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    For any IB teachers that might stumble upon this, I would like to draw your attention to the e-bibliography I have tried to compile here: link. Though inevitably incomplete, there are lots of bits-and-pieces here that I have found useful or interesting that you may well also like to use in your teaching, particularly the Youtube clips, I imagine. Please do help yourself liberally to these links and enjoy the many fruits that the Internet has to offer us students of History! :)
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    Paper 1 Exam Technique: How to structure your answers and use your time!
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    Tip number one, which you will need to follow for this and all of your exams, is to have a watch of some sort with you in the exam room to keep track of time!
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    "The first reason given by the source is .......The second reason given by the source is ........ The third reason given by the source is .........."
    Question 1 b): worth 2 marks, spend max 5 minutes on. Understanding historical sources - political cartoon/image analysis.
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    the source.
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    its messages!
    How to write the answer?
    "One message conveyed by the source is that ..........., because the source shows. A second message conveyed by the source is that ....... because the source shows."
    Question 2: worth 6 marks, spend max 13 - 14 minutes on. Compare and contrast sources - source contents.
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    of contrast.
    Before writing your answer read through the sources carefully and underline key quotes you plan to use. If needs be, you can use the scrap paper given to jot down briefly what your key points will be - even it is just key words, this might help you when it comes to writing the answer!
    How to write the answer?
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    "The origin of this source is ....... (what, who, when, where - take from the source details) The purpose of this source is ...... (why it was made, for whom). The source is valuable because ...........(refer to origin). The source is also valuable because ......... (refer to purpose). The source is limited because ...........(refer to origin). The source is also limited because ......... (refer to purpose)."
    Question 4: worth 8 marks, spend all the time left on this, at least 22 minutes. Mini-essay, using a synthesis of all sources and own knowledge!
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    you can.
    How to approach this mini-essay?
    Spend a couple of minutes re-reading the sources and planning your argument. As this question often asks you how far you agree with a particular statement, I recommend that you might want to draw a quick chart structuring how you are going to use all the sources and include your own knowledge. Obviously, you do not want to spend a lot of time doing this, and how you order it depends on the question given, but it can be a useful planning tool to help you write your answer. An example is as follows:
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    that .......).
    Have a second paragraph which uses sources and own knowledge to present the other side of the argument, according to the same model as above, and don't forget that when discussing different sources and interpretations you can show an awareness of the source evaluation (OPVL) you carried out in Q3 - i.e. "Source B argues that Israel was completely responsible for the 1967 conflict, but of course this is written from an Egyptian perspective..... etc etc". On the other hand, do not let this distract you from the main task of ANSWERING THE QUESTION! If you have time, and the sources allow it, there might be scope for a third paragraph as well, but it depends a little on the particulars of the exam.
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