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    (Original post by Kalliope)
    Hey Congrats on the Oxford offer! I'm trying to write my EPQ first draft now. In your essay, did you sort of summarise what you'd learnt or did you include in it your planning/ research stages/ evaluate your research? I'm very confused - my school hasn't done it before and I haven't seen any examples.
    Hi, thank you!

    Well, I started with an abstract in which I talked about my motivations for the project and how I did my research, with a bit about what I'd learnt etc.
    I had an evaluation at the end, also- I think this is expected of all EPQs but I'm not sure. If you have an EPQ log, then you should already have some of that in there, but it can't hurt to throw some into the abstract.

    I used the conclusion part of my essay to summarise what I'd learnt in terms of the project content, but the abstract to summarise what I'd learnt in terms of skills in research and gathering sources. Does that make sense?
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    I recently posted a thread about not knowing what to do my EPQ on, I eventually decided to focus on Shinto-Buddhism in Japan. However, I recently talked to my teacher and she commented that it was far too vague and that I should find something more specific to focus on.
    I can think of a single thing ... could someone please help me think of a focus, my mid-project review's coming up and i've done very little!

    Thanks.
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    Why not do something like.

    'The effect on Shintoism of the introduction of Buddhism to Japan'

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    'How important is national religion in modern Japanese life'

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    'To what extent does tradition still play a part in Japanese Society'

    It's a really interesting subject area. But you need a title you can evaluate accurately but still pull in background knowledge to plump up the wordcount.
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    I'm still totally stuck for mine. Literally done nothing and have been avoiding the teacher and lesson for the past month, as my philosophy is the longer you can put something off and avoid it, the better...am thinking I should just drop it if possible, looks better not having an EPQ than having failed one. Unless there's some really simple crappy rushed something I can do and get like a D or an E in? Sigh. My life is falling apart before my very eyes.
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    (Original post by Slovebeach)
    If you drop out and don't tell them your UCAS application is no longer valid as the information is incorrect. As a result, universities COULD rescind offers if they so chose, regardless of whether or not they include the EPQ grade in the offer.
    A better option would be to just continue with the EPQ, whack out a rubbish one and submit that, even if you get a U it still counts as complete and all you've promised on UCAS is that you're intending to do one, not intending to do well.
    Any advice on "whacking out a rubbish one"?
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    Mines 'A history of tattooing: the reasons people get them and the significance'
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    I have finally managed to finish filming and editing my short film! Feels so good to hold the disk!
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    (Original post by technocolourpixie)
    Mines 'A history of tattooing: the reasons people get them and the significance'
    Oooo, that sounds quite interesting
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    This could potentially be in the EPQ giant thread thing but I wouldn't get as many responses, oh well...
    Okay,
    I cant seem to get started into my EPQ, i have a plan but the words just wont come out, im trying to get it all sophisticated/historian like, because my EPQ is a history based subject.
    So any advice for the start...?
    Are the marks all allocated for content or does some of it compromise language and grammar...?
    How ARE the marks allocated for the project itself...?
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    So i'm doing an artefact on an information leaflet aimed at secondary school children about the United Nations

    I've done that!

    But then my supervisor asked me to do one on the IMF.

    How much of a range of sources do you need? All I have is internet websites and 1 book. Where else should I look?
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    Has anyone got photos/links/etc of their completed or in-progress EPQ for the artifact?
    I'm really curious to the amount I am expected to create in like 80 hours.
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    I have to do my presentation this week,
    then I've got the abstract and conclusion and it's done! mines on
    "the usefulness of offender profiling in aiding the capture and conviction of criminals"
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Has anyone got photos/links/etc of their completed or in-progress EPQ for the artifact?
    I'm really curious to the amount I am expected to create in like 80 hours.
    My artefact was quite simply my film which I put onto a disc and also YouTube, but to add to it I printed out a DVD cover which had images and short credits on the back etc.
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    I'm not sure what exam board I am with but I am doing level 2 Dissertation EPQ, and I have no idea what I am doing. My title/question is Do horror films have negative effects on people. But I am nearly at the stage of writing it up and I have no idea what I am doing, I have asked teachers for help but they are no use. Does anyone know where a mark scheme is because I can't find one anywhere. How do you get marks, how much research are you supposed to do?

    Any other information would be greatly appreciated. :confused:
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    (Original post by FallenMan)
    My artefact was quite simply my film which I put onto a disc and also YouTube, but to add to it I printed out a DVD cover which had images and short credits on the back etc.
    that's so groovy, is it still on youtube?
    I would really like to see it ^^ the only example i've seen is the recycled jewelry.....
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    that's so groovy, is it still on youtube?
    I would really like to see it ^^ the only example i've seen is the recycled jewelry.....
    Yup as I literally just completed it all but due to some rough times I had about 2 weeks to do it, so not as good as I had hoped http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgXaM...EkPD5ncu6cgfk- but I hope I will get more marks for the DVD case and such. I know someone who made a magazine and another guy that did a horrror exhibition and did a HUGE portfolio on research and such, the artifact really can be any size, it just depends how well it's done, mine seemed a lot smaller compared to his!
    What was yours on?
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    (Original post by FallenMan)
    Yup as I literally just completed it all but due to some rough times I had about 2 weeks to do it, so not as good as I had hoped http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgXaM...EkPD5ncu6cgfk- but I hope I will get more marks for the DVD case and such. I know someone who made a magazine and another guy that did a horrror exhibition and did a HUGE portfolio on research and such, the artifact really can be any size, it just depends how well it's done, mine seemed a lot smaller compared to his!
    What was yours on?
    Oooo eerie, I really like the voice over- did you write it? Quite a lovely chanting rhythm to it.
    Thank you for the examples, did you enjoy it? was it more fun than stressful?
    Our EPQ class have only just started research and such. So I'll have to wait a year and hope I am successful however mine may develop.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Oooo eerie, I really like the voice over- did you write it? Quite a lovely chanting rhythm to it.
    Thank you for the examples, did you enjoy it? was it more fun than stressful?
    Our EPQ class have only just started research and such. So I'll have to wait a year and hope I am successful however mine may develop.
    Yup, I wrote the poem myself-using themes influenced slightly from others, but no words taken from them. Thank you for your lovely comment

    I really enjoyed it-the actual project making and looking at what sources I can use to help was really fun-as you pick the EPQ on something you enjoy-which I personally felt was easier to do a project rather than a written report. To really make sure you have more fun than stress is time management-don't leave it until the last minute as you're not doing it for fun-you're doing it to meet deadlines.

    Good luck with your EPQ, can't wait to hear more about it as it progresses!
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    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of finishing my EPQ now and I've realised I've gone over the 5000 words by about 300 words or so. Does anyone know if I'll get penalised for this?
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    (Original post by beckycat)
    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of finishing my EPQ now and I've realised I've gone over the 5000 words by about 300 words or so. Does anyone know if I'll get penalised for this?
    I hope not! mines at aboutt 6500ish and thats without a conclusion or abstract D:

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