Freewrite For Primary Source Analysis

In-class writing on composition

1) Write for five minutes without stopping about what you notice in each of your primary sources (you should have 2-4). You can write in paragraph form or as a list, but focus on describing each primary sources in as much detail as possible and on not letting your pen stop moving.

2) Share your primary sources with your group.

3) As a group, notice and discuss any similarities or striking differences. You are looking for patters and for disruptions of patterns.

4) Make a list of 4 or 5 main points of comparison/contrast.

5) Draft a working thesis that says something about the 1960s based on the patterns and differences you’ve observed in your primary sources. You’ll share this with the class.

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