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    I've started my EPQ and I've done all the research but I don't necessarily know to structure it .
    The question for my EPQ is " What is the potential for socioeconomic development in Somalia"
    The research which I was told to conduct by my mentor consists of;
    • Investigate the history of tribalism in Somalia
    • What is tribalism, how has it evolved
    • External factors – terrorism, piracy
    • Colonial history - relationship with Britain / US / Kenya
    • Economy
    • Next steps for Somalia

    I've done all this research BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO STRUCTURE THE ACTUAL ESSAY.
    I really need help

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    Very interesting topic! Perhaps a little wide however - no wonder you're not sure where to start. There are a number of ways you could go with it though. Perhaps consider which one of those research points interests you most. Are there any obvious themes connecting them? One option is to choose a theme and focus on this. Once you've refined your topic the structuring of it will become more apparent.

    You could also refine the time period and look at economic development, say, in a decade maximum (what were the main influences on it, what were the major antecedents to later periods within this decade, ect.)

    Another good approach would be a comparative one. Are there any other places in the world that show similar features/ patterns in their development? Could you contrast and compare with these? I think a comparative study would be a good way to go. For instance, you could choose to refine it to: 'A comparative study into the impact of British colonialism on economic organisation and systems in tribal regions of Africa in the decades x to y, with particular reference to Somalia.' (This would allow you to enter into plenty of very interesting detail about the economy and how it was managed and also to isolate themes in Somalia, compare and contrast you know.) This would give good scope for your to make erudite assessments as to the impact of these circumstances handed down to the present day in your conclusion.

    Again, it is a very good topic. Post again when you've narrowed down the focus if you would still like a bit of help with structuring it.
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    (Original post by Khalid.X)
    I've started my EPQ and I've done all the research but I don't necessarily know to structure it .
    The question for my EPQ is " What is the potential for socioeconomic development in Somalia"
    The research which I was told to conduct by my mentor consists of;
    • Investigate the history of tribalism in Somalia
    • What is tribalism, how has it evolved
    • External factors – terrorism, piracy
    • Colonial history - relationship with Britain / US / Kenya
    • Economy
    • Next steps for Somalia

    I've done all this research BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO STRUCTURE THE ACTUAL ESSAY.
    I really need help

    Thanks
    Have a read through http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk/4062/...e_question.pdf (on how to plan an essay which is probably going to be the biggest help to you) and http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk/4066/..._the_prose.pdf (on actually writing an essay).

    Also make sure you've read through the specification for your EPQ from the exam board website. You need to understand what the people marking your work will be looking for in order to make sure you meet the criteria.
 
 
 
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