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What message is this course giving
you?
SOURCE B:
`The day to day running of Russia was now in
the hands of the Tsarina, Alexandra. This was
a mistake. Alexandra was of German birth and
was suspected, wrongly, by the people of being
a spy. She was incapable of governing Russia,
she would not work with the Duma and came to
depend more and more on Rasputin.'
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How useful is source B for studying
reasons for the February revolution in
Russia in 1917?
Tip: FOCUS ON THE QUESTION ­ MAKE SURE YOU REALLY
UNDERSTAND WHAT THE QUESTION IS ASKING
Question type? How useful = 4Cs
Subject? What topic/ event do you need to show
knowledge of?
What about this topic/ event do you need
to consider and compare to the source
Dates? February Revolution 1917…read more

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How to write up your answer...
· Start by annotating the source ­ what is it
saying?
· Use the 4Cs formula
· The REALLY important sections are
COMMENT ­ why was the source written/
what is it's purpose?
CONTEXT ­ Where is the source useful?
(where does it agree with your OHK)
where is the source limited? (where does it
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How useful is source B for studying reasons for
the February Revolution in Russia in 1917?
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Use your knowledge..
Why is this source
Provenance. Reach an
What is the useful?
What do you know overall
message? 1. Why was it
about the conclusion.
made? What
What is the reasons for the
is the purpose Answer the
person trying Feb 1917
of the question ­ sum
to tell us, and revolution that is
source? up why the
how are they shown in the
2. Is the source source is useful
conveying this source.
reliable/ can & it's
message? What are the
we trust it? limitations.
limitations of the
source?
What do you know
that the source
does not tell you?…read more

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What reasons for the Feb 1917
Revolution are implied here?
SOURCE B:
`The day to day running of Russia was now in the hands
of the Tsarina, Alexandra. This was a mistake.
Alexandra was of German birth and was suspected,
wrongly, by the people of being a spy. She was
incapable of governing Russia, she would not work with
the Duma and came to depend more and more on
Rasputin.'
From a British school text book, 2005
What other reasons were there?…read more

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