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    For my history exam I got a B and I don't know what to do to improve my grade I am not sure what history is about: content or how you write. I know most the content and I am writing better know but my teacher said that I write like it is an english essay. I am really confused how do I get A* in two months.
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    I would say that just dont be disappointed if you dont get the A*, it is really difficult to get in history. However go for it if you want it and history imho is how you interpret the given information. Don't just regurgitate facts put your own spin and angle on it
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    Content is very much a necessity is History. It also counts how you write it. If you could give an example of a question that you're not scoring very high on, I'll try to explain the structure to write in. If you could also tell me how many marks if possible, that would also help.
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    Content is very much a necessity is History. It also counts how you write it. If you could give an example of a question that you're not scoring very high on, I'll try to explain the structure to write in. If you could also tell me how many marks if possible, that would also help.
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    Omg you are amazing.
    The questionis :Is the munich putch a complete failure?
    If you want I can tell you what I wrote so can specifically help me.
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    That would also help. Also, do you know how many marks it's worth?
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    That would also help. Also, do you know how many marks it's worth?
    It is 20 marks sorry for the late reply
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    (Original post by aleena1234)
    For my history exam I got a B and I don't know what to do to improve my grade I am not sure what history is about: content or how you write. I know most the content and I am writing better know but my teacher said that I write like it is an english essay. I am really confused how do I get A* in two months.
    Are you doing past papers and mark schemes?

    GCSE tends to be aimed more at more at memory and content, but you need t be selective. Its possible to remember and just dump down information without understanding it.

    Higher grades and A level tend to be more about selective use of information, analysis of situations and evaluations.

    The most valuable bit of History study you can learn is to understand and answer the question asked.
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    So this is a how "far do you agree" question with 4 SPaG marks

    You need to begin an introduction setting a criteria you are going to use to decide if it was a complete failure. What makes it a complete failure? Did anything good come out of it? The criteria could be how successful was it making the Nazi party known. Make sure to include your initial opinion. Example of an intro: To assess how failure the Munich Putsch was, in need to use the criteria of the impact it had on Hitler coming to power and on the public. I believe that it was rather unsuccessful and intend to justify my opinion.

    Then you write 3 points (one HAS to be a point that isn't given to you if you are to get a decent amount of marks). Make the point and lots of information about it. Beware of the time though. You don't want to be spending too long on one paragraph. At the end of each paragraph, make sure you link it back to the question (This aspect was rather successful/ unsuccessful).

    Finally, write a conclusion, weighing up both all of the points and deciding how far you agree/ disagree with the statement. If something good came out of it, but couldn't think of how to put it in your three points, you might want to include it here. Example of a conclusion: In my opinion, the Munich Putsch was fairly unsuccessful, but not completely unsuccessful. Although it was a failure and led to the ban of the Nazi party and the arrest of Hitler, it also brought the public's attention to the party. This allowed Hitler to advertise his party in the court, which was read by thousands of German's in the news paper. It gave them a lot more publicity and a lot more members.
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    So this is a how "far do you agree" question with 4 SPaG marks

    You need to begin an introduction setting a criteria you are going to use to decide if it was a complete failure. What makes it a complete failure? Did anything good come out of it? The criteria could be how successful was it making the Nazi party known. Make sure to include your initial opinion. Example of an intro: To assess how failure the Munich Putsch was, in need to use the criteria of the impact it had on Hitler coming to power and on the public. I believe that it was rather unsuccessful and intend to justify my opinion.

    Then you write 3 points (one HAS to be a point that isn't given to you if you are to get a decent amount of marks). Make the point and lots of information about it. Beware of the time though. You don't want to be spending too long on one paragraph. At the end of each paragraph, make sure you link it back to the question (This aspect was rather successful/ unsuccessful).

    Finally, write a conclusion, weighing up both all of the points and deciding how far you agree/ disagree with the statement. If something good came out of it, but couldn't think of how to put it in your three points, you might want to include it here. Example of a conclusion: In my opinion, the Munich Putsch was fairly unsuccessful, but not completely unsuccessful. Although it was a failure and led to the ban of the Nazi party and the arrest of Hitler, it also brought the public's attention to the party. This allowed Hitler to advertise his party in the court, which was read by thousands of German's in the news paper. It gave them a lot more publicity and a lot more members.
    Thanks
 
 
 
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