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Hello,

For the history IA, we have to use a minimum of 8 sources; however, I don't really know how to incorporate 8 different sources into 2000 words. How many times should I cite sources that aren't considered my main ones? So far, I've cited my other 7 sources once or twice in the Summary of Evidence but I've found no place for them in my analysis. Would this be hurtful to the overall strength of the IA? 

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I would try to keep the frequency of your sources' usage about equal. +/- 2 quotes max.

 

You need to analyse each source about equally and effectively in order to score full marks.

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No, I think he's trying to say that you use all your sources, but the ones in Section C are your primary sources. They are the main weightage points if that makes sense.

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Section C you generally use your two strongest sources for - so, primary sources would be your best bet.

 

You'll want to quote your other sources in your Analysis as well, but I can understand referring to the strong ones more. I believe I did that with mine (I did my IA on the impacts of the Space Race on US-USSR relations or something like that). But yeah you'll want to reference all of your sources in Section D.

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Oh yay Cold War!

 

Your first draft doesn't have to be perfect - I  tried to work as hard as I could for my first draft so that I wouldn't have to stress about a lot of work for the final. Ultimately, it is up to you. Best of luck!

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