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#16 nathank

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

source giving different views is 8 marks
which of these sources is more useful is 9

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#17 Mr. D. Bryant

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

source giving different views is 8 marks


I think this is the sort of thing you will need:

Why do these two sources give such different views about ... ? Use details of the sources and your knowledge to explain your answer.


Good answers explain using the content of the source. So:

"Source F claims that the National Health Service was a massive step forward for health as everyone could now afford medical treatment, not just the better-off. By contrast [or 'whereas'] source G explains about the problems that the introduction of the N.H.S. caused. Governments had to find more and more money to fund the healthcare and doctors were very unhappy about all the extra work".


N.B. You must contrast the sources or explain the difference.

Better answers explain the differences using purpose, tone/language, corss reference or relevant own knowledge.

The best answers do the above for both sources.

They give different views because their purposes are different. Source A is a Liberal party poster encouraging people to support the Liberal Party at the next general election. So, it tells you all about how brilliant the National Insurance Act of 1911 was for ordinary people, because the Liberals wanted working people to vote for them and not for the Labour Party. However Source B...


Don't rely on the content of these answers. It's not a specialist area of knowledge for me.

#18 nathank

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm going to have my tea first, if that's all right.


No problem

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

which of these sources is more useful is 9


Good answers will work out things from the source to explain why the content of the sources is useful (make inferences).
OR;
Will discuss 'Useful for what?' e.g "Source C is useful to an historian if he is trying to find the effects of the First World War on women's lives. However, source D is more useful at explaining what happened to women who lost their jobs after the First World War".

Better answers evaluate the usefulness or limitations of the sources. So, "Source A is more useful about Air Raid Precautions than Source B because it is more believeable. Source B is propaganda, trying to reasure people that they will be safe if they follow the rules. Whereas [very useful word] Source A just gives the facts about what to do if there is an Air Raid. So Source A explains what would actually happen."

The best answers explain the value of the source as evidence about the people or organisation that created it. 'Source D is propaganda, but it is valuable because it explains what the W.S.P.U. wanted people to believe about women's struggle to get the vote. So, even though it is biased [one-sided] it is really useful to show how they were trying to change people's minds."

#20 nathank

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

Thank you very much!

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

Thank you very much!


No problem. The main things, as always, is to read the question and think about what it is asking before starting to write anything. So, with all the advice above remember you need to be specific. Not, 'why is source Z useful in general?' but 'why is it useful for answering this question'.

Good luck.

#22 KahfeelAhmed

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Yeah you can always look at previous markschemes just search them up on the internet for previosu years, or look at already marked past paper woo my name is Kahfeel Ahmed, I did my first module last year and got a D and nearly got expelled from the exam for selling chocolate, however in the retake I used past papers and markschemes and bumped my grade up to a B #success




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