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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2018, 11:53:14 pm »
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hi beatroot. Ive done all the same topics, focus studies and countries you have and I just wanted to ask a question about this dotpoint within belief systems and idealogies because I dont rly understand how to answer it.
    examine a contemporary issue in a belief system or ideology using the research method of interview.


also, I havent done well in all of my society and culture exams and I'm a little scared for my HSC exam because I dont think I'll do well. Im trying to study but Ive been really lazy later and Im really scared for my english exam. :(

thank you.

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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2018, 08:10:02 pm »
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hi beatroot. Ive done all the same topics, focus studies and countries you have and I just wanted to ask a question about this dotpoint within belief systems and idealogies because I dont rly understand how to answer it.
    examine a contemporary issue in a belief system or ideology using the research method of interview.



Hey there! Welcome to the forums :)

I'm pretty sure that I did this exact question for my HSC exam (correct me if I'm wrong but that question is from the 2017 paper right?). I'm trying to remember what I did for that question aha. I'm afraid I did not do Buddhism for that question. I referred to Christianity instead (my backup belief system) since I went to a Catholic school and studied religion since Year 7. Just because Buddhism is your prescribed belief system, does not necessarily mean that you have to use it for your exam.

It's important to acknowledge the pros and cons of the method of interview in your response and how it may affect examining a contemporary issue.

In terms of Christianity, the contemporary issue I explored was gay marriage. By using the research method of interview, you can talk to church officials, adherents of the Christian faith, as well as gay people and LGBTQI+ allies on their opinion of gay marriage under the church. Pretty much- the research method of interview allowed for further insight on their opinion. Though, since interviews are one on one there were chances of the interviewee changing their answer to fit what they think you want them to answer (if that makes sense aha).

If you really wanted to refer to Buddhism, one contemporary issue you may explore is gender equality within the religion and the world (in terms of adherents, monks etc) Again the research method of interview will allow for further insight on people's opinions of the promotion of gender equality.

also, I havent done well in all of my society and culture exams and I'm a little scared for my HSC exam because I dont think I'll do well. Im trying to study but Ive been really lazy later and Im really scared for my english exam. :(

thank you.

At the point, it's all about studying smart and practicing all those practice exam papers!!! Ranks don't really matter now and your performance in your external exam (and your PIP as well) will the thing that will determine your final mark for SAC. I honestly struggled with SAC throughout my HSC and was my worst performing subject. However, I learnt to have the mindset "I must try my best because once this exam is done- it's done for good". So what I'm basically trying to say- give it your all and your best shot! I remember getting 72% for my trial exam but ended up getting a HSC mark of 88. It's all about developing good study habits and finding ways to trick your brain into absorbing information into your head. The beauty of SAC is that- you don't necessarily have to read your textbook to ace the exam. This subject was made for 21st century students and you're able to study within the world. Check out the latest news online. See what politicians have to say. What scholars are discussing. This subject is so bloody flexible, it'll be easy to study. And it's perfectly normal to feel scared for your english exam! Definitely prioritise that first since they're the first ones up. But once you get over that fear, the rest of your HSC will smoothly flow.

Hope this help in some way :)
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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2018, 01:01:24 pm »
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Hi,

For the beliefs and ideologies topic my class is looking at Christianity.
One of the dot poitns asks for acceptance and rejection on a micro and macro level, and I'm struggling a bit.
Wondering if anyone has anyone ideas, please?



Hey it's possible that you can refer to contemporary issues relating to Christianity- such as gay marriage, abortion, divorce, IVF etc. These issues have been highly debatable both in the micro and macro level. What do you think? :)
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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2018, 04:32:18 pm »
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Hello Class of 2018'ers !

Be sure to hit up this question thread before the upcoming Society & Culture exam this Monday !!
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« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2018, 10:30:57 am »
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Hey!

Does anyone have any tips for approaching the exam? My teacher didn't teach us all of the syllabus dot points and hardly gave us any resources, so I am trying soooo hard to get everything prepared for Monday!

My topics are Egypt/the Arab Spring for continuity and change, Buddhism for belief systems and Barbie for popular culture. If anyone had any advice it would be much appreciated!!

Thanks so much !!  :D
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« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2018, 11:22:15 am »
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Hey!

Does anyone have any tips for approaching the exam? My teacher didn't teach us all of the syllabus dot points and hardly gave us any resources, so I am trying soooo hard to get everything prepared for Monday!

My topics are Egypt/the Arab Spring for continuity and change, Buddhism for belief systems and Barbie for popular culture. If anyone had any advice it would be much appreciated!!

Thanks so much !!  :D
Hey!
I think your best bet now is to make sure you remember all your concepts and the social research methods, as they tend to pop up a lot and you can weave them into your essays!
I would also look at the past papers and plan how you would relate your focus areas to the questions and what examples and explanations you would use.
Next, i would look at all the MC questions to familiarise yourself with the unusual way some questions can be asked.
If you're struggling for resources use google! Look up your focus areas in conjunction with different parts of the syllabus.
Lastly, i think you should get your syllabus and try linking your focus areas to the dot points to gain more of an understanding of them.

In summary:
-Make sure you know concepts and social research methods
-Plan responses based on past paper questions
-Answer MCs
-Use google to find resources and info
-relate focus areas to syllabus points

Hope this helps and good luck with the exam tomorrow!  ;D
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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2018, 07:43:32 am »
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What should i be doing today, the morning of the exam?
I want to study effectively and maximise the time i have, any tips?
Seems as though the only study resources are past papers, do i just rely on those?

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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2018, 07:54:02 am »
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Heyy!!!

Although I dont do Society and Culture i think this stands for all..

You don't want to be stressing about what you don't know or paining your hand before the exam....

I would just recommend going over your notes (if you don't have head to the notes section :) )..... Make sure you have a good breakfast and lunch and get there in plenty of time... You have so got this!!

All the very best with it and all the rest of your exams.

If you feel most comfortable with the past papers I won't recommend doing full papers but essay plans are a good way to go....
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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2018, 10:21:46 am »
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What should i be doing today, the morning of the exam?
I want to study effectively and maximise the time i have, any tips?
Seems as though the only study resources are past papers, do i just rely on those?

Hello!

At this point in the hours leading up to the examó just briefly read over your notes and just relax! It is a possibility to do past papersó but only stick to questions you feel that you need to work on. Doing an entire past paper will just overwhelm you so I think itís better to not overwork yourself right before the exam. Make sure you eat properly before heading into your exam.

Good luck with the SAC exam today !!
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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2019, 07:53:06 pm »
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Hi!
I'm currently in Year 12 right now and I am struggling immensely in choosing a question for my pip. I have a few ideas that focus on:
 1. Women in Islamic countries (Bangladesh & Australia which for the central material, I would talk about the Bangladeshi Civil War, reshaping of the subcontinent, gender before and after, gradual change after modernisation, post 1975 and women politicians in an Islamic countries)
2. How Christianity and Islam have similarities (dont really know what I would do here yet)
3. Islamic customs or Islamic traditions

I'm just really stressed out and I feel lost in what to do :( I'm also trying to find topics related to Islam/ Bangladesh that are interesting! Thanks in advance

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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2019, 06:54:06 pm »
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Hi everyone!

I am also stuck on being able to produce a content analysis table for a newspaper I am analyzing. I have the resources of the newspaper ready, but my teacher said that we should be able to put that information into a table. Please help coz I am struggling!!  :'( :'(

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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2019, 07:38:14 pm »
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Hi!
I'm currently in Year 12 right now and I am struggling immensely in choosing a question for my pip. I have a few ideas that focus on:
 1. Women in Islamic countries (Bangladesh & Australia which for the central material, I would talk about the Bangladeshi Civil War, reshaping of the subcontinent, gender before and after, gradual change after modernisation, post 1975 and women politicians in an Islamic countries)
2. How Christianity and Islam have similarities (dont really know what I would do here yet)
3. Islamic customs or Islamic traditions

I'm just really stressed out and I feel lost in what to do :( I'm also trying to find topics related to Islam/ Bangladesh that are interesting! Thanks in advance

Hey, changeuponchange!

Love your PIP topic ideas! You seem to have a strong direction for the first topic which I think is a sign that you should go with it. What I would suggest is perhaps refining the topic and investigating into how gender roles, more specifically women's, have been transformed due to major political and social upheaval. As of current, it's quite broad which may make it difficult for you to keep a clear focus. Definitely consult your teacher and see what they think about it and whether they would recommend narrowing it down even further  :)

Once you have picked a topic, you could always start researching and writing. Maybe you'll realise it's not for you and that you have a stronger interest elsewhere. As long as you are pursuing something, the right thing will come to you  8)

Hi everyone!

I am also stuck on being able to produce a content analysis table for a newspaper I am analyzing. I have the resources of the newspaper ready, but my teacher said that we should be able to put that information into a table. Please help coz I am struggling!!  :'( :'(

And hey, alole201!

For content analysis, you have a lot of freedom in how you may wish to organise your information. Since I don't know the context of what this newspaper entails, I would just suggest putting into columns "Direct Quote/Statistic from Content", "Relevance to SAC", "Analysis", "Implications/Suggestions." This way, you can analyse the content in a logical and cohesive manner.

"Direct Quote/Statistic from Content"- Write the selected piece of content you wish to analyse and incorporate as evidence in your PIP.
"Relevance to SAC"- Consider what the relevant SAC Fundamental and Additional concepts are for that piece of evidence. You could also write how it relates to your topic.
"Analysis"- Detail your interpretation and deconstruct the evidence provided.
"Implications/Suggestions"- Come to a conclusion on what the evidence means and what it suggests about concepts such as continuity and change.

Hopefully this can help you sort out your ideas  ;D Good luck to the both of you with your research!

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« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2019, 02:17:17 pm »
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Hey so I have this practice exam for SAC but we get the questions in order to prepare beforehand. One of the questions is: For a country you have studied (Japan), apply a social change theory to explain in ONE of the following aspects. (6 marks) and I was wondering if someone would be able to look over my response and let me know if it applies the theory well enough/is explicit enough etc. Thanks a lot!

Structural functionalist theory accounts for social change through an institutional interaction and specialised macro interdependence, which promotes an ideal continual equilibrium. Functionalism asserts that societies are constantly aiming to meet the needs of society through the cooperation of macro institutions, such as the legal system and political processes. This theory can be used to explain Japanís historically shifting equilibrium on the macro scale of legal political processes, being subjected to both internal and external influences which disrupt tradition and continuity but necessitate the introduction of new systems. Throughout the Tokogawa period, Japan was able to maintain an equilibrium or sense of social stability, seen through the traditional shogunate government. A functional change became apparent in the arrival of the USA in the 1800s, with Western influence ending traditional geographic, economic and political isolation, and the pervasive effects of globalisation introducing trade. This structural shift continued with the Meiji Restoration, prompting adjustments such as changed laws, generalised government under an emperor, increased power of the merchant class and dismantling of caste system. This adapted social balance was maintained, with the equilibrium settling as all spheres of society adapted. Change reoccurred when Japan lost WW2 and the US initiated the reconstruction of macro institutions, evident through the introduction of women voting, new constitutions, classless education and a shift in government causing democratic elections, establishing a new equilibrium up to 1980. Social restructuring has since reoccurred with globalisation and increased western values, in which the effects of these changes are still prevalent today, with the prominence of female influence in macro affairs, government providing care for the elderly, increase in individualism and the prominence of media as an political platform. This transition from a traditional conservative government, which aligned strictly with culture, to an advanced and inclusive government, shows adaption of equilibrium and social stability, detailing the ability of structural functionalism to explain social change.

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Re: Society and Culture Question Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2019, 11:16:28 pm »
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Hey so I have this practice exam for SAC but we get the questions in order to prepare beforehand. One of the questions is: For a country you have studied (Japan), apply a social change theory to explain in ONE of the following aspects. (6 marks) and I was wondering if someone would be able to look over my response and let me know if it applies the theory well enough/is explicit enough etc. Thanks a lot!

Structural functionalist theory accounts for social change through an institutional interaction and specialised macro interdependence, which promotes an ideal continual equilibrium. Functionalism asserts that societies are constantly aiming to meet the needs of society through the cooperation of macro institutions, such as the legal system and political processes. This theory can be used to explain Japanís historically shifting equilibrium on the macro scale of legal political processes, being subjected to both internal and external influences which disrupt tradition and continuity but necessitate the introduction of new systems. Throughout the Tokogawa period, Japan was able to maintain an equilibrium or sense of social stability, seen through the traditional shogunate government. A functional change became apparent in the arrival of the USA in the 1800s, with Western influence ending traditional geographic, economic and political isolation, and the pervasive effects of globalisation introducing trade. This structural shift continued with the Meiji Restoration, prompting adjustments such as changed laws, generalised government under an emperor, increased power of the merchant class and dismantling of caste system. This adapted social balance was maintained, with the equilibrium settling as all spheres of society adapted. Change reoccurred when Japan lost WW2 and the US initiated the reconstruction of macro institutions, evident through the introduction of women voting, new constitutions, classless education and a shift in government causing democratic elections, establishing a new equilibrium up to 1980. Social restructuring has since reoccurred with globalisation and increased western values, in which the effects of these changes are still prevalent today, with the prominence of female influence in macro affairs, government providing care for the elderly, increase in individualism and the prominence of media as an political platform. This transition from a traditional conservative government, which aligned strictly with culture, to an advanced and inclusive government, shows adaption of equilibrium and social stability, detailing the ability of structural functionalism to explain social change.
Hey there,

I didn't study Japan or functionalist theory in depth, but from what I've read, I like how you explain what functionalism is and your use of SAC concepts throughout the response. One thing I would probably critique is that you should use a contemporary example, especially when you're talking about how change has impacted society, perhaps a statistic? And with your point on female influence, I would actually argue that Japan is still heavily patriarchal and that there's still a lack of female representation in politics. Here are a few resources I found: (1 2 3). But apart from this, I do like your response.

If you'd like an example response to a question like this, you should check out this link.

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2019, 12:40:10 pm »
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Hi everyone, it would be amazing if I could get some responses for my PIP. Feel free to share

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