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I'm struggling with the evaluation of sources for my history coursework. How much evaluation are you supposed to do per source? (just one paragraph? How long should the paragraph be? etc)
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hiya. i did my coursework on the civil rights, a level though, and i dont know whether this is for gcse.
my sources range from around 200-350 words per source. i did three sources, a letter, a speech and a photograph.

you should include what is being conveyed, what is the message, and the tone of it- is it dismal, optimistic? (you probs already know this!)
when was the source written, who wrote it, whyis this important?. e.g. one of my sources was a letter from the wife of the president- this is valuable in giving an insight into the approach taken by the govenrment to help overcome the struggle for african americans (obv personalise it to your nea title!).
E.g. a letter marked 'confidential' would be more candid and revealing in nature- it was never intended to be displayed publicly.
how does your source support/ not support your argument?

don't focus too much on a source's limitations, as this can take away from your original argument (our teacher said don't really focus on it's limitations, but what it can do to support ur argument).

Sorry if this is rambly!!
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Thanks so much! This was reaaaallly helpful
(Original post by lauraleech)
hiya. i did my coursework on the civil rights, a level though, and i dont know whether this is for gcse.
my sources range from around 200-350 words per source. i did three sources, a letter, a speech and a photograph.

you should include what is being conveyed, what is the message, and the tone of it- is it dismal, optimistic? (you probs already know this!)
when was the source written, who wrote it, whyis this important?. e.g. one of my sources was a letter from the wife of the president- this is valuable in giving an insight into the approach taken by the govenrment to help overcome the struggle for african americans (obv personalise it to your nea title!).
E.g. a letter marked 'confidential' would be more candid and revealing in nature- it was never intended to be displayed publicly.
how does your source support/ not support your argument?

don't focus too much on a source's limitations, as this can take away from your original argument (our teacher said don't really focus on it's limitations, but what it can do to support ur argument).

Sorry if this is rambly!!
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hello, what were your other two sources? doing the same alevel NEA as you and really struggling to find any!
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(Original post by lauraleech)
hiya. i did my coursework on the civil rights, a level though, and i dont know whether this is for gcse.
my sources range from around 200-350 words per source. i did three sources, a letter, a speech and a photograph.

you should include what is being conveyed, what is the message, and the tone of it- is it dismal, optimistic? (you probs already know this!)
when was the source written, who wrote it, whyis this important?. e.g. one of my sources was a letter from the wife of the president- this is valuable in giving an insight into the approach taken by the govenrment to help overcome the struggle for african americans (obv personalise it to your nea title!).
E.g. a letter marked 'confidential' would be more candid and revealing in nature- it was never intended to be displayed publicly.
how does your source support/ not support your argument?

don't focus too much on a source's limitations, as this can take away from your original argument (our teacher said don't really focus on it's limitations, but what it can do to support ur argument).

Sorry if this is rambly!!
can i read your essay? ive just started my coursework now and struggling with the layout and structure would really help
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