Structure For Question

The strucure for question A &  B

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Structure for Question A

• Apply your knowledge of the COPR technique to source C.

• Now apply your background knowledge of the course to create links.

• State the strengths and weakness's of the source.

• Ultimatley you MUST provide links between the two sources and relate these to

the question.

• State whether the sources support or contradict and to what extent

• Create links between the two creators of the source and refer back to your

background knowledge.

• Come to a clear and precise conclusion that does not contridict its-self.

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Structure for Question B

• Use your COPR technique on this source.

• State the strengths and weakness's of this source.

• Describe the scope of the source (does it focus on a specific area or is it


• Create links with other sources (look at the previous questions for help with links).

• Repeat this process for the other sources REMEMBERING to provide relevent

information to the question.

• To end your question you MUST provide a detailed, precise and clear conclusion to the stated question 

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Structure for part A


This should very briefly introduce the wto souces and the key points of comparison between them.

Main Paragraphs

  • You should have atleast two main paragraphs
  • Within thse you must compare content and provenance
  • You must compare the content of the sources closely (i.e. in the same sentence or in sentences next to one another).
  • You must also compare the provenance of the sources closely & tie this in to how usefu/reliable they are as evidence


You must come to a balance and well suppored judgement that takes into account both source and refers to the points previously stated about contene and provenance

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Structure for part B

Group the sourcesinto 2 or 3 factors that they provided evidence for.

Main Production

  • These should be structured by factor/view.
  • The sources which you have grouped according to factor should be cross-reference for areas of support/disagreement
  • Own knowledge should be used to explain the strengths or to point out the limitations of the evidence prodvided by the sources in relation to the question
  • A judgement should be reached in every paragraph as to how strong the sources' support is for the factor being considered - judgement should come from a consideration of both what the sources say (content) & how reliable/useful that evidence is (provenance) 

- You must come to a carfeul & well-supported judgement arising from consideration of both the content & provenance of the source by refering briefly to the key points to support it. 
- Which set of sources provide more useful and reliable evidence for answering the question
- You should also point out any limiations of the sources as a set 

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Source Rules

Rule 1 - Identify the overal message of a source

Rule 2 - Use quotations from the source if possible

Rule 3 - Cross Reference by comparing the two source's differences and similarities

Source Comparison


  • author 
  • tone
  •  purpose date
  • first hand or second hand 


  • content
  • differences
  • similarities
  •  what is better

Compare the context

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