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

Name: ( ) Class: Sec Date:

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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(b) Differences Keyword: Different Format: Both sources are different in content 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 ___. Sources B and C says ___ Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___

Both sources are different in tone about ____. 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. 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) ___

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(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 ___. Source B says X while Source C says Y. Evidence of Source B is ___ Evidence of Source C is ___

Both sources are similar in tone 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 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) ___

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(d) Reliability Keyword: Prove, Believe, Trust, 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, such as provocative and overwhelmed. (Elaborate from source). OR Source D is reliable because it gives a balanced1 view / objective view. (Elaborate from source).

Yes / No. Source D says (answer the question). Evidence of Source D is ____

Source D can be supported by Source ____. Source ___says (answer the question). This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ____

Source D cannot be supported by Source ____. Source ___ says (answer the question). This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ___

Balanced gives both sides of the story e.g. good as well as bad.

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(e) Usefulness Keyword: Useful Format: Source E is useful (answer the question). This is because it says ___ (give specific reason) Evidence is ____.

Source E can be supported by Source ____. Source ___says (answer the question). This is because ___ (specify the reason) Evidence of Source ___ is ____

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Source E is not totally useful because this cannot be supported by Source __ (go for a neutral source first). Source __ says ___ Evidence of Source __ is ___

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(e) Evaluation Keyword: show & support Format: Source/s __, __ and __ shows (topic of the question). Evidence of Source __ is/shows ____. Evidence of Source __ is/shows ____. Evidence of Source __ is/shows ____. NEW

Source/s __ and ___ does not show (topic of the question). Source __ shows __. Evidence of Source __ is/shows ____.

Source __ shows __. Evidence of Source __ is/shows ____.