Is anyone else taking this exam on June 12th so confused by what we have to write?
My teacher is a little too laid back, meaning he doesn't really give us many exam tips, he just teaches us the content and then asks us to do past papers. My marker notes usually say 'not enough focus on the question' or 'weak conclusion'. Since these failings are obviously due to my lack of understanding of what the question is actually asking, could anyone with a more thorough understanding of the paper tell me how to answer the question?
For example, tomorrow I have a mock and the question is:
Despite its faults, Suetonius’ biography of Augustus provides more insights into his character and ambitions than the autobiographical Res Gestae. How far do you agree? Refer to both sources in your answer.
So am I just writing about how Suetonius and the Res Gestae portray Augustus differently, taking into account his rule etc, or am I on the wrong lines completely?