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IB History Skills

Essay Writing

This is both the most important skill and the most difficult to acquire. In the words of Robert Pearce 'Writing a good essay involves the sort of verbal craftsmanship which can only come from long periods of hard practice. There is no short-cut to success and no foolproof formula to follow.'

Useful Materials

The official IB essay mark scheme used by IB history examiners for Standard Level and Higher Level
The unofficial IST History Department mark sheet explained
The unofficial IST History Department mark sheet for Mr Jones-Nerzic to printout when he has lost all his hard copies, has forgotten where he last put it on the server or needs to print it off at home. 
Essay Terms: The official IB guide to what those questions actually mean

Useful Advice

10 Tips' article by Robert Pearce 
Addressing the question is the key to securing good grades by Peter Clements