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Hey guys, when you're writing your longer essays (such as for the 25 mark questions), is it better to style it as if you're having a debate with yourself going back and forth between pros and cons OR do you usually list pros in a couple of consecutive paragraphs then cons following that?

Or doesn't it really matter as long as you include your chains of reasoning and conclusion?

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basically because the essay is at the back of the paper you might either be rushed for time or have loads of time to prepare and plan your essays and points.

therefore if you start the essay you make a good point and then in a new paragraph criticize this point and explain why it might not happen or why this could be bad, then move onto a different point

this could be really good in the paper 3 where it is a mix of micro and macro economics as you can make one good point about a macroeconomic effect and then a disadvantage about the macroeconomic effect. Then because you need both micro and macro make a good point about a micro effect and criticize it.

also using the method where you do advantage disadvantage advantage disadvantage is good because if you end up not using this method and writing about 3 or 4 advantages, you'll have to explain them in good depth for good marks, therefore after writing about 3 or 4 advantages you might realize you have about 10 mins for the disadvantages to criticize and evaluate all these points which isn't enough as you'll have to do conclusions as well.
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(Original post by Ninjasrule)
Hey guys, when you're writing your longer essays (such as for the 25 mark questions), is it better to style it as if you're having a debate with yourself going back and forth between pros and cons OR do you usually list pros in a couple of consecutive paragraphs then cons following that?

Or doesn't it really matter as long as you include your chains of reasoning and conclusion?

Thanks
As an examiner for both AQA and Edexcel, I would suggest that you develop your argument fully, supported with a diagram if possible, then immediately evaluate it by questioning the analysis. Then repeat a second time. End with a conclusion.
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