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    I was initially thinking of analyzing A clockwork orange and incorporating knowledge of Stanley and his influences....I even began writing it up and the teacher approved..however I think It would bore me to hell if I had to explain the whole story line I would probably get so nervous I would mess up and It would seem unnatural since I wouldn't enjoy doing it in that situation. Alongside I would end up spoiling the whole film for its potential viewers. Also I would've liked to mentioned how certain aspects of the movie relate to the Illuminati as far fetched as that sounds.. ALSO my teacher wants it to be all inspirational much like the suffragette speech or Martin Luther the king, there are few ways I can do that.. and don't want to spend a significant time longer than my peers to finish.. I would like some genuinely good interesting topics but most of the philosophical standpoints I know of end at definition. Should I just stick with my analysis but shorten it down to certain aspects??
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    I was initially thinking of analyzing A clockwork orange and incorporating knowledge of Stanley and his influences....I even began writing it up and the teacher approved..however I think It would bore me to hell if I had to explain the whole story line I would probably get so nervous I would mess up and It would seem unnatural since I wouldn't enjoy doing it in that situation. Alongside I would end up spoiling the whole film for its potential viewers. Also I would've liked to mentioned how certain aspects of the movie relate to the Illuminati as far fetched as that sounds.. ALSO my teacher wants it to be all inspirational much like the suffragette speech or Martin Luther the king, there are few ways I can do that.. and don't want to spend a significant time longer than my peers to finish.. I would like some genuinely good interesting topics but most of the philosophical standpoints I know of end at definition. Should I just stick with my analysis but shorten it down to certain aspects??
    ....just talk about fking nature and ****.
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    [QUOTE=Popsiclez;69545962]....just talk about fking nature and ****.

    You really are an ideas person.
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    In my school I was given a list of topics and needed to choose one, so I never had the free reign to talk about whatever I wanted, although this can be positive as the teacher can give you specific advice related to which topic you choose. If I were you I would choose a topic which can be seen and understood by everyone at a glance. For example, my topic was based on whether or not 16 year old's should have the right. I ended up arguing that 16 year old's shouldn't be able to vote unless the school curriculum starting educating politics from a far younger age progressively. I ended up getting an A*. This may be partly down to the fact that I argue often and as a result able to vent my ideas easier, but I also had friends who managed to get A*'s who never argued yet used academic words such as frivolous, ubiquitous etc..

    If you ensure to speak clearly, and most importantly, keep your tone present, make sure that people can hear the interest in your voice (Even if you're not interested) Make sure that the examiner can clearly see a mix of ideas coming through, along with academic language and you will do fine!

    Topics: Artificial intelligence (This one would have been great and there is so much to talk about) - Democracy and its flaws could also be a good one.
 
 
 
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