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AQA A2 Sociology -17th January 2013 EXAM PREPARATION

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    So i was wondering how people have found this unit 3!! AQA sociology - beliefs in society

    How much revision have you done, and what questions are more likely to come for this exam in january?

    Any predictions?
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    hello! im doing mass media instead, its not very hard but when it comes to essays omg! the questions are so vague! i have no idea where to start and what to include!
    do u have any essay writing skills? also, do u by any chance have the jan and june 2012 paper and ms for socio unit 3??
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    (Original post by sharon800)
    So i was wondering how people have found this unit 3!! AQA sociology - beliefs in society

    How much revision have you done, and what questions are more likely to come for this exam in january?

    Any predictions?
    Hi, well i dont particulalrly think its really hard but it isnt that easy 2. seriously just revise and you will b fine. and i think you should start revising nw
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    (Original post by sharon800)
    So i was wondering how people have found this unit 3!! AQA sociology - beliefs in society

    How much revision have you done, and what questions are more likely to come for this exam in january?

    Any predictions?
    The exam questions are so vague it's just hard to predict what could come up

    But if you get all the past exam papers together, you'l find that some questions are repeated, just in a different form.

    But yea good luck with your revision.
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    (Original post by anonymou)
    The exam questions are so vague it's just hard to predict what could come up

    But if you get all the past exam papers together, you'l find that some questions are repeated, just in a different form.

    But yea good luck with your revision.
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    Hi, yes, they are quite vague
    how much revision have you done so far?
    how do you revise? i mean any revision techniques?
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    My sociology teacher used to tell us to focus your revision on the way you learn best.
    One technique we used to used was to do mind maps of one particular part (say, emile durkheim on religion) and draw little 5 second stick men images to represent the points next to the text!
    Some of us found that the images helped in the exams... But like I said, depends on your learning style
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    Hallo, I am completing Beliefs in Society. I have 2 topics left now; science and religion, and typologies. PHEW. Revision is going well. If anyone would like to do some essays together, that would be gooood

    Also, if anyone wants any help, let me know!
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    (Original post by s_axo)
    Hallo, I am completing Beliefs in Society. I have 2 topics left now; science and religion, and typologies. PHEW. Revision is going well. If anyone would like to do some essays together, that would be gooood

    Also, if anyone wants any help, let me know!
    Yeah, shall i send you some essays?Do you revise topic by topic, because I feel like my notes are too long, and how dyu structure your notes?
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    (Original post by ruby_v)
    Yeah, shall i send you some essays?Do you revise topic by topic, because I feel like my notes are too long, and how dyu structure your notes?
    That would be really helpful for the both of us I do indeed. I spend about 7 days on each topic. I structure my notes in to Ao1, so basic knowledge, and then evaluation/ alternative views.
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    (Original post by s_axo)
    That would be really helpful for the both of us I do indeed. I spend about 7 days on each topic. I structure my notes in to Ao1, so basic knowledge, and then evaluation/ alternative views.
    I thought there was a specific structure such as Point,example, evidence and criticism and then next paragraph would be evaluation :s
    Is it possible for you to send your notes so I could get an idea I feel like my notes are too long and I'm panicking cz I don't have much time.
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    (Original post by ruby_v)
    I thought there was a specific structure such as Point,example, evidence and criticism and then next paragraph would be evaluation :s
    Is it possible for you to send your notes so I could get an idea I feel like my notes are too long and I'm panicking cz I don't have much time.
    Sure; here are some secularisation notes. I can't say I rigidly stick to such format. I do however try to really link my point back to the main essay title at least once in each paragraph.
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    (Original post by s_axo)
    Sure; here are some secularisation notes. I can't say I rigidly stick to such format. I do however try to really link my point back to the main essay title at least once in each paragraph.
    Thanksss You the know secularisation theory does it come under believing without belonging, religious pluralism, spirtual shopping and vicarious religion and so on?
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    (Original post by ruby_v)
    Thanksss You the know secularisation theory does it come under believing without belonging, religious pluralism, spirtual shopping and vicarious religion and so on?
    It could do, especially when discussing NAMs/ NRMs. I actually think thats quite a good thing about this topic- you can literally throw in knowledge from all parts of the syllabus in an essay.
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    (Original post by s_axo)
    It could do, especially when discussing NAMs/ NRMs. I actually think thats quite a good thing about this topic- you can literally throw in knowledge from all parts of the syllabus in an essay.
    Yeah, thats true.How are you finding fundamentalism and globalisation?
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    (Original post by ruby_v)
    Yeah, thats true.How are you finding fundamentalism and globalisation?
    I quite enjoy fundamentalism as it fits in lots of places. Globalisation is handy for the same reason.
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    (Original post by s_axo)
    I quite enjoy fundamentalism as it fits in lots of places. Globalisation is handy for the same reason.
    Do you have any idea of what the questions might come up
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    (Original post by ruby_v)
    Thanksss You the know secularisation theory does it come under believing without belonging, religious pluralism, spirtual shopping and vicarious religion and so on?


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    Of course. They are evidence that secuarisation is bot happening....
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    Hi
    i will be taking the exam in january but i am finding it SO hard to revise nothing is sticking in my head
    i need help! anyone?? please
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    (Original post by manmandy)
    Hi
    i will be taking the exam in january but i am finding it SO hard to revise nothing is sticking in my head
    i need help! anyone?? please
    Is there a particular topic you are finding difficult?

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