How to write 12 mark essay sociology ?

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How do I write a 12 mark essay to this question
To what extent do sociologist believe that the nuclear family is functional?
I don't how to even start the introduction.
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Intro: Define Nuclear Family

Paragraphs 1 and 2. Explain 2 points for sociologists who may agree that it is functional.

Paragraphs 3 and 4. Explain 2 points for sociologists who may disagree that is is functional.

Conclusion: Evidence suggests ... (using para 1-4 that the family is either functional or not)

Don't write too much for each paragraph. Each paragraph is worth roughly 3 marks.
You don't get any marks for your intro or conclusion, but it's always good to have them, but don't stress if you don't get around to writing them.
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Intro: Outline debate, define key concepts (eg. Nuclear Family, try and keep it reasonably short)

Paragraphs 1 and 2. ''One reason sociologists may think the Nuclear family is functional....''
''A further reason sociologists may think the Nuclear family is functional....''

Paragraphs 3 and 4: like last ones but opposite.



Conclusion: 'Having looked at both arguments, the weight of evidence suggests..'' (come to a clear conclusion. Also don't put absolutes (such as never, ever, always), they are rarely correct. Especially in a sociology essay.
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