Written Document Analysis Worksheet

1.    TYPE OF DOCUMENT (Check one):
___ Newspaper
___ Letter
___ Patent
___ Memorandum
    ___ Map
___ Telegram
___ Press release
___ Report
    ___ Advertisement
___ Congressional record
___ Census report
___ Other

 
2.    

UNIQUE PHYSICAL QUALITIES OF THE DOCUMENT (Check one or more):
 

___ Interesting letterhead
___ Handwritten
___ Typed
___ Seals
    ___ Notations
___ "RECEIVED" stamp
___ Other

 
3.   DATE(S) OF DOCUMENT:
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4.   AUTHOR (OR CREATOR) OF THE DOCUMENT:
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POSITION (TITLE):
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5.   FOR WHAT AUDIENCE WAS THE DOCUMENT WRITTEN?
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6.    

DOCUMENT INFORMATION (There are many possible ways to answer A-E.)

A. List three things the author said that you think are important:
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B. Why do you think this document was written?
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C. What evidence in the document helps you know why it was written? Quote from the document.
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D. List two things the document tells you about life in the United States at the time it was written:
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E. Write a question to the author that is left unanswered by the document:
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