Revision tips for year 1 a-level sociology

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I'm retaking sixth-form, and I'm wondering if anyone can give me any revision tips/ how to revise for sociology?
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1) Practice writing essays in timed conditions. Writing a whole load of essays in a limited space and time is both difficult and stressful. The more you write, the more you'll get used to the structure of the essay, what you include and how fast you write.
2) Learning key concepts and their definitions is good but practice using them in essays. My essays have improved drastically since I actually started using key concepts in them.
3) Keep up-to-date with news, events and statistics. Examiners love contemporary data and some questions require you to use them to get the mark.
4) Evaluation is very important in those higher marks questions. Learn to make your evaluations flow by comparing your essays to A*/A examples. Notice the difference and try to include their methods into yours.
5) During revision, link studies to key concepts. I took Sociology for GCSEs and A-Levels and for both times, I got an overwhelming number of studies to learn. Try to cut down on the amount of studies by associating a few studies to a key concept.
Those are all the ones I could think of really.
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(Original post by DeathTheSister)
1) Practice writing essays in timed conditions. Writing a whole load of essays in a limited space and time is both difficult and stressful. The more you write, the more you'll get used to the structure of the essay, what you include and how fast you write.
2) Learning key concepts and their definitions is good but practice using them in essays. My essays have improved drastically since I actually started using key concepts in them.
3) Keep up-to-date with news, events and statistics. Examiners love contemporary data and some questions require you to use them to get the mark.
4) Evaluation is very important in those higher marks questions. Learn to make your evaluations flow by comparing your essays to A*/A examples. Notice the difference and try to include their methods into yours.
5) During revision, link studies to key concepts. I took Sociology for GCSEs and A-Levels and for both times, I got an overwhelming number of studies to learn. Try to cut down on the amount of studies by associating a few studies to a key concept.
Those are all the ones I could think of really.
Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
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Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
No problem!!
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