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Miss Colley’s absolutely brilliant, interesting and amazing top tips for exam success! Learning Objectives: To develop exam technique in order to ace the exam. To expand our knowledge and share ideas – ‘cos we are awesome! To enable Miss Colley to be a very happy teacher when you hand in your first ever essays
You sourcey devil! – How to be awesome at source analysis 1) Use Sources A and B and your own knowledge. “Explain how far the views in Source B differ from those in Source A in relation to the removal of power of President Diem.” 12 marks What should we do next…?
Top Tips Colour code – SIMILARITIES and DIFFERENCES. You will need to compare these. Analyse the sources. READ THEM ALL! Don’t just straight in. In pairs, read, highlight and annotate the sources… you have 10 minutes! Off you go! SCRIBBLE all over the sources – KNOWLEDGE IS KEY!
What do you know? 1) Use Sources A and B and your own knowledge. “Explain how far the views in Source B differ from those in Source A in relation to the removal of power of President Diem.”
CONTEXT: What was happening in the wider context of the Cold War? Can you name key dates/individuals? Spend another 3-5 minutes adding this to your source analysis. Use a different colour if necessary!
Your Question 1 Hitlist Comparison of sources – USE THE INFORMATION IN FRONT OF YOU Balance Own knowledge – BE SPECIFIC Context – what else was happening at this time? Written communication – have you answered the question?
Source Question Take 2 Use sources A, B and C and your own knowledge. “How far was President Kennedy committed to protecting South Vietnam?” 24 marks How does this differ to Q1?
Get to it! Analyse source C – use the same technique again. Highlight/colour code Annotate Context Own supporting knowledge 5-7 minutes!
Pearls of Wisdom Your own knowledge is SO important here. 24 marks = much more reliant on knowledge. Just using your own knowledge will get you 11 marks! Introduce the sources too… 16 marks + BALANCE is key. Select specific pieces of evidence to back up your argument. PLAN you NEED to be planning before you write an A-Level essay. You need a FOCUSED clear argument. JUDGEMENT – answer the question!
Use sources A, B and C and your own knowledge. “How far was President Kennedy committed to protecting South Vietnam?” In groups create a PLAN for how you would answer this question. What key points would you include? BE SPECIFIC.
Homefun Answer question 2 (both part 3 and 4) at home. These are both purely KNOWLEDGE based questions. You have the mark scheme to work with – use this to help you! These will be collected in on the first lesson back after half term. DO NOT FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Rules Answer both 12 and 24 mark questions. Try your VERY best. Remember this is your first try at this sort of exam question – just give it your best shot. SELF and PEER assess your essays BEFORE you hand them in. Use the mark scheme to help you do this. Come and see me if you need help!! Treats and biscuits await those of you who hand essays in on time