|2006 UCSB Hist 2c TA Heidi Marx-Wolf prepared
this handout to help her sections prepare for the source analysis on the
midterm exam. She agreed to give the whole class access to this model of
what the answer to a source analysis might look like. [Week 5=May 1-5, 2006;
midterm on May 4]
Prof's note, 5/3/06, 11pm: I've added my own sample 10-minute answer to the question, in the right-hand column, below.
2C Section Homework – Week Five
Your assignment was to do the following source analysis. I know that you did not do the reading in the textbook yet for Sun Yat-Sen. It comes in Chapter 9, pp. 336-38. But one thing to keep in mind is that you can always look ahead if you’re confused about the significance of a specific reading in the reader. The textbook segments are usually only a couple pages long.The text between the horizontal lines below is from the 2003 midterm study guide:
In 1923 Sun Yat-Sen wrote:
"In the age of autocracy, the masses of the people were fettered in spirit and body so that emancipation seemed impossible. Those who worked for the welfare of the people and were willing to sacrifice themselves for the success of revolution not only did not receive assistance from the people but were also ridiculed and disparaged. Much as they desired to be the vanguards, they advanced without reinforcement. It becomes necessary that, apart from destroying enemy influence, those engaged in revolution should take care to develop the constructive ability of the people. A revolutionary program is therefore indispensable."
Professor's note, 5/3/06, 11pm: In the left-hand column below is Heidi's answer that she discussed in her sections based on several questions, including 'what part of the prompt did the author not answer?' (answer: the strategy Sun Yat-Sen suggests). After listening to the discussion in section, I offered a simpler (well, in my professorial opinion at least) answer that I would find acceptable, that relies more on a careful reading and interpretation of the text. In the right-hand column is my 10-minute answer to the source question.
Reading Questions: [for Heidi's week 5 sections]