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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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Re: 5 Top Tips for History Essay Success
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2020, 09:34:17 pm »
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I just completed my modern history exam for prelims and the questions were quite unforgiving. We had to complete three 25 mark structured essays in two hours but the 15 mark questions did not have much room for discussion (barely writing three pages to answer a question that can be thoroughly discussed and answered in a single paragraph). Do you (or anyone else) have suggestions for expanding on ideas or even taking a new lens?
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