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Written Document Analysis Worksheet

1. Type of Document (Check one):

indentation ___ Newspaper indentation ___ Map indentation ___ Advertisement
indentation ___ Letter indentation ___ Telegram indentation ___ Governmental record
indentation ___ Ledger indentation ___ Press release indentation ___ Minutes
indentation ___ Memorandum indentation ___ Report indentation ___ Other

2. Unique Physical Qualities of the Document (check one or more):

indentation ___ Letterhead indentation ___ Notations
indentation ___ Handwritten indentation ___ “RECEIVED” stamp
indentation ___ Typed indentation ___ Other
indentation ___ Seals

3. Date(s) of Document:

4. Author (or Creator) of the Document:

indentation Position or Title (if applicable)

5. For What Audience was the Document Written?

6. Document Information:

indentationA. List three or more things the author said that you think are important:

indentationB. Why do you think this document was written?

indentationC. What evidence in the document helps you to know why it was written? Quote from the document.

indentationD. List two things the document tells you about life in Louisiana at the time it was written.

indentationE. Write a question that is left unanswered by the document.

Adapted from the design developed by the Education Staff, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408.

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