Exam preparation 24 marks question
Question 1 • Define the concept of … illustrate your answers with examples.
Question 2 • Identify and explain two ways in which …..
24mark question - Possible questions. • Explain and briefly evaluate the view that the media is now the most important agent of socialisation. • Explain and briefly evaluate the view that gender is the most important element of identity. • Explain and briefly evaluate the view that contemporary UK society is no longer based on common norms and values. • Explain and briefly evaluate the view that social class is the most important element of identity.
What do you think ? • Go through the bullet points on your handout before the possible questions and discuss the possible answers.
Mark Allocation ? • You will be allocated marks as follows but bear in mind that each paragraph you write will count for 5 marks doing P.E.E.C: • 4 marks for the introduction, • 4x5 marks per paragraphs: • Point: 2 marks • Explain and Evidence: 2 marks • Criticism/Evaluation: 1 marks
Minutes ? • The structure of your exam is as follows: • 1x 8 marks, • 1x 16 marks, • 1x 24 marks, • 1x 52 marks. • For your 24 marks question, you will need to give yourself 25 minutes to answer this question.
Sides of writing ? • You will be expected to write two full sides of A4.
Structure ? • You will need to have four paragraphs which are equal in size, you must ensure that your paragraphs are similar in density. • For this question, you will need to use the P.E.E structure which Point, Explain, Evidence, Counterargument/Criticism.
Structure ? • You should start with an introduction where you will define the key terms and identify if the proposition comes from a certain perspective. • Main body should comprise of the main body of the essay where you will use PEEC x 4. • P – What • E – How/Why • E – Evidence/Examples • C – counterargument/Criticism
Structure ? • Typical evaluation points can be as follow: • People may choose whether or not to accept the attempts to socialise them (interactionist approach), • Society is multicultural and socialisation may vary in different cultures, • Identities are fluid in postmodern societies and it is generally difficulty to generalise about patterns of socialisation, • Socialisation involves various agencies and one cannot be studied without considering the others.
Group Task • You will be split into 4 groups and each be allocated one of the question on your handout. • In your group, you will be required to plan your answer to the question which you have been allocated – remember that any of the 4 questions could come up on your test Thursday/Friday.
Arguments which don’t support the question x 4 These only need to be a backed up sentence. Supporting arguments, explained and evidenced x4 Question