Extended Essay – Notes – Tuesday 4th February

Extended Essay deadline: 4pm Friday 15 March 2014.

Write a 3000 word Essay on a subject that is relevant to your practical work for you final project.

What is theory?

Theories and generalisations:

  • Science – Evolution
  • Sociology – feminism, why there are so many one parent families etc
  • Philosophy
  • Politics – Thatcherism, free market economy, communism
  • Media Studies – semiotics

“Theories are nets cast to catch what we call ‘the world’: to rationalise, to explain and to master it. We endeavour to make the mesh even finer and finer. “

How would we write this in an essay?

Introduction – subject and argument

Definitions – Theory

Debate the subject using the theory.

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