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can anyone help with the structure of an education essay (20 marker) just like a brief overview of how you write them.
I've learnt all the context but my essay writing is letting me down... Exam next week and I really need to crack it.
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can anyone help with the structure of an education essay (20 marker) just like a brief overview of how you write them.
I've learnt all the context but my essay writing is letting me down... Exam next week and I really need to crack it.
Hi! I moved this to the Sociology forum for you
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Hey,

A basic sociology essay structure is going to look something like this

Introduction - Define the key term or concept and provide an overview

Paragraph 1 - Theory 1
Identify the theory or theorists
Discuss the theory in the context of the question
Analyse
Link to the Q

repeat - usually 3 more times

Conclusion
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Hey,

A basic sociology essay structure is going to look something like this

Introduction - Define the key term or concept and provide an overview

Paragraph 1 - Theory 1
Identify the theory or theorists
Discuss the theory in the context of the question
Analyse
Link to the Q

repeat - usually 3 more times

Conclusion
I'm also interested in knowing the best structure as I've studied on my own from home from a book. 4 paragraphs like that seems almost too much?

Would for say an assess question this be a fine structure?

- Introduction
- View for (relevant theories etc)
- View against (relevant theories etc)
- Conclusion
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I'm also interested in knowing the best structure as I've studied on my own from home from a book. 4 paragraphs like that seems almost too much?

Would for say an assess question this be a fine structure?

- Introduction
- View for (relevant theories etc)
- View against (relevant theories etc)
- Conclusion
View for and against will loose you evaluation marks, it is better to do


Point 1 vs Counter Point 1

Point 2 vs Counter Point 2

etc

Conclusion
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Hey,

A basic sociology essay structure is going to look something like this

Introduction - Define the key term or concept and provide an overview

Paragraph 1 - Theory 1
Identify the theory or theorists
Discuss the theory in the context of the question
Analyse
Link to the Q

repeat - usually 3 more times

Conclusion
where is the evaluation?
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View for and against will loose you evaluation marks, it is better to do


Point 1 vs Counter Point 1

Point 2 vs Counter Point 2

etc

Conclusion
can you give an example please...i think structure was my downfall last year so dont want to make the same mistakes....

If the question was 'assess feminist contribution to the family' how would tackle that?
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Do you know if you need to evaluate in a 10 mark question
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Do you know if you need to evaluate in a 10 mark question
nope
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View for and against will loose you evaluation marks, it is better to do


Point 1 vs Counter Point 1

Point 2 vs Counter Point 2

etc

Conclusion
How would that work if it was a question on say how Functionalist help our understanding on the family for example?
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can you give an example please...i think structure was my downfall last year so dont want to make the same mistakes....

If the question was 'assess feminist contribution to the family' how would tackle that?
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How would that work if it was a question on say how Functionalist help our understanding on the family for example?
In this instance

Your Point is a functionalism/feminist/marxust etc theory

Your Counter is a theory or theorist which disagrees with the point you made initially

E.g: Durkheim - 4 Functions of Family vs Parsons - Two Functions
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In this instance

Your Point is a functionalism/feminist/marxust etc theory

Your Counter is a theory or theorist which disagrees with the point you made initially

E.g: Durkheim - 4 Functions of Family vs Parsons - Two Functions
Ok, that makes sense. So how many paragraphs would you use in this scenario and how would you split it up? Just trying make sure to get a really good idea.
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Ok, that makes sense. So how many paragraphs would you use in this scenario and how would you split it up? Just trying make sure to get a really good idea.
~4 Paras + Intro and Conc
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~4 Paras + Intro and Conc
So 6 paragraphs in total? That seems like quite a lot a 24 mark question although I guess you have around 25 minutes to complete it.

I appreciate the responses. Would you be able to prefer highlight what each paragraph would entail in this particular question?
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So 6 paragraphs in total? That seems like quite a lot a 24 mark question although I guess you have around 25 minutes to complete it.

I appreciate the responses. Would you be able to prefer highlight what each paragraph would entail in this particular question?
6 paragraphs is the right size

I'm not sure what you mean by the last bit
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6 paragraphs is the right size

I'm not sure what you mean by the last bit
Excluding the introduction and conclusion (because those are obvious) what would each of the 4 paragraphs highlight for that particular question? Hopefully that's a little more clear?
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Excluding the introduction and conclusion (because those are obvious) what would each of the 4 paragraphs highlight for that particular question? Hopefully that's a little more clear?
You essentially are going to look at four different functionalist theories of the family

Then you are going to use four appropriate counters to each theory to then justify functionalists contribution
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You essentially are going to look at four different functionalist theories of the family

Then you are going to use four appropriate counters to each theory to then justify functionalists contribution
I'n a little confused, what are the four different functionalist theories? I'm studying from a text book only which seems to cover everything but don't know what these four theories are. I know what the functionalist believe about the family and I know the two main functionalist are Murdock and Parsons and the their points of view.
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I'n a little confused, what are the four different functionalist theories? I'm studying from a text book only which seems to cover everything but don't know what these four theories are. I know what the functionalist believe about the family and I know the two main functionalist are Murdock and Parsons and the their points of view.
Organic Analogy

Functions of the Family

Functional Fit Theory

Warm Bath Theory
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Organic Analogy

Functions of the Family

Functional Fit Theory

Warm Bath Theory
I recognise the warm bath theory but the other 3 don't seem to be highlighted in my text book at all. I'm taking the AS exam, are you required to know and use all these theories in AS or A2? If it's AS then I'm puzzled why my textbook doesn't have them.
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