University Degree: Social studies

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    The literature I will be critically reviewing is an article entitled, Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families. It was written by Donald Forrester and Judith Harwin.

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    A good literature review of a study looking a parental substance misuse and child care social work. The writing style was generally good, allowing the reader the easily follow the…

    • Essay length: 1508 words
    • Submitted: 29/12/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
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    Examine an area of oppression and discuss how this manifests itself in institutions and societies and how it impacts upon the lives of individuals and communities.

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    I was impressed with the quality of the work in this essay examining how those with disabilities are oppressed, and what the impact of this is on those individuals. The…

    • Essay length: 2673 words
    • Submitted: 12/11/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 05/04/2013
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    Social Work & Schizophrenia

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    An interesting piece of work looking at the various theories regarding the causes of schizophrenia and the role legislations plays. There was some use of references to support key points…

    • Essay length: 1290 words
    • Submitted: 13/04/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 16/04/2013
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    Poverty- idantify the factors that have resulted in Margaret living in poverty and describe how they have affected her.

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    This essay looks at the various things that can impact on someone's experience of poverty. There was some good insight shown regarding the effects of finances and social support; but…

    • Essay length: 1343 words
    • Submitted: 16/01/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 26/04/2013
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    Images of inequality - What evidence is there that older people are socially excluded?

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    An interesting essay looking at evidence regarding social exclusion and older people. Relevant information regarding concepts of old age was presented alongside supporting evidence which makes the argument more…

    • Essay length: 2129 words
    • Submitted: 05/02/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
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    Reflective Practice study

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    A good reflective account of the writer…

    • Essay length: 1303 words
    • Submitted: 11/08/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
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    Analyse the assessment process from your practice setting, with reference to underpinning theory, law, policy and research.

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    This essay aimed to assess the practice in an adult social care setting, using research, policy & law. Relevant policy & law were discussed, but remember to try to give…

    • Essay length: 1453 words
    • Submitted: 06/05/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
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    Human Growth and Development

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    This work uses attachment theory and that of Erikson to analyse a case. There were a few ideas that needed further explanation, for example a ?disrupted attachment? ? what exactly…

    • Essay length: 1293 words
    • Submitted: 04/12/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
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    How revolutionary was Thatcherism?

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    This is a good essay (the author submitted an upper middle mark, I would have given it a mid-2.1 depending on the level of the module). It shows an adept…

    • Essay length: 1884 words
    • Submitted: 24/06/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 26/03/2012

"I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another."

-Mahatma Gandhi

Social studies is all about humans, whether it's the structure of our society (sociology), our interactions with the environment (human and social geography), our struggle forpower (politics), our tendency to break laws (criminology), or our capacity to form a wealth of distinct cultures (anthropology). If this sounds terribly interestingto you, then perhaps you should consider studying one of the social studies subjects at university.

Students of these subjects should ready themselves for a significant amount of writing. If you'd like a little bit of help with this, Marked by Teachers is here for you. Read our student-submitted social studies essays to get inspired, and study the teacher annotations to gain insight into what earns top marks. Before long, you'll be writing papers that do full justice to your great ideas.

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