Answering SBQ

Inference

·       What is the (Message, Intention, Purpose, Why)?

o   1 content

o   1 Purpose/Perspective [to show the underlying meaning] – Purpose for someone important ranking, Perspective for a normal people

§  P: The cartoon was drawn for a purpose/perspective of___ [Purpose – VAMI statement, verb {convince/criticize}, audience {country/government/ citizens}, message {so that…..}, impact {audience will do something}]

§  E: Evidence [related to purpose paragraph]

§  E: Explanation [explain purpose]

·       No underlying meaning

o   2 content

§  P: (Answer the question)

§  E: Source A says “___” [Must be in context]

§  E: Explaining the evidence with respect to the question [Not paraphrasing]


Agree/ Disagree/ Different/ Similar

·       One-sided (How are the sources different/ How are the sources similar)

o   1 Content [About either similar/difference, based on the question]

§  P: Answer the question + comparable factor)

§  E: Source A + Source B

§  E: Explain what A and B are saying [Must explicitly say both]

o   Purpose/Perspective

§  1 if similar – Sources A and B are similar in their purpose. Their purpose is to VAMI

§  2 if different – Sources A and B are different in their purpose. Source A’s purpose is to VAMI. Source B’s purpose is to VAMI.

·       Two-sided

o   2 Content [About similar & difference, based on the question]

§  P: Answer the question + comparable factor)

§  E: Source A + Source B

§  E: Explain what A and B are saying [Must explicitly say both]

o   Purpose/Perspective

§  1 if similar – Sources A and B are similar in their purpose. Their purpose is to VAMI

§  2 if different – Sources A and B are different in their purpose. Source A’s purpose is to VAMI. Source B’s purpose is to VAMI.


Reliability

·       (Do you trust? How reliable is this source? ) – Do not cross-refer to the same source

o   Trust

§  P: Answer the question

§  E: Source A and Source B

§  E: Explain both sources

o   Do not trust

§  P: Answer the question

§  E: Source A and Source C

§  E: Explain both sources

o   Evaluation

§  Author’s stand – ranking/ social status

§  Content


Usefulness

·       How useful is the sources

o   1 Useful

§  P: Answer the question

§  E: Source A and Source B

§  E: Explain both sources

o   1 Limited

§  P: Answer the question [The source is limited as it fails to tell me___]

§  E: Source C [Only cross-referred source – Do not quote from the source]

§  E: Explain source C

o   1 Evaluation

§  Useful or not based on reliability


 

Important:

·      Must answer the question!

o  i.e. Question: Are sources C and D similar?

o  Answer: Sources C and D are similar in terms of…

·      Annotate sources before attempting the questions

o  Decide if the sources supports the main argument statement (the main question written at the top)

o  Find unique phrases in cartoons that may be important

o  Highlight important phrases in speeches of texts


PS: Thanks to Weihan for contributing the notes! :)

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