The Essay Skills Exercise is based around the question of ‘To what extent did the Cold War
dominate international relations between 1945–1991?’. The task is designed to equip you with
the skills you need to develop an independent research strategy, to help you understand where and
how to find appropriate materials, and to help you to evaluate their usefulness.
The submission deadline is absolute and based on UWE server time, therefore you
are advised to submit work ahead of the deadline to avoid any unforeseen problems you may have.
Set out your paper in sections, exactly as described below. Each section should be titled
accordingly (e.g. ‘SECTION A’) and must have a full reference for the source you have selected
immediately under the section title, followed by your text fulfilling the task you have been set. You
must not deviate from the structure below as following and understanding assessment instructions
is part of what you are being tested for here. If you fulfil the tasks as set out, you will find that you