1. Write a brief summary of the essay. In this summary, you must include at least one quote from the essay;
2. Answer: who is the author? What can be known about him/her? How is this information useful?
3. Answer: what is the topic and purpose of the essays?
4. Answer: who is the intended reader? How do you know?
5. What is the tone or mood of the essay? How do you know?