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    (Original post by DaveUCD)
    Oh nope that not they one im talking about, im talking about the Stalin Russia
    Aha my bad then!
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    It was ok, I did Civil Rights first. My knowledge of Vietnam wasn't as good as Civil Rights so I had to stop and think about what to write for Vietnam. I thought it was a bit strange that they didn't give us a time period to focus on but nevertheless it wasn't too bad. How many pages did you manage for each question?

    that was a problem for me too, i had to keep looking at the clock and i had to cram in loads for civil rights. My knowledge was the opposite of yours i guess, i included examples but i maybe couldve used more u.u

    i managed almost 3 for vietnam, and a bit less than 2 and a 1/2 for civil rights. u?

    Was the black power question more popular in your school? it was in mine, and our teacher said the unpopular question is usually marked more lenient than the popular one so that there can be a spread of grades :L
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    (Original post by shabba-ranks)
    that was a problem for me too, i had to keep looking at the clock and i had to cram in loads for civil rights. My knowledge was the opposite of yours i guess, i included examples but i maybe couldve used more u.u

    i managed almost 3 for vietnam, and a bit less than 2 and a 1/2 for civil rights. u?

    Was the black power question more popular in your school? it was in mine, and our teacher said the unpopular question is usually marked more lenient than the popular one so that there can be a spread of grades :L
    No actually everyone in my school did federal government, I wrote about 5 for civil rights and 4 and a halfish for Vietnam. I was worrying I didn't write enough when my friend said she wrote 8 pages for one (must have been an exaggeration to be honest) but nevertheless, how about for you guys which was more popular?
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    (Original post by shabba-ranks)
    that was a problem for me too, i had to keep looking at the clock and i had to cram in loads for civil rights. My knowledge was the opposite of yours i guess, i included examples but i maybe couldve used more u.u

    i managed almost 3 for vietnam, and a bit less than 2 and a 1/2 for civil rights. u?

    Was the black power question more popular in your school? it was in mine, and our teacher said the unpopular question is usually marked more lenient than the popular one so that there can be a spread of grades :L
    Was that the one with Malcolm X and MLK? I looked at that one and I was like hell no. I had nothing on Malcolm X apart from he inspired African American nationalism and pride and left nation of islam, the question at our school which was generally popular was the 1945-1968 question as it was a straight forward factors question.
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    (Original post by Use Err Name)
    The Italian unification questions were tricky! I did the one on the defeat of Austria. Basically concluded that it wasn't of massive importance because France seemed to replace Austria as the influential power and barrier to full unification (Nice & Savoy, Rome, Italy getting Venetia - all aspects that France had control over) and that it took Garibaldi to create an Italy that would bear the most resemblance to what we think an 'Italy' is (i.e. control of most of the peninsula, north and south).
    Nice to see we were thinking along the same lines! Even though we did make different conclusions... I didn't write much about French influence, I had a major panic because I thought I shouldn't be writing about it too much for an events question... it just all went too quickly. Fastest 80 minutes I've experienced in a while
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Was that the one with Malcolm X and MLK? I looked at that one and I was like hell no. I had nothing on Malcolm X apart from he inspired African American nationalism and pride and left nation of islam, the question at our school which was generally popular was the 1945-1968 question as it was a straight forward factors question.
    I think the federal government one would be more popular, naturally because I think its come up twice before so quite a few people must have done it as a practice. Although this year they extended the date I don't think they've ever asked up till 1968 before
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    No actually everyone in my school did federal government, I wrote about 5 for civil rights and 4 and a halfish for Vietnam. I was worrying I didn't write enough when my friend said she wrote 8 pages for one (must have been an exaggeration to be honest) but nevertheless, how about for you guys which was more popular?
    8 pages for a 30 mark essay o.o, its probably not impossible if they can write that quick, but you can gain the same amount of marks with a 3-5 page essay imo if you include relevant points and examples + link back to the question.

    black power was more popular for some reason, alot just couldnt think off the top of their head for the FG and SC one

    what do u think the grade boundaries will be like? 43-A and 39-B last time, hoping for something similar or less lol
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    (Original post by shabba-ranks)
    8 pages for a 30 mark essay o.o, its probably not impossible if they can write that quick, but you can gain the same amount of marks with a 3-5 page essay imo if you include relevant points and examples + link back to the question.

    black power was more popular for some reason, alot just couldnt think off the top of their head for the FG and SC one

    what do u think the grade boundaries will be like? 43-A and 39-B last time, hoping for something similar or less lol
    God, for history I never really considered grade boundaries I always just assumed
    as long as you got 25 on each you got an A, woops!
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    I think the federal government one would be more popular, naturally because I think its come up twice before so quite a few people must have done it as a practice. Although this year they extended the date I don't think they've ever asked up till 1968 before
    Yeah the longer date is good at testing the candidates picking out parts from each era, I suspect some people will fall into the trap of talking about 1960-1965 an awful lot and not mention beyond then or before then. I liked it though, I had so much relevant knowledge
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Yeah the longer date is good at testing the candidates picking out parts from each era, I suspect some people will fall into the trap of talking about 1960-1965 an awful lot and not mention beyond then or before then. I liked it though, I had so much relevant knowledge
    Yeah, same its a shame though that we didn't have time to mention every single thing we knew about federal government from 1945-68 although it would have taken a good few hours to include everythinggg
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    Did anyone do the question on the Korean War?
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    Yeah, same its a shame though that we didn't have time to mention every single thing we knew about federal government from 1945-68 although it would have taken a good few hours to include everythinggg
    True I hope you didn't talk just about FG and SC though :P? that would be bad as it was ''what were the reasons responsible'' questions . I managed to include 1964 CR act and 1965 voting rights act along with 9981 executive order, BROWN II and Boyton Vs Virginia so got quite a lot in there!
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    True I hope you didn't talk just about FG and SC though :P? that would be bad as it was ''what were the reasons responsible'' questions . I managed to include 1964 CR act and 1965 voting rights act along with 9981 executive order, BROWN II and Boyton Vs Virginia so got quite a lot in there!
    How did you structure yours, in terms of what did you perceive to be federal government?
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    How did you structure yours, in terms of what did you perceive to be federal government?
    Had this pre-saved from earlier

    did a paragraph FG and SC, I talked about there being 4 key civil rights advancements to improve status being proposed then a talked about two of these being voting rights act 1965 and 1964 civil rights act, I also did some work on Supreme court judgement of Boyton Vs Virginia and BROWN II and said BROWN II was limited as well as Johnson's distraction of the Vietnam war that undermined their importance in advancing status.

    Then I did a paragraph saying federal officials pressured due to rising support from media reports of the civil rights movement, talked about bham, washington, little rock and then at the end undercut it by saying that the media would not have stories to report on if it weren't for the civil rights movement itself.

    Then my main argument on the civil rights movement, stuff they did, what it resulted in, advancements in status, then concluded that it was the main reason responsible for the improvements in status. It said changes but I identified that the changes were mainly improvements

    I took the federal government to be the official big acts and Presidents (such as Johnson)
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Had this pre-saved from earlier

    did a paragraph FG and SC, I talked about there being 4 key civil rights advancements to improve status being proposed then a talked about two of these being voting rights act 1965 and 1964 civil rights act, I also did some work on Supreme court judgement of Boyton Vs Virginia and BROWN II and said BROWN II was limited as well as Johnson's distraction of the Vietnam war that undermined their importance in advancing status.

    Then I did a paragraph saying federal officials pressured due to rising support from media reports of the civil rights movement, talked about bham, washington, little rock and then at the end undercut it by saying that the media would not have stories to report on if it weren't for the civil rights movement itself.

    Then my main argument on the civil rights movement, stuff they did, what it resulted in, advancements in status, then concluded that it was the main reason responsible for the improvements in status. It said changes but I identified that the changes were mainly improvements

    I took the federal government to be the official big acts and Presidents (such as Johnson)
    I see, I perceived federal government as Presidents, Supreme Court and Congress, but since supreme court was written, just presidents and congress. Though there wasn't much to say on congress
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    I see, I perceived federal government as Presidents, Supreme Court and Congress, but since supreme court was written, just presidents and congress. Though there wasn't much to say on congress
    Yeah that's pretty much what I thought as well but in the exam I put them all into 1 paragraph as a standard argument, I nearly managed to mention all Presidents but forgot Eisenhower!
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    I did the Black Power/ MLK question. I thought about doing FG/SC but I decided that the date boundary was just too large- like the whole course large!
    Most people I talked to did the FG/SC question. However comparing Black Power and MLK is remarkably easy and with only 2 sides to the argument, it's very manageable- particularly when you only have 30-40 minutes.

    I don't think either question was especially hard though, it was a relatively nice exam.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Yeah that's pretty much what I thought as well but in the exam I put them all into 1 paragraph as a standard argument, I nearly managed to mention all Presidents but forgot Eisenhower!
    Oh that's fine, I grouped Johnson and Truman as though they were the more successful two and then Kennedy and Eisenhower for the less successful, but I think its fine as long as you mentioned a few presidents it shouldn't affect your mark, especially if the rest of the essay is good, which seemingly from what you have told me it sounds it!
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    (Original post by EleanorKeats)
    I did the Black Power/ MLK question. I thought about doing FG/SC but I decided that the date boundary was just too large- like the whole course large!
    Most people I talked to did the FG/SC question. However comparing Black Power and MLK is remarkably easy and with only 2 sides to the argument, it's very manageable- particularly when you only have 30-40 minutes.

    I don't think either question was especially hard though, it was a relatively nice exam.
    That's actually really interesting, I did the FG my teacher actually predicted that Black Power would come up, but none of us did it. For me, I didn't feel as though I could have written enough for the MLK Black Power one, but I think I'm comparing my knowledge of federal government, which was far greater. Out of interest how much did you write for it?
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    (Original post by sophie5)
    That's actually really interesting, I did the FG my teacher actually predicted that Black Power would come up, but none of us did it. For me, I didn't feel as though I could have written enough for the MLK Black Power one, but I think I'm comparing my knowledge of federal government, which was far greater. Out of interest how much did you write for it?
    I can't remember exactly but I think it was about 6 pages, maybe slightly more?
    I just compared their attitudes to whites (MLK understood the need to include them, as he knew he needed white support to make changes), whereas Black Power excluded them - SNCC expelled all whites under Carmichael.

    I compared their attitudes towards violence- MLK's non-violent campaigns, Carmichael publicly disagreeing with him during the March Agt. Fear, the Black Panther shoot-outs etc.

    I wrote about their different aims. MLK- intergration, Black Power = black supremacy (though unclear).

    I also talked about how MLK focused more on legislative changes whereas Black Power mainly worked on community projects, alieviating poverty and restoring black cultural pride. Though of course MLK focused on poverty in his later years, after 1965.

    I had quite a few other points but I'm not going to re-write my entire essay. I found there was loads to write about!
 
 
 
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