help in o levels pakistan studies paper 1!ALL STUDENTS AND A* holders!!!

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every1 AOA,
i want to make notes of my own for Pakistan studies paper 1 but am having some confusions please answer my following questions:

1.Is this the correct pattern to attempt q's for exam in oct/nov session 2012 which have been changed.
for 4 mark q....6-7 lines with 4 facts
for 7 mark ......1 page with 1 long and one short paragraph.long para for knowledge putting all points you can manage in 3/4 or little less page and rest 1/4 for short paragraph in which to put 2-3 points for understanding
for 14 mark.....2 pages with 5-7 reasons with explanation,each point to be back linked to statement and an evaluation at the end

2.which section out of three....should i leave?or is it better to not to leave any?will i still be left with some choice?

3.what will be the best method in your eyes to make notes accordingly....i mean i should make them by writing answers to all the repeated q's of each topic in past papers or something else?

4.With an example plz tell me how we can identify,describe and then explain each reason in 14 mark q.

5.Any particular advice while writing answers or tips according to CIE or your personal experience ?

I WILL BE PHENOMENALLY THANKFUL FOR HELP!
 
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1. For 4 marker, 4 facts, and these should include the year, and the main person concerned with the question, like 'What are the 14 Points?'. The remaining 2 points should be facts directly relating to the question asked.
7 marker, u need to write on 3 points, in 3 equally distributed paragraphs which should expand and explain the point. This can be 3/4 of the page in total.
14 marker, write on 4 points, and write everything that comes to mind relating to the points asked in the question.
2. Deciding which section to study basically depends on u, I took the crazy risk of studying only from 1905 to Zia-ul-Haq and studying about relations with India and U.S.A only. Most people study Section 1 and Section 2, but dont let that dictate ur choice. Do what u feel comfortable with, and this can be Section 1 and 2 or Section 2 and 3.
3. I only studied from the notes of Junaid Akhtar, so i did not make any notes.
4. You should just look into the past paper questions and mark schemes and u will understand. In Pak. Studies paper, there is not much of a difference in these words.
5. Dont focus too much on quantity, although that is really important. I did my CIE paper in 7.5 pages, and my writing is by no means small. And I got an A*. Just choose ur questions wisely, and do each and every single past paper question, as most are repeated.
 
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1. For 4 marker, 4 facts, and these should include the year, and the main person concerned with the question, like 'What are the 14 Points?'. The remaining 2 points should be facts directly relating to the question asked.
7 marker, u need to write on 3 points, in 3 equally distributed paragraphs which should expand and explain the point. This can be 3/4 of the page in total.
14 marker, write on 4 points, and write everything that comes to mind relating to the points asked in the question.
2. Deciding which section to study basically depends on u, I took the crazy risk of studying only from 1905 to Zia-ul-Haq and studying about relations with India and U.S.A only. Most people study Section 1 and Section 2, but dont let that dictate ur choice. Do what u feel comfortable with, and this can be Section 1 and 2 or Section 2 and 3.
3. I only studied from the notes of Junaid Akhtar, so i did not make any notes.
4. You should just look into the past paper questions and mark schemes and u will understand. In Pak. Studies paper, there is not much of a difference in these words.
5. Dont focus too much on quantity, although that is really important. I did my CIE paper in 7.5 pages, and my writing is by no means small. And I got an A*. Just choose ur questions wisely, and do each and every single past paper question, as most are repeated.
thanks a lot for giving such a detailed answer....
 
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1. 4 marks should contain 4 facts
2. 7 marks based upon three reasons named as firstly, secondly and thirdly. every reason should be elaborated using 1 or 2 examples and how it caused them to do so.
3. there are 3 types of 14 marks. one is 7 mark converted and one is which include three proper events and lastly the one which include the statement do you agree.
4. 14 marks is broken into 5 parts. Firstly the starting statement i.e. "In order for us to know which one was the main one we have to look at all the reasons and analyze." Secondly describe the event or reason which is present in question. Thirdly describe the second reason. Fourthly explain 3 reason. Lastly include the following statement and give your choice. "After looking on all reasons I am in position to tell which one was the main reason and I believe that the main one was ............"
5. Study section 1 and 2 as the third one is extreme difficult and lengthy.
6. I study from the book.
 
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Is it important for us to describe or state the third reason as well in the 14 mark question! Our sir told us that u need to elaborately describe the reason in the question along with a shorter description of another reason, and end with a conclusion!
 
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every1 AOA,
do sec2 must coz it is lengthy but easier than any other section and questions are mostly repeated.

READ IT CAREFULLY!
4 marks:
in simple words 4 facts are required. a line which has some fact is a simple statement and a line with two facts is a developed statement. u get 1 marks for each simple statement and 2 for each developed statement. if line has more than 2 facts, i.e has 4 facts in a single line, u will get only 2 as that is still developed statement. so write 5 lines with 1 fact in each or write 2 developed statements and a simple statement to keep ur self on a safer side. That would be marked as 4/4.

7 marks:
it has problem of levels. They say that answers are marked according to the level of answer not by points but actually they now want u to write each point of highest level.
level 1: is simple statement that as some relation with the question. they would give u a mark for atleast attempting.
level 2: is when u are able to identify a reason or wrote reasons as a list or each line has some reasons. it starts with 3 and and for each reason u get 1 more mark. when ur reasons reach a maximum of 3, no further marks are given. highest marks are l2/5.
level 3: is when u not just write reasons but also explain how it is related to the question. they start with l3/5 direct. like if u wrote a single reason and tell what is was u'll get 5/7. so for each mark u'll get 1 more mark and would reach a maximum of 7/7.
example: why mughal empire declined?
l1: because it was weak
l2: there were long and costly wars. there were successions and infights. the kings had extravagant life style.
l3: describes the reason first: long and costly wars such as deccan wars with marathas. then explain how it led to the decline of mughal empire: like extragant life style made empire bankrupt(empty treasury), successions led to infights and little attention was paid to the other enemies. the army declined. emperor remained away from capital. so this led to the decline of empire.

14 Marks Question:
it requires u that u write 7 reasons which are like those mentioned above as l3. but here l3 and l4 are written the same way. just say it is higher level of l3. then u say why is there l4. the reason is that there are always two sides in each 14 marks question. favour and against. so favour is l3 and against is l4. l3 starts with l3/7 and can go to 9 if u write 3 reasons in favour
and to 10 if u write 4. when u give other side that becomes l4 which can start from l4/10 or l4/11. so 7 reasons with three/four in favour and three/four in against would earn u 13. conclusion is l5 which means that give ur opinion. but they say that it must not have repetition or summary, but after giving opinion relate how that event is important for future events.​
 
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Is it important to write three reasons for the 7 marks questions or will two suffice?
 
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Is it important to write three reasons for the 7 marks questions or will two suffice?
if ur answer is level 3 obviously u will get 5 on first and then 6 on second. if u do cause+reaction in sec2 u can score 2 marks on the other two points. it was told by nigel kelly to my teacher. but it's better not to take risk and write all 3 points.
 
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if ur answer is level 3 obviously u will get 5 on first and then 6 on second. if u do cause+reaction in sec2 u can score 2 marks on the other two points. it was told by nigel kelly to my teacher. but it's better not to take risk and write all 3 points.
Okay, Thanks .
Oh and can you give me three reasons for the reason the Khilafat movemenr was formed?
 
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Okay, Thanks .
Oh and can you give me three reasons for the reason the Khilafat movemenr was formed?
well it has come of 14 marks many times. here are 7 points which i remember. read nigel kelly and bajwa for furhter detail
-importance for makka and madinah, everlasting resting place of last prophet(pbuh)
-pligrimage place
-khilafat was formed by h.abu bakar and was symbol of muslim dignity
-treatment of muslims countries in past by british.
-encouraged by gandhi
-muslims fought on the condition that they won't abandon khilafat, british denied their promise
-imprisonment of muslims leaders forced muslims to take action and start khilafat movement
for each point u MUST tell how each led to the establishment of khilafat movement.
 
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well it has come of 14 marks many times. here are 7 points which i remember. read nigel kelly and bajwa for furhter detail
-importance for makka and madinah, everlasting resting place of last prophet(pbuh)
-pligrimage place
-khilafat was formed by h.abu bakar and was symbol of muslim dignity
-treatment of muslims countries in past by british.
-encouraged by gandhi
-muslims fought on the condition that they won't abandon khilafat, british denied their promise
-imprisonment of muslims leaders forced muslims to take action and start khilafat movement
for each point u MUST tell how each led to the establishment of khilafat movement.
Thanks
 
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.Why was the Khilafat movement formed?(7)

ans. The most important and immediate reason for the formation of the Khilifat movement was the British threat to dismember the Khilafat. This greatly disturbed the muslims as the Khilafat had a special place in their hearts. It had been formed by Hazrat Abu Bakr(ra) and contained Makkah and Madinah the religious centres of Islam. Even the title of Khalifa was important to muslims and they also thought of the Khilafat as a unifying symbol. It was completely unacceptable that this empire be broken up and parts of it given to non-muslim countries. In order to voice thier resentment they decide to form the Khilifat.
Furthermore, during the first world war , in order to gain the support of the muslims. the British promised them that they would guarantee the rights of the Kalifa and that his empire would not be split up. At the end of the war, however it was clear that the British did intend to keep their promise. The muslims were furious and started the Khilafat movement in order to remind the British of their promise.
It should not however be thought the Khilafat movement sprang solely from the British threat to dismember the muslim empire. It had its root in a deep-seated mistrurst held by the muslims of the ways of the west,particularly Britain, and how they treated muslim countries. For instance, Afghanistan and Persia both muslim countries wre subject to rivalry between Britain and Russia who governed them without giving thought to the view of the native population. There were also regular desertions by muslims in the British armu, who were unwilling to fight fellow muslims . The strenght of the muslim opinion can be seen in Mualvi Fazul ul haq's presedential adress to the muslim league : '' Every instance of a collapse of the muslim powers in this world is bound to have an adverse effect on our community.''

How much marks do you think this will get?
 
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.Why was the Khilafat movement formed?(7)

ans. The most important and immediate reason for the formation of the Khilifat movement was the British threat to dismember the Khilafat. This greatly disturbed the muslims as the Khilafat had a special place in their hearts. It had been formed by Hazrat Abu Bakr(ra) and contained Makkah and Madinah the religious centres of Islam. Even the title of Khalifa was important to muslims and they also thought of the Khilafat as a unifying symbol. It was completely unacceptable that this empire be broken up and parts of it given to non-muslim countries. In order to voice thier resentment they decide to form the Khilifat.
Furthermore, during the first world war , in order to gain the support of the muslims. the British promised them that they would guarantee the rights of the Kalifa and that his empire would not be split up. At the end of the war, however it was clear that the British did intend to keep their promise. The muslims were furious and started the Khilafat movement in order to remind the British of their promise.
It should not however be thought the Khilafat movement sprang solely from the British threat to dismember the muslim empire. It had its root in a deep-seated mistrurst held by the muslims of the ways of the west,particularly Britain, and how they treated muslim countries. For instance, Afghanistan and Persia both muslim countries wre subject to rivalry between Britain and Russia who governed them without giving thought to the view of the native population. There were also regular desertions by muslims in the British armu, who were unwilling to fight fellow muslims . The strenght of the muslim opinion can be seen in Mualvi Fazul ul haq's presedential adress to the muslim league : '' Every instance of a collapse of the muslim powers in this world is bound to have an adverse effect on our community.''

How much marks do you think this will get?
6/7
remove last quotation and instead write why and how the mistrust lead to khilafat movement. you have to relate a reason to the question to reach top level.
first two points are excellent. one for sentence and u get 7/7.
additional information and quotation or such things do nothing but waste ur extremely precious time and play no role in getting good marks. just be straight forward. examiner wants the reasons fot khilafat movement not about stories of here and there.
 
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Could any of you tell me how to attempt geography questions? I mean what should we write in 5 marks question and so on and so forth
 
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1. For 4 marker, 4 facts, and these should include the year, and the main person concerned with the question, like 'What are the 14 Points?'. The remaining 2 points should be facts directly relating to the question asked.
7 marker, u need to write on 3 points, in 3 equally distributed paragraphs which should expand and explain the point. This can be 3/4 of the page in total.
14 marker, write on 4 points, and write everything that comes to mind relating to the points asked in the question.
2. Deciding which section to study basically depends on u, I took the crazy risk of studying only from 1905 to Zia-ul-Haq and studying about relations with India and U.S.A only. Most people study Section 1 and Section 2, but dont let that dictate ur choice. Do what u feel comfortable with, and this can be Section 1 and 2 or Section 2 and 3.
3. I only studied from the notes of Junaid Akhtar, so i did not make any notes.
4. You should just look into the past paper questions and mark schemes and u will understand. In Pak. Studies paper, there is not much of a difference in these words.
5. Dont focus too much on quantity, although that is really important. I did my CIE paper in 7.5 pages, and my writing is by no means small. And I got an A*. Just choose ur questions wisely, and do each and every single past paper question, as most are repeated.
can u upload hunaid akhtar's notes plz ?
 
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Could any of you tell me how to attempt geography questions? I mean what should we write in 5 marks question and so on and so forth
It is not difficult at all. u just have to give points according to the marks i.e for 3 marks 3 points for 4 marks 4 points and so on. extra points will give u safe side as u don't know that may be one of them is wrong but it will be balanced with extra info. However, in some questions mark allocation is different. along with identifying reasons, they give u marks for explaining them. This can be determined from the command words used in the question. u must know what each of them means. here is an example:
q: state two natural inputs necessary for wheat productions, and explain their importance. [5]
as the question says, first tell the natural inputs (not human)- for this u may be awarded 2 marks at most.
then u have to explain their importance- that can be of 3 marks. so here is the response.
ans. Wheat requires a temperature of 10-20 C for growing and a flat land. cold temperature helps the wheat to grow initially. A flat land make the use of machinery easy and also allows to irrigate.
u may need to further elaborate these points.
Another example is:
q: how can education and training help small scale farmers to increase the output of their farms? [4]
here u only need to give four points. Here are suggested response (i have written in point form but u will write in paragraph)
ans. 1) better care of livestock for better n increased output.
2) sustainable farming methods can be practiced to prevent their output limited. (long life of land)
3) they can better plan their crops to plant for better output.
4) decreasing the chances of infections on crops by using better methods than tradational ones.
5) education will let them take loans to invest in farms for better output.
although 4 points r enough but 5 points will give u a safe side.
 
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It is not difficult at all. u just have to give points according to the marks i.e for 3 marks 3 points for 4 marks 4 points and so on. extra points will give u safe side as u don't know that may be one of them is wrong but it will be balanced with extra info. However, in some questions mark allocation is different. along with identifying reasons, they give u marks for explaining them. This can be determined from the command words used in the question. u must know what each of them means. here is an example:
q: state two natural inputs necessary for wheat productions, and explain their importance. [5]
as the question says, first tell the natural inputs (not human)- for this u may be awarded 2 marks at most.
then u have to explain their importance- that can be of 3 marks. so here is the response.
ans. Wheat requires a temperature of 10-20 C for growing and a flat land. cold temperature helps the wheat to grow initially. A flat land make the use of machinery easy and also allows to irrigate.
u may need to further elaborate these points.
Another example is:
q: how can education and training help small scale farmers to increase the output of their farms? [4]
here u only need to give four points. Here are suggested response (i have written in point form but u will write in paragraph)
ans. 1) better care of livestock for better n increased output.
2) sustainable farming methods can be practiced to prevent their output limited. (long life of land)
3) they can better plan their crops to plant for better output.
4) decreasing the chances of infections on crops by using better methods than tradational ones.
5) education will let them take loans to invest in farms for better output.
although 4 points r enough but 5 points will give u a safe side.
Thanks a lot.
 
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