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skylarwalker
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Hi guys,

I got an A* in Philosophy & Ethics A Level and I am happy to take some of your questions if you need any help with essay writing tips or any other general advice with getting through A Levels (I study Law at Warwick now).
I also sell some of my philosophy, english & history a level resources if anyone is interested: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resourc...losophyscholar
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Hi!

I was wondering how do I understand my questions more easily? I understand all the topics but I struggle a lot understanding the questions itself.
Also, what is the best way to I structure answers?

thank you !!!
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What do you use flashcards for?
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Hi!

I was wondering how do I understand my questions more easily? I understand all the topics but I struggle a lot understanding the questions itself.
Also, what is the best way to I structure answers?

thank you !!!
In terms of understanding questions, i would say dont get too hung up on the differences between 'critically assess' 'evaluate' etc. They are all just probing words to try and get you to create an argument.
This is the structure I used at a level-
Define- define key terms in question
importance- why is the question important/significant
scholars- what scholars are you going to be using + very briefly summarise their arguments
conclusion- whats your answer to the question? (really important)

main body paragraph-
Point- what point are you going to argue in this paragraph
explanation- introduce the topic and key arguments
response- consider a counter argument and how this could weaken the overall argument
evaluate- weigh up the pros and cons of the argument and decide what is the strongest argument
link- link to your next paragraph

so DISC and PEREL! Hope that helps
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What do you use flashcards for?
I used flashcards for key terms, but honestly flash cards at a level didn't feel as effective as they did at GCSE. For history I used it for key dates, English for key quotes and Philosophy key terms like ontological, synthetic etc.
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I used flashcards for key terms, but honestly flash cards at a level didn't feel as effective as they did at GCSE. For history I used it for key dates, English for key quotes and Philosophy key terms like ontological, synthetic etc.
What method of revision would you recommend and when would you start?

Also how long did you spend revising (like daily or weekly) I can never tell if I am doing too much or too little compared to others.
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Did you get your grades in 2020?
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Did you get your grades in 2020?
No I got them in 2019 x
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No I got them in 2019 x
Did you get any marks?
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Did you get any marks?
I know that I got 100% in my ethics paper, but other than that I don't know unfortunately
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Tell me your tips for revision.
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