What's your technique for writing essays and ensuring that you're constantly evaluating?

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Evaluating is what I'm struggling with the most..I am absolutely fine with content but the structure of my essays makes me lose marks. Does anyone have any pointers on how to structure the essay and have lots of use of evaluation as that is where most marks are from? Thanks!

Posted Sun 14th April, 2013 @ 21:19 by Gabzay

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I always Point to what I'm talking about, Evidence: provide an example of an individual who said something of relevance, Explain what they said THEN link it back to the question. After that if you can think of a counter argument or criticism add it in. You don't need too many, for a 12 marker, just one, or for a 24 try and put 2-3 in. Don't overdo it just keep dropping names in

Answered Mon 15th April, 2013 @ 00:19 by deehammond
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Ive learnt the PEEL method!

Point Evidence Explain and Link throughout the question!

Answered Thu 30th May, 2013 @ 13:16 by Carmen
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I agree with Carmen my sociology teachers always tell us to to remember:

P  E  E

Point Evidence Evaluate 

and then link everything together, it makes the essay easier to read because it is my flient.

Hope this helped ^ _ ^

Answered Sun 9th June, 2013 @ 16:34 by RufusT
Edited by RufusT on Sun 9th June, 2013 @ 16:34
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Thank yoou! :D

Answered Mon 22nd April, 2013 @ 19:45 by Gabzay
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point, evidence, evaluate and then link back to the question

Answered Tue 7th May, 2013 @ 15:16 by lovebiology101
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it might be a bit late but i always find it helps that when you are revising to constantly link the theoies and evidnce and remember that evaluation can include strenghts as well as weaknesses. it is also good to use command words such as 'however', 'on the other hand' and 'contrary to...' which will keep you on track when you are evaluating. also don't try to learn every sociologist pick and choose for many overlap 

Answered Fri 24th May, 2013 @ 12:23 by jessie robbins
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also for each point you make, or at least most of them try to then criticise it with a counter arguement

Answered Wed 5th June, 2013 @ 11:02 by adam