4-5-page analyzing (minimum of 4 complete pages) and double-spaced with 1-inch top, bottom, and side margins and a 12-point font. Pages should be numbered.
essay should incorporate (not simply list) the following elements:
Who is the author?
If an identifiable person, what is his or her background?
What kind of text is it?Political?Historical?Satire?Fiction? Something else? A combination of genres?
Who is the authorâ€™s audience?It is always possible, and in fact likely, that there will be more than one audience.You may list others, but focus your essay on what, in your view, is the most significant one and explain why.
What does the document tell you about the wider society or broader social concerns?
What is the thesis or main argument of the work?Based on your reading of the document and your knowledge of the society and time period being written about, do you detect any bias?Explain.
Does the work do its job?In other words, are you convinced by the argument?Do you find the history accurate and informative?If itâ€™s satire or fiction, are you entertained or enlightened?How might the intended audience have reacted to the work?
In your work with the document, what did you as the reader/historian find most difficult about understanding/interpreting the document?
please use Chicago Manual
Include a title page with the universityâ€™s name, paper title, course number and name, your name and the date.