Advanced higher history essays!
Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:41 PM
Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:32 PM
It may just be that you need more practice writing essays. Try to back up your points with publications from other authors. You should read a number of relative texts. You want to cut down narrative to a minimum, especially in your introductions and conclusions. Don't bring up new points in the conclusion - if you feel something needs to be mentioned, do it in the main body of the text. Probably most important of all: make sure you answer the question!
Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:54 PM
how do you like this question
To what extent is there a need to differentiate between the physicla and psychological demands made on the Germa people by the Versailles peace Treaty ?
1. Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt -
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt.
Posted 16 October 2005 - 03:45 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:46 PM
Analysis of points is what the markers give you marks for, rather than a narrative of historical facts.
I think some more thoughts from other historians would be good, just to show how your thoughts relate/don't relate to theirs.
It might be argued that you are trying to cover too much in the essay. Maybe if you concentrated on less issues, but "zoomed in" on those you are tackling, you would be sure to have no "loose ends" in areas that you've not had time/space to cover in more depth.
I know very little about the issues at hand for this particular essay question, so my thoughts are of limited value.
Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:22 AM
Argh! Got the second half of my prelim coming up and I have no idea how to write essays!
Anyone doing Georgians and Jacobites???!
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