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    Hi, are dates important in essays? Is it possible to achieve a good grade if not much dates are given? I heard on one hand that dates are very important but on the other I have heard that as long as all the key points are there. Any replies are appreciated. Sorry to be annoying just wondering.

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    Yup they are. They get you marks for "knowledge" which is a fair percentage of the exam. You will always need a "rough" idea of when the event took place so always know the year any event took place in but if it HUGE (start of ww2, fall of berlin wall etc) then I suggest remembering the month and perhaps the day.

    Essentially - generally if you can say what year it was in and maybe month but most of the time you wont need the exact date.
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