Rough Structure of History Questions

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Part A
Introduction- Stated Factor
· State your judgement
· Acknowledge the significance of the factor in the question
· Then substantiate your judgement- why is your judgement the most
significant/more significant than others
Paragraph- Stated Factor
· State the factor- not the most important, but still of significance (unless you arguing
that a factor is actually the most important)
· Explain why it is of significance, and round it off by stating why it is not the most
important factor- LINK BACK TO QUESTION
· Try to link factors at the end
Conclusion- Stated Factor
· Answer the question
· If the factor in the question is not the most important, state it is significant but your
chosen factor is more important and say why
· If the factor in the question IS the most important, state this and explain why-
substantiate it.
· Round it off with- overall, therefore, thus etc.
Introduction- Non State Factor
· State your judgement and substantiate it (why?)
· Acknowledge the significance of the other side, but ultimately return to your
judgement and why it is more clear then the other side
· Use own knowledge to back these up
Paragraph- Non Stated Factor
· One paragraph- present arguments/evidence putting forward your judgement.
· Another paragraph- present arguments/evidence acknowledging the other side
· Conclude each paragraph as to why it is more important/not as important as the
other side- clearly substantiate it.
Conclusion- Non Stated Factor
· Essentially, the same as the introduction.
· Answer question in opening sentence, though
· and wrap it up using words like overall, therefore, thus.

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Part B
Sources
· Read them- make sure you understand clearly what they're saying!
· Highlight where the sources disagree/agree with the question
· Annotate own knowledge where needed
· Make links between the sources
Part B Introduction
· Acknowledge the factor in the question and suggest why it may be significant
· Back up this up the source- make sure the sources' interpretations are made clear
· Then contrast with the others- make sure the sources' interpretations are made
clear
· Make your judgement…read more

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