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1 Paper One Revision

2 Do Start you essay with an attention-grabbing first sentence Set out the issue clearly in the introduction Give an indication of your line of argument in the introduction Write a linking sentence at the end of your introduction to provide a smooth transition into the topic sentence of the second paragraph Dont Answer the question in the introduction Just re-phrase the question. Just make a list of points you are going to make Use personal terms like I or My.

3 Do Make sure that your essay has a logical or clear structure Check that the first sentence in each paragraph should contain the main idea. You will get marks for argument as a result. Follow this up with evidence, details, facts, figures, quotes. Include toolkit words which ensure that you are arguing, debating. Keep sentences simple, direct, clear and relevant. Dont Exaggerate claims e.g. This proves that.. Quote overly long chunks from historians – this is your essay being assessed. Use slang or abbreviations. Formal English, please. Use nursery language: The workers were not happy about.. Use two sentences when one would do. Miss out parts of the essay – check back to question several times.

4 Do Answer the question Summarise the main points in your argument Check that the conclusion is based on evidence presented in the essay. Check that the conclusion is in line with the line of argument presented in the introduction. Refer to words, phrases used in the essay title e.g. if a quotation was used. Dont Introduce new evidence in the conclusion. Say In conclusion…. That is stating the obvious.

5 Do Read all the questions Write on the exam paper Put question number in margin Underline key words /phrases to be discussed /defined. Write plan on exam script. Markers may credit this if you dont finish. Allocate 40 minutes for each question. Check back to the question /plan during the 40 minutes. Write legibly Write for 80 minutes. You should have prepared for this! Have a conclusion. Dont Panic! Write out the question. Wastes time. Think you can wing your way through an essay without the examiner knowing what you have done. You will be found out. Invent facts, details. Again, you will be caught. Try to impress by writing long, complex sentences. This is no substitute for clear thinking and clear writing. Memorise an essay and then copy it out irrespective of the phrasing of the question.

6 Planning is Britain Topic Choose 3 topics and write 3 plans for them. Make revision notes/ plans for them Germany Topic Write a plan for Economic factors in growth of Nationalism Make revision notes/ plans for it


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