Undergraduate Full time Part time. Parents and partners Repayment Advanced Learner Loan. Turn on thread page Beta Toggle. Example A Level History Essays? Starting uni is full of surprises: Start new discussion Reply. Aemiliana Follow 42 followers 18 badges Send a private message to Aemiliana. Follow 1 Is there anywhere that I can view example AS and A2 level history essays for free, preferably with a grade?
I'm doing the A level in one year, and would love to see what the essays are supposed to look like before I have to write my first one. Follow 2 Original post by steffi. Follow 3 Original post by sadie-kiki I have some of mine stored on my computer still - I can PM you them if you want? Also, have a look on the tsr coursework thingy - I uploaded all mine to there, too.
Follow 4 Don't they just go to coursework. Follow 5 Can't remember exactly but thats how it works. Fwapper Follow 0 followers 2 badges Send a private message to Fwapper.
Follow 6 I could send my word magnum opus I got an A: P But that was Scottish Higher History so possibly not relevant unless you just want any History essay: Follow 7 Original post by Fwapper I could send my word magnum opus Follow 8 Well done on that A! I've just realised that if my school's system wasn't down, I could've searched on there.
Follow 9 Original post by Fwapper Well I sent it anyway: P Might be handy, never know Follow 10 It's not perfect and it's too long for an exam but still Becka07 Follow 0 followers 0 badges Send a private message to Becka Follow 11 Here is one I did my A2 year on Stalin so its the sort of thing you would be expected to write if you happen to do a module on this.
Do you know which topics you will be doing yet and we can see if any of ours match up. To what extent was Stalin's personal paranoia the main reason for the purges? There is no single explanation for the Purges. Historians fail to agree on the extent to which Stalin was personally responsible and whether, if Stalin did have a large personal role in the Purges, the extent to which this was down to paranoia.
Some Historians, look to the psyche of Stalin and point to his suspicious and distrustful nature as to the cause, others say they were a rational economic decision made by Stalin. These views focus of Stalin as the cause and form the intentionalist argument, led by historians such as Robert Conquest. Their argument is that Stalin was a totalitarian dictator who was the main planner and architect behind the purges. The structuralist school on the other hand believe that the situation was a consequence of Bolshevik theory.
This school includes historians such as J. The Purges thrust the whole of Russia into a state of fear of what would happen to them. It affected all sectors of society and even a seemingly insignificant act could result in arrest. For example one woman was arrested for saying that Tukhachevsky, a high ranking military officer, was handsome after he was arrested.
The purges have their origins in the situation in the communist party immediately after collectivisation. Some believed that Sergei Kirov, party boss of Leningrad, would make a better leader.
Stalin exaggerated isolated threats, turning them into a continual attack by others on himself and Bolshevism. The Purges can also be seen as logical in another sense, not that they follow on from the logic of Bolshevism, but that Stalin picked particular people for death as scapegoats for his own economic failures.
It is possible that the Purges and economic failures linked. In the last show trial, the accused were blamed of sabotage and causing all the errors and malpractices of the Soviet economy.
The sabotage included attempts to use the wrong types of crop rotation, provide bad seed and throw glass into butter. Although logical to find people to blame for the purges, a flaw in this supposedly logical argument is that there would be no need for so many scapegoats and they would simply be needed as an example, not to be killed or subjected to such excruciating tortures as they were.
Talented economists, politicians, members of the military, young fit men etc were all used as scapegoats in the purges at a time when the country was meant to be in a revolution and preparing for war. If Stalin did possess an economic motive in relation to who was killed in the Purges then it was not his main reason, he did not begin the Purges because of his economic failings, at least not directly. His initial reason was surely the threat he felt from possible alternatives to his leadership, as the assassination of Kirov shows.
He may have felt this threat because of his economic failures however and this indirectly caused the Purges. Stalin can be alleviated of the weight of some of his crimes to an extent, because he did not have absolute power over the entire Purges. Although Stalin had set the wheels in motion he would never have assumed that the country would be so thoroughly purged. The nature of Leninism and Bolshevism did not logically lead to the Purges, but to the situation in which the Purges could happen, if radical, paranoid attitudes entered the party.
The Purges most likely grew out calls from the radicals in the party for more extreme measures of implementing Socialism, Yezhovschina thus most likely was a further natural progression from such policies. The Yezhovschina was the time in which Yezhov was head of the secret police, the N.
It is believed by some that Stalin knew nothing of what was going on at the time and that party members like Yezhov should take more of the responsibility, it is certainly true that when Yezhov himself was purged and Beria took over his role, the terror eased somewhat. Follow 7 I'll try and build both sides or the argument whilst analysing them as well as I can.
Hopefully I'll be able to improve my writing technique with this advice! Oh and in the conclusion, would I just be summarising my points made before. Sometimes I try to assess which factor is the most important but I feel like I'm being too analytical.
Ndella Follow 52 followers 18 badges Send a private message to Ndella. Follow 8 I had exactly the same problem as you when I did my history essay last week, I have history tomorrow and I'm pretty sure I wont get a pass mark since I was completely confused as to what to write in the essay without being too descriptive.
Follow 9 Original post by Ndella I had exactly the same problem as you when I did my history essay last week, I have history tomorrow and I'm pretty sure I wont get a pass mark since I was completely confused as to what to write in the essay without being too descriptive. Follow 10 Original post by stateofdreaming Okay thank you! Follow 11 Original post by stateofdreaming Don't worry! You can do this! I'm feeling all motivated and I'm hoping that practicing more will ensure that I stop being far too descriptive yet show that I have explicit understanding of the content and question.
Don't worry, there's always people to help and I'm sure you'll be fine! Muppetmad Follow 4 followers 11 badges Send a private message to Muppetmad. Follow 12 I did Edexcel AS History last year although different topics.
It's tough getting used to the technique, but one of my top tips to gaining a few extra marks is to refer to the interrelation of the various factors you discuss. Don't worry about it sounding a little clunky, just get it in there - anything along the lines of "Factor W is also significant in issue Y, and relates to factor X in way Z" will do.
People often look at the different factors on a given question in a detached way; the examiner will like it if you can show that these factors are not rigidly defined but fluid and interconnected. For example, to use an example I used last year for my essay paper on Lutheranism, Luther's ideas and the emerging German "nationalism" although this phrase is anachronistic are not separate entities which independently led to the thriving of Lutheranism but were mutually dependent: If you have any more specific questions on exam technique, feel free to ask.
Last edited by Muppetmad; at Follow 13 Original post by stateofdreaming Would you say that I have to link at least two factors or every factor to each other in each paragraph? Follow 14 Follow 15 Also, for the point given in the question you should aim to write a third of your work on that Use strong land specialist language, instead of workers say proletariat Strong lead in sentences help too, eg: Follow 16 Original post by stateofdreaming Thank you!
I do have January exams so I'm really nervous about getting the structure and timing correct. I understand that I have to link my points after explaining it but it's a bit hard without giving irrelevant detail beforehand. I'm definitely struggling to link relevant points together based on evidence. Would you say that I have to link at least two factors or every factor to each other in each paragraph? Ah, but thank you so much! So it's perfectly okay to contradict the first point I make.
Last edited by Mirandaandcake; at Tegan Follow 1 follower 0 badges Send a private message to Tegan Follow 17 I did edexcel for my history a-level and it was quite hard to get the hang of but don't worry too much because once you get it, you'll never understand why there was a problem.
Just make sure that you make your viewpoint clear and answer the question definitively in the first line of your whole essay and ensure that you keep making that point. At the beginning and end of every paragraph link it back to your viewpoint so you believe factor A is the most important so after a paragraph about factor B, don't be afraid to link back and say 'factor B was significant, however, factor A is the most important because Not sure if it's edexcel or just how I was taught but using personal pronouns is a big no no, never say 'I think' or 'my view is that' Also, edexcel love dates and figures if you can include them.
Follow 18 To be honest, I'm doing A2 history, and at this point I'm quite convinced that there is no right way to write an essay. There's no structure that you should follow consistently. There's no formula for success. What's integral to an A grade essay is that you answer the question and you do so convincingly.
The best way to answer the question convincingly, I find, is just to think about it long and hard before you start writing. The structure can be figured out once you know what you want to argue, and why -- just think of a way to put forward the argument logically. And if there are sources, read them after you've figured out want to argue, and use them either to support your points or even better to set up strawmen to argue against.
Writing essays in a formulaic, fixed manner may work at GCSE, and to an extent, at A-level, but it's a habit that's best abandoned early. Then again, you probably shouldn't listen to me, I flopped my summer exams -- I got a B.
Last edited by BaconFTW; at Follow 19 Lola96 Follow 1 follower 0 badges Send a private message to Lola Follow 20 I've also picked history A level and I have to admit I have no idea on what I'm doing, this is the first time I'm doing history and I've never done it before. It's based on American politics and I feel as if I'm the only one who has no idea what's going on.
Is there anyway I can get better I've been told a lot of people have been successful without studying it at gcse. Can someone help me with essay writing. Which A levels would help in attaining a law degree? This forum is supported by:
A-level history is all about writing essays. No matter how much you know, if you can't: write a good essay you will not do well. Unfortunately, a good essay does not just consist of writing all you know about a given topic; at A-level examiners tend to insist on tricky things like answering the question, analysis rather than narrative and including information to support your point of view.
May 09, · Is there anywhere that I can view example AS and A2 level history essays for free, preferably with a grade? I'm doing the A level in one year, and would love to see what the essays are supposed to look like before I have to write my first one. Thanks.
Oct 26, · Firstly, the most important difference between GCSE and A Level History is that you are negatively marked for any irrelevant information - therefore try to make sure that your essay is tightly argued and is focused. History is a fascinating and challenging subject and the skill base you will build is an ideal preparation to study it as a degree course or for courses in any of therelated Humanities subjects, as .
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