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Hey, ive got an exam this afternoon (A2 Geography)

We get a resource booklet, and I was wondering how reliable an extract is if its from the Guardian newspaper. eg How much weighting can I put upon it in an argument?

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All newspapers report the news in their own slant, but the Guardian is one of the more respected newspapers I would say and very reliable. What option you doing btw?
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It's reliable with a heavy dose of left wing.
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(Original post by Shifters)
Hey, ive got an exam this afternoon (A2 Geography)

We get a resource booklet, and I was wondering how reliable an extract is if its from the Guardian newspaper. eg How much weighting can I put upon it in an argument?

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Totally unreliable.
They dont report news, they just force their Leftist agenda on readers. They don't lie as such, they just report stories in a way that conceals the truth.
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Totally unreliable.
They dont report news, they just force their Leftist agenda on readers. They don't lie as such, they just report stories in a way that conceals the truth.
Um... don't say this in an exam. Compared to pretty much all of the UK dailies / Murdoch owned press, the Guardian, as a broadsheet newspaper, is one of the most reliable.
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probably one of the most if not the most reliable newspaper in the UK
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It would probably be better if you could reference three papers with completely different stances to try and eliminate any bias possible - for example, the Guardian, the Times and the Mail - then noting their relative discrepancies and attempting to pull out the facts between them.

However, given that this is an A Level geography exam and you're given the resources, it will probably be fine just to use the article at face value and include a paragraph about any intrinsic bias to show you understand it's not totally reliable.
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Thanks everyone, I guess I'll just say that although its one of the better ones, being a newspaper it is open to some bias.

Im doing G4 of the WJEC geography. (Yeh, my school is the only one in the country doing this)
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(Original post by Zürich)
Totally unreliable.
They dont report news, they just force their Leftist agenda on readers. They don't lie as such, they just report stories in a way that conceals the truth.
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Im doing G4 of the WJEC geography. (Yeh, my school is the only one in the country doing this)
My school picked to do G4 with WJEC too, I agree that hardly anyone does it. How did you find it?
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(Original post by Shifters)
Thanks everyone, I guess I'll just say that although its one of the better ones, being a newspaper it is open to some bias.

Im doing G4 of the WJEC geography. (Yeh, my school is the only one in the country doing this)
My school is on the WJEC board aswell..
Is G4 the sustainability topic? Or just one that your school signed up too...
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The despicable rag that it is, it is unfair to single out The Grauniad as being biased on it's own. All newspapers have an agenda, particularly British ones. Don't debate an example, debate the medium.
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Yes G4 is the sustainability topic, and I though it was pretty good, I was surprised that there was so much about cities and pretty much nothing on water supply. How about you? Is it just me that finds it more a test of how quick you can write rather than your geographic knowledge?
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Just mention the left wing slant it takes on most issues.
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My school is on the WJEC board aswell..
Is G4 the sustainability topic? Or just one that your school signed up too...
Yes it is the sustainability topic.


(Original post by Shifters)
Yes G4 is the sustainability topic, and I though it was pretty good, I was surprised that there was so much about cities and pretty much nothing on water supply. How about you? Is it just me that finds it more a test of how quick you can write rather than your geographic knowledge?
Ah good. Yeah I was shocked with the cities question too, my teacher put great emphasis on learning about food because of the booklet. I thought the same really, definitely not enough time for that exam to show in depth knowledge of the subject.
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Yes G4 is the sustainability topic, and I though it was pretty good, I was surprised that there was so much about cities and pretty much nothing on water supply. How about you? Is it just me that finds it more a test of how quick you can write rather than your geographic knowledge?
Ah, thanks.
How did you find it compared to G3?
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It doesn't lie, no, but if you were brought up just reading the Guardian and never leaving your house, you would probably believe that the world was a communist haven where a few evil capitalists run around causing havoc and spending their time generally trying to **** on everything else.
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Guardian? Reliable? Ha!

It's a socialist clickbait rag - fake news.
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