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Total Marks

Time Spent

6 marks

15 min




WHAT DOES THE QUESTION LOOK LIKE?

  • With reference to their origin and purpose, assess the value and limitations of Source A and Source B for historians studying the 1925 Locarno Treaty.

WHAT TO PUT IN THE ANSWER?

  • To receive 6 marks, you want to have O, P, 2 Vs and 2 Ls for both sources
  • O must include: (1) author, (2) date, (3) type of source
  • Pay attention to the italicized 'origin' text above the source to look for O & P
  • V & L must reference the O & P
  • Make sure you note for what type of historians given in the question (eg. "historians studying...")
  • Provide V & L that are specific to the sources and not general comments

HOW TO WRITE THE ANSWER? FOR ONE SOURCE...

  • Write out explicitly "origin," "purpose," "value," and "limitation"
  • "The origin of Source A is...the purpose of Source A is...Source A is value because (refer to origin/purpose)...Source A is also valuable because (refer to origin/purpose)...Source A is limited because (refer to origin/purpose)...Source A is also limited because...(refer to origin/purpose)..."