MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

185 views

How should I start answering questions in the exam?

Planning is really important as it will help make sure you don't miss out any of your most important points whilst ensuring you don't end up 'waffling' about anything that's not relevant. A great way of starting your plan is to imagine the exam question is a question a friend has asked you in conversation. If this were the case, you would start by clarifying your own position and that back it up using your strongest arguments. For example, if the exam question is "The shooting of Franz Ferdinand was the most important factor in starting WW1.' Discuss", imagine a friend has asked you whether this is true. 

First of all, you would say either "yes" or "no" having a strong opinion helps to make sure you stay focused on answering the precise question you have been asked. Then, you would idenfity the 3 or 4 strongest arguments to support your opinion. This will form the plan which you can jot down before starting your essay. For example:

Introduction: No, the start of WW1 was due to an array of complex factors, including....

Paragraph 1: Nationalism

Paragraph 2: The Arms Race

Paragraph 3: Alliances 

Once you have practised making plans like this, using past papers for example, it becomes a really quick and easy of getting your head in the game as soon as you sit down in the exam hall! 

Holly W. GCSE History tutor, GCSE English Language tutor, GCSE Englis...

6 months ago

Answered by Holly, who has applied to tutor GCSE History with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

116 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Lucy S.

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: History, Philosophy and Ethics+ 1 more

History
Philosophy and Ethics
English

“About Me I am an English student at the University of Exeter. While I love English (and my A Level subjects), I know what it is like to struggle with work and so I can sympathise entirely with students seeking extra help. I have a ver...”

MyTutor guarantee

£18 /hr

Megan S.

Degree: English (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: History, Psychology+ 2 more

History
Psychology
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“I am a student of English Literature at Durham University. I absolutely love literature; although I also take a keen interest in psychology, having taken modules in that as well during my time at the university. I have a real passion ...”

£18 /hr

Juliet M.

Degree: Philosophy (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: History, Philosophy+ 2 more

History
Philosophy
English Literature
Dutch

“Hello! My name is Juliet and I am a philosophy student at Durham University. I also takeEnglish Literature modules as I have a genuine love for reading and writing.I have strong communicative skills and am able to condense informatio...”

About the author

£18 /hr

Holly W.

Degree: law (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: History, Religious Studies+ 6 more

History
Religious Studies
Psychology
Philosophy and Ethics
Law
English Literature
English Language

“I am currently studying law at the University of Bristol. I love problem solving and unpicking complex arguments, something which really helped during my History GCSE and A-level too. I also had a passion through out my education forw...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other GCSE History questions

What is Domino Theory and Containment?

What is the best way to write a strong argument?

How do I write a really good History essay?

How do you know you're writting what you need to be?

View GCSE History tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok