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    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.
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    Introduction, argument, conclusion.

    Simples.
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    haha if only it was that simple! what are you studying??
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    Depending on the question:
    -Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
    -Intro, Point 1, 2, 3, 4... etc, Conclusion
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    (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.
 
 
 

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