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I am doing EPQ and personally, I think it's a waste of time.
My school made it compulsory for us to do this and we can't get out of it, unless we have a good enough reason.
It's just adding more stress, I could complain about it for hours.

To be fair, my topic is quite interesting and I got my idea from the TSR
(Should circumcision be banned in the UK? is my title and topic)
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My eadline is 4:30 on Monday! Just a question: What exactly are you meant to write in the summary and the reflection? (I'm doing AQA)
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(Original post by justmyself)
I am doing EPQ and personally, I think it's a waste of time.
My school made it compulsory for us to do this and we can't get out of it, unless we have a good enough reason.
It's just adding more stress, I could complain about it for hours.

To be fair, my topic is quite interesting and I got my idea from the TSR
(Should circumcision be banned in the UK? is my title and topic)
That's really not fair. Wat time period do you have to do it over? It was a choice in my college, and about 100 started but now its about 60.
Ahh My friend did on similar: I think hi was on if there was any health benefits from circumcision.
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(Original post by justmyself)
I am doing EPQ and personally, I think it's a waste of time.
My school made it compulsory for us to do this and we can't get out of it, unless we have a good enough reason.
It's just adding more stress, I could complain about it for hours.

To be fair, my topic is quite interesting and I got my idea from the TSR
(Should circumcision be banned in the UK? is my title and topic)
Same, compulsory at my college too. It's sort of understandable to make it 'highly reccommended' or something, but lots of us are doing 5 ASs and/or already have extra ASs from year 11 so it seems faintly ridiculous to make it compulsory under those circumstances.
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Same, compulsory at my college too. It's sort of understandable to make it 'highly reccommended' or something, but lots of us are doing 5 ASs and/or already have extra ASs from year 11 so it seems faintly ridiculous to make it compulsory under those circumstances.
Jesus Christ. I didn't know that Nazi-run schools still exist.

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Jesus Christ. I didn't know that Nazi-run schools still exist.

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That's what being hyper-competitive does to an institution
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My project is about how technolgy is searching for exoplanet's. Im currently writing it up, but kinda worried about it. Do you compare things, argue about them or just generally talk about how the tech works, and different types of exoplanets?

Im trying to do both, but what gets the higher marks in these sort of titles? Anyone have a good link to a model essay thats similar? Thanks!
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Hey everyone,
I know it is really late to be asking this - but I am so confused!!

Okay, so I decided I wanted to do the EPQ in summer, but I have struggle so much to decide on a title since then. I have done so much research, it's unbelievable. I fear that I am thinking too much, but our coordinator has shown examples of good EPQs, and not so good EPQs, and has given us endless advice on how to choose the right title, but every idea I have seems to be an example of a bad title. I just want to scream, because I can't believe I can't choose a title that i'm happy with.

The topic that I want to focus on is Fashion and Chemistry - this hasn't changed since I decided that I want to do an EPQ, however, it is SO hard to find a part of Fashion and Chemistry that I can write an essay on. I also wanted to create an Artefact, however, I fear that there isn't much I can actually do in terms of assessing, evaluating, and analysing when it comes to the cross-link between Fashion (textiles, and the industry) and Chemistry (including Biochemistry, and Material sciences).

I feel like I am going around in circles, and I feel like the world is telling me to not do an EPQ, but I really reallly realllllllly want to. I know that I will be very disappointed if I do not do one.

I've asked people on numerous relevant threads for ideas, but they all seem to tell me the same/similar things, which I can't do much about. Arhgdhnccksdnovdmavcopqnwovndmca slxmansiocnoivnqievneocnmeqocmao sc

God, please help me here!


What should I do? - My first meeting with my supervisor is soon, and I won't have anything to give to them.
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Hi some help please!

I am going to write my EPQ in an essay. All they say in terms of the word count is 5,000 words. Is there a max/ min limit or is that what they recommend for all candidates?
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Presentation tomorrow.... Dear god


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Hi some help please!

I am going to write my EPQ in an essay. All they say in terms of the word count is 5,000 words. Is there a max/ min limit or is that what they recommend for all candidates?
I think it's officially 4,500-5,000 words. But I'll get confirmation of that when I see my supervisor on thursday. Mine's at 5,200, including the bibliography, had to do an awful lot of work trimming it down!

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Presentation tomorrow.... Dear god


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Good luck. Mine's in 3 months

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I think it's officially 4,500-5,000 words. But I'll get confirmation of that when I see my supervisor on thursday. Mine's at 5,200, including the bibliography, had to do an awful lot of work trimming it down!

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Good luck. Mine's in 3 months
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Good luck. Mine's in 3 months

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Thanks! I'm hoping to finish and bury the EPQ before we break up for Crimbo. Its making me sick
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Hi guys, quick question... If my EPQ was submitted/sent off in November, when am I likely to hear back about my result?

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My project is about how technolgy is searching for exoplanet's. Im currently writing it up, but kinda worried about it. Do you compare things, argue about them or just generally talk about how the tech works, and different types of exoplanets?

Im trying to do both, but what gets the higher marks in these sort of titles? Anyone have a good link to a model essay thats similar? Thanks!
Also in my research do i need Primary and Secondary data? (For the higher marks)

Thanks!
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I'm doing my EPQ on Vietnam initially my question was along the lines of how did decisions made in the Cold War influence political decisions of Vietnam? But my supervisor said it wasn't very clear. But anyway, I am currently working on a new question to do with to what extent the cold war influenced the decisions made regarding Vietnam.
The only thing is I'm really struggling with the log book- I literally have no idea what to write because it has to last so long and I never plan anything!

Also, any ideas how to reference a podcast in your bibliography?
thanks!
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Hi some help please!

I am going to write my EPQ in an essay. All they say in terms of the word count is 5,000 words. Is there a max/ min limit or is that what they recommend for all candidates?
500 is the guideline. You'e allowed to be ten percent over or under so 4500 or 5500
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500 is the guideline. You'e allowed to be ten percent over or under so 4500 or 5500
Cheers!
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I'm doing my EPQ on Vietnam initially my question was along the lines of how did decisions made in the Cold War influence political decisions of Vietnam? But my supervisor said it wasn't very clear. But anyway, I am currently working on a new question to do with to what extent the cold war influenced the decisions made regarding Vietnam.
The only thing is I'm really struggling with the log book- I literally have no idea what to write because it has to last so long and I never plan anything!

Also, any ideas how to reference a podcast in your bibliography?
thanks!
My advice to you is to write EVERYTHING you do; the entire process of your project, the changes you make in your project (be they minor or major), the advice you are given by your supervisor, the areas in your project where you sought help from your supervisor (the specific question you asked them), if you changed your research techniques, type of resources you used etc.

Also mention why you did what you did. For instance mention why you changed the title. But also do this with other changes in your project, for instance you could mention why you changed the layout of your essay. Make sure when you make a point you try to elaborate further.

By the way I received an A for my EPQ, 2 marks away from an A*. If you would like any more help please ask.
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