PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS FORMAT
2. Each analysis should contain the following sections:
a. Description (6 points): Write a well-developed paragraph (6-12 sentences) describing the work in question. Visual and musical texts should be described in formal terms (see “Seeing, Listening and Reading Guide”). Use formal terms from the “Seeing, Listening and Reading Guide” as they seem useful. Do not discuss the values or ideas represented by the work in the section; give only a formal description
b. Values Analysis (6 points): Write a well-developed paragraph elucidating what values you think this work represents. Be sure to connect the values you adduce to the formal description that you offer in the previous section. In other words, tell what aspects of the work lead you to attribute certain values to it. This connection could include your emotional reaction to works of music or visual art.
c. Values Relationships (4 points): Write a well-developed paragraph relating the values expressed in this work to each other. Analyze the relationship between each pair of values you have named. Be sure to use the taxonomy from the “Values Analysis Guide” to name the way in which these values are related.
d. Integrating Value Relationships (4 points): Write a well-developed paragraph relating the values expressed in this work to the integrating value of the cultural matrix from which it comes (as named in the “Values” introduction for that cultural matrix.) Be sure to use the taxonomy from the “Values Analysis Guide” to name the way in which these values are related. You should analyze this relationship from the standpoint of the subordinate value. Note that no subordinate value can complement the integrating value.
3. Format: Use subheads at the beginning of each section as below. The text of the analysis should be double-spaced. The analysis should total 1½ to 2 pages in length.
PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYZED: [author (if appropriate) and title]
INTEGRATING VALUES RELATIONSHIPS: