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4.4 The nature of freedom: Final assessment

'To be free is not to do what one pleases; it is to be master of oneself2'.

Discuss how notions of freedom, regulation and self-regulation are represented in a range of texts that you have studied. 

In your answer you should choose texts composed for a variety of purposes and in a variety of media. Support your statements by looking carefully at context and language.

Marking guidelines

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA MARKS
  • Demonstrates a highly developed understanding of the concepts of freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Analyses, explains and assesses skillfully the ways various composers represent concepts of freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Uses appropriate texts in a discerning and effective manner
  • Writes a sophisticated and well-integrated discussion using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context. 
13-15
  • Demonstrates a well-developed understanding of concepts of freedom, regulation, and self-regulation 
  • Analyses, explains and assesses effectively the ways various composers represent freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Uses appropriate texts in an effective manner
  • Writes a successful and cohesive discussion using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context.
10-12
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of concepts of freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Explains adequately and/or attempts to assess the ways various composers represent freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Uses appropriate texts in a sound manner
  • Writes a cohesive discussion using language appropriate to audience, purpose and context.
7-9
  • Demonstrates a limited understanding of concepts of freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Attempts to explain the ways various composers represent freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Uses texts in a limited way
  • Attempts to write a discussion with some reference to audience, purpose and context.
4-6
  • Demonstrates an elementary understanding of freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Attempts to describe what a composer says about freedom, regulation and self-regulation
  • Refers to text(s) in an elementary way
  • Attempts to write a discussion.
0-3

3. Emile Durkheim. Cited in Giddens, A., Capitalism and Modern Social Theory. Basil Blackwell, London. 1978

 

Last update: 1st December 2014