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Explain why there was opposition in Germany to the Treaty of Versailles? 12 Marks| I know the facts that the question is based on but I wanna know HOW to answer it and structure it.
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Introduction - brief introduction about what TOV is or something like that
First para - One reason why there was opposition, describe this a bit and then say why it caused Germans to oppose TOV
2nd Para - Same thing, different reason
3rd Para- Same as above
Conclusion - which reason you think is why they opposed it the most and why

I think you can also have a 4th reason.
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Explain why trial by ordeal was used during c1000-c1200?i want to know how to answer this 12 mark question!!!
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That was an amazing explanation! Gracias por eso, amigo/amiga. ¡Con esta explicación, realmente entendí hacer una pregunta de 12 puntos y obtuve 10 de 12!
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(Original post by asari4)
Explain why trial by ordeal was used during c1000-c1200?i want to know how to answer this 12 mark question!!!
sooo.. i am currently doing gcse history so i am a pro at this. 1st para-explain how the power of the church influenced trial by ordeal2nd para-lack of technology-needed an alternative as they didn't have the scientific knowledge3rd para-strong belief in god and religion-believed god decided everybody's fate. It was just 'luck'-as that is what they believed.Hope this helped and you can use it for reference in the future.
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sooo.. i am currently doing gcse history so i am a pro at this.
1st para-explain how the power of the church influenced trial by ordeal
2nd para-lack of technology-needed an alternative as they didn't have the scientific knowledge
3rd para-strong belief in god and religion-believed god decided everybody's fate. It was just 'luck'-as that is what they believed.

Hope this helped and you can use it for reference in the future.
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Good luck in ur future essays
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(Original post by GeekGirlsRule)
sooo.. i am currently doing gcse history so i am a pro at this.
1st para-explain how the power of the church influenced trial by ordeal
2nd para-lack of technology-needed an alternative as they didn't have the scientific knowledge
3rd para-strong belief in god and religion-believed god decided everybody's fate. It was just 'luck'-as that is what they believed.

Hope this helped and you can use it for reference in the future.
also law enforcement or lack of it is good as well for third para
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if anyone tells you to write an into, ignore them, go straight to the main paragraphs, do three of them, each highlighting different reasons, then write a conclusion highlighting what you think is the most important reason.

Para one: the military terms imposed on Germany
para two: the treat was a Diktat and Germany was forced to pay reparations
para 3: Territorial rems

in conclusion, I believe that the military terms of the treaty was the main really why there was opposition to the treaty because....



that's the basic structure, but obviously adapt it a bit to suite you
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Interesting that you guys include a conclusion for the 12 markers. We were told that's only for the 16 markers :/
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(Original post by haarithiop)
Introduction - brief introduction about what TOV is or something like that
First para - One reason why there was opposition, describe this a bit and then say why it caused Germans to oppose TOV
2nd Para - Same thing, different reason
3rd Para- Same as above
Conclusion - which reason you think is why they opposed it the most and why

I think you can also have a 4th reason.
This is wrong! In a 12 mark question, you don't need an introduction or conclusion. It's an "Explain why" question, there's no point to prove or anything, therefore an introduction/conclusion is unnecessary. However, this is good on a 16 mark "How far do you agree" question.

12 mark questions look something like:

Explain why trial by ordeal was used during c1000-c1200?
You may use the following in your answer:
- First Point
- Second Point

Your answer would be simply like:
A reason to why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 is because [First Point]. [Relevant "SPEND" information], because of this [Explain how the "SPEND" information links to the question]. Therefore one reason why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 because [First Point].

A second reason to why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 is because [Second Point]. [Relevant "SPEND" information], because of this [Explain how the "SPEND" information links to the question]. Therefore another reason why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 because [Second Point].

A final reason to why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 is because [A new point from your own brain]. [Relevant "SPEND" information], because of this [Explain how the "SPEND" information links to the question]. Therefore a final reason for why the trial by ordeal was used during c1000 - c1200 because [The same new point from your own brain].
For this you'll have to use something called: SPEND.
SPEND = Statistics, Places, Events, Names and Dates.

I also highly suggest changing some of the wordings, instead of "because", "because", "because" say, "therefore", "as a result", "consequently" (or any more advanced ones you can think of). Do the same for any/all words in my "syntax" above.


FYI, I'm still in Year 11 as of writing this, I'm not a teacher or anything so this may not be the best advice.
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