Soc 9: SEE-I format

We’ve learned the SEE-I format for our source analyses. This format serves to build understanding through repetition as you move up the levels of understanding.

1. State the concept or idea in a single sentence or two.

  • Clearly and succinctly state the concept.

2. Elaborate on the concept in your own words. Explain it at greater length in a paragraph or two.

  • Clarify the concept in your own words. “In other words,. . .”

3. Exemplify the concept by giving concrete examples (and counter examples) of the concept.

  • Specify the concept by giving specific examples. “For example, . . .”

4. Illustrate the concept with a picture, diagram, metaphor, or analogy.

  • Draw something, find an existing picture, or create a picture-in-words, such as with a metaphor or analogy. “It’s like …”


Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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