Just one sec...
Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

What are the roles of membranes at the surface of cells and within cells?

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter

    This question came up and at the top it said Fig. 2.1 represents the structure of the plasma (cell surface) membrane.

    Since it's a 9 mark question, how do I structure it for a good answer and what is a good answer for this question?


    Whats the question word for word. And are there any marks available for spelling+grammar?
    • Thread Starter

    The actual question goes like this..
    b) In this question, one mark is available for the quality of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

    Outline the roles of membranes at the surface of cells and within cells.

    As soon as you see that you must start writing in full sentences. I havnt seen the mark scheme... But i'm guessing you only need to give 2-3 reasons, and the rest of the marks will come from hitting keywords.

    Well what can you tell us about membranes ? What is their importance ?, why is it important for membranes within cells ?

    Think about each part of the question. Start writing down, 9 specific and exclusively distinctive facts that are relevant to the question. It might be necessary for you to explain what the membrane is composed of and then work from there.

    There is really a distinct structure like in an essay absed subjetc, that sin't what they're testing. They just simply want you communicate the answer in sentences.

    The Above advice is very good....Be specific and distinct in the facts you write down.

    Good advice for these questions, and also for synoptic: Roughly the number of marks available corresponds to the number of points you have to make.
    Briefly make 9 good specific points about function of plasma membranes, and form them into sentences. If you're doing synoptic, just take this one step further by arranging them into paragraphs you can link together.


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 25, 2008
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Should the UK have more bank holidays?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.