1. Translate the question - put it in terms you understand.
For example: "Examine the reasons for changing patterns of marriage and divorce over the last 50 years or so."
I would translate that into: "Analyse and evaluate the factors resulting in changes in marriage and divorce in the last 50 years or so."
2. Always spend at least five minutes writing a plan - even if you spend a lot of time on the plan you will save time in the essay as you will know what to write. It doesn't need to be detailed, I just jot down ideas and terms that come to my head.
3. Intro - define the key term, maybe talk about the different perspectives.
4. A01 - Knowledge is…