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Tutor profile: Thomas G.

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Thomas G.
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Subject: Study Skills

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What does effective study look like?

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Answer:

Effective study is slightly different for each individual. The most effective way is to make study fun, find a way of revising that you largely enjoy or find challenging in a way that engages you.

Subject: International Studies

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Give an example of a country that has been colonised by another and how relations between the two countries has developed since colonisation? Why is this?

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New Zealand was colonised by England in 1840 after pressure to legislate largely English sealers, whalers and traders who were visiting New Zealand. These sealers, whalers and traders where treating New Zealand like a lawless state so it was thought that British rule would help control this. Relations have been mixed between the colonising British and the indigenous Maori people. There is reports of unfair land swaps, confiscating of land and generally disrespecting Maori culture. New Zealand is still technically part of the British Monarchy but this standing is becoming less relevant as time passes. In the last 20/30 years there has been a move to right a lot of the wrongs towards the Maori people. Maori and Maori beliefs are more entrenched in any big decision making and there has been some returning of land to iwi's. New Zealand still has strong ties to England in travel, trade and religion. The relationship is chequered but actions of the last 20/30 years have gone a long way to repairing damage that was done by the early British settlers since 1840.

Subject: Human Geography

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What are some reasons why birthrates may be dropping in less economically developed countries?

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There are many reasons why birthrates may drop in less developed countries and these could be: - Better education of females. More females entering into career jobs so therefore having children later than previous generations or choosing not to. - Increased access to contraception. Contraception being more readily available and better education around its use could lead to birthrates decreasing - Ageing population. Smaller proportion of population are of fertile age. - Urbanisation. As traditional lower wage earners move to cities in search of work it is increasingly more expensive to raise a family in a city setting.

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