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Comprehension reading for understanding
Sides Recoginse them. Key factors (Historians) Successes and
Depth of Knowledge
Focus relevance of information. Stick to answering the question. Don't
be fooled by the topic Focus on the direction of the question
TO WHAT EXTENT Q's: Focus= fully/partly/not at all, most Q's= partly
but with a most important and less important factor.
AO2b, source based questions
Identify what the sources are saying.
Use quotes from source to illustrate the point you've made.
Explain how the other sources support the first source use quotes from the
source to illustrate this pointSame process for how the source differs.
An overall how far judgement on the support or challenge that the sources
have, in combination or separately.
This interpretation shows...
What point of view is it? Monetarist/Keynesian / progressive POV. Make
sure you explain you are treating it as their own interpretation or view.
Show you understand that there is controversy surrounding the argument.
Clearly state HOW FAR???
Place a value on each source X has more value than Y because...
Show that you understand that people and different historians have
different opinions and views, which creates historical debates (write a
sentence that would illustrate this point and be used in any essay involving
Orthodox= What everyone believes. Revisionist= trying to change the
common belief, though it is not thoroughly been proved with enough
Historians and economists can argue indefinitely on what exactly caused the
depression, in reality there is no real way to tell which is 100% true but all
mentioned theories are valid and can be justified it's just the value that
corresponding evidence gives to the interpretation which will give some
theories more weight and orthodoxy than others.