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I have to write an EPQ essay however I have no clue how to structure it.
If anyone knows what to include in the introduction and main body of the EPQ please tell me.
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I have to write an EPQ essay however I have no clue how to structure it.
If anyone knows what to include in the introduction and main body of the EPQ please tell me.
Hi SelfishPenguin,

I did my EPQ with AQA, and this is the structure I used:

1. Introduction (bear in mind that this is often easier to write at the end of the project)

Start by introducing your question, then explain the aim of your project, i.e. what you plan to find out. Also mention what sources of information you will use, and how your essay is going to be structured.

2. Main essay

Here you should discuss all of the main points and arguments which will help to answer your question. This should be the bulk of your essay; remember to use paragraphs and reference any quotes you use so that the examiner can refer to them in the bibliography.

3. Conclusion

In the conclusion you should briefly discuss the most significant points/arguments again and come to a conclusion which answers your original title question.

4. Bibliography

The bibliography should include references for all images and quotes you use in your essay. Keep a note of the date when you found each source as well and add them in square brackets after each reference. You need at least three different types of sources of information, for example a book, a website and a TV programme – if I remember correctly, you get marks specifically for doing this.

I hope this gives you a better idea of what to do; if you have any more questions feel free to message me (I got an A in my EPQ)
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1. Introduction (bear in mind that this is often easier to write at the end of the project)

Start by introducing your question, then explain the aim of your project, i.e. what you plan to find out. Also mention what sources of information you will use, and how your essay is going to be structured.
Thanks for that outline! For your introduction, how many words did it end up being? How detailed was it or did you simply include brief sentences to base your paragraphs off of?
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Thanks for that outline! For your introduction, how many words did it end up being? How detailed was it or did you simply include brief sentences to base your paragraphs off of?
My introduction was quite short, just over 150 words long (3 short paragraphs). It was more of an introduction to the project and how it was structured; after that I added a separate section which gave a more detailed overview of my actual topic
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