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    In every history essay I've written I've done Point, Evidence, Explain and link back to the question but A level requires historical interpretations so I've been including the views of specific historians before I link back but my essays still don't seem to cut it.

    Any ideas how I can improve my paragraphs?

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    (Original post by Sasha25)
    In every history essay I've written I've done Point, Evidence, Explain and link back to the question but A level requires historical interpretations so I've been including the views of specific historians before I link back but my essays still don't seem to cut it.

    Any ideas how I can improve my paragraphs?

    Thank you!
    Your paragraphs should be more than just adding views, your A2 historiography in your paragraphs should be reflective of the stance you take in the essay. So if you are arguing about Hitler as a dictator for example and your essay is claiming that Hitler was weak then you need to be following the revisionist arguments in your essay and expanding your points - in relation to revisionism - in your essay. It's not good simply saying X says this... and Y says this...but I think this...You need to be following a branch of historical thought. To get even better marks, explain why you think the other interpretation is wrong, for example you would be arguing in line with the Historiography of Hitler being a weak dictator WHILST simultaneously explaining why the traditional argument of his being a strong character is wrong.
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    (Original post by TheHistorian19)
    Your paragraphs should be more than just adding views, your A2 historiography in your paragraphs should be reflective of the stance you take in the essay. So if you are arguing about Hitler as a dictator for example and your essay is claiming that Hitler was weak then you need to be following the revisionist arguments in your essay and expanding your points - in relation to revisionism - in your essay. It's not good simply saying X says this... and Y says this...but I think this...You need to be following a branch of historical thought. To get even better marks, explain why you think the other interpretation is wrong, for example you would be arguing in line with the Historiography of Hitler being a weak dictator WHILST simultaneously explaining why the traditional argument of his being a strong character is wrong.
    Thank you soo much but I'm a bit confused .. Could you please give me an example paragraph of what that would look like? It would help me out a lot

    Thank you again!
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    (Original post by Sasha25)
    Thank you soo much but I'm a bit confused .. Could you please give me an example paragraph of what that would look like? It would help me out a lot

    Thank you again!
    I can root one out for you, check back in under 2 hours and i'll have something from my uni work for you.
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    (Original post by TheHistorian19)
    I can root one out for you, check back in under 2 hours and i'll have something from my uni work for you.
    Any one else allowed a peak?
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    I thought historiography was at AS too?! Our teacher makes sure we have 3 quotes a paragraph or we cant get above a level 3/4 D:
 
 
 
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