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Essay Returns

Marked essays are discussed in individual meetings with your teachers. It is very important that you attend these meetings, as they provide an invaluable opportunity for you to be given individual feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your written work. They will be an opportunity for you to think about and be guided by your teacher on how to improve your essay-writing skills and your historical analysis.

In order to benefit as much as possible from these discussions, you should do the following:

  • always keep a copy of your essay and read it through before coming to the meeting
  • make a note of any questions that you would like to ask, e.g. “I didn’t understand what Colley was arguing in the conclusion to her book” or “I wasn’t sure if this point went in the conclusion or the introduction” or “ I really just didn’t know what else to write about once I had covered aspects X and Y of this topic”
  • take notes of the replies to these questions and think about them afterwards
  • when you come to write your next essay, look over these notes and think about how to apply the suggestions for improvement to your next piece of written work.

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