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    Hi guys for 25 mark questions, just wondering when to use a 'yes yes yes no no no' structure and when to use an alternating 'yes no yes no..' structure. Also do your counter arguments count as evaluation when in the 'yes yes yes no no no' structure?
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    Hi guys for 25 mark questions, just wondering when to use a 'yes yes yes no no no' structure and when to use an alternating 'yes no yes no..' structure. Also do your counter arguments count as evaluation when in the 'yes yes yes no no no' structure?
    Always do the yes no structure and argue internally, however if you begin a paragraph starting on for and counter it by the against argument, begin introducing your next paragraph by using the against argument first followed by the for argument so you don't just mention the for argument at the start of every paragraph, it makes it cooler


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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Always do the yes no structure and argue internally, however if you begin a paragraph starting on for and counter it by the against argument, begin introducing your next paragraph by using the against argument first followed by the for argument so you don't just mention the for argument at the start of every paragraph, it makes it cooler


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    What I mean is:
    Paragraph 1: for and then against
    Paragraph 2: against and then for
    Paragraph 3: for and then against
    Paragraph 4: against and then for


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    (Original post by jxssamy)
    Anyone got figures on the current social composition of HoC and HoL? % of women MPs, etc?
    AS OF 2012:

    Just 22% of the HoC constituted for women whilst just 4% for ethnic minorities.

    21% in HoL for women and 4% for ethnic minorities.

    8% accounted for ethnic minorities across both Houses.
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    Here's plan for the question:


    « IsLabour returning to its Socialist roots ? »


    YES –Equality : Rich should be taxed the most, the poor theleast :
    -Labourintroduced MINIMUM WAGE
    -suppportreintrodicuing 50p tax fot those earning +£100,000/year
    -Againstcuts to tax credits done by the Tory gov. and voted against thecut of the EMA in 2011.

    NO –Nothing wrong with getting rich, as long as there is equality ofopportunity ;
    -povertygap grew under Blair/Brown + Brown abolished 10p rate of tax poorest paying + taxes
    -EdBalls shadow chancellor announced « Labour not to reverse cutsby coalition »


    YES - Active rôle of the state :
    -Under Blair, massive inscrease of state spending from £2000 in1997 to £5000 in 2007 per student.
    -Brown Gov nationalised failing banks (NORHERN ROCK/RBS)
    -Corbyn announced nationalisation of Railway

    NO – A mixed ecnonomy : Labour did NOT reverse Thatcherprivatisation scheme when in gov.
    -Brown privatised the Tote
    -introduced academies in 2000

    YES – Internationalism :
    -Brown promoted the cause of poverty in the world, and recentlythe US
    + campaingned for more money to fight Malaria
    -Also supported Make Poverty History (taking insider status)
    -Corbyn and Miliband URGED party to vote against action in Syriain 2015
    promoting UN action + Corbyn believes in disarmement

    NO – Humanitarian interventionn sometimes necessary, w/ or w/outinternational support :
    -Diplomacy does not always work ; Blair launched Iraq War in2004 despite objection of international community
    -Miliband supported though actioons against ISIS
    -More than 60 Labour MPs to vote FOR the military action,including Shadow Foreign Secretary Benn
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    (Original post by Louise12307)
    AS OF 2012:

    Just 22% of the HoC constituted for women whilst just 4% for ethnic minorities.

    21% in HoL for women and 4% for ethnic minorities.

    8% accounted for ethnic minorities across both Houses.



    29% for women in parliament after GE 2015
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    Hi guys for 25 mark questions, just wondering when to use a 'yes yes yes no no no' structure and when to use an alternating 'yes no yes no..' structure. Also do your counter arguments count as evaluation when in the 'yes yes yes no no no' structure?
    IMO it's much better to use yes yes yes no no then alternating it..
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    IMO it's much better to use yes yes yes no no then alternating it..
    Why would you wanna do that? If you get your timings wrong and only manage to do the yes yes yes ones you lose out on all of your ao3 marks, you wanna be able to get the evaluation marks as soon as possible before you run out of time


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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    Hi guys for 25 mark questions, just wondering when to use a 'yes yes yes no no no' structure and when to use an alternating 'yes no yes no..' structure. Also do your counter arguments count as evaluation when in the 'yes yes yes no no no' structure?
    The Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No, No Structure and Yes, No, Yes, No,Yes,No is entirely up to you.
    I use Yes, No because I feel it looks like you know what you are doing more. But if you do an essay the Yes, No way you need to make the No link to he last Yes paragraph. If you get what I mean?
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    looked into this in a bit more detail and have found some apparent answers.
    so assess is YNYNYN , discuss is YYYNNN, if evaulate is the key word then put 3/4 points and say good / bad things about them, to what extent questions i'm not sure.
    can anyone confirm that these are right or have i got the wrong end of the stick lol
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Why would you wanna do that? If you get your timings wrong and only manage to do the yes yes yes ones you lose out on all of your ao3 marks, you wanna be able to get the evaluation marks as soon as possible before you run out of time


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    It structures your argument out much better, in A2 politics you are also told to use for for for against against against. Even the AS textbook's exemplar essays use this structure. Either way you won't lose marks using the f/a/f/a/f/a way
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    (Original post by Matty_Lamb)
    The Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No, No Structure and Yes, No, Yes, No,Yes,No is entirely up to you.
    I use Yes, No because I feel it looks like you know what you are doing more. But if you do an essay the Yes, No way you need to make the No link to he last Yes paragraph. If you get what I mean?
    oh this helped so general consensus is it doesn't really matter but if you can, go for the YNYN structure?
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    It structures your argument out much better, in A2 politics you are also told to use for for for against against against. Even the AS textbook's exemplar essays use this structure. Either way you won't lose marks using the f/a/f/a/f/a way
    Ah I see, just a quick question what is even the difference in what you cover in the second year? I've seen stuff about America but do you have to do that?


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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    looked into this in a bit more detail and have found some apparent answers.
    so assess is YNYNYN , discuss is YYYNNN, if evaulate is the key word then put 3/4 points and say good / bad things about them, to what extent questions i'm not sure.
    can anyone confirm that these are right or have i got the wrong end of the stick lol
    To what extent questions are 2 for 2 against
    as a general rule.
    So if the question was ArePressure Groups Becoming More Powerful, Or Less Powerful
    you would do 2 saying they are more powerful and 2 saying they are less powerful
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Why would you wanna do that? If you get your timings wrong and only manage to do the yes yes yes ones you lose out on all of your ao3 marks, you wanna be able to get the evaluation marks as soon as possible before you run out of time


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    (Original post by Pato1)
    IMO it's much better to use yes yes yes no no then alternating it..
    (Original post by tom476zf)
    Hi guys for 25 mark questions, just wondering when to use a 'yes yes yes no no no' structure and when to use an alternating 'yes no yes no..' structure. Also do your counter arguments count as evaluation when in the 'yes yes yes no no no' structure?

    With "Assess" and "To what extent" questions, you should use a yes no/ yes no/ yes no structure, because you need to analyse the question thoroughly.

    With "Make a case for" questions, you should use a yes X is better (and even though some argue X is worse having X would be better for another reason) x3 structure, and vice versa for "make a case against"

    hope i helped
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    (Original post by tom476zf)
    oh this helped so general consensus is it doesn't really matter but if you can, go for the YNYN structure?
    That's what I do but they will not drop you marks for doing YYYNNN if you get it all in.
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    My structure is like

    Into defining the key term in question and saying my argument in around 2 mins.

    For each para, I usually get 3 done.

    Point
    Explain
    Example
    Link To Question
    Counter
    Explain
    Link
    Judgement

    Then conclude as quick as possible
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    I thought I would start an official thread since the exam is approaching....

    How is revision going guys...and how many topics are you learning?
    eeeek, not long now-can't believe its tomorrow. I decided its best to revise for all 4 topics as you never know how brutal/awful the questions may be.

    best of luck to everyone!
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Ah I see, just a quick question what is even the difference in what you cover in the second year? I've seen stuff about America but do you have to do that?


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    Depends on your school
    We do ideologies, some do America, some do Eu
 
 
 
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