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Sociology Unit 4 - Crime - 19th June 2012 - Notes - Disscussion and more

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    I find it so hilarious how I came out of this exam in June convinced I got a U and came out with 100%. Sad that unit 3 bummed me over though. I hope whoever marked my exam has an ink spillage all over their important documents.
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    (Original post by Amaal)
    I find it so hilarious how I came out of this exam in June convinced I got a U and came out with 100%. Sad that unit 3 bummed me over though. I hope whoever marked my exam has an ink spillage all over their important documents.
    What did u get for unit 3?
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    Hi everyone - I'm sitting this exam in January. It'll be my first A2 Sociology exam.
    Can any of you give me some tips for this exam and possibly any information with regards to what came up in June?

    Many thanks, Matthew
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    (Original post by matthewhernon)
    Hi everyone - I'm sitting this exam in January. It'll be my first A2 Sociology exam.
    Can any of you give me some tips for this exam and possibly any information with regards to what came up in June?

    Many thanks, Matthew
    Ah, tips. Well, get straight to the point in your answers. Time is of essence. If my memory serves me right, you might have two essay questions in the crime section(?)
    Focus on your analysis and evaluation because you get the most marks in these two areas. Always refer to the strength or weakness of an argument or theory, and whether it supports or disputes the notion proposed in the question.
    I wish I could say more, but it feels like it's been so long since I did this exam, I actually can't remember what tips I shared with people, and the tips I took on myself.

    Nevertheless, with theory and methods, you can easily gain most of your marks on this as there tends to be scope for sufficient analysis and evaluation as you can use theories to support each other or against each other, similarly, you can suggest better ideas and back them up with other theories that may seem "irrelevant" to the question. Also, get equipped with very good studies. I remember I used the Tea Room Trade study by Humphreys for a question - it showed that I read outside the textbook, etc. I spent more time reading studies for theory and methods to be honest - I found this section most intriguing! But make sure you're being relevant,,and you're answering the question.

    Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly what came up in June, but I know there was a question on Suicide (here, I talked about Atkinson, Douglas, Durkheim(first), and I think Taylor).
    There was also a question on the environment and crime (I'm not too sure about this one, so don't take my word for it -- but it was mighty similar).
    In theory and methods, the question was on the strength of interpretivism to study/look at society today. This one was a good question, I seemed to have a lot to write about, on both sides of the argument.

    I'm sorry if I'm no help at all, I'm surprised I can't remember most of it seeing as this was my best exam, and I achieved an A on it.

    Good luck, though.
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    (Original post by Moyosola)
    Ah, tips. Well, get straight to the point in your answers. Time is of essence. If my memory serves me right, you might have two essay questions in the crime section(?)
    Focus on your analysis and evaluation because you get the most marks in these two areas. Always refer to the strength or weakness of an argument or theory, and whether it supports or disputes the notion proposed in the question.
    I wish I could say more, but it feels like it's been so long since I did this exam, I actually can't remember what tips I shared with people, and the tips I took on myself.

    Nevertheless, with theory and methods, you can easily gain most of your marks on this as there tends to be scope for sufficient analysis and evaluation as you can use theories to support each other or against each other, similarly, you can suggest better ideas and back them up with other theories that may seem "irrelevant" to the question. Also, get equipped with very good studies. I remember I used the Tea Room Trade study by Humphreys for a question - it showed that I read outside the textbook, etc. I spent more time reading studies for theory and methods to be honest - I found this section most intriguing! But make sure you're being relevant,,and you're answering the question.

    Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly what came up in June, but I know there was a question on Suicide (here, I talked about Atkinson, Douglas, Durkheim(first), and I think Taylor).
    There was also a question on the environment and crime (I'm not too sure about this one, so don't take my word for it -- but it was mighty similar).
    In theory and methods, the question was on the strength of interpretivism to study/look at society today. This one was a good question, I seemed to have a lot to write about, on both sides of the argument.

    I'm sorry if I'm no help at all, I'm surprised I can't remember most of it seeing as this was my best exam, and I achieved an A on it.

    Good luck, though.

    Took this exam in June. Nearly aced it with a few days revision, but I still got an A overall.

    Q1 Suicide
    Q2 Ethnicity and Crime
    Q3 This was research method which I can't remember.
    Q4 This was a confusing questions since it was like sociology as a science and interpretism if I remember correctly.

    Wow, I have completely forgotten about Sociology ._.
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    (Original post by Moyosola)
    Ah, tips. Well, get straight to the point in your answers. Time is of essence. If my memory serves me right, you might have two essay questions in the crime section(?)
    Focus on your analysis and evaluation because you get the most marks in these two areas. Always refer to the strength or weakness of an argument or theory, and whether it supports or disputes the notion proposed in the question.
    I wish I could say more, but it feels like it's been so long since I did this exam, I actually can't remember what tips I shared with people, and the tips I took on myself.

    Nevertheless, with theory and methods, you can easily gain most of your marks on this as there tends to be scope for sufficient analysis and evaluation as you can use theories to support each other or against each other, similarly, you can suggest better ideas and back them up with other theories that may seem "irrelevant" to the question. Also, get equipped with very good studies. I remember I used the Tea Room Trade study by Humphreys for a question - it showed that I read outside the textbook, etc. I spent more time reading studies for theory and methods to be honest - I found this section most intriguing! But make sure you're being relevant,,and you're answering the question.

    Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly what came up in June, but I know there was a question on Suicide (here, I talked about Atkinson, Douglas, Durkheim(first), and I think Taylor).
    There was also a question on the environment and crime (I'm not too sure about this one, so don't take my word for it -- but it was mighty similar).
    In theory and methods, the question was on the strength of interpretivism to study/look at society today. This one was a good question, I seemed to have a lot to write about, on both sides of the argument.

    I'm sorry if I'm no help at all, I'm surprised I can't remember most of it seeing as this was my best exam, and I achieved an A on it.

    Good luck, though.
    Overall how did you do in Sociology? You at University?

    Yeah, what you have said is very helpful! You see how Suicide came up for you, do you reckon I'll have to revise it? How did you revise for the 15 mark questions?
    And how much should I roughly write for each question.


    HOW SHOULD I REVISE? I don't know how to really get a start with the C&D, aswell as mainly the 33marker
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    (Original post by matthewhernon)
    Overall how did you do in Sociology? You at University?

    Yeah, what you have said is very helpful! You see how Suicide came up for you, do you reckon I'll have to revise it? How did you revise for the 15 mark questions?
    And how much should I roughly write for each question.


    HOW SHOULD I REVISE? I don't know how to really get a start with the C&D, aswell as mainly the 33marker
    anyone doing this exam, i will make a revision thread asap, so check it out
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    A2 sociology Crime and Deviance Mon 28th Jan 2013 thread Official
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    a2 sociology/crime and deviance unit 4 2013 discussion/revision

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2198638
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    how do you gain high marks on methods in context question?! any essay plans? :confused:

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