MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

578 views

How do I analyse a source?

In order to understand a source and write the best possible answer, there are seven easy steps to take: 

1. What does the source say? We need to briefly look at the source to understand what it is. For example, it's a newspaper article published in 1968, describing the Tet Offensive.

2. Where does it come from? It's a newspaper article, but who published it? Is it from an American newspaper, or a British newspaper? 

3. Why was it written, or produced? As it's a newspaper article, we can assume that it was produced to inform the public. Is it produced to tell them that the Tet Offensive was effective? Or not? Consequently, is it biased?

4. Usefulness. How helpful is it as a source in answering the question? 

5. Reliability. Can it be trusted; who posted it, and why? 

6. Context. How does your background knowledge of the Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War help? 

Alexandra P. A Level History tutor, A Level English Literature tutor,...

1 year ago

Answered by Alexandra, a GCSE History tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

195 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Ellen T.

Degree: Law with German Law (Bachelors) - Oxford, St John's College University

Subjects offered:History, German+ 4 more

History
German
English Literature
.LNAT.
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“Hi! I'm a Law student tutoring essay subjects. I'm flexible, patient and passionate enough to put the hours in to build a rapport and achieve the best results!”

£22 /hr

Isobel B.

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered:History, English Literature+ 1 more

History
English Literature
English Language

“”

£36 /hr

Charlie S.

Degree: Management (International Business) (Masters) - Durham University

Subjects offered:History, Religious Studies+ 1 more

History
Religious Studies
English

“Hi! I'm Charlie, a Durham History grad. I play national level hockey, and love helping students who struggle with time management and boredom. ”

About the author

£18 /hr

Alexandra P.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:History, German+ 2 more

History
German
English Literature
English Language

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other GCSE History questions

Was Charles I trying to create ‘absolutism’ during the Personal Rule?

How do I get top marks in my GCSE History essay?

How do I structure a History essay?

How do I write a really good History essay?

View GCSE History tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok