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    (Original post by emah123)
    oh no! i hate this topic so much!!! what kind of stuff do you need to talk about in this type of question?

    (Original post by dawg)
    Yeah same here, ermm just about an example of a city's attempt to redevelop it's CBD to try and compete with out of town retailing.
    Why would you hate that? I thought it'd be quite easily.. Manchester city centre / Trafford Centre / Development of out of town retail centres / How the city centres have responded
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    What questions/topics came up in the World Cities section of the January 13 paper please?
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    Anyone got any predictions for questions on ecosystems, tectonics, conflict and D&G based on past papers?
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    (Original post by liabhimani)
    out of interest what's everyone's favourite topic? :P I personally really like Conflict and aspects of World Cities! But tectonics...
    I love conflicts & challenges, definitely want to get into that kind of thing when I'm older. Also love tectonics, could see myself getting into volcano management too. Cities, blearghhhhh No way am I touching urban decline in the future!
    (Original post by joereed)
    The Oracle Reading is quite good and theres a fair bit on the internet I think. this may be a start - http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=K...ed=0CE4Q6AEwBg
    Woo Oracle! That's my local shopping centre.
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    Not sure if this has been asked before- apologise if it has, but I am really struggling with the structure of the 40 mark essay How many points/ paragraphs should you make ( I know its not quantity over quality but just on average). Also in the mark scheme for evaluation it says 'ability to understand the roles of values, attitudes' what does this mean? and how could you incorporate it into your answer?
    Thanks! and Goodluck with the cramming
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    (Original post by daniela123)
    Not sure if this has been asked before- apologise if it has, but I am really struggling with the structure of the 40 mark essay How many points/ paragraphs should you make ( I know its not quantity over quality but just on average). Also in the mark scheme for evaluation it says 'ability to understand the roles of values, attitudes' what does this mean? and how could you incorporate it into your answer?
    Thanks! and Goodluck with the cramming
    It honestly depends on the essay title. It's much better to make a few really detailed points rather than lots of scattered paragraphs, that way you are able to properly 'understand the roles of attitudes and values'. Make sure you cover a range of scales (time scale, small-large scale, SEEP etc.) if your questions leads you down that route. I think about 4 pages is about average for an essay, depending on your handwriting.
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    It honestly depends on the essay title. It's much better to make a few really detailed points rather than lots of scattered paragraphs, that way you are able to properly 'understand the roles of attitudes and values'. Make sure you cover a range of scales (time scale, small-large scale, SEEP etc.) if your questions leads you down that route. I think about 4 pages is about average for an essay, depending on your handwriting.
    OK thank you for your reply, but what is SEEP?
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    (Original post by daniela123)
    OK thank you for your reply, but what is SEEP?
    Social, economic, environmental, political
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    (Original post by joereed)
    The Oracle Reading is quite good and theres a fair bit on the internet I think. this may be a start - http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=K...ed=0CE4Q6AEwBg

    Ahh nice one mate! Just what I was looking for.
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Social, economic, environmental, political
    or SPEED (social, political, environmental, economic, demographic) :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    It honestly depends on the essay title. It's much better to make a few really detailed points rather than lots of scattered paragraphs, that way you are able to properly 'understand the roles of attitudes and values'. Make sure you cover a range of scales (time scale, small-large scale, SEEP etc.) if your questions leads you down that route. I think about 4 pages is about average for an essay, depending on your handwriting.
    We got told spend an hour, always plan & do it first carries most marks!


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    (Original post by LauraEmilyT)
    We got told spend an hour, always plan & do it first carries most marks!


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    Yeah I've been told similar things, examiners reports often say that it's obvious people leave it till last and rush, and lose a lot of marks. Although I definitely prefer building up to the big questions in the exam, I might do a structured first, then essay, then structured.
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    If you think about it, the structured be combined is worth more than the essay :P


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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Yeah I've been told similar things, examiners reports often say that it's obvious people leave it till last and rush, and lose a lot of marks. Although I definitely prefer building up to the big questions in the exam, I might do a structured first, then essay, then structured.
    That is exactly the way I am approaching the exam! One structured will hopefully set me in into essay mode

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    SSE for me

    find it really difficult to write four pages on some of the topics
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    (Original post by GLOB)
    Could someone explain how earthquakes and volcanoes occur at constructive margins? Oh and rift valleys! :s


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    earthquakes: when the plates diverge, pressure falls, semi molten mantle melts; magma. this reduced pressure allows it to rise. when it rise through cracks/fissures in the crust, it causes an earthquake. rifting also causes earthquakes. also plates dont move apart in a uniform way; pressure can build up and when it becomes too great, the plate fractures forming a fault line and causing a quake.
    volcanoes: as the mantle is under pressure, this pressure is released when the plates diverge, and the semi molten mantle melts into magma; less dense than the mantle so therefore rises. as the plates move apart; giant fractures occur and magma gets forced up through the fracture and erupts.
    rift valleys: continental/continental spreading; crust heats up and forms a dome due to the rising convection currents. the updoming causes fractures. as each side of the rift moves apart, the parallel fractures widen and central section of crust drops down = rift valley.
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    (Original post by Axion)
    SSE for me

    find it really difficult to write four pages on some of the topics
    woooooow youre from warwick where I'll be in a few months! LOL
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    [QUOTE=St. Brynjar;42922534]I love conflicts & challenges, definitely want to get into that kind of thing when I'm older. Also love tectonics, could see myself getting into volcano management too. Cities, blearghhhhh No way am I touching urban decline in the future!


    you could be a volcanologist in an LEDC that's battling conflict over the local resource lols tectonics is way too sciencey!
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    (Original post by Axion)
    anyone got exams on tuesday, wednesday or thursday?
    I have sociology on Wednesday which I'm a little nervous about... However, for geography, I feel like I'm gunna explode with nerves


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    is anyone else dreading this exam? im so nervous for it, so much to remember and not a lot of time left, and i have an exam wednesday too
    any predictions for essays? one of my teachers suggested NIC's for development and globalisation essay, but they wouldnt predict anything else
    is anyone doing weather and climate? i'm struggling for case studies on that one
 
 
 
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