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    (Original post by Tj789)
    Asses and examine are not the same thing!!! Examine is your looking at reasons. Assess is your arguing explicitly for and against and then reaching a judgement in the examine you dont reach a judgement.
    Buy a bloody thesaurus! Look up the word 'assess' and you will find 'examine' sat next to it. Then look up the word 'conclude' and you will find 'judgement' sat next to it. I am in Year 13, I got an A in this exam last year.
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    (Original post by KopiteMoss)
    Buy a bloody thesaurus! Look up the word 'assess' and you will find 'examine' sat next to it. Then look up the word 'conclude' and you will find 'judgement' sat next to it. I am in Year 13, I got an A in this exam last year.
    Excuse me theres no need to be rude. I could be wrong but you mean to say you do the EXACT same thing for both questions in terms of structure? Well then why is the mark scheme giving different criteria for both?

    You do not need to get defensive just CALM
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    [QUOTE=Tj789;55657673]Excuse me theres no need to be rude. I could be wrong but you mean to say you do the EXACT same thing for both questions in terms of structure? Well then why is the mark scheme giving different criteria for both?

    You do not need to get defensive just CALM[/QUOTE

    Okay fair enough, but yes, providing that the question is on a sociological thesis, such as feminism, structure the same for both - 'assess' or 'examine'. For example, I would approach 'assess the usefulness of feminism...' and 'examine the role of feminism...' identically.
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    Excuse me theres no need to be rude. I could be wrong but you mean to say you do the EXACT same thing for both questions in terms of structure? Well then why is the mark scheme giving different criteria for both?

    You do not need to get defensive just CALM[/QUOTE

    Okay fair enough, but yes, providing that the question is on a sociological thesis, such as feminism, structure the same for both - 'assess' or 'examine'. For example, I would approach 'assess the usefulness of feminism...' and 'examine the role of feminism...' identically.
    Yh I see what you mean there
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    Please can someone explain to me what age patriarchy is, its so vague and waffled in my text book.
    Age patriarchy is basically the ways in which adults are able to control children, and keep them acting as children

    For example, adults may place a filters on home computers to prevent children from accessing adult material without permission.

    A way in which children try to 'break out' of the idea that they have to act as children is by doing things that adults/laws would normally restrict then from doing, such as drinking, smoking, having sex at a young age etc Etc

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    (Original post by Tj789)
    You know I would put an intro in the Item questions.

    Try follow this structure- I could be wrong or there could be other ways but heres my advice

    P- POINT- make your point
    E- Evidece- Back the point up by a static/ Sociologist
    E- Explain, so what does this statistic show, what does Sociologist mean?
    A- Analyse- Therefore this means...
    L-LINK- Make an explicit link back to the question, bringing your paragraph together
    E- Evaluate- This is where you pick up the high marks so strengths and weaknesses

    So heres a past exam question on social policy
    Something like this.....How does social policy affect family life

    Point: Item B presents a New Right perspective on the effects of SP on family life, highlighting a negative view towards them saying "they make families less self reliant" (made up)

    Explain: The New Right believe that the "best" and ideal type of family is the traditional nuclear family with its division of labour as they are self reliant, but they argue that social polices namely generous welfare benefits undermine this self reliance .

    Example (explanation and example can be whatever order) For instance Murrey argues they give "perverse incentives" rewarding irresponsible behavior. He looks to benefits such as giving teenage mother council houses and generous payouts.

    Analysis: This has a negative effect because this encourage lone parent family, and they believe this is harmful to the family because parents cant socialise tehir children, discipline blah blah

    Link: Thus the NR believe SP have a negative effect on families as they make them more dependent on the state, and it could encourage family types like LP that can have an effect on its members

    Eval: But some feminists argue that lone parent families have a positive effect on families, making girls more dependent as they have a female role model

    Hope it helps, I could just be completely wrong lol


    With social polices, if its an asses question asking for the effects on family life then counter arguments would be positive effects and negatives to get that asses aspect about...I think
    this is perfect! thank you so much!
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    Anyone got reasons for why childhood isnt socially constructed?

    (ive only got Wyness with the dominant framework and prout who backs it up with the idea of development-ism IDEK if they relate i cant find anything ffs)
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Actually its Feminism they are saying

    Post modernism came up in Jan 2013
    oh god really?! i hope it's not feminism!
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    For a question asking on infant mortality rate; what would you get your ao2 marks on? Is it through talking about the importance of the factors contributing to the decline from diff perspectives?
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    (Original post by Uw0tm8_)
    Anyone got reasons for why childhood isnt socially constructed?

    (ive only got Wyness with the dominant framework and prout who backs it up with the idea of development-ism IDEK if they relate i cant find anything ffs)
    Thats such a good question! I dont know erm you could say how everybody has different experiences of childhood even in the same societies so if childhood was socially constructed wouldnt it all be the same?

    Also id also point out some children rebel against the social construction, for instance in Britain there's an idea of vulnerability- but crime from youth is on the rise
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    Thats such a good question! I dont know erm you could say how everybody has different experiences of childhood even in the same societies so if childhood was socially constructed wouldnt it all be the same?

    Also id also point out some children rebel against the social construction, for instance in Britain there's an idea of vulnerability- but crime from youth is on the rise
    Ooh thanks!
    Ive also got functionalist believe that childhood is a distinct phase where primary socialisation takes place.. which is the same in every society
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    (Original post by Uw0tm8_)
    Ooh thanks!
    Ive also got functionalist believe that childhood is a distinct phase where primary socialisation takes place.. which is the same in every society
    Thats a great point, because functionalists are a very fixed perspective giving no consideration to differences in society, and social construction is all about the differences in society xx
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    can someone tell me what engles says
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    (Original post by KopiteMoss)
    Buy a bloody thesaurus! Look up the word 'assess' and you will find 'examine' sat next to it. Then look up the word 'conclude' and you will find 'judgement' sat next to it. I am in Year 13, I got an A in this exam last year.
    Mate, asses and examine are not the same thing REGARDING sociology and properly every other examination. Examine means to explain, but assess consists of looking at both sides of the argument

    Why are you being so rude? she's merely trying to correct you.
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    (Original post by thefreakoffreaks)
    Mate, asses and examine are not the same thing REGARDING sociology and properly every other examination. Examine means to explain, but assess consists of looking at both sides of the argument

    Why are you being so rude? she's merely trying to correct you.
    Probably*
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    (Original post by KopiteMoss)
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    first learn the difference between examine and assess
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    [QUOTE=thefreakoffreaks;55659331]Mate, asses and examine are not the same thing REGARDING sociology and properly every other examination. Examine means to explain, but assess consists of looking at both sides of the argument

    Our teacher said that examine, explain, asses are essentially the same thing, because while we examine/assess/explain, we would be writing the same content e.g. advantages, disadvantages etc. in all cases we are analyzing sociological perspectives or policies
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    (Original post by crazy2015)
    can someone tell me what engles says
    Engels forms a Marxist perspective on the family. He believes that the capitalist culture promoted the monogamous nuclear family to resolve the problems of inheritance of property and assets for males. He also believed that the nuclear family existed to control female sexual behavior and ensure the offspring was certain (prior to DNA testing) as a ploy to maintain the concepts of inheritance and preservation.
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Actually its Feminism they are saying

    Post modernism came up in Jan 2013
    If a feminism essay did come up, what sort of points could I make?

    I just don't see how I can get an essay out of it.
    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by thefreakoffreaks)
    Mate, asses and examine are not the same thing REGARDING sociology and properly every other examination. Examine means to explain, but assess consists of looking at both sides of the argumentOur teacher said that examine, explain, asses are essentially the same thing, because while we examine/assess/explain, we would be writing the same content e.g. advantages, disadvantages etc. in all cases we are analyzing sociological perspectives or policies
    but in all honesty, it depends on the type of question. If they ask you to examine marriage/divorce, then you obviously can't look at the other side of the argument. Mostly these are the type of questions they ask, where you simply explain and analysis. However, they can ask questions where you have the opportunity to look at both sides of the arguments, such as family diversity or childhood, but this predominantly consists in the assess question
 
 
 
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