1. Small introduction with clear thesis – clearly state the article’s author and title and establish the tone of your response to the reading. 2. Summary – give a paragraph summarizing the article’s main points using neutral language. This paragraph would be useful to anyone who hadn’t read the article and needed the foundation before getting into your reaction. 3. Critical Analysis – you will analyze the author’s purpose, audience, use of reason, and argumentative strategies. 4. Conclusion with a restatement of the thesis, confirmation of main points. Create an engaging introduction, then summarize the main issues brought forward by the article, follow that with an analysis of the information and position, and finish with a small conclusion. The essay should have four paragraphs in total.