How to write 12 mark essay sociology ?Watch
To what extent do sociologist believe that the nuclear family is functional?
I don't how to even start the introduction.
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.
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.