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How to write Philosophical Essays for Religious Studies A Level

How to Write Philosophical Essays explores the challenge of writing philosophically (logically, clearly and evaluatively) for A level Religious Studies papers. Taking examples from student essays, this book is an indispensable guide to making the leap between GCSE formulaic thinking to the ability to structure, and own for yourself, a complex argument. Included are sections on spotting future exam questions, self-assessing essays and what to do the night before the exam.


  • Understanding the Purpose
  • Constructing the Thesis
  • Introduction and Conclusion
  • Mind-mapping the Grand Scheme
  • Exposing Fallacies
  • Evaluating Arguments
  • Assessing Essays
  • Missing the Mark
  • Making Up Your Own Questions
  • Self-diagnosis
  • The Night Before the Exam
  • Analytical and Evaluative Words and Phrases
  • Postscript


Product details

Format: Softcover Book
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Paper: Black & White on White paper
Pages: 140
ISBN-13: 978-1539746355
ISBN-10: 1539746356
BISAC: Philosophy / Language

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