This is from the 2008 HSC Ancient History exam. The practice essay question is worth 10 marks. Go through your notes, and have a go at it. Preferably, write it up within time limit rather than type it out. I will post a sample response later on this website.
(a) Describe the family background and early career of Tiberius Gracchs to 133BC. (10 marks)
Note from the 2008 HSC exam markers:
- Students need to avoid prepared answers. Instead you should interpret the questions caefully to ensure you have addressed the specific requirements of the question asked.
- Naming sources is not enough. Students should integrate sources to support their responses. Do not simply refer to “some historians”. Including relevant sources is critical in Question a.
- Better responses should include a range of sources.
- Average length of a higher band response should be around two pages of average sized handwriting.