FAetius
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
I'm considering doing a history-related EPQ, and I've been floating around several title ideas, for example,

'To what extent can it be argued that there was a 'Golden Age' in the 11-12th century Byzantine Empire, and what factors influenced this?'

or...

'What factors most influenced the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476AD?'

Whilst I'm interested in the areas these titles cover, I feel like they are either too vague, or in the case of the second title, too generic. I'd consider doing something on Sengoku/Meiji period Japan, or perhaps something else around the 18th-19th century period Europe (think Napoleon or the unification of Germany for example), but I don't have any ideas for research which I feel are worth pursuing.

Are my original title ideas fine, and if not, are there any others people could suggest for the time periods I've given example of? Struggling with this part of the EPQ doesn't bode well for the later part of the process ;_;
0
reply
♥Samantha♥
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
I wrote an essay with a similar title: "To what extent was Medieval Spain a 'Golden Age' of religious tolerance?". This isn't really any use to you but I just thought it was an interesting similarity.
0
reply
sean.17
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
Whilst doing my EPQ, I found that it sort of worked out as a funnel. At first I had all these ideas that were broad and they gradually developed into more detailed, specific titles. If you come up with various broad ideas at the start, this will prompt research and you'll be able to gather all this information and decide on a more specific title. People think that they need to come up with a title immediately and stick to it, but it's best to get ideas first before you even consider starting to write an essay because you may end up wanting to completely change it by the time you start writing it. Sorry that I haven't been able to give any specific ideas on what your title could be but don't panic if you can't think of a set title straight away!
(also, I found google scholars very helpful to come up with some sorts of ideas)
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What factors affect your mental health the most right now?

Anxiousness about lockdown easing (95)
5.02%
Uncertainty around my education (285)
15.07%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (200)
10.58%
Lack of purpose or motivation (265)
14.01%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (83)
4.39%
Impact of lockdown on physical health (109)
5.76%
Loneliness (164)
8.67%
Financial worries (68)
3.6%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (83)
4.39%
Exposure to negative news/social media (90)
4.76%
Lack of real life entertainment (105)
5.55%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (166)
8.78%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (178)
9.41%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed