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Russia Coursework 1855-1953

hi everyone, I need help on structuring my russia coursework (NEA) my question is "To what extent was Stalin the most effective leader at dealing with opposition in Russia between 1855-1953?", i really need to know how to structure so i can make the research. thanks to anyone in advance.
there's lots of different ways you can structure history essays

thematically, chronologically

the main idea though is to do your research first and have a thesis - an overarching argument and stance that you directly answers the question

and then the rest of your essay will be the sub arguments which support and demonstrate your main argument
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Original post by zRyqnn
hi everyone, I need help on structuring my russia coursework (NEA) my question is "To what extent was Stalin the most effective leader at dealing with opposition in Russia between 1855-1953?", i really need to know how to structure so i can make the research. thanks to anyone in advance.


I agree with @User_022023 The structure is varied and depends on what information you have. I recommend writing bullet points of your main argument and seeing which has the best flow. Below I share a few approaches to give you some ideas:

- The structure could depend on your sources etc. and the date produced etc - chronologically sorted based on sources
- or you can simply half it (yes, he was effective vs no, he wasn't effective) and then back it up with sources.
- or maybe you could split it based on the types of opposition and you can evaluate as you go along.

Personally, I think this is the best approach when you evaluate as you go along as there are more marks that way. You can even choose to explore and cherry pic different oppositions each leader had and compare them with Stalin's approach.
Original post by 6085
I agree with @User_022023 The structure is varied and depends on what information you have. I recommend writing bullet points of your main argument and seeing which has the best flow. Below I share a few approaches to give you some ideas:

- The structure could depend on your sources etc. and the date produced etc - chronologically sorted based on sources
- or you can simply half it (yes, he was effective vs no, he wasn't effective) and then back it up with sources.
- or maybe you could split it based on the types of opposition and you can evaluate as you go along.

Personally, I think this is the best approach when you evaluate as you go along as there are more marks that way. You can even choose to explore and cherry pic different oppositions each leader had and compare them with Stalin's approach.


yh definitely there's so many ways you could structure it

dont get held up on structure for now - get your ideas arguments and research first and that will help you decide how to best present your information which you could even discuss with your teacher

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