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Dec. 11th, 2006 @ 10:31 pm IB extended essay
I'm trying to plan the layout of my extended essay, for IB year 12. The topic is To what extent was Clement Atlee responsible for the Partition of India?

Obviously, there were many factors that contributed to the Partition of India, so what I want to know is how much of my essay should I spend discussing the other factors that contributed? The essay has to be 4000 words long. I asked my supervisor this question and she said I should spend about half on Atlee and half on all the other things and their effects, but I'm not convinced because 4000 words isn't that much and it will take a long time to describe them all. Should I just spend the majority of the essay on Atlee and take the final few paragraphs to quickly summarise the other factors? The trouble with that is that with such a small amount of space dedicated to speaking about them, it seems that it might be difficult to prove the extent to which they were important, and thus the extent to which Atlee was important.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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