1. Why is it so difficult to identify a clear line between accepted and disputed knowledge within a discipline? Answer with reference to two disciplines, each taken from a different area of knowledge.
“Why is it so difficult…” – Your claims must focus on why is it so difficult. Avoid focusing on claims about why it is easy to “identify a clear line…” Make sure to look at different ways and reasons for why it is “so difficult” in your AOKs and real-life examples.
“…identify a clear line…” – Look carefully at different AOKs and real-life examples to see how lines about “accepted and disputed knowledge” are drawn. Consider the reasons as to where and why different lines are drawn and what effect they have on knowledge.
“accepted and disputed knowledge” – Whether a particular piece of knowledge is “accepted” or “disputed” is often up for debate. One person (or group) may consider something accepted knowledge while from another perspective it may be disputed. Carefully consider the reasons for the differences in the “clear line” and the effect on knowledge. There are also a number of different reasons / motivations for a person or group to label something as “accepted knowledge” or “disputed knowledge.”
“two disciplines” – One definition of a discipline is “a particular area of study, especially a subject studied at a college or university.” https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/discipline. A discipline is a narrower category than an AOK. In the natural sciences, for example, there are broad disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and physics but there are narrower divisions such as pharmacology and cosmology. Choose your two disciplines carefully and make sure you have solid real-life examples in both of them.