Singapore Social Studies Essay Format

 

Inference:

First Level Inference:What

can you infer from the picture/source/cartoon?

Structure:

First Inference:Explanation:

I can infer that...What can you infer from the source?The source shows/states...Quote directly from source thesentence/characteristic that led you to infer whatyou did.This means that...Explain how this quote or characteristic appliesto what you have infered.

Second Inference:Explanation:

I can infer that...What can you infer from the source?The source shows/states...Quote directly from source thesentence/characteristic that led you to infer whatyou did.This means that...Explain how this quote or characteristic appliesto what you have infered.

Second Level Inference Question:

1.Inference2.Purpose

Why

(keyword)

did the author draw this picture?

Infering the purpose of a source

Include who made the source

Include what is the intended outcome for making such a source

Content, Message, Audience, Outcome (CMAO)

Structure:

First Inference:Explanation:

I can infer that _________ made thisspeech/drew this cartoon in order to ________ (desired outcome).State

who made this source (author)

and w

hatwas the intended outcome (action)

that thissource is meant to cause (purpose).The source shows/states that...Quote directly from source thesentence/characteristic that led you to infer whatyou did.This means that...Explain how this quote or characteristic applies

 

Source Based Question (SBQ) Notes

Social Studies

Inference [2 Paragraphs]

I can infer from Source _______ that ___________.Source _______ states ______________________.I can also infer from Source ________ that __________.Source _______ states __________________________.

'Why' inference questions [2 Paragraphs]

I can infer from Source ________ that the cartoonist is trying to convince _____________ (who) that ____________, sothat they (the audience) will _____________ (desired reaction). The Source shows that __________________.I can also infer from Source ___________ that the cartoonist is trying to convince _______________ (who) that__________________, so that they (the audience will...) _______________. The Source shows that __________________.

Comparison [2 Paragraphs]

How different are these sources? (1 Similarity, 1 Difference)How are these sources different/similar? (2 Differences/Similar)Source A and B are different on how they ______________. Source A is ___________, while Source B is ______________.Source A states that ______________, therefore _______________. However, Source B states that _______________,therefore __________________.

Reliability [1 Source] [1 Paragraph]

-State Your Stand-Give Evidence-Cross Refer To Back Up Claim*Are all sources are correct to a certain extent? Or is it a 100% reliable/100% unreliable?(Does the Source prove that...)[Yes/No] Source E [does/does not] prove that ____________. Source E states that _______________. This is also[supported/refuted] in Source D. Source D states that ________________.-It does prove because it is reliable as (the provenance).

Reliability [2 Sources]

*These two sources differ in view. Does it mean that one is wrong?Possibilities: Both right, both wrong, one is more reliable than the other.Step 1: State your standStep 2: Prove Source D's reliability [reliable or unreliable]Step 3: Prove Source Es reliability [reliable or unreliable]

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