Posted: September 17th, 2017

Why People who blame violence and lack of real social contact on videogames are simply part of an older generation who do not use or understand them

SS3 Essay Questions Summer

Task: Write an Extended Essay answering one of the following questions. Foundation students must write 1750 words. Graduate Diploma 2000 words.

Unit 1

“The growth in internet use has affected cultures around the world, leading to a westernised, homogenous world culture.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following  areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Politics
. Business
. Youth culture
. Language

“Most internet users, both individuals and businesses, underestimate the risks of sharing personal information online. Legal and illegal access to personal information is leading to a huge rise in online and offline crime.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. E-commerce
. Social networking
. Identity theft
. Hacking

Unit 2

“It is not justifiable for a government to restrict tourist access to any area of their country. The government may wish to protect the local population or the natural environment from the effects of tourism, but the local population has the right to boost their economy through tourism.” Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following
areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor:

. Health
. Culture
. Economics
. Politics

“As well as entertainment, videogames can now be used for exercise, education, and training for many types of jobs. People who blame violence and lack of real social contact on videogames are simply part of an older generation who do not use or understand them.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following
areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Physical/Mental Health
. Education/Training
. Society
. Business

Unit 3

“The public have accepted the use of biometric security systems (in banking and government ID cards, for example) using biometric data such as fingerprint scanners, iris scanners and facial recognition systems. However, use of DNA as a biometric identifier for businesses or governments will not be accepted by the public due to its use in police investigations and identifying genetically-inherited diseases.”
Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Health/life insurance
. Privacy
. Crime
. Fraud

“CCTV is considered by some to be a cheaper and more effective way of reducing urban crime than paying for police officers to patrol the streets. However, the public feel safer if police officers are on the streets and do not like their daily lives being recorded by so many cameras.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Cost
. Society
. Privacy
. Terrorism

Unit 4

“The ‘tyranny or paradox of choice’ explains why people have difficulty in making complex choices. The amount of choice people have in the modern world is a huge cause of stress, one which our ancestors did not have.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Allocation of resources
. Consumerism
. Technology
. Risk

“Businesses can analyse how consumers make choices and can use this to create successful marketing strategies for the goods they want to sell.”

Using existing literature and data, critically evaluate this claim in relation to at least 2 of the following areas (or 2 areas approved by your tutor):

. Allocation of resources
. Consumerism
. Technology
. Risk

Argumentative essay question of your own – if you want to write your own essay you should develop your own essay question and ask your tutor to agree it. Please discuss this with your tutor. This question must still relate to one of the topic areas of the SS3 module.

Written Work Submission Guidelines

****Failure to follow these guidelines can result in a deduction of up to 5 marks****

The first page of your assignment must state the following:

. Module code and title (eg. FC005: Introduction to Social Sciences)
. Type of assignment (eg. portfolio essay / final report)
. Assignment question (eg. Critically evaluate….)
. Word Count
. Your tutor’s name
. Your Kaplan student number (not your name)
. Submission date

You must also do the following:

. Each page must have a header with the module code, module title and your student number
. All of the work must be word processed
. The line spacing must be 2 (double)
. The font type must be Arial
. The font size must be 12
. The pages must be numbered in the bottom right corner
. You must include a final reference list using the Harvard System which is outlined in the college referencing guide. Please ask your tutor if you do not have a copy of this.

 
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