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# Economics As , how can I get an A?! watch

1. I find it hard to answer the long answer questions. And in general I'm confused as to the best way to revise.
I am quite interested in the subject.
I do not participate in class, I am not a contributor.
2. (Original post by chipsnfish)
I find it hard to answer the long answer questions. And in general I'm confused as to the best way to revise.
I am quite interested in the subject.
I do not participate in class, I am not a contributor.
The key for longer answer questions is exam technique. You should be writing in the Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation (if needed) format. Look at the marks that are available for the questions and then decide on how many points that will need. Usually in the marks schemes they tell you what they expect. I remember that from Edexcel A Level that in mark scheme it banded up the answers so that students only giving 5 points (all applied, analysed and evaluated) could get into the top bracket of marks.

For revision I read the textbook to get a general idea and then bought some revision guides. Tutor2u is also a good resource. It's also a good idea to practice past papers or longer answer questions. For the longer answer questions it's also a good idea to write out a plan. It can help you write a focussed answer and not waffle.
3. Im currently doing the as but predicted an A* for the end of A2 so here is my advise as far as a fellow learner goes.
Exam Technique!!!, Exam Technique!!!, Exam Technique!!!
practice questions are the way forward. 1st of all give yourself an hour. just write out a little plan of the points you want to raise. and give it a go with no time pressure. just focus on quality.
Then do a little plan remembering to DEFINE, EXPLAIN HOW, (DIAGRAM IF NECESSARY), EXPLAIN THE PROBLEMS AND LIMITATIONS of what ever. And do this for both comparative points. Generally leave the one you think is best to last as its nice to draw conclusion from it and say ' as a result of x,y & z, i conclude a, b & c. Finally talk about what the conclusion you have is dependent upon. so it may be whether workers will accept lower wages or the price level in foreign countries.

Try this and gradually impose time constraints . normally if you time yourself in an exam well ull have 30mins to do the long final 18mark question (OCR)

The Key is to PLAN!!!
4. (Original post by thetopnotch)
The key for longer answer questions is exam technique. You should be writing in the Knowledge, Application, Analysis and Evaluation (if needed) format. Look at the marks that are available for the questions and then decide on how many points that will need. Usually in the marks schemes they tell you what they expect. I remember that from Edexcel A Level that in mark scheme it banded up the answers so that students only giving 5 points (all applied, analysed and evaluated) could get into the top bracket of marks.

For revision I read the textbook to get a general idea and then bought some revision guides. Tutor2u is also a good resource. It's also a good idea to practice past papers or longer answer questions. For the longer answer questions it's also a good idea to write out a plan. It can help you write a focussed answer and not waffle.
With AQA Economics, are the AS exams multiple choice? I looked on past papers and they seemed to be, or have I missed something? I didn't know there were any multiple choice A levels! I love multiple choice!
5. (Original post by kevin_123)
With AQA Economics, are the AS exams multiple choice? I looked on past papers and they seemed to be, or have I missed something? I didn't know there were any multiple choice A levels! I love multiple choice!
There are 25 multiple choice questions, followed by one definition question, one diagram question and finally an essay question.

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