EXAM ESSAY SKILLS HISTORY GCSE

How to get good marks in an essay exam, as long as you know the History, this is how to write your essay. Flags indicate how important they are to get the marks, green then orange then pink then red, shows how important, with red being extremely and green not as important (but still crucial).

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  • EXAM ESSAY SKILLS, HISTORY
    • PLANNING: EXAM TIME
      • Make sure you check the marks
      • Which is worth the most, spend most time on that question
      • The more marks, the longer you spend
    • THREE KEY AREAS OF ESSAY WRITING
      • PLANNING YOUR ESSAYS CAREFULLY
        • Sort out what you're going to write before you start writing
        • Think about the question, what are the key words?
        • Cause and consequence
        • Change and COntinuity
      • GIVING THE RIGHT CONTENT
        • Don't throw in everything you know
        • Put in relevant and accurate information
        • Stick to facts
      • CLEAR WRITING STYLE
        • 1: Use the key words from the question to explain what the essay is about
        • 2: Explain and analyse the question
        • 3: Make sure each paragraph focuses on a different point in detail.
        • 4: Use FACTS to support your ideas.
        • 5: Answer the question by giving your opinion.
        • 6: Make it easy for the examiner to see how much you know.

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