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Degree: International Relations (Bachelors) - Exeter University
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English A: Language and Literature HL||Baccalaureate||7|
|Spanish B SL||Baccalaureate||7|
|Theory of Knowledge||Baccalaureate||A|
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.
A common yet frustrating issue that examiners find with essays under exam conditions is that the candidate fails to answer the question to the desired level. This may be due to a misinterpretation of the question itself, or, more commonly, because of what is simple known as ‘waffling’. To avoid this when writing an English essay, there are several key tips to keep in mind.
Firstly, it is important to make a clear reference to the given question in both the introduction and conclusion. This way, the examiner can see in your introduction that you are planning on exploring the question throughout the essay with chosen evidence and that you will eventually come to a concise and supportable answer to that question in your conclusion.
Secondly, it may be useful for you to make reference to the question after every piece of evidence or paragraph you give in favour of your opinion. (i.e. “In light of the evidence presented, it could be argued that…..”.) This will make it easier for the examiner that you are staying on track.
Lastly, remember that your examiners are human and that they want to give you top marks, provided that you give succinct points that are supported with valid pieces of evidence.see more
There are several important differences between plant and animal cells that will be key to remember in the exam. Namely:
- Plant cells have a rigid cell wall whereas animal cells have a cell membrane
- Plant cells contain large vacuoles in their cytoplasm whereas animal cells may only contain small vacuoles in their cytoplasm
- Plant cells contain chloroplasts to perform photosynthesis whereas animal cells will not.
- Animal cells contain centrioles whereas plant cells do not.see more