This is my first 20 mark sociology question and I have no idea where to start, does anyone have any ideas or tips for me please?Assess the view that class inequalities in health & illness are the result of cultural and behavioural differences.
Thanks, any help would be appreciated!
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- Thread Starter
- 03-12-2010 13:56
- 03-12-2010 21:21
There's a simple formula for these sorts of questions:
- Short & simple introduction which introduces the question.
-Write everything you know which agrees with the statement.
- Then write 'HOWEVER..' and write everything you know which disagrees with it.
- If needed, do an extra little bit that throws in anything you haven't managed to fit in before because it crosses over a bit or something.
- Short conclusion. Usually along the lines of although there being evidence for one, the other has more overwhelming evidence. Obviously, this will change depending on the question!
Other things to remember would be to include the study names and names of Sociologists (just the surname is fine), because you can miss out on marks if you're not specific. Also, because it's only 20 marks, make sure your points are quite concise - you shouldn't really need to go on for too long (although if you have enough time to, then it doesn't do any harm). Ooh, and try not to say 'I will evaluate..' or 'I will try to decide..' - it sounds a little informal and some examiners don't like it.
And remember paragraphing, haha. Simple things like that can slip your mind in an exam (I know it has happened to me :P) but you do get marked for your quality of English too!
I hope I've helped!
- Thread Starter
- 06-12-2010 15:57
Thank you, I wasn't entirely sure how to set the essay out so you've helped!