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June 18, 2019, 07:03:44 am

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GraceR99

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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 05:48:55 pm »
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Those tips are awesome. Quick question though, is it mandatory to use historiography in essays? I.e. can I still get a Band 6 without it?

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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 05:52:27 pm »
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Those tips are awesome. Quick question though, is it mandatory to use historiography in essays? I.e. can I still get a Band 6 without it?

Nah it is definitely not mandatory ie. for War in the Pacific there is not a lot of obvious historiography unlike say Germany. If you are studying Germany I think it would be nice to have some form of historiography in there as there is so much you can use but either way it is 100% not essential to getting a Band 6. If you have a logical argument and back it up with evidence and sustain your thesis throughout your response you will do great :)
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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2017, 06:21:33 pm »
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Those tips are awesome. Quick question though, is it mandatory to use historiography in essays? I.e. can I still get a Band 6 without it?
It's not necessary but it is much easier to get a band 6 using historiography, the only essay type I know which you can get a band 6 pretty easily without historiography is Soviet foreign policy for the Russia option. You definitely need historiography for your part b personality section, it's the only section where markers look specifically for historiography

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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2017, 07:04:26 pm »
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how do we memorise sources for every topic!! struggling so much with figuring out how to do this

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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2017, 08:04:19 pm »
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how do we memorise sources for every topic!! struggling so much with figuring out how to do this
Hey! All I did was pretty much just continually practice with my sources (ie. practice questions), and then do look/cover/write/check exercises as light study! Check out this guide written by Jake about his worksheet method as well, it's tops!
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