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FR256 Summative Assessment

Important Information (2023-24 onwards)

Summative assessment consists of one 2250-2500 word essay (worth 70% of the overall mark) and one 1250-1500 word close analysis (worth 30%). Full details on titles and deadlines are available on the Moodle page.

Primary and secondary sources

The argument in your essay or commentary should be supported by detailed references to both primary and secondary source material. Primary source material includes the documents in the module sourcebook, which should be referenced in the footnotes using the title of the source and the sourcebook page number.

You may, If you wish, discuss the same text/thinker in a summative assignment as you have discussed in a piece of formative assignment, but you must not reproduce in part or whole any of your formative assignment in your summative assignment.

FR 256 - Model essays and close analyses: Please take a look at these three models of good practice, selected from formative work and made available with the authors' permission. You might find this particularly useful if you have not taken a political/historical module before and want to see strong examples of critical discussion of primary and secondary material.

Formative essay on Vichy

Formative close analysis on Valois - 1

Formative close analysis on Valois - 2