Mini-Essay

Total Marks

Time Spent

8 marks

20 min




WHAT DOES THE QUESTION LOOK LIKE?

  • Using the sources and your own knowledge, explain why the Locarno Treaty was important for international relations between 1925 and 1936.

WHAT TO PUT IN THE ANSWER?

  • To receive 8 marks, you must use ALL THE SOURCE and YOUR OWN KNOWLEDGE
  • If you only use one of the above, the max you can receive is 5 marks
  • Re-skim the sources and underline all phrases that are relevant to the question
  • Group the Sources or ideas into similar categories, and develop them into separate Ps
    • Agree that Locarno Treaty was important for reason 1: C, E (own knowledge)
    • Agree that Locarno Treaty was important for reason 2: A, B, E (own knowledge)
    • Disagree that Locarno Treaty was important: D (own knowledge)
  • If the question asks "the extent to which you agree," you want to provide both perspectives
  • You DON'T need an introduction or a conclusion
  • If you run out of time, start making a laundry list of arguments with supporting detail

HOW TO WRITE THE ANSWER? FOR EACH BODY PARAGRAPH...

  • Write out a TS that restates the question: "The Locarno Conference was important for international relations between 1925 and 1936 because..."
  • Then use the Sources to support (paraphrase or quote small chunks): "According to Source A...Source E also supports this view..."
  • Then use your own knowledge to add on "According to outside knowledge..."