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i got B in both components in History AS level
hoping to turn that into an A*

however i got an A & C in sociology making it an overall A at AS level
it is a low A, can i turn that into an A*?
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i got B in both components in History AS level
hoping to turn that into an A*

however i got an A & C in sociology making it an overall A at AS level
it is a low A, can i turn that into an A*?
As a sociology student, knowing the limitations of arguments and expressing them competently is paramount. If you're talking about the New-Right, you need to show why the ideas are good and bad. Is this ideological tradition from any particular ideas? Does it rely on presuppositions, has it ever been used in an actual society?

Are the research methods good? Is qualitative research just manifestations of reflexive communication practices? What does this mean "in other words" and why is this a reasonable/silly argument? How do other sociological perspectives interpret the same thing?

Read the Haralambos and cross-reference it to the syllabus. Are you learning useful stuff?

If you want an A*, basically, git gud. Revise the material, and use your own brain to try to predict what other sociological perspectives would say. This will help you to get into the mindset to write about them.

This was my approach:

Explain the idea
Explain where it comes from (which sociological perspective or thinker)
Positives?
Critiques (including other sociological perspectives)?
Methodological criticism - "Is self-report useful in X, Y or Z, why/why not?"
Theoretical issues - "Is postmodernism really self-contradictory?"
probably run out of time by this point, so move onto the next question....
repeat.

Basically just git gud and you'll be fine
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