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    Benefits of History Extension

    Hey,

    Just wondering what the benefits of History Extension are and if it is worth it doing it???
    I love history but am nervous of the big Investigation task thingy.

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Benefits of History Extension

    "Benefits" is hardly the terminology you should be using when doing HSC subjects...

    Tell me what are the benefits of the other subjects you are doing.

    It's worth doing it if you interested in learning about history - different to learning history. E.g. is Marxist history less valid because it has been politicised? Is history subjective or objective? Can history even be objective?

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    Re: Benefits of History Extension

    Well Hist Ext requires way more critical thought than Ancient or Modern and you have to really explore and develop your own philosophical opinions on things like D94 has mentioned but if you love history then I think you'll enjoy it because it really is quite an interesting course. So benefit: enhancing your critical thought skills would be useful for literally anything as it makes you more perceptive + good skill for university studies.

    Also don't worry about the major. If you choose a topic you like and would be willing to do ~9 months worth of research on, then it'll honestly be fine and maybe even fun (I did mine on American Revolution which I love and I really enjoyed writing the major). Make sure your question isn't too difficult that you struggle to come up with a coherent response but also don't make it too simple that you can't reach the word limit. Just actually get started ASAP and don't leave it last minute to avoid stress but also to get your teacher to mark it. Benefit: my teacher said that this type of research is "the closest thing to university research that you will conduct in high school" so again, good prep but also the flexibility is great because it can literally be about anything you want.

    Hist Ext is a great subject and if you put the work in then you will really enjoy it + benefit from it a lot
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    Re: Benefits of History Extension

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Benefits of History Extension

    It's good if you have a genuine interest in history. It will also likely give you an ATAR boost if you have put in consistent effort. However it is important to note that this course tends to be more about how others have interpreted history rather than the events themselves.

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    Re: Benefits of History Extension

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