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    Hello the TSR community!

    Just looking to chat with people, who have chosen to go through the mental pain of doing an EPQ at A-level.

    So, who's doing an EPQ?
    What sort of EPQ are you doing?
    The topic of your EPQ? (you can just hide this if you want to)
    And how far have you got?
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    Done my EPQ last year. It was a mixture of either doing nothing at all or working till my brain stops. If you've picked something you are passionate you'll do well without trying too hard.
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    (Original post by yung7up)
    Done my EPQ last year. It was a mixture of either doing nothing at all or working till my brain stops. If you've picked something you are passionate you'll do well without trying too hard.
    I've picked something that I am indeed passionate about, but it's rather difficult and I don't feel like II'm getting enough guidance!
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    Hi, I did my EPQ last year and got an A for it. If you have any general EPQ questions, feel free to ask
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    I'm doing the EPQ, and have currently done pretty much nothing We have to do it totally independently though as we've been told nothing about what we need to do tbh
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    I'm doing the EPQ, and have currently done pretty much nothing We have to do it totally independently though as we've been told nothing about what we need to do tbh
    Whoa! That seems quite crazy.
    Mind if I ask you what you topic is (if you're writing a dissertation)?
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    (Original post by saule1116)
    Whoa! That seems quite crazy.
    Mind if I ask you what you topic is (if you're writing a dissertation)?
    Borderline Personality Disorder and whether it is a misunderstood illness

    What's your topic?
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    I'm doing the EPQ this year as well
    I've done quite a bit of research, but we also get an hour and a half each week on skills and requirements for the qualification.
    Skills include:
    - timekeeping (lists, Gantt charts (which I have not used), fitting in EPQ around other studies)
    - critical analysis (is the source reliable? How useful is it to your project etc.)
    - recording references and keeping track of your progress
    - SMART targets (can't remember what is stands for which is terrible but basically it's about setting a realistic, relevant action in a realistic time frame
    There's probably other stuff, but I don't have my notebook on me now so I might have to get back to you on that
    Best thing to do would be to make a list of things you want to achieve (research points, writing an essay paragraph) and set a realistic date for you to achieve it by.
    All I can really remember at the minute
    Good luck with yours
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    I'm doing it!
    I've almost finished my research stage. I'm aiming to start the essay writing by the end of this month or the beginning of December time. My topic is about the influence of literature on child development. My actual title is a lot more specific though. I'm enjoying it so far but I've really only been putting in an hour each week when we go to the taught sessions, which is fairly bad
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    If anyone has any questions about the EPQ then feel free to ask me, got an A* last year in a science related EPQ.
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    Hmm :/
    If you have any breaks between lessons, perhaps that could give you set times to write


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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    Borderline Personality Disorder and whether it is a misunderstood illness

    What's your topic?
    Oh, that sounds rather interesting!

    My topic is "Should Britain introduce a no-fault scheme for medical negligence claims".
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    Im doing mine on 'What can we do as a society to treat and prevent the growing number of obese people or people with type II diabetes?'
    I completely agree with it being difficult to find the time to do, and to do well.
    Ive done most of my research along with Gantt Chart, SWOT (strengths,weaknesses,opportunit ies and threats) analysis.
    Now Im on to my literature review - but I have no idea how to start it!! I have summarised all of my research but struggling ti actually make a start to the review, any help from anyone who has started this part??
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    (Original post by lanaadie)
    I'm doing the EPQ this year as well
    I've done quite a bit of research, but we also get an hour and a half each week on skills and requirements for the qualification.
    Skills include:
    - timekeeping (lists, Gantt charts (which I have not used), fitting in EPQ around other studies)
    - critical analysis (is the source reliable? How useful is it to your project etc.)
    - recording references and keeping track of your progress
    - SMART targets (can't remember what is stands for which is terrible but basically it's about setting a realistic, relevant action in a realistic time frame
    There's probably other stuff, but I don't have my notebook on me now so I might have to get back to you on that
    Best thing to do would be to make a list of things you want to achieve (research points, writing an essay paragraph) and set a realistic date for you to achieve it by.
    All I can really remember at the minute
    Good luck with yours
    We have timetabled lessons as well, but I find them incredibly useless. Like I'd do better on my own just researching and writing in that time. :/
 
 
 
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