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    i have completely blanked.

    i used to be fine but i just went to try and write a sociology one today...and I'm sat here completely clueless on what to write
    so then i tried to write my german one instead....and i'm still completely clueless

    anything i write I just scribble out because it seems rubbish

    help
    me =/
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    Sorry to tell you that Your troll threads are going downhill.
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    Look at this non-STEM peasant :teehee:
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    Sorry to tell you that Your troll threads are going downhill.
    im not a troll but oh god even my threads are getting worse :<

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    Look at this non-STEM peasant :teehee:
    i will rek u
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    intro:
    some very basic background info
    state your argument
    state the sections of how you will demonstrate your argument (e.g. the focuses of each paragraph)
    you'll want to keep your intro as short as possible but you actually get the most marks for how well your intro acts as "a map" to your essay's points and what they mean to your text (etc). the most important part of the essay is actually the intro in this respect, because if you have no way of letting the reader know what they are able to read and how you're going to present your case, it's going to seem very directionless. e.g, if all you did was state your argument without saying how you'll make this argument in the body of your essay, it will seem disorganised and even random if there's no evidence of intention

    body:
    link your paragraph points to the question, and whether it agrees or disagrees
    do not make it a "detective" story - have a consistent argument throughout and don't seem to come up with your arguments/points as you go along
    if you want you can cross reference between paragraph focuses but this isn't necessary, especially if it doesn't answer the question
    include evidence for everything you say, and if not empirical, make it theoretical
    do a "point evidence explanaton (+ conclusion for the end of the paragraph)" structure

    conclusion:
    state again your argument and how your text has summarised the case
    state some nuances e.g. if it's a matter of "how far", you could explain how some things would make the topic at hand go "further"

    I seem to get 1sts and high 2:1s at uni doing it like this
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    Look at this non-STEM peasant :teehee:

    oh look, here's a mirror
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    intro:
    some very basic background info
    state your argument
    state the sections of how you will demonstrate your argument (e.g. the focuses of each paragraph)
    you'll want to keep your intro as short as possible but you actually get the most marks for how well your intro acts as "a map" to your essay's points and what they mean to your text (etc). the most important part of the essay is actually the intro in this respect, because if you have no way of letting the reader know what they are able to read and how you're going to present your case, it's going to seem very directionless. e.g, if all you did was state your argument without saying how you'll make this argument in the body of your essay, it will seem disorganised and even random if there's no evidence of intention

    body:
    link your paragraph points to the question, and whether it agrees or disagrees
    do not make it a "detective" story - have a consistent argument throughout and don't seem to come up with your arguments/points as you go along
    if you want you can cross reference between paragraph focuses but this isn't necessary, especially if it doesn't answer the question
    include evidence for everything you say, and if not empirical, make it theoretical
    do a "point evidence explanaton (+ conclusion for the end of the paragraph)" structure

    conclusion:
    state again your argument and how your text has summarised the case
    state some nuances e.g. if it's a matter of "how far", you could explain how some things would make the topic at hand go "further"

    I seem to get 1sts and high 2:1s at uni doing it like this
    oops late reply, but thanks, this actually helped a lot x).
 
 
 
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