How do you answer how useful sources?

Describe accurate facts found in the source which are relevant to the question’s topic. Don’t just write the exact quotes – you have to explain why they are relevant (write the “quote” and then say in your own words what this shows). You can include up to two points from the source.

How do you describe a question in history?

In a Describe question you have to describe what happened during an event or issue. Describe questions are worth 4 marks. You need to make four relevant historical points to get full marks. You can get one mark for each simple point and two marks for each developed point.

What it means to discuss in an essay?

Describe. Provide a detailed explanation as to how and why something happens. Discuss. Essentially this is a written debate where you are using your skill at reasoning, backed up by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of a given context.

What should be in a history essay introduction?

When writing your introduction there are a few ideas you need to keep in mind:

  1. Open with a broad statement.
  2. Each sentence should get a little more specific and detailed, but not actually discussing the content of the essay.
  3. The introduction paragraph should conclude with the thesis you have already constructed.

What is the difference between a source and interpretation?

Sources are the building blocks of the final constructed historical account: the interpretation. An interpretation, as defined by the Edexcel specification, is a secondary extract: ‘an attempt to portray and/or make meaning of the past using evidence, that is, a deliberate construct created after the event(s)’.

How do you interpret a source?

How to Analyze a Primary Source

  1. Look at the physical nature of your source.
  2. Think about the purpose of the source.
  3. How does the author try to get the message across?
  4. What do you know about the author?
  5. Who constituted the intended audience?
  6. What can a careful reading of the text (even if it is an object) tell you?

How useful are sources in history?

A reliable source is obviously very useful to the historian because it can provide accurate details that can be used to provide an outline of events or to check other sources against. Unfortunately, very few sources are completely reliable.