Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Do we need to evaluate main sources for the EE

Recommended Posts

hey guys I'm in the preparation of writing the EE on history and i was looking up tips online. I came across this website:


and one of the links to advice on essay writing led to this:


where it encourages you to evaluate some of your main resources like you would in OPVL.
It is done in the sample essays given on that website which were graded A's and B's. So my question is is it recommended that you do it or is it going to bring down my mark because most of the samples I've seen in general don't show it. is it a waste of words?
thanks for the help!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you must evaluate your main sources, and I'd evaluate most, if not all, of your primary sources as well (and any especially biased sources too). It's definitely not a waste of words if you want to score well. You don't have to do a full paragraph on each source, just maybe a few sentences here and there where relevant. You should try to integrate these into the body of the essay, but you may be able to get away with sticking them in the footnotes (but be careful, examiners aren't required to read what's in the footnotes, and if this is where you put all your OPVL then they may take off some points).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.