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    Question Scoring aspects of Anthropology

    After going through the syllabus in detail, I wanna get an expert's opinion on the scoring aspects of this very subject, Anthropology. I wanna know that whether it would be sane to opt this subject and work on it or not to touch it because of low scoring consideration. So far I have come to the conclusion, it is related to social sciences somewhat like Social Work and Sociology, and that many a people won't go for this newly introduced subject. So, in all these circumstances, what should be the strategy to handle this subject well, as well one or two recommended books? Or if this option, would Journalism & Mass Com be good option? Need a kind consideration!
    "But screw your courage to the sticking place/And we'll not fail." _Macbeth, W.Shakespeare

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    It's highly interesting and seems to be a scoring subject. If one's mind is cultivated in understanding and grasping socio-economic conditions and cultures of the country, then anthropology is surely advisable. While preparing, keep concentrating on its contemporary relevant issues.

    Whether it is scoring or not? Always remember that FPSC has brought new changes so as to dilute the scoring trends of the subjects. So it is advisable not to fall in such kind of considerations.

    Journalism and Mass communication??? No, it's not a good option.
    "A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP"

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    Anthropology (7th edition) by William A Haviland

    When choosing your topic, you need to do two things. First, choose a group of people somewhere in the world that interests you, and second, discover what aspects of that culture are unusual in their ability to help us understand something about the general human condition.

    This practice will surely make your way an easy journey.
    "A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP"

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    can any body post the past paper of anthro plz??? i m msc zoology so i wana opt anthropology but i dont have an idea how to get prepare for it n which kid of questions ask in it?
    kindly give a guidance plz

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    Anthropology is a new subject in CSS competitive exams. Therefore, there are no ‘past papers’ available for the subject. Its first paper in CSS exam will be held in CE-2016.

    From here rises a problem for the aspirants as there is no precedence available for the subject that means a student can’t evaluate his preparation by relating it to past papers.
    But here lies and opportunity too as the subject is new and if prepared well will draw better marks.

    As much as when it comes to its preparation strategy, one should focus on following lines;

    Selective study is dangerous especially after when the subject is new. It is very often feared in case of selective studies that making selective choices a candidate ignores theoretical part of the syllabus.

    Questions based on theories in a subject that belongs to social sciences category, like the anthropology is, fetch lesser marks. But they render you substantiate and understand the remaining part of the syllabus and more importantly help you make a ‘perspective’ of your own.

    Start preparation as early as possible as there is already limited time left and also because it takes time to truly grasp the knowledge of humanities subjects.
    Keep yourself updated and for this make regular use of internet and duly read daily newspaper.

    Regularly prepare and update your notes.

    Your study should be on some systematic lines. For this purpose, you should have to acquire guidance from a teacher along with procuring quality books.

    Thoroughly read the relevant topics from the quality books available with you. And after that again re-read so as to internalize the concepts of anthropology. Pay special focus on theories. Always keep on focus and introspecting whether you are handy with the subject’s theories or not.

    You should select by yourself a case study and check your conceptual framework by applying it on that case. This will help you internalize the concepts of anthropology in much better and easy way.
    "A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP"

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    got it... thanks alot...

 

 

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