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    Does anyone have any tips on how to achieve highly in Part B of the Edexcel B controlled assessment? (Have on Monday)

    My question is:

    How much impact did US Presidents have in changing civil rights for black Americans in the years 1945–63?

    What techniques generally score higher marks?


    Many thanks,


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    GCSE or alevel?

    For/against
    Make your point----
    Analysis... this reinforces the idea that.... this exemplifies that ....
    Examples/Evidence/SOURCE- president .... stated on.... the New Yorker stated.....
    Evaluate at the end- therefore, however
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    GCSE or alevel?

    For/against
    Analysis... this reinforces the idea that.... this exemplifies that ....
    Examples/Evidence- president .... stated on.... the New Yorker stated.....
    Evaluate at the end- therefore, however
    Thank you for the swift reply. This is at GCSE level. Appreciate the response. Any idea on how many sources should be used?
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    (Original post by dxvid)
    Thank you for the swift reply. This is at GCSE level. Appreciate the response. Any idea on how many sources should be used?
    A good amount of sources should be used but don't overflow with sources you still need to bring in info and stuff- I think I was told to use 7/8 at gcse but that was a long time ago!! Hope this helps
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    (Original post by lulucoco98)
    A good amount of sources should be used but don't overflow with sources you still need to bring in info and stuff- I think I was told to use 7/8 at gcse but that was a long time ago!! Hope this helps
    Thanks! Any other recommendations for the final exams? Need a B in order to pursue Politics next year :/
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    (Original post by dxvid)
    Does anyone have any tips on how to achieve highly in Part B of the Edexcel B controlled assessment? (Have on Monday)

    My question is:

    How much impact did US Presidents have in changing civil rights for black Americans in the years 1945–63?

    What techniques generally score higher marks?


    Many thanks,


    David
    Use as many sources as possibl to back up your argument but always make sure you're argument stays clear throughout your essay. Make sure to mention (NOT intoo detail) of other possible reasons and methods that changed civil rights for black americans and then say how the US Presidents compare with this.
    This is what I did, but I didn't do Edexcel, but essay structure should be the same regardless of anything tbh.
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    (Original post by dxvid)
    Thanks! Any other recommendations for the final exams? Need a B in order to pursue Politics next year :/
    Are you doing medicine and American west- there's this great teacher online called revisegcsehistory on YouTube!! I used that and did well!!
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    Use as many sources as possibl to back up your argument but always make sure you're argument stays clear throughout your essay. Make sure to mention (NOT intoo detail) of other possible reasons and methods that changed civil rights for black americans and then say how the US Presidents compare with this.
    This is what I did, but I didn't do Edexcel, but essay structure should be the same regardless of anything tbh.
    Thank you, do you think that I should do 2 for and 2 against or a pro and con for each president? That would be either 5 paragraphs or 9 respectively. Have an hour to write it up either way but option 2 makes it easier to analysis.
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    Are you doing medicine and American west- there's this great teacher online called revisegcsehistory on YouTube!! I used that and did well!!
    Unfortunately not, Civil Rights in America
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    Thank you, do you think that I should do 2 for and 2 against or a pro and con for each president? That would be either 5 paragraphs or 9 respectively. Have an hour to write it up either way but option 2 makes it easier to analysis.
    It's better to make less points but analyze them in more depth than vice versa
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    (Original post by Dizgurl)
    It's better to make less points but analyze them in more depth than vice versa
    Fair enough! That's what I'll go with; either methods can achieve full marks.
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    (Original post by dxvid)
    Does anyone have any tips on how to achieve highly in Part B of the Edexcel B controlled assessment? (Have on Monday)

    My question is:

    How much impact did US Presidents have in changing civil rights for black Americans in the years 1945–63?

    What techniques generally score higher marks?


    Many thanks,


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