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
• 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
• Come to a clear and precise conclusion that does not contridict its-self.
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
Structure for part A
This should very briefly introduce the wto souces and the key points of comparison between them.
- 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
Structure for part B
Group the sourcesinto 2 or 3 factors that they provided evidence for.
- 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
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
- purpose date
- first hand or second hand
- what is better
Compare the context