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History: Subject Specific Guidance
The EE gives students an opportunity to undertake in-depth research in an area of interest to them, of local, regional or global significance.
The outcome of the research should be a coherent and structured essay that effectively addresses a particular issue expressed as a research question.
The question should encourage an investigation that lends itself to analysis and critical commentary. Students should avoid straightforward “What” and “How” questions as they tend to lead to narrative treatment. Terms such as “How significant…?” or “How successful…?” are more likely to engage students in analysis.
“To what extent…?” requires an analytical answer, but if students choose this or a similar term, they need to ensure that their task does also require them to consider other factors to answer the question.
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