immar.k123
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Hello,
i was just wondering how would you recommend to structure a ao1 re philosophy essay in order to get full marks or bag a good number of marks to get a c or b or a.
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"Examine the ontological arguments for the existence of God with reference to Anselm and Descartes" 3o marks
so before i do this essay i wanted to get some reccomendations on what structure to use and what i could maybe include this essay is due on Tuesday 8 dec.
Thank you.
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This is a plan

One paragraph for your introduction
Second one covering some possible arguments for the existence of God.
Third one describing the references to famous theories
Fourth one is about cons etc
Fifth and last part is a conclusion

Note the number of marks. Use that as fodder.
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(Original post by tinygirl96)
This is a plan

One paragraph for your introduction
Second one covering some possible arguments for the existence of God.
Third one describing the references to famous theories
Fourth one is about cons etc
Fifth and last part is a conclusion

Note the number of marks. Use that as fodder.
You don't need an intro, conclusion or cons for an AO1 explain type question unless it specifically asks to explain cons. Those three things are ingredients needed for AO2 evaluation questions. For example if the question was to evaluate or assess the ontological argument, then you would need to write about the cons, and then would there be a debate for you to come to a conclusion about.

For this question you need to do this structure:

P1 - explain what it means that the ontological argument is a priori and deductive.

P2 - Anselm's two versions of the ontological argument.

P3 - Descartes' version of the ontological argument, including his analogy with triangles and mountains/valleys.
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