• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"How useful did you find the site, and the written sources, for answering this question?"

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Essay on Question: "How useful did you find the site, and the written sources, for answering this question?" Duncan-Peter Chisholm During this essay I will be commenting on the usefulness of the sources which I have used to study the architectural structure of the city of Edinburgh's New Town, widely considered as the part of the city which is the reason for its billing as the, "Athens of the North." The sources were used, obviously in a historical context, to answer the questions of whether there was evidence to support the idea that the New Town was designed for, "genteel and civilised living," and, "grandeur." I used two maps, one showing only the First New Town, the other the Second New Town, to study, in particular, the structure of the streets -should there be any- and also to study the differences between the shapes of the streets of both the first and second areas. ...read more.

Middle

The reason that I think this is because it is surely essential to obtain some kind of solid primary source on which we can base our own individual opinions and be able to discuss them with real understanding of the area. This was probably my favourite source because I was a great fan of being able to argue my opinion while actually pointing at the structure which I was arguing about! The slides, however few we were shown, showed very interesting images of the New Town which I found very solid as bases for discussion due to the fact that they were still images and easy to study effectively while arguing my opinion with a fellow historian. I believed them to be accurate, and even in this age of photo-altering technology, I found them convincing evidence of the New Town's changes. Very similar to the maps, I thought, was the photo's value of being able to overlook them continuously until I noticed something new that may have turned out to be important evidence. ...read more.

Conclusion

I would say that this was also one of my favourite sources, again due to the fact that it was very easy to study text over and over again until I felt that I had obtained sufficient evidence on my subject. In conclusion to this essay, I think that it is important to mention that I found it hard to obtain convincing evidence of the First New Town, which, I believe, was due to the fact that because, I must even admit myself, the Second New Town was a more attractive and intriguing part of the city. This I found a very frustrating part of my studies, because I was very much in favour of informing myself of the base of learning, through mistakes, from which the Second New Town was created. My favourite source was easily the Field Work because it gave me my own time, to study in my own way, the architecture of the First and Second New Towns. Again, I think it is priceless that one can stand in front of the structure of which his discussion is created from. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. How useful is visible evidence in explaining the development of power at Styal Mill ...

    So this document also confirms that the first power source at the mill was indeed waterpower. How useful is visible evidence? It's useful to a certain extent. For example, it shows the main sources of power. Water wheels, sleuce gates and a weir show us that waterpower was present and used therefore it was useful.

  2. How useful is a visit to the Tudor parts of Hampton Court to find ...

    added a new ceiling which is just as we see it today. The wooden screen now in the chapel was added much later and was not there in Tudor times neither was the staircase. The chapel is ornately decorated with a ceiling painted blue with gold stars and magnificent carved angels.

  1. Submarines essay

    They then founded the Lake Submarine Company of Jersey in 1895. The Argonaut was also the first submarine able to operate better in open water than on still water. This submarine also was so successful it had a diary made about its voyages by Jules Ferny.

  2. Civil Rights question 5

    This would have reflected badly on the US's image as 'the nation of the free' and could jeopardise its position as an international peace keeper; if they were seen to not be able to even treat their own people fairly; why should they fight against a system which they say

  1. From the evidence available, trace the development of the Jewellery Quarter in the ...

    private houses which had door plates, the sign of escapement-maker, engine-turner, springer, finisher and so on. These were modest but solid properties, with the workshop generally constructed at the back. But not all the tradesmen were so fortunately placed, and a nineteenth century essay upon clocks in Charles Knights Cyclopaedia

  2. History of Grenada (How to write a short IGCSE essay: Plan, Evaluation of Sources, ...

    Cheers (Editor) - Very reliable because it?s a book, the publishers are very careful that there are no mistakes - There is not a lot of information but there is a brief introduction about nearly everything - The book is a Atlas which gives a brief

  1. Life In The Trenches - research and evaluation of the sources

    This source is not very typical either, because when 36 tanks did come into battle in 1916, many of them got stuck in muddy trenches, or in deep ditches, endangering the lives of the people stuck inside. This poster is quite useful how the battle field was in WW1, and how the soldiers looked (in left bottom corner).

  2. Book Review. Treasury of Royal Scandals is a national bestseller book written by ...

    he dared not even touch with his finger because of her ?painfully ugly? appearance. There were few rulers, especially monarchs, who lacked a feeling of ?superiority over ordinary men? (34). Louis XIV of France definitely did not lack this trait of monarchs.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work