How should i be introducing and concluding an AS-level history essay?

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I have noticed that one of the main problem and where I am losing out in terms of marks is in the introduction and conclusion of my history essays. I still don't understand no matter how much I try or am told how to go about it..

help, my exams are coming up!



Posted Sat 16th February, 2013 @ 21:47 by FMS

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Is it a source based paper or essay based? 

Answered Mon 18th February, 2013 @ 12:08 by Maz
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sorry, forgot to mention that, its actually for both

The source based question is on British Society in 19th century (so Poor Law and Public Health Act stuff)

and then there is a non source based one which is on british expansion in africa

Thanks :)

Answered Mon 18th February, 2013 @ 12:12 by FMS
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hmmmmmmm. Basicly what i do is you have to sum up all the arguments you have written so far in your paragraphs. So for example when writing your essay about all the liberal reforms say which was the most effective relating to your question. you must ALWAYS relate it back to the question, so it shows that you know what your talking about.

Start something like this in conclusion when looking at this question '...' (whatever it is) the most influential was... because.... Then go onto to say the least influential or effective to the question. Make sure you write about all your paragraphs, you are summing up your own beliefs to the question. 

i hope this helps! **

Answered Mon 18th February, 2013 @ 12:48 by Hannah
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I was told to state your argument in your introduction but not to make it too long, a couple of sentences at the most, then prove how your argument is the correct one in your conclusion. We are told to make your conclusion a third of your essay, but it's really difficult to do that :/

Answered Sun 24th February, 2013 @ 17:22 by Laura Henderson