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    (Original post by Jackkkkk)
    Okay so if your doing AQA then its out of 50.

    10 marks for A01 - Manage, Identify, design, plan, and carry out a project, applying a range of skills, strategies and methods to achieve objectives.

    10 marks for -AO2 Use Resources, Research, critically select, organise and use information, and select and use a range of resources. Analyse data, apply it relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any links, connections and complexities of the topic.

    20 marks for - AO3 Develop and Realise, Select and use a range of skills, including, where appropriate, new technologies and problem solving, to take decisions critically and achieve planned outcomes.

    10 marks for - AO4 ReviewEvaluate all aspects of the extended project, including how outcomes relate to stated objectives and own learning and performance. Select and use a range of communication skills and media, in an appropriate format, to present evidence of project outcomes and conclusions.


    As you can see you only get 40% of the marks from the actual project.
    What you need to make sure is excellent is your log book and evaluation.

    So in your evaluation make sure you say
    -you may want to add an extra bit of evaluation at the end of the project, separate from the log book (this is what i did)
    -what you could have done better and why didn't you
    -limitations you faced, such as access to journals
    -what went well
    -did you come to a conclusion
    -how accurate was the information you used
    -what areas did you NOT include that may have been relevant and why (you can pick up lots of evaluation marks for this)

    Using your log book:
    -make sure you date everything (make it up if needed )
    -the conclusion part of the evaluation is rather like an abstract. Which should summarise your findings. This is not an evaluation, but you might like to touch on aspects like limitations of data/information collection.
    -Keep in neat and tidy if you can

    Other key points
    -CHANGE YOUR TITLE (you can gain lots of marks by just changing your title and saying why in your evaluation and this shows development of your question)
    - If you have done a research project make sure you include an abstract at the begging.
    -Referencing is verryyyyy important (to avoid plagiarism). The best way to reference work is the Harvard method unless its research orientated then you might like to use something like the American Psychological version of referencing.


    If you need any more help just ask
    -make sure your bibliography is up to date-as it sometimes checked
    Hi im struggling on the planning review section in my logbook im not exactly sure what they are asking me to talk about here. Am I supposed to list the things I plan to research :s . The question is "outline the next steps in your planned research/initial development"
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    (Original post by Olive123)
    Hi im struggling on the planning review section in my logbook im not exactly sure what they are asking me to talk about here. Am I supposed to list the things I plan to research :s . The question is "outline the next steps in your planned research/initial development"
    Yeah in this bit you just list what avenues of research you expect to do in the near future. You can even say things like I have looked at this which led me to this and I will now look at.....
    Also it is a good place to write general sources of info, so say I will go to the library, look online or go to a uni library etc etc
    You may want to suggest how you think your title is developing as you continue to research and discover new information - and if you may need to alter your title you could briefly mention this. However this section is, as you say, mostly for what you PLAN to do, look up and where you will go to do so

    If you have any more questions, just ask. Or if its complex/want me to look at anything just PM me
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    (Original post by Jackkkkk)
    Yeah in this bit you just list what avenues of research you expect to do in the near future. You can even say things like I have looked at this which led me to this and I will now look at.....
    Also it is a good place to write general sources of info, so say I will go to the library, look online or go to a uni library etc etc
    You may want to suggest how you think your title is developing as you continue to research and discover new information - and if you may need to alter your title you could briefly mention this. However this section is, as you say, mostly for what you PLAN to do, look up and where you will go to do so

    If you have any more questions, just ask. Or if its complex/want me to look at anything just PM me
    Thank you very very much
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    Today when i finished writing my extended project, i decided to use one of the free online plaigirism checkers to just check how unique my project was. I used www.smallseotools.com and it said my epq essay was 95% unique which i am happy with as all the bits which it said were copied have been properly referenced and shown in the text. I understand that AQA use turnitin to check for plaigirism if mine goes for moderation and i want to make sure that my essay wont now have been added to their online database of work to check against otherwise it will show up at AQA as a complete copy-against my own work? The smallseotools checker shouldn't have added it to any databases should it?
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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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