What aspect of the author/source (intended audience, purpose, author’s point of view) helps you to better understand the document? How so?
Briefly describe the historical context in which the document was created.
Summarize: What is the most important idea the author/creator is trying to get across to the audience? In other words, what is the document’s thesis, argument, or message?
Analyze: Bullet-point three supporting details that support the main thesis of the document. For images and maps, you’ll need to find specific details that significantly contribute to the overall meaning of the piece.