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Finding it hard on where to start with Sociology revision, anybody got any bright ideas on how to learn the content or their method of revising? :confused:
(A2 - Beliefs In Society/Crime&Deviance)
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I've got the same exams coming up too!
I've kind of gone about the revision in 3 parts;

Notes
I was really sloppy with my note-organisation throughout my second year. If you kept yours organised you'll have a far less laborious time with revision. I got ahead and typed up all my notes, organised them into each section for each paper. This gave me a really good base to start my revision. Dividing them up into the sections from the scheme of work will no doubt make it easier too.

Mindmaps/Revision cards/post it's
Typical revision stuff for most people i guess. With the notes collected, each day I would go through a section of one topic. (Today I went through churches, sects, cults etc. etc.) From this, I would make something like a mind map. I would write as much as I could without looking. It's easy to write everything down copying your notes, but physically trying to drill the information into your brain is far more effective (in my instance anyway). when you've written down as much as you can from memory, look at your notes/textbooks/revision guide if you have one, and just add the bits you've missed.
For bits it's crucial I know in detail, or bits I'm weak on, I'll get a flash card/revision card and write 4 or 5 questions with the answers on the back. just keep going over these until they're stuck in your head. think of little ways to remember it. It's repetitive, but it'll go in.

Past Questions
Without a doubt, past questions are my most useful form of revision. I'm in the process of going through every single one. I tend to use my notes at this time, with it being a good 9 or so weeks till the exam. In the final month, I'll avoid my notes as much as possible. But for past questions, don't just focus on writing down the sociologists and their theory. Make sure you're going to pick up those AO2 marks by constantly evaluating your points. Point, Evidence, Explain, Evaluate, Link. PEEEL.
For me, nothing helps get the information in quite like past questions, as much as I hate them!!
If you need any help with theories, or anything, I'll help if I can! - I'll be checking back at what other people do and hopefully pick up some tips!
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Which exam board do your college use for sociology?


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I've got the same exams coming up too!
I've kind of gone about the revision in 3 parts;

Notes
I was really sloppy with my note-organisation throughout my second year. If you kept yours organised you'll have a far less laborious time with revision. I got ahead and typed up all my notes, organised them into each section for each paper. This gave me a really good base to start my revision. Dividing them up into the sections from the scheme of work will no doubt make it easier too.

Mindmaps/Revision cards/post it's
Typical revision stuff for most people i guess. With the notes collected, each day I would go through a section of one topic. (Today I went through churches, sects, cults etc. etc.) From this, I would make something like a mind map. I would write as much as I could without looking. It's easy to write everything down copying your notes, but physically trying to drill the information into your brain is far more effective (in my instance anyway). when you've written down as much as you can from memory, look at your notes/textbooks/revision guide if you have one, and just add the bits you've missed.
For bits it's crucial I know in detail, or bits I'm weak on, I'll get a flash card/revision card and write 4 or 5 questions with the answers on the back. just keep going over these until they're stuck in your head. think of little ways to remember it. It's repetitive, but it'll go in.

Past Questions
Without a doubt, past questions are my most useful form of revision. I'm in the process of going through every single one. I tend to use my notes at this time, with it being a good 9 or so weeks till the exam. In the final month, I'll avoid my notes as much as possible. But for past questions, don't just focus on writing down the sociologists and their theory. Make sure you're going to pick up those AO2 marks by constantly evaluating your points. Point, Evidence, Explain, Evaluate, Link. PEEEL.
For me, nothing helps get the information in quite like past questions, as much as I hate them!!
If you need any help with theories, or anything, I'll help if I can! - I'll be checking back at what other people do and hopefully pick up some tips!


thanks a bunch, i despise doing past papers and i try to avoid them, but i think after making my notes i will try and do your method :rolleyes:
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I'm not sure if you have it already but I recommend the Succeed at sociology revision guides, they're really good!


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I'm not sure if you have it already but I recommend the Succeed at sociology revision guides, they're really good!


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I've got the Rob Webb A2 sociology book? basically has both topics and research methods but i'll deffo look in to your books, do you have any useful sites though for condensed material ?
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I've got the Rob Webb A2 sociology book? basically has both topics and research methods but i'll deffo look in to your books, do you have any useful sites though for condensed material ?
Yeah the Rob Webb is the one, they're the best for condensed material. No I can't find any sites, there are a few YouTube videos that are good


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I've got the same exams coming up too!
I've kind of gone about the revision in 3 parts;

Notes
I was really sloppy with my note-organisation throughout my second year. If you kept yours organised you'll have a far less laborious time with revision. I got ahead and typed up all my notes, organised them into each section for each paper. This gave me a really good base to start my revision. Dividing them up into the sections from the scheme of work will no doubt make it easier too.

Mindmaps/Revision cards/post it's
Typical revision stuff for most people i guess. With the notes collected, each day I would go through a section of one topic. (Today I went through churches, sects, cults etc. etc.) From this, I would make something like a mind map. I would write as much as I could without looking. It's easy to write everything down copying your notes, but physically trying to drill the information into your brain is far more effective (in my instance anyway). when you've written down as much as you can from memory, look at your notes/textbooks/revision guide if you have one, and just add the bits you've missed.
For bits it's crucial I know in detail, or bits I'm weak on, I'll get a flash card/revision card and write 4 or 5 questions with the answers on the back. just keep going over these until they're stuck in your head. think of little ways to remember it. It's repetitive, but it'll go in.

Past Questions
Without a doubt, past questions are my most useful form of revision. I'm in the process of going through every single one. I tend to use my notes at this time, with it being a good 9 or so weeks till the exam. In the final month, I'll avoid my notes as much as possible. But for past questions, don't just focus on writing down the sociologists and their theory. Make sure you're going to pick up those AO2 marks by constantly evaluating your points. Point, Evidence, Explain, Evaluate, Link. PEEEL.
For me, nothing helps get the information in quite like past questions, as much as I hate them!!
If you need any help with theories, or anything, I'll help if I can! - I'll be checking back at what other people do and hopefully pick up some tips!
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