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I haven't seen a thread about this yet so here you go! As the title suggests, this is a forum to talk about the Civil Rights exam, looking at the topic areas: African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Unions and Women.

Is anyone else really struggling to revise for the interpretations? I find it so difficult to structure my essays (especially turning points), any advice?
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Hey guys!

I haven't seen a thread about this yet so here you go! As the title suggests, this is a forum to talk about the Civil Rights exam, looking at the topic areas: African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Unions and Women.

Is anyone else really struggling to revise for the interpretations? I find it so difficult to structure my essays (especially turning points), any advice?
Hey! I've been advised to structure my essays mainly in economic, political and social factors (and cultural for Native Americans). So for turning point questions a paragraph would look like:

Named factor was an economic turning point
Other factor was more of a tuning point
Another factor was more of a turning point
(Repeat for political and social)

Because that way you can cross examine factors from across the period.

If it's a question like 'Presidents were the most important factor...' I've been told to structure it by factor e.g.:

Presidents were most important
Presidents were not important
Other factor was also important
Another factor was also important

Hope this helps, it's really hard to get your head around
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Hey! I've been advised to structure my essays mainly in economic, political and social factors (and cultural for Native Americans). So for turning point questions a paragraph would look like:

Named factor was an economic turning point
Other factor was more of a tuning point
Another factor was more of a turning point
(Repeat for political and social)

Because that way you can cross examine factors from across the period.

If it's a question like 'Presidents were the most important factor...' I've been told to structure it by factor e.g.:

Presidents were most important
Presidents were not important
Other factor was also important
Another factor was also important

Hope this helps, it's really hard to get your head around
I also adopt the same exact structure; How's your revision going so far?
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Hi, i'm Abdul from London. I'm in my second year of sixth form. As you know, we now have a new spec and this is a 2 1/2 hour exam, so I have created this thread so that we can discuss exam strategies and question predictions.

Note: Exam board: OCR ONLY.

Feel free to participate and ask questions. We're all here to learn!
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I thought revision was going ok, but I got my mock back last week and I didn't do too well. I think I need to work more on essay technique. What about you?

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Hey guys!

I haven't seen a thread about this yet so here you go! As the title suggests, this is a forum to talk about the Civil Rights exam, looking at the topic areas: African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Unions and Women.

Is anyone else really struggling to revise for the interpretations? I find it so difficult to structure my essays (especially turning points), any advice?
Wold you like some practice source questions?
I too am doing this exam in 20 days:woo:
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I see you're online emmap1998, how's the revision going?
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I'd love some source questions if you have some, thank you! I have a few from the revision guide but it's annoying there's no past papers. Revision isn't actually going too well, I'm pretty ill so am not really up for doing anything today
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Wold you like some practice source questions?
I too am doing this exam in 20 days:woo:
I would love some, thank you so much! <3
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Any educated guesses on what questions could come up ?
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Any educated guesses on what questions could come up ?
To be honest it could be anything but you could start off by excluding everything mentioned in the specimen paper because those will not come up.

Also, I have a question. What are your subthemes for each unit?
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I said anything because it's new spec and we can't really follow a trend.
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My teacher thinks there may be a question on Native Americans and the Supreme Court.
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Airmed, don't know what you feel about this but there's two threads here discussing the same exam unit. Do they need merging?
Other thread is here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4718948
Saw your name in the mod box and thought you'd be a speedy responder.
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I would love some, thank you so much! <3
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I'd love some source questions if you have some, thank you! I have a few from the revision guide but it's annoying there's no past papers. Revision isn't actually going too well, I'm pretty ill so am not really up for doing anything today
I'm very sorry but I haven't had the time that I thought I would do to type these out.

However, I did stumble across this document when looking for something else, and it's very very useful. Look at page 28. They can produce a different interpretations question debating each of those (34) questions. My prediction is that the exam will have gilded age, based on the amount of questions on it.

I have been using sources out of this book but they tend to have only one source per depth study, though some have 2.
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Airmed, don't know what you feel about this but there's two threads here discussing the same exam unit. Do they need merging?
Other thread is here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4718948
Saw your name in the mod box and thought you'd be a speedy responder.
Merged If you see any other cases like this in SH, tag me in and I will do the same
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Any educated guesses on what questions could come up ?
I think that they might do an interpretations question on Black Power and African Americans maybe? Or women in the Gilded Age? I'm just trying to learn the main actions of the President, SC, Congress, opposition, protest groups, impact of economic/political climate. Then you've got a structure there no matter what question comes up!
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Any educated guesses on what questions could come up ?
Gilded Age source question (don't know what on).

Question about internal divisions (don't know what on).

And a question about whether AAs/NAs/TUs/W are responsible for their own civil rights.
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I think the interpretation might be Native Americans, they're the only group with no interpretation question in either the textbook or revision guide, and maybe black power, because once again there's no essays on that.
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I think the interpretation might be Native Americans, they're the only group with no interpretation question in either the textbook or revision guide, and maybe black power, because once again there's no essays on that.
What you mean?
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