The USA 1961-75

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How to answer the 12 mark Source question

  • Use BOTH A & B [don't describe]
  • Similarities & differences!
    • Themes...e.g. Escalation.
    • Long term...e.g. Cold War/ Presidentail ellection.
    • Provinence/Reliability...e.g. first hand/second hand [ONLY TOUCH UPON!]
      • 'Source A is similar to Source B as...'[3]
      • 'Source A is different to Source B as...'[3]
  • Judge!
    • Very Similar...
    • Not very similar...
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How to answer the 24 mark Source question

STRUCTURE- Plan!

Use ALL the sources! (refer explicitly to the source!)

 OWN KNOWLEDGE

BALANCED!!!

  • Into-
    • Refer directly back to the question .
    •  Flag up any points (identify your line of arguement).
  • PEE!
    • POINT- Refer back to the question.
    • EVIDENCE-'This is supported by a quote from (e.g.) Source A; "........", too add to this (own knowledge) - Historians opinions.
    • EXPLAIN-
  • Conclusion- [JUDGE!]
    • 'Overall most important...because...(e.g.effects future events)'
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How to answer the 12 mark Explain question

  • Intro-
    • Refer directly back to question
  • 3-4 points- LINK THEM!!!
  • PRIORITISE;
    • Main reason.../most significant...
    • Least significant...
  • Conclusion-
    • JUDGE!
      • Short term
      • Long term
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How to answer the 24 mark agree/disagree question

STRUCTURE- Plan!

REFER to quote as 1 line of arguement- It's one interpretation of events!

BALANCED!!!

  • Intro-
    • Refer directly back to the question .
    • Flag up any points (identify your line of arguement).
  • Agree-
    • Interpretations & historians views.
  • Disagree-
    • Interpretations & historians views.
  • Conclusion-
    • JUDGE!
    • 'Overall most important...because...(e.g.effects future events)'
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