This is a succinct summary; the entire summary is only three sentences. Is this source too elementary, too technical, too advanced, or just right for your needs? The writer could also suggest ways of improving his essay or analysis. You can also limit your search by material type, language, and date. Does it tell the whole story? Secondary sources are based on primary sources. Photographs- could the photograph be staged for publicity? One thing to remember - propaganda is not always useless or unreliable - it tells us what the govt was telling its people at the time, and it's reliable in that respect. Are her sources credible or reliable? This part of the evaluation process asks you not for your opinion, but to evaluate the logic of the argument.
Your analysis will also benefit from the way the source represents its position which may or may not be your position with carefully chosen words and phrases. In source-based or synthesis writing, we try to not only express our ideas using our own voice, but to also express our ideas through the voices of those we are citing. How does the language work? Does the photo look realisitic? Now you can evaluate the source as historical evidence. When we learn more about the context in which those arguments were made, however, they start to make more sense. Basically, it's a way of showing that you've done your research, and that your thesis fits in with other research being done in the field.
Primary sources do not represent research per se, but only the artifacts from which most research is derived. I thought I would create this one-stop thread where everyone can share their advice on how to best analyze sources. Do they support your thesis? Note whether bibliographies are included. What ongoing historiographical discussion e. Diaries would be a primary source because it is written directly by the individual writing in the diary.
Others might include relevant government documents and contemporary German newspaper articles. A few sentences are often sufficient and it should be no more than a paragraph. The results of that test case may reinforce the broad interpretation, require its modification, or negate it entirely. Europeans thought that this theoretical application is effective due to the scarce population of Native American settlers in the area. Newspapers, memoirs, and autobiographies also might function as primary sources. Title of Journal Is this a scholarly or a popular journal? Images of ash and dust appears in many scenes, particularly in and around the home of the Wilsons. Should you choose a book or film that I do not approve, you risk failing the assignment for using an inappropriate book or film.
What are the basic values or goals of the organization or institution? Choose either a book or a film: Remember, I must approve you choice. Is the language free of emotion-arousing words and bias? Was it written at the time of the event, or 20 years later? Primary sources are the raw material of the research process. The perspective of an officer will be different to the perspective of a soldier, or a mother on the home front, or a government official. What perspective does it provide? This book or film must be approved by me. A German perspective will be different to a British perspective. After all, something compelled you to choose it, right? A reliable text displays a pattern of verifiable truth-telling that tends to make the reader trust that the rest of the text is true also.
Explain what you think this position may be and why you think it. Facts can usually be verified; opinions, though they may be based on factual information, evolve from the interpretation of facts. But before including some general guidelines for writing this addendum, let me suggest that you directly ask your teacher this question. As a talented writer and thinker, Austen obviously took issue with the strict confines of her expected role. This will help yield good conversation, by integrating your analysis of your sources into your presentation of them.
Please reply to this thread with your tips and tricks for analyzing sources. · What arguments or concerns does the author imply that are not clearly stated? There are a lot of questions posted on this forum about how to analyze sources. In addition, since the data is already collected and usually cleaned and stored in electronic format, the researcher can spend most of her time instead of getting the data ready for analysis. Read the conclusion or epilogue if there is one if an article, read the last one or two paragraphs. Don't read a history book as if you were reading a novel for light pleasure reading. You are now finally ready to read in earnest.
What reinforces or counters points made in other readings? What does this tell you? With funding from the U. But knowing what you want to do with sources is a crucial part of the research process. However, instead of molding itself to the English of the Western world, Japan has integrated English to fit its ideologies, to serve its own needs; indeed, to become part of the Japanese language. On Web pages, the date of the last revision is usually at the bottom of the home page, sometimes every page. Below you will find instructions for doing either the film or book review.