Document Analysis

Document Analysis will be in essay form and you must answer all

of the prompts and edit your essay before submission to receive full points.

Your analysis must be in Chicago style:

Font – Times

New Roman 12pt, double spaced, 1” margins all around, and
properly formatted citations, footnotes and work cited page.

Your analysis must be a minimum of two pages of typed text not

including work cited page. (points will be deducted if format requirements are not met)
A. What type of document did you read? (or was this a primary or secondary source)
B. When was the document written?
C. Who is the author(s) of the article and what is their title? (provide some background information on author and cite your source)
D. For what audience was the document written? (place article in its proper context, if you say the article was written for students – more than likely you are wrong. Think critically about who the audience is)
E. Document information:
i. List three things the author said that you think are important (footnote and cite the source)
ii. Why do you think this document was written?
iii. What evidence in the document helps you know why it was written? (Quote from the document, then footnote and cite the source)
iv. Discuss two things the document tells you about life in the United States at the time it was written. (do not just provide a list of things, you must explain them – points will be deducted if you simply provide a list)
v. Write a question to the author that is left unanswered by the
( you chose a topic not document analysis)

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