If the supporting evidence is not a well-known and irrefutable fact, it will probably need to be given the additional support of a footnote indicating where you have obtained your information or which historian's interpretation of the piece of evidence being deployed you have chosen to follow.
If complete reconstruction is unavoidable, go back to '5. This essay will examine five spheres which cast light on the extent of Jewish influence in high medieval France: namely, their role in the commercial life of the towns, the role of Jewish banking in the agrarian economy, their influence on Christian intellectual life.
The analytical and expository voice will always prove more effective than the narrative mode of writing. Analyse the question When you have read the question should then analyse it.
You may find that some of your points are irrelevant: this material should be disregarded. The chief reason is that no other method provides as effective a means of testing a student's comprehension of a topic. First some general points.
In general, essay writing involves the organization of arguments to support or challenge a given view in the question statement. With most historical problems certainly the most interesting ones it is seldom possible to arrive at a definitive answer.
Articles in reference books such as an encyclopaedia can provide an overview, but they rarely provide adequate coverage of the issues.
The knowledge and skills acquired over time are applicable in all three subjects History included.