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i'm writing an extended project to go alongside my uni application and i have no idea what to write about.
i want to write something about a book but there's so many different books i could choose from.
has anyone got any ideas and help?
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A few starter questions;

What course are you applying to?
What courses are you doing this year?

What do you want to gain from the EPQ? Do you want to do something different to your course because it intrigues you (I am applying for physics courses and wrote about Apple for mine, which was both very interesting and made me very unpopular for challenging the "it's Apple, so they automatically invented the best thing in the world" ideal and misstatement. It actually worked out very well at interview, because it gave me something different to talk about, and I had somebody who used to specialise in hardware research for mine, which went rather well.)

But to be frank, no uni REALLY wants or will lower offers based off the EPQ (it MIGHT help if you are borderline) no matter what your school tells you.
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(Original post by OliverG)
A few starter questions;

What course are you applying to?
What courses are you doing this year?

What do you want to gain from the EPQ? Do you want to do something different to your course because it intrigues you (I am applying for physics courses and wrote about Apple for mine, which was both very interesting and made me very unpopular for challenging the "it's Apple, so they automatically invented the best thing in the world" ideal and misstatement. It actually worked out very well at interview, because it gave me something different to talk about, and I had somebody who used to specialise in hardware research for mine, which went rather well.)

But to be frank, no uni REALLY wants or will lower offers based off the EPQ (it MIGHT help if you are borderline) no matter what your school tells you.


I'm applying for English Literature and so I was thinking of writing about a book and a perspective that you can use to look and analyse it, mainly to show the uni's my writing and analytic skills are like and to show the depths i am able to go.
Other than a book I don't know what else I could do, other than a generic "are magazine's giving teenagers a negative body image" or something about the romance films giving a "unrealistic expectation of life".
The thing is our sixth form is getting us to do it, for the extra UCAS points on something that we're interested in... it's just I need inspiration as a lot of the things I'm interested in, I really don't think will make a good enough essay for the extended project
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How about you try and WRITE a book, and maybe use existing books as references and inspiration and stuff, I don't know how the rules for a project works (I'm doing an EPQ essay) but surely writing your own book would be useful for English lit...maybe. My field's like the complete opposite to English so I'm not exactly knowledgeable in that subject XD.
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(Original post by Okkefac)
How about you try and WRITE a book, and maybe use existing books as references and inspiration and stuff, I don't know how the rules for a project works (I'm doing an EPQ essay) but surely writing your own book would be useful for English lit...maybe. My field's like the complete opposite to English so I'm not exactly knowledgeable in that subject XD.

that is actually a really good idea. i could try to write my own story and use quotes/ideas/references from loads of books that i've read in the past and really liked. thank you, i might try that or try to do something like that
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