My DD307 revision strategy refined
I’ve been refining my revision strategy for DD307 over the last couple of days within the three blocks I’ve decided to study (Block 3 – Social Judgement; Block 5 – Group Processes; Block 6 – Production of Knowledge).
I’ve decided to focus the majority of my future revision efforts on a single chapter from each block. Unsurprisingly, as the discursive critique is the only one I’m really comfortable with, all three of my selected chapters pit the social cognitive against the discursive perspective. As none of these chapters came up in a TMA question, I figure that it’s a reasonable gamble.
This strategy therefore makes my primary targets:
Block 3 – Attitudes: LaPierre (Chinese visitors) and Fishbein & Ajzen (TRA and TPB) vs. Potter and Wetherell (Critique of Marsh and Polynesian immigrants in NZ).
Block 5 – Intragroup Processes: Janis (Groupthink) vs Potter and Reicher (St. Paul’s Riots).
Block 6 – Bystander Intervention: Darley and Latane (Experimental) vs Cherry (Social Constructionist/Feminist) viewpoints of the murder of Kitty Genovese.
That leaves a set of secondary revision targets within each of the blocks which I’m less comfortable with, but shouldn’t have to use. In order of importance, these are:
Block 5: The chapters on SIT and prejudice & conflict. My reading of previous year’s papers suggest that sometimes questions come up which span two of the three chapters in this block. That possibility makes these two chapters the most important backups to have.
Block 3: Attribution. This comes next in priority order as the critique is fairly straightforward to work through, even though it’s phenomenological.
Block 6: Embodiment. This comes last as it’s a chapter where the cognitive social perspective is absent and so pits the discursive against the phenomenological perspective. I’m also gambling that the chapter on individual differences doesn’t come up as TMA06 covered it. It’s never appeared in the DD307 examination yet …
I just hope that this strategy will be enough to see me through to at least 55% for a pass 3 and preferably 70%+ for a pass 2!