UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 YISHUN SEC SCHOOL Sec 3 Social Studies Source-based Case Studies Questions: Format

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ISSUE   It is a question that appears after all Questions (a) to (d), and before the Background Information and the sources. All the information in the sources is supposed to provide with information to answer the question posed by the Issue.

NEUTRAL SOURCE      A source that does not support or challenge the source. The source gives an objective view (i.e. present both advantages and disadvantages). The source cited a specialist in the field. The source is made by an independent party. The speaker in the source criticises his own people and country.

SBQ FORMAT (a) Inference   Keyword: Infer, say, tell Format: (Answer the question) that ___ Evidence shows (if picture source) / tells (if textual source) ___ Purpose of the cartoonist/author is to influence his readers to support/go against (related to issue) Evidence shows (if picture source) / is (if textual source) ___ Note: Use one phrase from the source as the evidence and using your own words, rewrite it as your statement (please make sure you retain the meaning). Keep it short!

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Source B is negative/positive positive/negative in tone. Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ in tone while Source C is Both sources are different in purpose.UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 (b) Differences   Keyword: Different Format: Both sources are different in content about ___. Purpose of Source B is to influence his readers to support/go against (related to issue) Purpose of Source C is to influence his readers to support/go against (related to issue) Evidence of Source B shows (if picture source) / is (if textual source) __ Evidence of Source C shows (if picture source) / is (if textual source) ___ 2 . Sources B and C says ___ Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ Both sources are different in tone about ____. Source B says X while Source C says Y. Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ NEW Both sources are also similar in content about ___.

UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 (c) Similarity   Keyword: Similar Format: Both sources are similar in content about ___. Sources B and C says ___ Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ NEW Both sources are also different in content about ___. Sources B and C are negative/positive in tone. Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ Both sources are similar in tone about ____. Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___ Both sources are similar in purpose. Purpose of Sources B and C are to influence his readers to support/go against (related to issue) Evidence of Source B shows (if picture source) / is (if textual source) ___ Evidence of Source C shows (if picture source) / is (if textual source) ___ 3 . Source B says X while Source C says Y.

(Elaborate from source). This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ___ 1 ‘Balanced’ – gives both sides of the story e. OR Source D is reliable because it gives a balanced1 view / objective view. Believe. Yes / No. Reliable Format: Source D is not reliable because it gives a non-representative view / one-sided view / biased view/ uses emotional words to influence the reader.g.UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 (d) Reliability  • Keyword: Prove. Source ___says (answer the question). good as well as bad. such as ‘provocative’ and ‘overwhelmed’. This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ____ Source D cannot be supported by Source ____. 4 . (Elaborate from source). Source D says (answer the question). Source ___ says (answer the question). Evidence of Source D is ____ Source D can be supported by Source ____. Trust.

Source E can be supported by Source ____. Source ___says (answer the question). This is because it says ___ (give specific reason) Evidence is ____.UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 (e) Usefulness   Keyword: Useful Format: Source E is useful (answer the question). Source __ says ___ Evidence of Source __ is ___ 5 . This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ____ NEW Source E is not totally useful because this cannot be supported by Source __ (go for a neutral source first).

Evidence of Source __ is/shows “____”. NEW Source/s __ and ___ does not show (topic of the question). Evidence of Source __ is/shows “____”. Evidence of Source __ is/shows “____”. 6 . Source __ shows __. Source __ shows __. Evidence of Source __ is/shows “____”. Evidence of Source __ is/shows “____”. __ and __ shows (topic of the question).UPDATED ON 26 APRIL 2009 (e) Evaluation   Keyword: show & support Format: Source/s __.

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