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Discussion in 'Cambridge O Levels' started by SalmanPakRocks, Feb 23, 2011.
It is truly possible IF your school teacher is an experienced one AND you have studied multiple books + mastered at past papers.
Sahar I increasingly doubt it was a "develop" your answer question. Or in the  you failed to develop your arguments. If none is the case, then the teacher is stupid.
Please explain the correct manner to write the 4 marks, 7 marks and 14 marks question with CIE pattern. Please explain in details becaues I have no idea how to perfectly compose your answer and what to write in your answer according to the marking scheme. Please it would be a great help!
For , four statements are all that is required. The condition is that all 4 are true and relevant. Like:
What was the Rowlatt Act? 
1919 (1 mark), this Act was introduced by Justice Rowlatt (another mark) to overcome revolutionary activities in India/to deal with those the 1919 Act didn't (another mark for development). It included arrest without warrant (another mark), detention without bail (another mark) and replacement powers (another mark). It causes great resentment from the Indian community. (another mark) ....
And so on..
For , you need to EXPLAIN three reasons in THREE separate paragraphs. One well-explained reason scores 5, two well-explained ones score 6 and so on.
Why was the Muslim League founded? 
Answers like it was found because of the two nation theory or describing the theory scores zero credit, primely because  require you to EXPLAIN reasons.
Here is a SUGGESTED response (do NOT, please, rote-learn it, it is for your guidance)
What to do:
EXPLAIN three reasons
Link back to the question
A prime reason for the establishment of the Muslim League was to counter the Indian National Congress's propaganda. Set up in 1885, this organization claimed to represent all Indians but was then actively working to advocate the rights of the Hindus only. Therefore, the Muslims realized that the Congress was too Hindu an organization for the Muslims to wish to join, and so it was inevitable that some Muslim group should be formed, to, of course, protect and advance their rights.
Besides, the Hindu agitation at the partition of Bengal greatly worried the Muslim Community as this movement had taken a terrorist turn, aiming at its reversal by violent methods. The Muslims feared that the British would succumb to their demands and that it was necessary to establish an organization to represent the Muslim view to the British and to gain better terms for Muslims.
Also, the Muslims were perturbed by the Congress demand that 'India' should be treated as a cultural whole and Hindi should be declared the national language. As they had stuck to the Two Nation theory, they believed that India was divided along religious lines and that it was impossible to put the Congress's demands into practice. Therefore, a number of prominent Muslims founded the League, mainly to protect the identity of Muslim culture and language.
For  the most I can say is that, be succinct and avoid rambling answers. Stay focussed and answer the question as set. Like for the question below:
Was the withdrawal of Gandhi’s support the most important reason for the decline of the Khilafat Movement? Explain your answer. 
Notice what is asked. It has NOT asked you what was the chauri chaura incident, but how it was a REASON. Moreover, you are expected to produce multiple reasons. The limit doesn't matter but you are restricted to QUALITY and TIME. If you stray away, the examiner might drop a level below. It is one thing to 'describe' Gandhi's role and the Hijrat Movement, but actually another to EXPLAIN why it led to the failure of the Khilafat Movement.
Let me give you some 'explanations' for Gandhi's role:
When he called off his non-cooperation movement,
"This infuriated the Muslims who saw this action as taking the pressure off the British Government and weakening the Movement."
"there was a need to establish how the stated reason actually helped bring about its failure. For example, almost all candidates wrote at length on the Hijrat, but most stopped at ‘So when the Muslims returned, they had no homes or jobs’. Where a candidate was able to add ‘ This meant they lost faith in the Muslim leaders and instead of continuing to support the Khilafat Movement, instead they devoted their time to trying to improve their difficult lives. So this led to the decline of the movement’, then much higher reward was given. This pattern was repeated when many candidates merely described events such as Chauri Chaura without showing how this contributed to the failure of the Movement. There were not as many strong candidates on this question but those that were, explained each point well."
Also, "The Muslim League opposed this, wanting Muslims to stay and fight for their
cause. The migration was a failure. The Afghan government was hostile to the migrants,
who on their return found their homes and jobs occupied which dispirited the Muslims. "
"By joining with a Hindu-majority grouping the objectives of the Movement
were made less clear. Some perceived that Gandhi and some Hindus and
used it for their own political reasons." -for Gandhi's role-
When he withdrew his support for the Khilafat Movement, the movement weakened because a great majority of Hindus ended their involvement
HEY PEOPLE! CAN U PLS TELL ME WHAT WAS WIDDIA MANDRE SCHEME AND WARDA SCHEME? JUST LET ME KNOW THE MAIN POINTS.
Of course, I'll divide it for convenience:
Vidya Mandir Scheme:
A scheme introduced by the Congress in its ministries, in the time frame of 1937-39. They called for Muslims to go to 'mandirs'/temples in order to receive education at elementary level. It endorsed the proposals made by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and aimed at teaching the Indian community that their 'heroes' were **** while their Hindu enemies were actual heroes. (Sort of a Hindu propaganda) It was particularly enforced in the regions of Bihar and Central Province. It caused great resentment from the non-Hindu communities, particularly the Muslims since the Hindu doctrines challenged their faiths. Its aim was "to produce a class of educated people having the same kind of culture, faith and practices" as neither correct nor practicable. It objected to a concept of a common nationality if this meant that the Muslims should give up their own Islamic culture and be absorbed in a culture which is not their own.
Enough for , I suppose.
Wardha Taleemi Scheme:
It was a primary education scheme with the title "Basic National Education". It was introduced for the Congress ministries at Wardha, but then applied to every area where possible. It aimed at imposing the Doctrine of Ahimsa and many others which were resented by many Indians who were, of course, non-Hindu. It was a scheme authored by Zakir Hussain, a shocking fact as he himself was a Muslim, but supervised by Gandhi which meant that it was to be entirely pro-Hindu. It received support from All India Women's Conference because of educating girls too. But Muslims opposed it as due to lack of religious education and the influence of Hindu teachers, they feared that their children would be detracted from Islam. This scheme was opposed by Maulvi Fazlul Haq and Jinnah alike, also because of the fact that Hindi was being made the medium of education which would come as a serious blow to Muslim culture and solidarity due to its Hindu influences. The policy of cotton spinning remained neutral and invited no criticism, perhaps thankfully.
Thank you so much! This is quite helpful But which of the schemes is the line in which the students were forced to bow before Gandhi's picture?:-!
And I still can't help wonder just why u typed lol? What is so funny in Vidia Mander Scheme and Ward a taslemi Scheme?
Nvm that reply.
It is the Wardha Scheme.
Thanks! I thought that this would be a worthless, time-wasting web, but I was gravely wrong; this is quite a helpful website!
That sometimes happen when your points are not properly evaluated or you did some kind of mistake in the levels or you did not write the dates and names of poeople required. Besides that there were many other reasons due to which that happened with you, thus we will know nothing unless u show us your papers.
Please don't mind it when I ask 'Are you some kind of a professor?'
"Are you some kind of a professor?"
Nah, ain't that qualified I just entered the wrong age in profile to register. Just a student in O-2
The bowing (although reverence was mandatory in every school) was an additional condition for schools who wished to continue teaching in Urdu. The sole intention was to undermine Urdu so as to make them stop teaching in Urdu to avoid committing Shirk. (Source: Nigel Smith)
I'm thinking about giving Islamiyat this session - I haven't started prepping yet. I plan on giving it a dedicated time for 15 days, will that be enough?
Not possible, unless you are a master at facts and references (means you have memorized ALL of them), since 15 days for 'preparation' is TOO short, but slightly adequate for revision.
Separate names with a comma.