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    Hi! I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on timing, structuring and getting the highest mark possible on 12 mark questions in sociology (i'm with AQA).

    I'm still slightly struggling with keeping to a consistent answering method that is effective for getting 12/12 marks. Thank you for all answers!
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    (Original post by j4ck17)
    Hi! I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on timing, structuring and getting the highest mark possible on 12 mark questions in sociology (i'm with AQA).
    I'm still slightly struggling with keeping to a consistent answering method that is effective for getting 12/12 marks. Thank you for all answers!
    well my teacher said when you are about to go to the exam always do the 12 markers first because thats worth the most mark. in terms of structuring this is how we learnt it in class:

    Introduction
    define a key word that's within the question
    give a brief point in support of the statement
    give a brief point going against the statement

    1st paragraph
    give a point for the statement (why sociologists agree...) , than include a piece of evidence or provide an example and then explain in detail your point

    2nd paragraph: same structure as 1st paragraph providing another point why some sociologists agree

    3rd paragraph:
    give a point against the statement (why sociologists do not agree...)
    include an example or evidence
    expand on your point

    4th paragraph: again same as 3rd paragraph but now introducing another point against the statement

    conclusion: you have to judge whether sociologists agree or not. this could simply be by stating: Therefore sociologists do not agree that [write the statement down] and then say something new. What I mean by this is give an alternative point either in support of the statement or against.

    AND THATS IT! hope this helps
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    well my teacher said when you are about to go to the exam always do the 12 markers first because thats worth the most mark. in terms of structuring this is how we learnt it in class:

    Introduction
    define a key word that's within the question
    give a brief point in support of the statement
    give a brief point going against the statement

    1st paragraph
    give a point for the statement (why sociologists agree...) , than include a piece of evidence or provide an example and then explain in detail your point

    2nd paragraph: same structure as 1st paragraph providing another point why some sociologists agree

    3rd paragraph:
    give a point against the statement (why sociologists do not agree...)
    include an example or evidence
    expand on your point

    4th paragraph: again same as 3rd paragraph but now introducing another point against the statement

    conclusion: you have to judge whether sociologists agree or not. this could simply be by stating: Therefore sociologists do not agree that [write the statement down] and then say something new. What I mean by this is give an alternative point either in support of the statement or against.

    AND THATS IT! hope this helps
    Thank you so much! I'm going to try and write up some answers to 12 mark questions before my final exam! Thanks again
 
 
 
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