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    (Original post by RSA123)
    I'm currently writing around 1100-1200 words per 8+16 essay, is that too much to write in the exam considering time conditions?
    It totally depends how fast you can write, if you can cut it down further then it'll make life easier. As I said previously, mine tend to be just below 1000 words.
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    Hi Everyone

    Just wanted to know if anyone is doing OCR? Could really use some help...
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    (Original post by Roxy1331)
    Hi Everyone

    Just wanted to know if anyone is doing OCR? Could really use some help...
    this thread is for aqa students, there might be one for ocr psychology


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    (Original post by bubblegumcat)
    this thread is for aqa students, there might be one for ocr psychology


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    Oh sorry I'm new to this site. OK I'll look around. Thank you
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    struggling to remeber all my ao2...wrote all the essays like three times now..trying to do them again this month yet again and then the month before exams
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    struggling to remeber all my ao2...wrote all the essays like three times now..trying to do them again this month yet again and then the month before exams
    Ahead of me! I'm still writing model answers, but I think I'll be okay! Any essays you're focusing on particularly/predictions?
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    Ahead of me! I'm still writing model answers, but I think I'll be okay! Any essays you're do using on particularly/predictions?
    anything with stages is causing me problems for A01 so sense of self/others/Kohlberg/Vygotsky/Piaget...
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    anything with stages is causing me problems for A01 so sense of self/others/Kohlberg/Vygotsky/Piaget...
    What topics do you do??
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    What topics do you do??
    Relationships,Aggression,Cogniti on,Addiction,Schizophrenia and Research Methods...
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    Relationships,Aggression,Cogniti on,Addiction,Schizophrenia and Research Methods...
    Ah we do the same PSYA4 topics but I do aggression, gender and sleep & biological rhythms for PSYA3
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    Anyone have access to the AQA June 2015 papers for PSYA3 and PSYA4
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    (Original post by reg123098)
    Anyone have access to the AQA June 2015 papers for PSYA3 and PSYA4
    You'll be able to find the questions on the 2015 thread.
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    It totally depends how fast you can write, if you can cut it down further then it'll make life easier. As I said previously, mine tend to be just below 1000 words.
    Okay thanks. Do you know if each paragraph on AO2 is marked out of a maximum of 2 or can they gain more marks? For example, sometimes I write a shorter AO2 point (potentially only worth 1 mark) followed by a much longer point (potentially worth 3 marks). I don't want to bother writing a longer point if I wont be credited for it.
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    (Original post by RSA123)
    Okay thanks. Do you know if each paragraph on AO2 is marked out of a maximum of 2 or can they gain more marks? For example, sometimes I write a shorter AO2 point (potentially only worth 1 mark) followed by a much longer point (potentially worth 3 marks). I don't want to bother writing a longer point if I wont be credited for it.
    The essay is generally marked as a whole, rather than a point by point basis. Hence you don't need more than 4 studies etc. It's always best to write the research, link it to the theory, and then elaborate. The elaboration can be linking in another study (which I tend to go for!) or evaluating the research etc, although I tend to avoid this as it gains little credit and is hard to make general evaluation of research effective.

    What topics are you doing? If you were doing any similar I could always send you one of my essays that are A* graded?
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    hey guys how do you all remember your essays? i have no idea how i'm going to learn so many for one exam...i think i might revise with friends and do the 'teach someone else what you've learnt'.. method i found that quite helpful
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    Roughly how many AO2 and AO3 points are people including for easy essay?
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    The essay is generally marked as a whole, rather than a point by point basis. Hence you don't need more than 4 studies etc. It's always best to write the research, link it to the theory, and then elaborate. The elaboration can be linking in another study (which I tend to go for!) or evaluating the research etc, although I tend to avoid this as it gains little credit and is hard to make general evaluation of research effective.

    What topics are you doing? If you were doing any similar I could always send you one of my essays that are A* graded?
    That would be great if you could!

    I'm currently doing
    PSYA3 - Aggression, sleep/bio rhythms and perception
    PSYA4 - Schizophrenia, media and research methods
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    (Original post by RSA123)
    That would be great if you could!

    I'm currently doing
    PSYA3 - Aggression, sleep/bio rhythms and perception
    PSYA4 - Schizophrenia, media and research methods
    I also do aggression, sleep and schizophrenia! I could send you my neural/hormonal mechanisms for aggression and role of endogenous pacemakers for sleep? I did them in my mock exam and got an A* so I'm quite confident in them. PM me your email?
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    I also do aggression, sleep and schizophrenia! I could send you my neural/hormonal mechanisms for aggression and role of endogenous pacemakers for sleep? I did them in my mock exam and got an A* so I'm quite confident in them. PM me your email?
    Can you send your endogenous pacemakers for sleep pls
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    (Original post by Mesosleepy)
    Can you send your endogenous pacemakers for sleep pls
    Can do, PM me your email address??
 
 
 
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