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i am taking sociology IGCSE in june 2010 . i have no idea how to study this subject . my dad has offered to help but i don't know what i should do in the first place. this is the first year in my life to study sociology for goodness sake . many people told me that i should write notes but i have no time cuz i can barely manage my time to study other subjects as well as the fact that until now i have only memorized sociology and i know it is the wrong way to learn this subject . the teacher has only one chapter to teach us and we'l be done and after that we'll solve past paper questions .

i would really appreciate it if u guys give me any advice abt how to study this subject in my situation as well as how to actually solve the past paper questions. oh , and tell me how to let my dad help me .

i want help from anyone plz , i am desperate and i really need it

i hope u answer me as soon as u can :o:
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dnt write lyk dis durin teh exam n u will b ok. :o:
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!!!!!!!
gosh i found you!!1
ok dont freak out... well you see ive been dyinnnggggg to find some one on the net to help me through sociology, actually help each other..
im taking the subject as a private student, and its killing me to the bones, because i still didnt study anything, and im the only one taking the subject in the entire school.
yeah... nobody seems intrested in learning something new in here.
and it requires discussions bluh bluh, you know, all what you've mentioned, and jeeeee youd save my life, haha ok in a way..
reply reply repllllyyy, i just signed up and seriously, it would be more fun to get to study the subject with some one... and discuss it
and you could email me which would be greattt
[email protected] m
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the golden girl
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u did freak me out .lol.....jk

anyways i am too busy to sign in my e-mail , i can barely stand all the tuition classes i'm taking.
plus i don't really know how we'll help each other cuz i NEED help myself so i wouldn't really know how to help u

anyways um idk but i guess u ask me any question and i'll try to answer u and ivise versa ^_^

thx
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People i need help and u haven't answered me for a whole month....come on plz answer me
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ok what u need to know about sociology is that mostly, answers to questions will not be directly answered in ur textbook while sudying u are going to have to analyse the answer so there is no specific answer or difinition so u have to know what is suitable for u if u can complete in it or no because not all people do. my sister was the best in sociology but i bave to take IT. good luck
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http://sociologywoo.blogspot.com/ - I'm putting together revision notes here. Under development, eventually I will put up tips and exam model answers etc. Hopefully it will be able to help.
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Okay so this is for future people who are unsure of how to answer socioogical essay questions

Basically to answer 15 marks (or 12 marks) I use the method

Intro
Body
Conclusion

Here's an explanation

Intro = BRIEFLY EXPLAIN the topic you will be discussing int he essay and the main points you will highlight on

BODY = Use the method FOR then AGAINST. Your for points should correspond with your AGAINST
e.g.
FOR, (1)
AGAINST (1)
FOR (2)
AGAINST (2)
ensure the against point argues with the for point above it

Conclusion = end your essay with a strong point that either agrees or disagrees or in fairing on the fence with the questions asked

TIPS

1. Make use of examples (ensures u at least get 2 marks in one point)
2. Use sociologists to explain your points e.g. when answering a crime essay Cesare Lombroso's study of criminals can come in handy to develop your points well and offer examples
(I suggest making a booklet with all the sociologists and their topics or studies. e.g. Philip Aries study of youth/children, Anne Oakley study of gender socialization)
3. Forget simple language, use more sociological terms.
4. Spend less time on the first questions and focus on the 15 mark but DONT NEGLECT THOSE EASY QUESTIONS
5. DO NOT SPECIALIZE IN ONE TOPIC It may seem like a god idea but understanding all the topics given allows u to choose what questions u want in the exam and leaves you less stressed ( I PROMISE)

For 2 marks their just example and definition
4,6,8 and 10 are often and explanation of something or the advantages and disadvantages of something

For studying, case studies are fun to read and often give good examples. Watch videos, read reports that are interesting, makes Mindmaps, Flashcards or information sheets
and make your notes colourful or doodle relevant stuff in your notes if your visual
( i wouldn't have read any sociology if my book didn't look like a rainbow)
move while revising
speak to yourself if your audio like me
recall not memorize
listen to calming music (I like k-indie or k- folk because I dont understand the korean lyrics and the music is BOOOM) - i love kpop okay

THERE! I'm basing it off what I do and I hope it helps u
( I usually get 12-15 marks in my essays)
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Omg! Finally someone. I am the only student in my school taking Sociology. No teachers to help. SO I have to do a self study. Looks like you already wrote the exam? If you did, can you PLEASE give me tips on how to write the answers and how to study. I'll be writing the paper on May 21st. Please help!!!
How do I get full marks for the 4, 6, 8, 10 and 15 mark questions?
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(Original post by Cacophonous)
Omg! Finally someone. I am the only student in my school taking Sociology. No teachers to help. SO I have to do a self study. Looks like you already wrote the exam? If you did, can you PLEASE give me tips on how to write the answers and how to study. I'll be writing the paper on May 21st. Please help!!!
How do I get full marks for the 4, 6, 8, 10 and 15 mark questions?
I did my exams last year and came out with an A* so I hope these tips help you!

4 MARK
- Usually, a description e.g. Example two methods of gender socialisation. I suggest you write the explanation and then give an example. So 2 explanation, 2 examples. This is around 2 four line paragraphs but could be longer or slightly shorter

The 6 mark and 8 mark essentially follow the same pattern. The six mark has three explnantions with 3 examples, the 8 mark has 4 explanations with 4 examples

The 10 mark is tricky as it only appears in paper 1 and feature topics like positivistism and official statistics. This questions usually focus on the advantages and disadvantages of ideologies in sociology and methods of research. for the other section make sure you know factors or aspects of it. Have around 6 points (I say six because you may forget one) and have examples for all of them

Examples are your best friends

15 mark is almost an arguement. You have points agreeing with the statement and points that disagree

INTRO - brief explanation of the ideas the question is asking. avoid using terms like "I" i.e don't say "I will discuss"
BODY - 4 points agreeing and 4 points disagreeing (ESSENTIALLY FOR AND AGAINST OF THE QUESTION) Give examples, please give examples. Make sure you use the right strcture (use words like, however, althought, moreover, in addition, futhermore)
CONCLUSION - Summary of what you've discussed and breif analysis of the points. You may agrree, disagree, or stay neutral. Again do not use "I"

STUDY METHODS

- FLASHCARDS
Great for memorizing studies and sociologists
INFORMATION SHEETS
- Take a blank A4, divide in two and write down all the info you need to know under one topic. summarize and use it to recall
PAST PAPERS AND MARK SCHEMES
-These are your keys to a great grade. Know most of the markschemes. Literally i memorized queite a few (markchemes only off pointers so make sure you know how to elaborate them)
- Practice if you can with understanding the questions asked.

Know what ype of learner you are. I'm an aduitory learner so I recorded myself speaking and played it back. I also walked around the house mumbling sociologists and their ideas at random. For examle wihile putting away the dishes or cleaning my room.. Also use the syllabus as a guide for what you need to know. I highlighted every single word and concept indicated in the syllabus that I had come across and knew by heart. This ensured I would remember all the definitions and concepts I needed to.

That's all I have for you. If you can get someone to mark your work.

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXAMS!
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(Original post by caerrin)
I did my exams last year and came out with an A* so I hope these tips help you!

4 MARK
- Usually, a description e.g. Example two methods of gender socialisation. I suggest you write the explanation and then give an example. So 2 explanation, 2 examples. This is around 2 four line paragraphs but could be longer or slightly shorter

The 6 mark and 8 mark essentially follow the same pattern. The six mark has three explnantions with 3 examples, the 8 mark has 4 explanations with 4 examples

The 10 mark is tricky as it only appears in paper 1 and feature topics like positivistism and official statistics. This questions usually focus on the advantages and disadvantages of ideologies in sociology and methods of research. for the other section make sure you know factors or aspects of it. Have around 6 points (I say six because you may forget one) and have examples for all of them

Examples are your best friends

15 mark is almost an arguement. You have points agreeing with the statement and points that disagree

INTRO - brief explanation of the ideas the question is asking. avoid using terms like "I" i.e don't say "I will discuss"
BODY - 4 points agreeing and 4 points disagreeing (ESSENTIALLY FOR AND AGAINST OF THE QUESTION) Give examples, please give examples. Make sure you use the right strcture (use words like, however, althought, moreover, in addition, futhermore)
CONCLUSION - Summary of what you've discussed and breif analysis of the points. You may agrree, disagree, or stay neutral. Again do not use "I"

STUDY METHODS

- FLASHCARDS
Great for memorizing studies and sociologists
INFORMATION SHEETS
- Take a blank A4, divide in two and write down all the info you need to know under one topic. summarize and use it to recall
PAST PAPERS AND MARK SCHEMES
-These are your keys to a great grade. Know most of the markschemes. Literally i memorized queite a few (markchemes only off pointers so make sure you know how to elaborate them)
- Practice if you can with understanding the questions asked.

Know what ype of learner you are. I'm an aduitory learner so I recorded myself speaking and played it back. I also walked around the house mumbling sociologists and their ideas at random. For examle wihile putting away the dishes or cleaning my room.. Also use the syllabus as a guide for what you need to know. I highlighted every single word and concept indicated in the syllabus that I had come across and knew by heart. This ensured I would remember all the definitions and concepts I needed to.

That's all I have for you. If you can get someone to mark your work.

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXAMS!

Wow. Thanks! What sociologists should I know more about? And do you have any study material that you can message me? That would really help. But if you don't feel like it, then fine! Your tips really give a confidence boost.
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Hey, I have had severe depression for a while now and during the last M/J exams I literally studied Sociology in one day and got a B. Just figure out how to answer questions and apply your own understanding of the world and you're good. Study the 1st chapter well though and the key terms. For other things, its mostly just common sense and your own analysis.
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Make notes from a official IGCSE sociology book while watching videos on the internet. Official texts books show the ways you solve a question depending on the number of marks. Focus on sociological terms and always compare between the Marxist and functionalists side of things. I have some slides. Send me you email.
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(Original post by caerrin)
I did my exams last year and came out with an A* so I hope these tips help you!

4 MARK
- Usually, a description e.g. Example two methods of gender socialisation. I suggest you write the explanation and then give an example. So 2 explanation, 2 examples. This is around 2 four line paragraphs but could be longer or slightly shorter

The 6 mark and 8 mark essentially follow the same pattern. The six mark has three explnantions with 3 examples, the 8 mark has 4 explanations with 4 examples

The 10 mark is tricky as it only appears in paper 1 and feature topics like positivistism and official statistics. This questions usually focus on the advantages and disadvantages of ideologies in sociology and methods of research. for the other section make sure you know factors or aspects of it. Have around 6 points (I say six because you may forget one) and have examples for all of them

Examples are your best friends

15 mark is almost an arguement. You have points agreeing with the statement and points that disagree

INTRO - brief explanation of the ideas the question is asking. avoid using terms like "I" i.e don't say "I will discuss"
BODY - 4 points agreeing and 4 points disagreeing (ESSENTIALLY FOR AND AGAINST OF THE QUESTION) Give examples, please give examples. Make sure you use the right strcture (use words like, however, althought, moreover, in addition, futhermore)
CONCLUSION - Summary of what you've discussed and breif analysis of the points. You may agrree, disagree, or stay neutral. Again do not use "I"

STUDY METHODS

- FLASHCARDS
Great for memorizing studies and sociologists
INFORMATION SHEETS
- Take a blank A4, divide in two and write down all the info you need to know under one topic. summarize and use it to recall
PAST PAPERS AND MARK SCHEMES
-These are your keys to a great grade. Know most of the markschemes. Literally i memorized queite a few (markchemes only off pointers so make sure you know how to elaborate them)
- Practice if you can with understanding the questions asked.

Know what ype of learner you are. I'm an aduitory learner so I recorded myself speaking and played it back. I also walked around the house mumbling sociologists and their ideas at random. For examle wihile putting away the dishes or cleaning my room.. Also use the syllabus as a guide for what you need to know. I highlighted every single word and concept indicated in the syllabus that I had come across and knew by heart. This ensured I would remember all the definitions and concepts I needed to.

That's all I have for you. If you can get someone to mark your work.

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXAMS!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! sitting my exam in m/j this year and i can't tell you how much i appreciate this!
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(Original post by lunarr.)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! sitting my exam in m/j this year and i can't tell you how much i appreciate this!
So what grade did you get then?
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Thank you so much... this was sooo helpful!
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