Source Analysis Instructions

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Working Knowledge
Apply source details
Cross Reference
Apply Contextual Knowledge to good effect
The essence of paper two is using and evaluating historical sources critically in
context.
DON'T ACCEPT THE SOURCE AT FACE VALUE!
Test the sources against: - Historical knowledge
Other sources
Against internal evidence
TIPS
Who wrote it?
Where was it written?
When was it written?
Why was it written?
DON'T USE "PROVES"
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"What is the message of this poster"
"Why was this poster published"
You must cite information from the sources
Source based paper, and you must use info straight from the sources and
develop the answer.
A HIGH QUALITY ANSWER WILL CONTAIN
Specific source detail
Comment on that detail in relation to the question
CLEAR CONTEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE enabling a judgement to be
made about the purpose or validity of the question.
Content (quote it) Comment (on content) Context(relate to events)

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