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What does it take to get a 5 for History?

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Hi.

History has, in spite of my relatively big interest, never been my best subject. I don't know why I don't manage to seize high grades in my essays, but I guess God simply blessed me with other skills. :(

Therefore, I would be happy about a 5 for history. So, my question to you is: how do I get there? 'Cause I know that, in order to get a 7, you have to know quite a bit about historiography, etc. What distinguishes between a 4 and a 5, or say a 5 and a 6?

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I recently went from a 5 in HL history to a low 6. As far as I can tell, what brought me to that threshold was an increase in the structure of my essays. My teacher has always told me that the ideas and analyses I made in my essays were great, but that they were lacking cohesion and support. I'm assuming that with more solid factual proof I would be getting higher 6s, maybe even 7s.

But in your case, I think this applies too. The key to getting a 5 in history is merely to know how to write a cohesive, structured essay that you can back up with a certain level of historical knowledge. For a 5, you probably don't even need many dates, but mentioning events or names would help. Historiography is useful, but generally will hurt the cohesiveness of one of the short essays. You only have 45 minutes to answer the question in essay form, and going off-topic to do source analysis will more likely hurt you than help you. But nevertheless, just be able to write a concise essay in 45 minutes!

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i got a 5 in HL history of the america's and honestly it wasn't that hard. i jsut knew my facts, and them put them together in a simple essay format. i supported all my ideas, and backed them up with quotes form reading that i had done ion class. (i picked about 3 quoted from all fo the reading that could be applyed to a few differnt ideas that i was sure would be ion the IB exam and then memorized who had said them)

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Hi there.
it is not very difficult to get a 5 in History.
you mostly have to review your notes that you have written daily. Make sure that you have even memorised explanations that are on the side of the book. Questions on these small notes help a lot on the exam. You could use them as examples.
hope i have helped.
bye

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hey,
i dont know if its the same for every school, but we get alot of questions to answer as our assesment. the key to getting high grades on them is to write down as much as you can, with as much detail as you can. i know its a cliche, but if you put in the effort, you will get the results.
goodluck :D

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I would advise you to look at some of the mark boundaries on this website, though they might not be recent they will give you an indication of the grades needed to get a certain grade from [b]1-7[/b].

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