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    Im doing 2 AS politics exams in January and am working on past papers. I'm having trouble with the 25 mark questions coz I just dont know how 2 get that many marks for one essay.
    Eg: What are the strengths and weaknesses of representative democracy? (25 marks)
    In the first two sections of the question i have already explained the key features of representative democracy and how it works in the UK.
    Also Im not sure whether I should be discussing the system in general or the way it is applied in the UK.
    Below is a summary of how i would answer the question
    Strengths:
    - professional politicians with superior knowledge and judgement, better equipped to make decisions of public importance.
    - minorities have a better chance of being taken into account than with direct democracy when they would be outvoted by the majority.
    Weaknesses:
    - Parliament doesn't proportionally represent the population-women under-represented and professionals with uni background over-represented.
    - System of public making views heard in Paliament is bureacratic and often ineffective
    - Low voting levels means governing party not really chosen by majority of ppl.

    Do you think I would get 25 marks for an answer like that, obviously in greater depth but basically expending on those points?
    Any help in how 2 answer this question well would be much appreciated.
 
 
 
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