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How is everyone's revision going for PY4, this exam is so hard and I'm so scared for it. I thought PY2 was bad but this is way harder
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How is everyone's revision going for PY4, this exam is so hard and I'm so scared for it. I thought PY2 was bad but this is way harder
There is a lot to learn!

For the controversy question, are you supposed to evaluate the stuff like you would for the other three topics?
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(Original post by I Procrastinate;[url="tel:56904373")
56904373[/url]]There is a lot to learn!

For the controversy question, are you supposed to evaluate the stuff like you would for the other three topics?
Yeah you still have to evaluate it in detail to get high A02 marks, when writing it though show an argument for e.g. For psychology as a science include for and against and make sure you have plenty of examples for the points you make
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(Original post by Psycho rebel)
Yeah you still have to evaluate it in detail to get high A02 marks, when writing it though show an argument for e.g. For psychology as a science include for and against and make sure you have plenty of examples for the points you make
Thanks

Let me know if you have any questions too!
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I am so scared of sitting this paper. It's just a memory test, and I've been so busy ensuring I don't fail my other exams that I'm running out of time to learn all these essays! The paper seems impossible. Could it be that anyone has actually managed an a in this paper, while still attaining respectable grades in their other subjects?
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I am so scared of sitting this paper. It's just a memory test, and I've been so busy ensuring I don't fail my other exams that I'm running out of time to learn all these essays! The paper seems impossible. Could it be that anyone has actually managed an a in this paper, while still attaining respectable grades in their other subjects?
I agree, I feel it is impossible to memorise all essays. The mean mark for last years PY4 paper was a D which shows that it must be really hard to achieve even a C grade. 49 marks was a C so roughly they needed 12/13 out of 25 marks in each essay to achieve that.
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I'm really stuck with disorders of sleep. i'm trying to cut down on my description for insomnia-it's just so long!
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56931131[/url]]I'm really stuck with disorders of sleep. i'm trying to cut down on my description for insomnia-it's just so long!
I really don't like that essay...my A01 for insomnia is kinda short tbh basically I just described what insomnia is then I gave a brief explanation of primary and secondary insomnia. I have a feeling that either disorders of sleep or theories of sleep will come up in the exam
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I really don't like that essay...my A01 for insomnia is kinda short tbh basically I just described what insomnia is then I gave a brief explanation of primary and secondary insomnia. I have a feeling that either disorders of sleep or theories of sleep will come up in the exam
That's what i've done, it's about 144 words, but then i've also included another 100 words for FFI, but i also evaluated it too.
I managed to cut it down though!

I hate this one Well, i hate all of the unconscious essays.
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(Original post by I Procrastinate;[url="tel:56936139")
56936139[/url]]That's what i've done, it's about 144 words, but then i've also included another 100 words for FFI, but i also evaluated it too.
I managed to cut it down though!

I hate this one Well, i hate all of the unconscious essays.
Oh that's good as long as your able to write it in 40 mins. I did a mock yesterday and I was only able to write 3 essays in 2 h 30 mins- I'm going to really struggle for timing in the exam
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What essays do you all think will come up ?
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What essays do you all think will come up ?
Controversies- psychology as a science and free will/determinism
relationships- benefits of relationships or maybe cultural variations
Levels of consciousness- theories of sleep
Abnormal- aetiologies or treatments of schizophrenia

These are only guesses by looking at past papers but don't take my word for it because they may all be wrong
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(Original post by Livvv97)
What essays do you all think will come up ?

(Original post by Psycho rebel)
Controversies- psychology as a science and free will/determinism
relationships- benefits of relationships or maybe cultural variations
Levels of consciousness- theories of sleep
Abnormal- aetiologies or treatments of schizophrenia

These are only guesses by looking at past papers but don't take my word for it because they may all be wrong
controv=agree
levels of con=agree
abnormal=aetiology of schizophrenia
Memory=role of emotions or forgetting in memory
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controv=agree
levels of con=agree
abnormal=aetiology of schizophrenia
Memory=role of emotions or forgetting in memory
Been thinking the same as both of you for controversies and abnormality (I do crime and relationships for the other 2 though)
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got an A in the mock for PY4 but now i think i'l get a C at best, too much ****ing information its pathetic that psychology is essentially a memory game... ive gone over like 7/20 essays and still have my bio5 exam to do 1 day later after this.. don't think PY4 is gonna go so well
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got an A in the mock for PY4 but now i think i'l get a C at best, too much ****ing information its pathetic that psychology is essentially a memory game... ive gone over like 7/20 essays and still have my bio5 exam to do 1 day later after this.. don't think PY4 is gonna go so well
In the exact same situation, going to fail both
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In the exact same situation, going to fail both
been thinking about it, u can just do 3 essays and still get an A technically, you'll need to know them in depth, even if you don't it would definitely be possible to get a B at least, skipping an entire topic out may help...
correct me if i'm wrong they ask 5 Q's 2 controversies and 1Q from each of the other topics so you could just get away with doing 3 to a high standard... let me know what you think lol... i don't wanna compromise by bio grade for this bull**** PY4 exam
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been thinking about it, u can just do 3 essays and still get an A technically, you'll need to know them in depth, even if you don't it would definitely be possible to get a B at least, skipping an entire topic out may help...
correct me if i'm wrong they ask 5 Q's 2 controversies and 1Q from each of the other topics so you could just get away with doing 3 to a high standard... let me know what you think lol... i don't wanna compromise by bio grade for this bull**** PY4 exam
Yeah you're right if you learn 15/20 essays you'll only lose 25 marks and can still get an A, I'm just learning the essays most likely to come up (narrowed to 12) and just hoping for the best
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Yeah you're right if you learn 15/20 essays you'll only lose 25 marks and can still get an A, I'm just learning the essays most likely to come up (narrowed to 12) and just hoping for the best
12 including all topics? if you skip the ones that came up last year then skip 1 topic then 12 would be possible and even relatively easy... i wish i thought about this a week or 2 before the exam, it would have helped a lot
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i've never been so scared for an exam in my life
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