The Triumph of Elizabeth: History essay formula

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Rachel Kelso
History Essay Formula
Is the question about:
a) Ed/Mary
a. If it can be approached in terms of themes such as political, economic, social etc then
see 4
b. If it is better suited to a group of arguments for and a group against then see 2
c. If the question is of the type `To what extent was x responsible for y' then see 3
b) Elizabeth
a. If it can be approached in terms of themes such as political, economic, social etc then
see 1
b. If it is better suited to a group of arguments for and a group against then see 2
c. If the question is of the type `To what extent was x responsible for y' then see 3
1. Standard theme for Elizabeth
a. Choose 3 strands of standard theme (political, economic, religious, social,
economic)
b. Structure: Intro-T1-T2-T3-Conc
c. Tn= Construct brief for/against PEEs. Put them in whether they agree or
disagree, with your preferred stance being presented last. Include
historiography. Finish with judgement.
2. Specific approach
a. Use when answer cannot fit the standard theme form
b. Structure: Intro-For-Against-Conc
c. For/Against: Use PEE structure to build up argument. Include historiography
and judgment (discount the arguments of the side you oppose) after each
point.
3. Different factors
a. Use for question type `To what extent was x responsible for y' as it requires
exploration of other affecting factors.
b. Structure: Intro-F1-F2-F3-F4-Conc
c. Fn= Construct brief for/against PEEs. Include historiography. Finish with
judgement.
d. F1= the one outlined in the question unless it is the one you support
because...
e. Final factor is always the one you support.
4. Standard theme for Ed/Mary
a. Choose 3 strands of standard theme (political, economic, religious, social, economic)
b. Structure: Intro-T1-T2-T3-Conc
c. Tn= Construct a brief PEE for Som., North. & Mary with regard to theme in light of the
question. For each PEE provide brief judgement (while this may be true, it could
alternatively be argued that...). Provide wider conclusion at the end of each T (having
examined this in the light of the three distinct periods of gov't within the time span,
it is clear that politically...)

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Rachel Kelso
Introduction
1. First sentence= your stance
2. Briefly describe the situation at the beginning and end of given time period.
3. Draw quick judgment from this (this clear change implies there were definite driving forces
behind it)
4. For necessary question type:
1/4: Make clear your thematic approach. Say whether each theme agrees or
disagrees with question.
2: Briefly present the basis of one of your points for and one against.
3: Briefly present the different factors you will explore.
5.…read more

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Bridget Simpson

So good thanks ***

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