English Analytical Skill Sheet

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Analyzing the English Language is a bit like being a detective; it requires investigative skills, careful inspection and lots of effort.

You all may have heard of this concept/acronym:

PEE

or

PEEL

What? Simple;

Point

Evidence

Effect/Explain

(L)ink

It's all very simple when approached like this. Every essay is a thesis; an argument, or point of view. So when asked to write an essay on ANYTHING, you can remember to "PEE in every essay" ("Link" is not needed, but it does help).

So, you sit down, glance at the question and wonder how/what to write. Use PEEL. If the question was "Explain how effect is added to the descriptions of…

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