(Original post by Smiile)
Hey how long did it take to write up your essay as my deadline is in two weeks and i havent done much. Is there any tips you could give me on writing a good essay with evaluation. Im doing my EPQ on the elimination of malaria and my teacher told me to contact doctors and get more sources, did you contact any doctors/organisations for your project and what other sources did you use?And did you evaluate the sources?
Did you do an action plan (write what you need to do and by what date etc)
My EPQ is really stressing me out and I just want to get it out of the way
Thanks for any help in advance
Hey sorry for the late reply I sort of lost interest in the thread now that I am finished. It took me about 12 hours, one weekend and another day of hard work - just sitting down and getting it done, I hated every minute of it but it paid of nicely.
Just write your essay after doing a lot of research is all I can say, it sort of just flows. Start with an Introduction and make it light reading, go into detail where necessary and make sure you qoute every single thing. Then end with a conclusion, easy. All I did was read 2 books and a HUGE amount of medicinal trials and papers on pubmed.org, that might help you. In the end I qouted a huge amount of sources which I only used about half of. You could say you saw a documentary and just make up some name. I don't agree with lying but it's unfair that the mark scheme states we have to refer to a load of ressources although for specific topics there is only a very limited amount of books and things to refer to, therefore if you don't mention other forms of media you can score lower which is just unfair - so just make something up if you think you don't have enough sources. For evaluating your sources just mention before doing your referencing that of course you are aware that sources like wikipedia arent the most reliable and I don't know you could maybe give each source a mark out of ten on reliabilty? Just make it obvious you at least thought about what sources to refer to, also mention this in your log!
I'm sure you'll be fine as said this is easy!
(Original post by Alpha5)
interns of research did you use a range of sources e.g interviews, lectures, ect.
You done it really quick, my deadlines in may, so I'm taking it slow.
As mentioned above I only really used a few books and websites. However I said that I had listened to the radio and watched documentaries, which I in fact did but then forgot the names of and just came up with one in my reference. You can mention the most ridiculous sources in your log, that is what that section is for! Just come up with any random source and write it down - you are only saying you are 'planning' on refering to them, you don't actually have to. In fact you can mention in your evaluation that it was 'interesting to see how little ressources there were and how you needed to look for ages for very specific stuff'. Also talk about selecting certain bits of your research and discarding others, this shows you thought before writing. If it is not until may you can literally do a 100 words a day and you will be done by christmas, but I'm not the one to tell you as I did it in like 3 days.
(Original post by jmillslittle)
Could you name some of these buzzwords?
As said, planning, organisation and time management are the big three I can come up with of the top of my head. Look think about it, what is that whole log about? Planning and researching so just use their vocabulary. 'This project has show me the significance of planning before doing my research and how important it is to evaluate the reliabilty of sources. In order to complete the project in good time I planned the structure beforehand and then wrote up each bit in different time slots which I had organised to fit around my research.' It is really simple just give them what they want to hear haha!
Good luck everyone!