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    Hey guys, I am having trouble deciding whether or not to carry on with 4 A-Level next year or 3 A-Level with AQA Bacc. Which one will look better to Uni?? Am planning to do my EPQ based on the course I want to do at Uni. Can someone help me out and give their opinions on this. Cheers
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    i have to start my extended project in a few days time therefore i have have to decide what topic to chose asap but i am completly blank so i was thinking if anyonee would recommend anny topics i can do either as the products and 1000 words or as the 5000 words essay,, help wiil be much appreciated


    at the moment i am taking AS subjects: maths, biology, chemistry and psychology and i want to do pharmacy further on so it would more useful if i can get topics related to these area, thanks again
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    What are you looking to do after your A Levels?
    If you're going to uni then I'd do it on something that'll relate to the course you want to do because you could mention it in your personal statement & it'll probably boost your application (because it'll show that you're interested in the subject etc.)
    If you're not going to uni then do it on whatever you find interesting.
    Maybe have a brain storming session & do a mind map of ideas, read around on the internet on some topics and then hopefully you'll get closer to narrowing down what you want to write about
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    Hello,
    I am completing an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and I need some questionnaires filling out. If you watch the news, listen to it or read it in newspapers or magazines, please could you fill one out or simply place your answers in a reply e.g.:

    1. female
    2. the guardian

    etc.

    Thank you! Don't feel pressured into completing one, only if you want to and have the time to. You only have to complete one btw, feel free to do more than one if you wish.

    Thank you again, it is much appreciated
    Leah
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    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Basinga)
    Hope this helps!
    This is great! Thank you
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    I finally did my presentation today, it's such a good feeling to have it done and out of the way now!
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    (Original post by Pen Island)
    What are you looking to do after your A Levels?
    If you're going to uni then I'd do it on something that'll relate to the course you want to do because you could mention it in your personal statement & it'll probably boost your application (because it'll show that you're interested in the subject etc.)
    If you're not going to uni then do it on whatever you find interesting.
    Maybe have a brain storming session & do a mind map of ideas, read around on the internet on some topics and then hopefully you'll get closer to narrowing down what you want to write about

    i wannt to do, pharmacy in uni so if u can, can u give me some ideas n what i can do
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    (Original post by miisn)
    i have to start my extended project in a few days time therefore i have have to decide what topic to chose asap but i am completly blank so i was thinking if anyonee would recommend anny topics i can do either as the products and 1000 words or as the 5000 words essay,, help wiil be much appreciated


    at the moment i am taking AS subjects: maths, biology, chemistry and psychology and i want to do pharmacy further on so it would more useful if i can get topics related to these area, thanks again

    In the absence of any of the kind of equipment you'd need to produce a pharmecutical (I know that's probably spelled incorrectly) product, I'd go for the 5000 word report
    All the scientists in our college high achievers are opting for the report. The easiest approach seems to be to pick a topic, pick a question from the topic, then to present the report as a collection of your own research (for scientists this means a LOT of references to avoid plagarism) which leads on to answering the question...
    Is there any particular extra-curricular reading that you do? You can't how much overlap with your As topics, so I'd probably pick your topic from that. Maybe there's a report in a pharmecutical/psychological magazine that you've been interested in etc... For example, you might be able to think of a question to do with the effects of drugs on various psychological disorders (that you'd covered in lessons). e.g. "Are drugs the most effective cure for depression and why?"
    Your research could go on to explain on a biochemical level why the drugs work (that normally means a LOT of detail), discuss the results of various studies and compare the effectiveness with other treatments (eg stiff upper-lip; regular exercise etc).

    Hope that helps!
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    I've tip-ex'd out a few errors on my activity log along with the dates at the bottom of each page that got mixed up. That won't matter will it? :confused:
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    Hey guys!!
    Presentation is on the 26th, thats all sorted though....
    sort of..
    I'm doing an artefact and I apparently have to write an essay at the end of it.
    Thats fine, i know how to structure it although, because there is a word count for each section (intro, research analysis etc) do i need to split each section up into headings so they know which bit is which?
    Coz in an ideal world I would like to keep it flowing.

    Can't bloody wait until this is over. its such a waste of my time but i suppose i need all the tariff points i can get..

    good luck with all of yours
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    our teachers at school said that AQA will allow upto 10% to be directly copied quotes off the internet for the EPQ provided that they are referenced properly so credit is given to the author. I have about 8% quotes in my EPQ and have referenced these accordingly. What im not sure about is how to reference researched material properly? My epq is engineering based and is therefore quite scientific in its content. In the essay, where i have researched information from websites and then re-written it in my own words, I have listed a subscript number and then put the website which i researched it from in the bibliography. Is this the right thing to do.

    E.g. A website says '90% of all failures of steel can be related to fatigue', I have then rewritten this as ' Fatigue is a huge problem for users of steel and up to 90% of all the failures of steel can be attributed to fatigue [10]. (followed by full harvard referencing in bibliography)

    Is that acceptable and if my epq goes to aqa for moderation, will there scanner pick it up as plaigirism or is this the correct way to research. Most of my essay is like this due to the high scientific nature. All my direct quotes are in speech marks and are in bold in the text.

    Is this ok as i am very worried about it now? :/
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    I understand that AQA use Turnitin for doing the plaigirism check on moderated extended project scripts. My question is that because i have used quotes in my project, will the scanner show it as plaigirism and does a person check anything turnitin shows up afterwards against my list of sources as i have listed the source of the quotes in my bibliography so it isnt really plaigirism?
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    Hi
    Basically my school has given a deadline for this 5000 word essay to complete by next thursday and I've only done 600 words... So I'm crapping a little. My question is that if include articles or quotations of other peices of work (while referencing) will it count towards my 5000 words? Or is that 5000 of my own words in all?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Jodieeee....)
    Hey guys!!
    Presentation is on the 26th, thats all sorted though....
    sort of..
    I'm doing an artefact and I apparently have to write an essay at the end of it.
    Thats fine, i know how to structure it although, because there is a word count for each section (intro, research analysis etc) do i need to split each section up into headings so they know which bit is which?
    Coz in an ideal world I would like to keep it flowing.

    Can't bloody wait until this is over. its such a waste of my time but i suppose i need all the tariff points i can get..

    good luck with all of yours
    Good luck with your presentation!
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    (Original post by Rohaan)
    Hi
    Basically my school has given a deadline for this 5000 word essay to complete by next thursday and I've only done 600 words... So I'm crapping a little. My question is that if include articles or quotations of other peices of work (while referencing) will it count towards my 5000 words? Or is that 5000 of my own words in all?

    Thank you!

    Using articles/quotations does not make up your 5,000 words-the 5,000 is for the essay piece itself; so what YOU have personally written.
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    (Original post by FallenMan)
    Using articles/quotations does not make up your 5,000 words-the 5,000 is for the essay piece itself; so what YOU have personally written.
    seriously - i thought it included quotations?
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    Finally finished! Wooooooooooooo

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