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    Evaluate how far the U.K system of representative democracy remains in need of improvement.

    THE TEACHER SAID NOT TO LOOK AT WAYS IT COULD BE IMPROVED BUT RATHER WHETHER IT NEEDS IMPROVING
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    Yep, talking about ways it could be improved would be off-question.You need to break the question down firstly. To evaluate whether something needs improvement, you first need to know whether it works or not. If it works, it doesn't need improvement; if it doesn't work, it needs improvement.So, first section, set out very briefly what the objectives of a system of representative democracy are.Then, write whether you think or don't think that the current system meets these objectives. It will perhaps not be black and white, so you could identify key areas where it does need reform and key areas where it doesn't. Importantly, back this up with evidence of why this does/doesn't work.In your conclusion, sum up again your overall thesis (if it does/doesn't need improvement) and reiterate the key areas and reasons why.
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    Yep, talking about ways it could be improved would be off-question.You need to break the question down firstly. To evaluate whether something needs improvement, you first need to know whether it works or not. If it works, it doesn't need improvement; if it doesn't work, it needs improvement.So, first section, set out very briefly what the objectives of a system of representative democracy are.Then, write whether you think or don't think that the current system meets these objectives. It will perhaps not be black and white, so you could identify key areas where it does need reform and key areas where it doesn't. Importantly, back this up with evidence of why this does/doesn't work.In your conclusion, sum up again your overall thesis (if it does/doesn't need improvement) and reiterate the key areas and reasons why.
    Thank you, I started writing about what representative democracy is and the british system of the mandat and the manifesto as a short introsuction. I then went on to talk about detailed points that included voter participation (questioning the legitimacy of the system). How this could be imrpoved and the advantages of the way it is currently working. Then briefly at the end of the paragraph i linked back to the question by saying how far this could be improved?? Is this a good way to continue structuring my paragraphs??
 
 
 
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