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    I've been revising exam structure for the new AS level specifications and I am super confused at how to answer the source question for the depth studie (so contemporary sources). Is it better to just write four paragraphs for the main body of the essay using PACT and talking about the use or should I be doing one paragraph on why Source A is useful, one paragraph on why it isn't etc?
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    Personally, I would do a paragraph on how reliable or valid source A is (e.g; date, who it is, the purpose), then a paragraph on the content of the source and how it relates to the context; you can split this into two, do one section for how the source supports the context, then a section on what it doesn't tell you. Repeat this for source two. Obviously make sure that each paragraph is answering the question. Provenance, content and context. Hope this helps and I haven't made it sound too confusing! I would recommend speaking to your teacher; they might have some good suggestions.
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    (Original post by lupinsnymph)
    Personally, I would do a paragraph on how reliable or valid source A is (e.g; date, who it is, the purpose), then a paragraph on the content of the source and how it relates to the context; you can split this into two, do one section for how the source supports the context, then a section on what it doesn't tell you. Repeat this for source two. Obviously make sure that each paragraph is answering the question. Provenance, content and context. Hope this helps and I haven't made it sound too confusing! I would recommend speaking to your teacher; they might have some good suggestions.
    Thank you! That's what I'd been doing already in all the practice questions but I suddenly panicked that I'd misunderstood everything. This has really put my mind at rest
 
 
 
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