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    (Original post by Ooooooo)
    Thank you, those have been really useful. Do you think it's worthwhile me trying to contact university lecturers and authors to try and get a broader view of the subject?
    Hey, that's what I did and they were really nice and helpful towards my EPQ. Definitely give it a go!
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    I'm considering doing an EPQ, but I am not really sure on the question topic. I have a vague idea, and I'm mainly interested in doing it in regards to sexuality - I thought of something along the lines of representation of asexuality in the media/in history, but perhaps there won't be enough for 5k words. Or it wouldn't lead to any project ideas, I mean like artefacts or whatever.
    If anyone could suggest something that won't be too vague but not too specific that there won't be much on it, I'd much appreciate it.
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    (Original post by Dinosaurus_Rex)
    Hey guys I did my EPQ on dreaming last year and I got an A*. If anybody wants any help just ask away!

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    Hi how did you structure your essay? and what was it on?
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    I want to do my EPQ on a topic that combines Biology and Psychology, what could I do?
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    Any ideas on how to convince my sixth form to start offering the EPQ? I really want to do it!

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    (Original post by cookydough)
    Hi how did you structure your essay? and what was it on?
    Dreaming, says in their post

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Any ideas on how to convince my sixth form to start offering the EPQ? I really want to do it!

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    Extra ucas points - might look good on league tables
    They will get more funding if they offer it
    Students get to do research and develop lots of skills and unis say it is good preparation for university.
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    Hey everyone!
    I'm doing my epq on how far homosexuality had been accepted within society please please can people complete this questionnaire,
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LRKJYFW

    thank you so much!
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    (Original post by cookydough)
    Hi how did you structure your essay? and what was it on?
    My EPQ was on dreaming and dream phenomena, and how that could affect our conscious actions.

    So the first half of the year and the school holidays I mostly researched about my subject. So I went to the library, searched online, looked at videos and published books for some information. People also took interviews with professionals. I made logs of the websites covered and the date in which I accessed them.

    The second half of the year I spent writing the essay. I planned the introduction and the contents, and wrote about 6000 words, making sure that my supervisor knows where I am exactly.

    A lot of the marks are gained on project logs and the bibliography, so dont overlook those sections. I also made a table to suggest the reliability of sources and a Gantt Chart to show the timeline of my Essay.
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    I'm doing my EPQ on the Changing Representation of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television.
    Yay for long winded titles but I'm using it to chart 20 years of change in the representation of women, from pre-Buffy to Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
    I was going to do it on Video Games but with how the last four months ended up in gaming I decided to stay clear of that.
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    Guys I'm a bit confused and could use some help...

    In the section of the proposal form which is to be completed by the supervisor there is a section entitled 'Format of Project'. The two options I am confused about are the 'extended report' and 'electronic format'. One of the examples in parenthesis in the latter section is 'PowerPoint Presentation' which I would like to use for my final presentation. Does this mean I am doing a 1000 word report or am I still doing a 5000 word report and ticking the 'extended report' box???
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    (Original post by SleepingStag)
    Guys I'm a bit confused and could use some help...

    In the section of the proposal form which is to be completed by the supervisor there is a section entitled 'Format of Project'. The two options I am confused about are the 'extended report' and 'electronic format'. One of the examples in parenthesis in the latter section is 'PowerPoint Presentation' which I would like to use for my final presentation. Does this mean I am doing a 1000 word report or am I still doing a 5000 word report and ticking the 'extended report' box???
    From what I can infer by the sounds of it you are doing the 5000 word essay and so tick 'extended report'. If in doubt why don't you double check with your supervisor?
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    (Original post by Amyesz)
    I'm currently doing mine on gene therapy and its potential for treating cancer, but I'm a bit stuck on primary sources. My mentor keeps going on about having to have some, but I just can't figure out what I could use. Does anyone know how much it matters if you don't have any, especially for a topic that it'd be difficult to get it on?
    I realise something similar may have been posted, but I couldn't find it so I thought I'd ask. Thank you in advance!
    Perhaps conducting an interviewer with a specialist? That was a fairly common use as a primary source amongst my group.
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    (Original post by arcanum96)
    From what I can infer by the sounds of it you are doing the 5000 word essay and so tick 'extended report'. If in doubt why don't you double check with your supervisor?
    I thought so, I think that's what I'll go with thanks!

    See the thing is I'm actually a Scottish student attempting to doing the EPQ, and I'm the first from my school to do so, so my co-ordinator, supervisor and I are all entirely new to the process. Plus AQA haven't exactly been the most helpful when it comes to doubts! :hmpf:
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    (Original post by SleepingStag)
    I thought so, I think that's what I'll go with thanks!

    See the thing is I'm actually a Scottish student attempting to doing the EPQ, and I'm the first from my school to do so, so my co-ordinator, supervisor and I are all entirely new to the process. Plus AQA haven't exactly been the most helpful when it comes to doubts! :hmpf:
    I did the EPQ last year and was fortunate enough to get an A*, I remember looking at this thread religiously especially near my deadline so I feel the need to give back! If you ever need any help with anything in your whole process don't hesitate in giving me a shout
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    (Original post by arcanum96)
    I did the EPQ last year and was fortunate enough to get an A*, I remember looking at this thread religiously especially near my deadline so I feel the need to give back! If you ever need any help with anything in your whole process don't hesitate in giving me a shout
    That's awesome well done! Very kind of you will do!
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    (Original post by Dinosaurus_Rex)
    Hey guys I did my EPQ on dreaming last year and I got an A*. If anybody wants any help just ask away!

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    Hiya, hope your doing well. I'm doing the EPQ this year, and was wondering if there's a specific way in structuring the 5000 word essay. And what exactly is the criteria to get an A/A* ?

    thanks
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    (Original post by maryam77)
    Hiya, hope your doing well. I'm doing the EPQ this year, and was wondering if there's a specific way in structuring the 5000 word essay. And what exactly is the criteria to get an A/A* ?

    thanks
    Hi there.
    If your mentor has a mark scheme, you should get it. It has all the information to get full marks on every section.

    This is what I did:
    1. Good and relevant title, you need this so your essay can constantly refer back to this, and your conclusion can answer this question.

    2. Contents page for organisation

    3. Introduction should be short, consice but informative.

    4. Your essay should be logical and chronological. This means give an overview and elaborate on your title before answering the question.(Ie your introduction)
    Lay out your subsections before answering anything.

    5. References are key! Reference all your information and where you get this from. Try not use wikipedia. Your bibliography should have source information and date accessed. Remember to evaluate sources for reliability!

    6. Your conclusion should summarise everything you have argued about, and give an overall answer to your title.

    I hope this has helped!



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    Thank you and yeah good idea I'll just get a copy of the mark scheme for guidance.
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    Can anyone give me some advice please? On how to actually start writing once you've got all your sources?
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