PSA #1 is a practice assignment for conducting a primary source analysis. Although there are three steps to performing a PSA (see the General PSA Guidelines) this practice will only ask you to perform step #1. As we move forward in the coming weeks, I will be asking you to incorporate steps #2 and #3. For right now, however, we will only focus on the first of these.
This is the table you will use to complete this assignment:
Who created the text, picture, object, etc.?
What is the topic? What is it about?
When was it written, delivered, published, or created?
Where was it written, delivered, or created?
Why was it written or created? Whatâ€™s the purpose?
How is it written or created? In what format was it created?
Put it all together. Remember that this is the part of this chart that I actually GRADE. The rest is just to help you figure out the components. Be sure that ALL of the components above (who, what, where, when, why, how) are included in the description.