work of historians is profoundly shaped by their social and cultural origins
This reflective piece of writing is an opinion piece; so there will need to own thoughts but a use of books to back
Very short piece, only 500 words (not incl. footnotes)
A firm and clear contention and support that contention with appropriate and relevant examples.
Provide a clear argument in response to the statement, and develop that argument in a logical and coherent way.
Identify and utilise appropriate examples in support of your main argument
Reflect carefully on possible alternatives and/or reasons why a different argument or set of conclusions might be
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