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    Should Cannabis be legalised in the UK?

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    A well balanced and well written essay. My main criticism would be that at times it loses its structure but the writer has adopted the approach of discussing each…

    • Essay length: 1500 words
    • Submitted: 15/07/2007
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/02/2013
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    Discuss the statement " Art changes the world as much as government and politicians do"

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    Some very good and not so good arguments are put forward. The whole essay needs a better structure ie arguments for one side then the other and then a…

    • Essay length: 1567 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/03/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for GCSEs)
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    Should scientific research be restricted in any way?

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    The writer does not really get into this debate. They confuse scientific research with the application of science and while pointing out some of the applications that are not…

    • Essay length: 1229 words
    • Submitted: 24/09/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/03/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
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    The Global Problem of Counterfeit Medicine

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    There is a good structure and some evidence of research but the whole piece lacks evaluation. It is possible to argue that some counterfeit drugs perform a valuable service…

    • Essay length: 1628 words
    • Submitted: 27/06/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/03/2013
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    The internet should be implemented into all educational sectors as a tool for learning Argumentative Essay

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    The writer has researched well and made some good points. My main criticism remains that it does not fully address the title and strays way beyond examining the benefits…

    • Essay length: 1433 words
    • Submitted: 31/05/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/03/2013
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    English as a global language - good or bad?

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    Many good points are made but the essay lacks a clear structure which should be introduction, arguments for good, arguments for bad and conclusion. …

    • Essay length: 1038 words
    • Submitted: 25/04/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/02/2013
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    Pro Speech- Capital Punishment

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    This is very poorly argued. No evidence is put forward. just the unjustified views of 2 people. There is little evidence of research and the writer has done nothing to…

    • Essay length: 502 words
    • Submitted: 27/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 13/02/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
  8. Oprah Winfreys Influence in America

    • Essay length: 630 words
    • Submitted: 08/05/2012
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General Studies is a mixture of studies of culture, politics, ethics, social studies, maths, science and technology, and with a range of subjects like that there's plenty of issues to keep you interested throughout. There'll be plenty of debates and the issues covered will be topical and relevant to your life.

It's difficult to know exactly what will be on the examination papers each year so it's important to keep abreast of what's happening in the news every week. The examinations will cover a range of topics and essay writing is a key skill to master. Marked by Teachers has a fabulous portfolio of essays and you'll find this resource of enormous benefit in learning how to plan and write the kind of examination answers that will succeed.

A number of Universities don't accept General Studies as an A level when considering admissions so it is important to assess your options. However if youare looking for an extra A level to take the knowledge and skills developed will prove useful if you are considering a degree in Social Studies or the humanities.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss the statement " Art changes the world as much as government and politicians do"

    "In conclusion I agree with the statement that âArtists have a say, and what they say can change the world as much as politician canâ even though politics and government have a bigger impact in our society as itâs more influential as every day we are currently on knowledge on the laws and news about government, on the other hand art can change the world as artist musician etc.. Have made a difference as they influenced peopleâs beliefs as they might change the way they see the world around them, and they might see life in a different prospective."

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