What is source analysis? Also, how do you start writing them? my teacher says not to include an introduction but I don't have any idea other than that to start one.
2 months ago
Hello, a source analysis is purely to describe the arguement that the source is presenting. Not if you think it’s right or wrong. Instead purely just what the sources arguement is and who would agree with them, etc. I think I would still write a short introduction sentence in my first paragraph. Let me know if you need help and we can set up a online session! Thanks. Hope this helped
Before you start I would 1.) read the source fully, 2.) write out a short plan about what you want to write about 3.) write that quick introductory sentence 4.) begin you analysis!
Source analysis is the review of a "source" which can be an artifact, a quote, or even a picture. By displaying the context of the source you demonstrate what and how the source is commenting on the society as a whole. There is no mystery in the writing of a source analysis.
It contains an introduction, a body, and a conclusion just like any paper you have been doing in school. However, in source analysis, each of these parts carries a slightly different signature.
First, there is the introduction. In a source analysis, the introduction is expected to offer information on the topic you are covering. Like all introduction, this is your chance to peak your reader’s attention so they will be alert to your thesis.
Second comes the body. Here, you are expected to give a brief overview of the source, identify the ideological perspective of the source. You will proceed to discuss the links from the source support your thesis.
Finally, the conclusion of the source analysis should be brief. You may only need to write one or two sentences that will pull the major points out the source’s central comment on society as a whole.
Now let us get back to your task at hand. Since the teacher ask that you do not write an introduction please respect that wish. The teacher has a reason for that request and if you choose to ignore it a write one anyways then no positive can come from it. This can be the teacher’s way of seeing if you understand the assignment and if you can follow instructions. Both are importance in you academic pursuit. As you can see in the body there is provision for you to offer a brief overview of the source so in a way that is all the introduction you need at this point.
I hope this has helped you in your assignment.
As on the procedures to follow on writing a source analysis, you should make sure you read the source dully, map out a plan about what your thesis about the sources is, and then try your hand at writing a quick introductory sentence to the analysis.