Anti-Apartheid Movement : Primary Source Analysis
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Academic Level Bachelor
Type of Work Writing from scratch
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Paper Format MLA
Primary Source Analysis or Article Analysis
Using a primary source assigned on BB ( ATTACHED DOCUMENT- Ghosts of Sara Baarman), work to put the source in context and raise analytic questions about it. Start with Who, What, When, Where, Why questions. Specify what the document is, when it was created, and what you know about the author’s position, possible goals, and possible biases. Is the author part of an organization? What do you know about that organization? Use specific dates and place names. Consider the significance of the time period in which the source was produced. Note, the recommended readings for that week can help you put the source in context. Plan to do this kind of analysis when writing about primary sources for your final paper.
If you are analyzing an article, identify the author’s main points(s). What is the scholar’s approach, key analytic terms, and most important types of evidence? Are you persuaded? Why or why not? Who is the scholar arguing against, and what seems to be at stake in the debate between historians/scholars?
Plan to do this kind of analysis when writing about “secondary sources” for your paper.
Format: 2.5-3 pages each. Times New Roman, 12pt font, double-spaced, one-inch margins, page numbers, and only your full name/title at the top. Submit via BB under Content.
When quoting or paraphrasing, indicate the page number, if you do not use footnotes.