This reflective piece of writing is an opinion piece; so there will need to own thoughts but a use of books to back up opinions.
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 put forward
BOOKS THAT CAN BE USED AS EVIDENCE AND HELPING DEVELOP THE POINT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Claus, P. and Marriott, J. (eds), History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (London, 2nd edition, 2017).
Green, A. and Troup, K. (eds), The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory (Manchester, 1999).
Lambert, P. and Schofield, P. (eds), Making History: An Introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline (London, 2004).
Tosh, J., The Pursuit of History (London, 5th ed., 2010).
reflective writing, political science, 2/550