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Document Number (s)Comments Thesis Support Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 POV 1 POV 2 POV 3 Number Additional Documents DBQ Essay Organizational Chart (Cracking the AP World History Exam, Armstrong et al)
Document Analysis: SOAPSTONE S = Speaker, author – What do you know or what can you tell about him/her? O = Occasion –Time, place or context of the piece? A = Audience – For whom is the writing intended? P = Purpose - Why is the author writing this? S = Subject – Main idea? TONE = Feeling – What feelings or attitudes are expressed in the writing? POV: Point of View According to Kaplan (22): "Ask these questions in order to earn the core point for POV: 1. Does the occupation of the author influence what is said? (why?) 2. Does the class, religion, national background or gender of the author influence what is mentioned in the document? (why?) 3. Does the type of document influence the content of what is said? (why?) 4. Does the timing of the document influence the message? (why?) 5. Does the intended audience influence the message of a source? (why?) 6. Describing the tone of the document can also count for POV. The issue can be more subtle and is best used with other descriptions of POV." The Rig Veda pg 98 Upanishads pg 102 While I check your homework…….
Step 6: Group the Documents Mark which documents address the different issues that the question asks Group the documents in the most OBVIOUS groupings possible Group the documents by their similarities, but make sure that if you use two groups for example, that both groups clearly contrast one another. The documents must be placed in groups based on some commonality. Always refer back to the question for guidance. For example, if the question asks you to compare and contrast, then you most logically create two distinct categories. Your groupings must answer the question.
Assign each document to only one group for each grouping criteria. A group must include two documents at a minimum. There are no groups of one document. Each document must be discussed in relation to other documents. You must group within each of your body paragraphs. DO NOT LIST attributes of each document in single body paragraphs. Your body paragraphs should logically follow according to the groupings that you have created. You must group the documents in two OR three ways, depending on the question, in order to satisfy the basic core requirements.
POINT OF VIEW (POV ) can be determined by considering the following questions= Who is the author and how does that affect what he/she says? (gender, occupation, ethnicity, etc.) What do they think and why? What informs their opinion? What about the background of the author may have influenced his/her outlook as expressed in the document? (examples: gender, class, religion, ethnicity, occupation, age......) Why is this person saying or writing this piece at this particular time and place? Why would this person have this particular opinion? What is it about the author (if anything) that makes you question the reliability or authenticity of the document? In the absence of an author: consider the characteristics of the intended audience and/or the medium (eg: official document, sermon, diary,) and/or tone of the document, and/or how the temporal context (eg: writing in a period of stability/instability) may have influenced the author‘ opinion. If a document seems to disagree with your thesis, try to discredit it by attacking its reliability. If a document supports your thesis, try to clarify why it is a document with great reliability.
“ This document was written by a military commander during the war. He had a vested interest in the success of the war. He probably approved of the conduct of the government because he doesn't want his "bosses" to hear anything disloyal that would endanger his promotion". AP World Friends, Why is the KEY to POV. An acceptable pov analysis using your example might be: “Jonathan Sampson, a native American, appears to dislike Anglo Americans because his family was murdered during the Black Kettle uprising, yet his information has been verified by eye witness accounts both native and soldiers, thus making him a credible source. (doc. 7) ”Miguel Montez’s tone seems angry and resentful, because his ancestor’s land was take by American soldiers during theMexican American War. He offers no evidence for his claims, thus his point of view is questionable. (doc.5)” YES: NO: “This document was written by a military commander during the war. Jonathan Sampson, a native American, appears to dislike Anglo Americans.”