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Currently studying philosophy with the Ontological argument and religious language I'm wondering if there's any tips regarding the subject how to do better in the exam perhaps? Besides the obvious "revise" haha. Thanks
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Currently studying philosophy with the Ontological argument and religious language I'm wondering if there's any tips regarding the subject how to do better in the exam perhaps? Besides the obvious "revise" haha. Thanks
I got myself a revision guide (as I did for all my A level subjects-Oxford Diagram revision for this subject, but other publishers make good guides too). I obviously made sure I learnt all the facts on the relevant pages, because they often appear in revision guides the way you'll have to word them in the exam. As long as you know definitions for different concepts there's always something you can start an exam answer with. In terms of exam technique I relied on doing past papers and getting to know the whole format of the exam paper-it can really help to recall the type of points examiners will be seeing on the answer sheets when they mark your paper, as it can make you more aware of how to structure your question, and what kind of things you should be putting.
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I'm also doing this course combined with Luke's Gospel.

The best way to structure the ontological essay in the exam is to go through scholarly contributions chronologically. So the list I used (and got 30/30)

Anselm
Descartes
Leibniz
Malcolm
Plantinga

Then for part B

Gaunilo
Kant
Hume
Dawkins

Due to this easy structure I found the best way to revise the content was with flashcards and memorising the content of each scholars argument then applying it to the specific exam question.

Hope this helps?

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I'm completely screwed in philosophy


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Whyyy??

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Do you want me to help?

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Do you want me to help?

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Please!
I don't understand any of it, and I don't even understand how to write/structure the essays never mind what to put into it


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Are you doing AS or A2?


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Are you doing AS or A2?


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I'm doing, ontological, virtue ethics, Religious language(don't get at all!) and I think deontology, haven't got passed R.L because we've started implications


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Hmm I can only really help you with Ontological in depth, I'm doing that, Life after death, and Luke's Gospel

Send me a PM and I can send you some pictures of my flashcards if you like? I could also send you my 30/30 essay?

Anything to help a fellow philosopher

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Hmm I can only really help you with Ontological in depth, I'm doing that, Life after death, and Luke's Gospel

Send me a PM and I can send you some pictures of my flashcards if you like? I could also send you my 30/30 essay?

Anything to help a fellow philosopher

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Thank you so much!

Does everyone study the same implications texts?


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No there are a number of different anthologies, I'm doing philosophy of religion! (Ayer, Donovan and Westphal)

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No there are a number of different anthologies, I'm doing philosophy of religion! (Ayer, Donovan and Westphal)

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Omg! Same! We've only done Ayer so far, still a bit rocky on that
As you can see, philosophy isn't my best subject


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Haha its an interesting anthology - weve only just started the anthology with Ayer so I'm not too clued up on implications yet

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Haha its an interesting anthology - weve only just started the anthology with Ayer so I'm not too clued up on implications yet

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I understand what he's saying, but I feel like he just repeats himself in several paragraphs


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Yeah he does! Basically whatever paragraph comes up in the exam, the essay will be the same 😂

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Currently studying philosophy with the Ontological argument and religious language I'm wondering if there's any tips regarding the subject how to do better in the exam perhaps? Besides the obvious "revise" haha. Thanks
Hi! I'm a bit late to reply to this thread but have you got any tips yet on how I can get full marks on the ontological argument? Everyone in my class keeps doing model answer essays for the ontological argument and can NEVER get more than a grade B. Now I'm not sure if my teacher is strict or whatever but if you have any A grade answer tips let me know? Please?
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Hi! I'm a bit late to reply to this thread but have you got any tips yet on how I can get full marks on the ontological argument? Everyone in my class keeps doing model answer essays for the ontological argument and can NEVER get more than a grade B. Now I'm not sure if my teacher is strict or whatever but if you have any A grade answer tips let me know? Please?
I can help you out I did philopsophy last year and I got a B for unit 4 implications
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hi did the ontological argument come up in the edexcel 2014 paper
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I can help you out I did philopsophy last year and I got a B for unit 4 implications
Did you do ethics for implications? I need model answer essays for J Schneewind, LaFollette and Jamieson? Please I need atleast a B for unit 4 in order to get a solid A overall
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