how do you answer usefulness questions??

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i can never seem to pick up all the marks on the usefulness questions anyone got any ideas?

Posted Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 10:57 by Baum

3 Answers

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our teacher is forever telling us to do these things:

  • atq answer the question in the first sentence eg "I think the source is useful"
  • balenced answer- do two paragraphs one for saying how it is useful (what it shows) and one for saying how it isn't useful (what is doesn't show)
  • finally add on a conclusion to show what you think eg "I think this source is useful because... however the source could be considered unuseful because..."
  • for source qustions use this in your paragraphs:

Describe the source


Sources- use them (quote the source) eg "In source A"

Knowledge- use your own knowledge

also cross reference sources if you can as this will make your point stronger and remember to use all the source that the question asks you to.

Answered Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 11:05 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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You need to use a writing frame which helps you pick up most marks if you use it correctly. This is the one I use:

1)What can you infer from the source?

2) Where does the source come from and who created it?

3) What is its purpose?

4) Does the source give an accurate account? Is it reliable?

5)In what ways is the source useful?

6) In what ways is the source of limited use?

These are the pints you should answer in the usefulness questions to pick up as many marks as possible :-) Hope this helps 

Answered Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 11:06 by Maria
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thank you!! 

Answered Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 11:31 by Baum