Sourcebased Questions Skills

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Sourcebased Questions Skills

  1. 1. Nan Hua High School<br />Source Based Questions Skills<br />Types of QuestionsInference ReliabilityUtilityComparisonsHow the questions can be phrased?What does this source tell us about …..? Explain your answer.What is the message of this source? Explain your answer.Do you believe what this source say about …..? Explain your answer.How reliable is the source in helping you understand …. ? Explain your answer.Is this source useful in helping you understand…? Explain your answer.How useful is this source in helping you understand…? Explain your answer.How similar are these sources? Explain your answer.How different are these sources? Explain your answer.What’s required in the answers?Make conclusionsProvide evidence from the source to support the conclusions made.Look out for purposes (conclusion + audience+ outcome)Make an assertion ( Yes/ No) to a certain extent.Check provenanceProvide evidence from the source to support your assertionCheck for biasness/ purpose/ tone Check for evidence (congruent/ opposing) from other sources or contextual knowledge(cross- refer).Check for limitations of source and provide alternative perspectiveMake an assertion (Yes/ No) to a certain extent.Check provenanceProvide evidence from the source to support your assertionCheck typicality – can the view made by one person represent the majority?Check for biasness/ purpose/ toneCheck for evidence (congruent/ opposing) from other sources or contextual knowledge (cross-refer)Check for limitations of source and provide alternative perspectiveLook out for similarities AND differencesHave a common issue for comparisonSupport your findings with evidences from both sources. Quote from the sources if necessaryComparison can be made in content, in tone or in purpose.Use comparison words such as “similarly, also, at the same time, congruent to…” to show similaritiesUse comparison words such as “on the other hand, although, however…” to show differences.<br />

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