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So my AS Sociology exam is coming up in around 1 month and I haven't started any revision at all. Can anyone help me out on where I can start and what are the important topics or theories I should memorize. The topics in my syllabus are The family, Socialization, and Research methods. I've tried contacting my teacher about it but she's of no help.
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@yhhrom
Hello

I've been teaching social sciences for nearly 10 years so I can help

For the family and Socialisation a key figure is Talcott Parsons. He wrote extensively on the concept of the 'nuclear family' and how primary and secondary socialisation influences who we are. The social sciences typically see human beings as a blank slate, and we learn all of our information like norms and values.

For the family I would look at both Marxism and Feminist perspectives of the family.

For research methods if you have missed any classes, this resource https://thepolesworthschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Optional-Task-1-Research-Methods-Booklet.pdf is technically GCSE Sociology level but it has the mechanics of research methods pretty well summarised

You'll do great if you stay focused ๐Ÿ™‚

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
Original post by yhhrom
So my AS Sociology exam is coming up in around 1 month and I haven't started any revision at all. Can anyone help me out on where I can start and what are the important topics or theories I should memorize. The topics in my syllabus are The family, Socialization, and Research methods. I've tried contacting my teacher about it but she's of no help.
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@yhhrom
Hello

I've been teaching social sciences for nearly 10 years so I can help

For the family and Socialisation a key figure is Talcott Parsons. He wrote extensively on the concept of the 'nuclear family' and how primary and secondary socialisation influences who we are. The social sciences typically see human beings as a blank slate, and we learn all of our information like norms and values.

For the family I would look at both Marxism and Feminist perspectives of the family.

For research methods if you have missed any classes, this resource https://thepolesworthschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Optional-Task-1-Research-Methods-Booklet.pdf is technically GCSE Sociology level but it has the mechanics of research methods pretty well summarised

You'll do great if you stay focused ๐Ÿ™‚

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador

thanks so much for this. Also I have a question, I struggle mostly with the 26 mark essay questions so do you know how i can study for those specifically?
@yhhrom
To be totally honest, I teach on an Access to HE program which is quite different to A Levels. I would speak to your tutor to see if he has some examples of previous papers, they are usually available online too. Knowing the perspectives I suggested before will certainly put you in good stead

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador

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