Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hi there,

    i was just wondering how everyone goes about essay writing and exam technique, for subjects like law, sociology and govt and pol.

    usually its not the content that is a problem for most people, but how they relay it in an essay.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Introduction, argument, conclusion.

    Simples.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    haha if only it was that simple! what are you studying??
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Depending on the question:
    -Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
    -Intro, Point 1, 2, 3, 4... etc, Conclusion
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by whattheheck)
    haha if only it was that simple! what are you studying??
    Well it is. Obviously each discipline has slightly different layouts of the introduction and argument, but it's still the basic layout of an essay.

    I'm currently studying Folkloristics and Ethnology.

    Introduction: discuss the question and some background details. Avoid quotations where possible.
    Argument: give a concise overview of previous scholarly work on the subject. Launch into your own argument, using examples, quotes and evidence from elsewhere with the odd supporting quote from another scholar. Make sure to reference correctly; use well-thought-out arguments; use conjunctions and flowing language; make the essay interesting to read, not dry or boring; each paragraph should be a logical and self-sustaining whole that is connected to the others; make sure to always reference the question, so there is a red-thread in the essay.
    Conclusion: sum-up the argument, check to see whether your original hypothesis was correct or how the question has been answered.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.