. First, the personal details makes the story of Tess more vivid and moving, adding a touch of pathos. Secondly, they help Macy build ethos as a journalist, because they depict her as a...