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How can I effectively include historiography in my history essay?

Teachers often talk about using historiography to make your essay appear more academic in order to achieve top marks. However, this can often be easier said than done. There are several things you can do to ensure you can more easily weave historiography into your essay.

Firstly, it may be helpful to remember quotes or at least the opinions of several historians on several of the topics that are likely to come up in your exam. Whilst this may seem tedious and time-consuming at first glance, including quotes or at least the opinions of popular historians will impress examiners. 

In terms of weaving these quotes into your answer, it is often useful to use them to further a point you make on your own. For example, if you were to say "one could argue that Hitler's rise to power was due to his charismatic persona.” historiography could be used to enhance this point by stating that "historian, Ian Kershaw, also believes that....."

Although a student may achieve an impressive history essay through the use of knowledge, structure, and analytical skill, historiography, in the right circumstance can be regarded as the icing on the cake and therefore cannot be left out.

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