Essay question: Why does the end of one dictatorship often lead to the start of another
– List as many reasons as you can for why that is your opinion.
Select the two or three strongest reasons.
-These reasons should subsequently form the basis of your evidence. In other words, each should represent one or two paragraphs in your final essay.
-Critical analysis, discussion, argument, evaluate.
– Ensure the statement is supported throughout the entire first paragraph and, where necessary, the entire essay
-An argument aims to prove or disprove a stated point of view.
Must be your response to the question at hand.
Should be no more than 1-3 sentences.
You can either use 1st person or 3rd person – JUST BE CONSISTENT.
It should always be included in your introduction – no exceptions.
Analytical framework: This is a statement of how you are going to argue what you are arguing. Should not be more than 200 words. Be CONCISE!
This structure ought to inform the layout of your essay.
Build “signposts.” What the devil are they?
-All quotes needs page numbers
– Evidence is critical, as it validates your argument.
-Quotations by other authors can be used to distinguish one point of view from another; create a link between a cause and an effect; refute someone else’s claims; or substantiate your own claim.
-Beyond quotations, evidence can include statistics, historical comparisons, official reports by governments and/or non-government organisations.
Repetition (if possible) of introductory remarks (be it a quote or a statement).
Repetition of argument.
Repetition of evidence.
Do not introduce new material or quotes.
Thought-provoking last sentence – end with a bang!