Does/Says Analysis. All writing both does something and says something. What it does is its purpose or function. What it says is its semantic content. EXAMPLE: “Dad, can I borrow the car tonight?” What is this person saying? Obvious enough.
EXAMPLE: “Dad, can I borrow the car tonight?”
Although each side of the controversy around sealed adoption records has good arguments, the evidence seems to suggest that it is time to open the records.