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“The USA followed an isolationist foreign policy between 1890 and 1920. Assess the validity of this view.”
Should I do it chronologically, for and against or base each paragraph off a different location e.g. they were interventionist in the Russo-Japanese War, but isolationist in the Spanish-American War (not true, just an example)? thanks
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“The USA followed an isolationist foreign policy between 1890 and 1920. Assess the validity of this view.”
Should I do it chronologically, for and against or base each paragraph off a different location e.g. they were interventionist in the Russo-Japanese War, but isolationist in the Spanish-American War (not true, just an example)? thanks
I think it makes more sense to base it round.


1. Introduction
2. Isolation and investigating it.
3. Argument for Isolationism.
4. Argument against.
5. Evaluation, observations and specialist analysis.
6. Conclusion.



If you do it strictly timeline you become a victim to the timeline, they were in, they were out, they were in again. That is not to say you cant use the timeline within 3 and 4.

If you do it by region it jumps about again for no good reason and becomes confusing.
I would choose above as its simple, logical, makes sense, answers the question and can be answered in depth.
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I think it makes more sense to base it round.


1. Introduction
2. Isolation and investigating it.
3. Argument for Isolationism.
4. Argument against.
5. Evaluation, observations and specialist analysis.
6. Conclusion.



If you do it strictly timeline you become a victim to the timeline, they were in, they were out, they were in again. That is not to say you cant use the timeline within 3 and 4.

If you do it by region it jumps about again for no good reason and becomes confusing.
I would choose above as its simple, logical, makes sense, answers the question and can be answered in depth.
Thank you
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Thank you
As long as you see my point and why I think that way is simpler and better?
Each section of your essay you can scorer well in if you understand what it is you are doing.
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As long as you see my point and why I think that way is simpler and better?
Each section of your essay you can scorer well in if you understand what it is you are doing.
Yes, thank you. I suppose I was trying to be original by determining to what extent each president was isolationist, but after planning it, it was too tough, so I’ll stick to the original way
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Yes, thank you. I suppose I was trying to be original by determining to what extent each president was isolationist, but after planning it, it was too tough, so I’ll stick to the original way
You will score more marks by going into enough depth and showing a clear understanding of the point you seek to make+ evidence+ evaluation.
Nothing to stop you being original but it should work together with everything else. In questions like this am more interested in understanding what an isolationist policy means and once that is set, then you can see if the match or non match incidents comply with the criteria. That shows real depth of thought and control of the evidence imo.
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