How to do Sourcework?

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I'm doing a History homework on "A guide to sourcework".

What I have to do is make literally; a guide on how to do sourcework. I'm doing it in bullet point form and I have 5 at the moment but need up to 10 or more. Could anyone help and give me a few?

An example of the sort of thing I want is: "Look at the sources given and note every detail you find-even if it seems obvious to you." Can anyone help me with any more?

A.S.A.P.! Thanks.

Posted Sun 18th March, 2012 @ 19:55 by Turtle 360

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In class we do CROKE

It stands for Content, (Picking the content out of the source)

Reliability (or purpose), (Looking at the author, is it biased, etc) 

Own Knowledge, (events that have happened around the same time)

Evaluation. (answer the question) 

Hope that helps:) 

Answered Sun 25th March, 2012 @ 18:49 by Beth Kemp
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Our teacher is always telling us to use DESK

it stands for:

Describe the source


Source (use them)

Knowledge (use your own historical knowledge)

Also try and cross reference sources, check reliability and if appropriate give a balenced answer.

Answered Sun 6th May, 2012 @ 16:32 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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You could involve points such as:
- Look at the nature of the source, what is it? does this affect it's reliability?
- What time was it written? does this suggest that the source has the benefit of hindsight? Is it modern to the event? what would this tell you?
- What is the source trying to do? is the purpose of it to persuade or to generally inform? what does this tell you?
- What can you infer from the source and what does it tell you about that event?

Don't know if this will help or if you know it already but i thought i would try hehe x  

Answered Thu 22nd March, 2012 @ 17:07 by Helena
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I know some, but others I hadn't thought of! Thanks very much, this helped alot! :)

Answered Sat 24th March, 2012 @ 18:04 by Turtle 360
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Awhh no worries :D I feel chuffed ;)

Answered Sun 25th March, 2012 @ 10:38 by Helena