Does anyone have any detailed advice (i.e. some form of template ) for OCR philosophy and ethics (religious studies) essays (the 35markers?) I am at a complete loss
Any advice for how to get an A or B grade ?
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- 18-11-2013 22:56
- 20-11-2013 07:22
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- 25-11-2013 12:46
Hi, I do OCR RS philosophy and theology at A2 and I think i might be able to help you maybe- my method may not be right but I am getting A's and B's mostly!
These essays require you both to explain and asses in one, so just like AS except with the two kind of squished together!
Paragraph 1: is basically where I explain mostly sort of the basic idea of the essay so if it is for instance with 'Arguments from religious experience are not convincing' I would state what RE is and the main thinkers about such as William James, almost like the first essay at AS. Then at the end of the same paragraph I would state major problems, this tends to be my largest paragraph.
I tend to write between 4-6 argument paragraphs, so I would talk about the main issues per paragraph and try to keep approximately equal however if your argument is unblended thats fine also since it can help decide whether that argument is a strong one or not!!I often try to incorporate some really straight arguing the paragraph and others sort of from a different perspective such as Freud ect, but I tend to put either One or two that are from some one else's opinion since I and trying to fault the argument myself.
Sometimes I write a paragraph on my personal opinion on the topic and sometime I incorporate it into the conclusion in which I evaluate which is the strongest argument compared to the rest and why. When I talk about what i think I do often use 'I believe' or 'I feel' which I don't know if its is necessarily right or wrong but I find it helpful for me!
Hope this helps
- 26-11-2013 17:50
This book might help, http://www.pushmepress.com/product/h...osophy-essays/
My teacher uses it to instruct our class how to do it and it's pretty helpful