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    I've got 'To what extent did economic factors cause the civil war? 1776-1861' and I have no idea how to structure this, I've got the basis for an introduction but I'm having trouble with being happy with it, no matter what I write it doesn't feel like its decent, maybe because I don't know what I'm actually doing... Any ideas on how to write the intro??
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    (Original post by eidraith)
    I've got 'To what extent did economic factors cause the civil war? 1776-1861' and I have no idea how to structure this, I've got the basis for an introduction but I'm having trouble with being happy with it, no matter what I write it doesn't feel like its decent, maybe because I don't know what I'm actually doing... Any ideas on how to write the intro??
    Intros are straightforward to write, once youve done the research and made your decent essay plan.

    Have you made a plan?
    Have you done your research?

    You can write the intro towards the end if needs be an get on with the main essay.
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    Intros are straightforward to write, once youve done the research and made your decent essay plan.

    Have you made a plan?
    Have you done your research?

    You can write the intro towards the end if needs be an get on with the main essay.
    The plan is a work in progress, and I have the research I just haven't properly combed through it yet, I won't lie I was supposed to do it over the summer but I thought I was quitting college so I didn't bother, I need three sources and I have about six so the research part is almost done.
    I know my eventual argument is that economic factors were the main cause I just don't know how to phrase it without sounding like an illiterate child.
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    (Original post by eidraith)
    The plan is a work in progress, and I have the research I just haven't properly combed through it yet, I won't lie I was supposed to do it over the summer but I thought I was quitting college so I didn't bother, I need three sources and I have about six so the research part is almost done.
    I know my eventual argument is that economic factors were the main cause I just don't know how to phrase it without sounding like an illiterate child.
    It helps if you do the research so you get an understanding for your material.

    You are then able to form a plan.

    From that you can get an idea of the title.

    If you have already decided on your stance, then you can go with:

    Economics factors were the main reasons for the Civil War.

    The Civil War was about Economics.

    The Civil War was one of economics.

    Economics made the Civil War inevitable.

    You need to find an angle that reflects and covers your argument. It should involve a statement or question that is challenging, involves analysis and evaluation. Try and be interesting in giving an angle that will interest the examiner.

    I doubt your source count is sufficient. No idea how long the coursework is mean to be but imo you should bump it to the 7-12 range.

    All depends how long it is and what mark you want.
 
 
 
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