Who created the source?

What do you know about the author? 

What is their point of view?

Place and Time:

Where and when was the source produced? 

How might this affect the meaning of the source?

Prior Knowledge:

What do you already know that would further your understanding of this source?


For who was the source created?

Does this affect the reliability of the source?


Why was this source produced at the time it was produced?

The Main Idea:

What is the source trying to convey?


Why is this source important? 

Does it effectively address the question: “so what?”


Suggested by Jeffery Shauberger

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