Do you want to do well in Case Studies? These effective tips and techniques, if followed, will help you level up your game quickly so that you can score highly.
If the question asks for an answer from a particular source, use that source in your response or answer. Literally state: "In Source A" or "In Extract 1". It really is that simple to score in case studies!
If the question asks for a "comparison", it is different from an "evaluation". Literally state: "On the one hand, ... but on the other hand, ..." Alternatively, say that "One major similarity is", and "One major difference is". It really is that simple.
Always remember that if you do what the economics examiners want, they will reward you with an excellent economics grade. If you annoy them, then needless to say, they will not reward you but punish you instead.
Read newspapers each and every day and visit online websites with facts and figures often, to get comfortable with data and figures. Newspapers (especially the business, finance, and money sections) and online sources are great places to look for economic data.
Ask yourself questions about the figures and data that you read. Put some hard work into understanding the newspapers' economic data, like GDP figures, unemployment figures, economic growth numbers, inflation statistics, and balance of payments figures.
Try to take active steps each and every day to understand what you are looking at. Ask yourself some simple questions to learn more:
What is the context?
What is the economic story?
What is the underlying economic theory?
What economic theory can I use to understand this real world phenomenon?
What additional economic knowledge can bring to bear to understand the data?
It used to amaze me all the time that economics students would write a whole page for a 2 or 4 mark question, yet they would only write half a page or one whole page for a 8 or 10 mark question. Does this strategy make sense?
Do remember to balance your time, effort, energy, and brainpower by the marks allocated. Economics tutors and teachers often focus students' attention on time management - I say that mark management is also important, if not even more important.
(Remember the economics concept of "opportunity cost" - and if you have to ask what that is, do re-read the secret tip Number 1.)
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