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    Hello everyone,

    I'm currently in Y12 and last Monday we were meant to have decided our title for our EPQ. I have chosen to do a dissertation and originally thought about doing "How does learning a second language affect children's health and development?". I have some research, but not enough, I believe, for me to write passionately about.
    I am passionate about culture of foreign countries, primarily their history and literature. I hope to study joint honours English Lit and Russian at university, so I was wondering if either comparing or commenting on a particular event eg "Was Tolstoy's works reflective of the effects of The Russian Revolution" or how perhaps lives/literature changed after the Revolution?
    I know it is important to keep the title narrow and have lots of factual research, but I am completely lost. All my passion is there, but my ideas aren't. Should I just stick to my original plan?

    I would greatly appreciate any advice, I just don't know if focusing on history in Russia is viable, even though that would be covered in the uni course.

    I hope I have made some sense, I struggle with my words sometimes
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    Hey, I'm doing my EPQ on Russian/Ukranian history but it's more so modern events.
    The foreign language is a good question, but I believe the EPQ has to have more than 1 developed differing views maybe (don't quote me on this) so there probably isn't enough info for that as you've said.

    The literature is a good aspect,especially since it links to your uni course and Russian degrees do focus on literature and history which Russia has a lot of.
    You don't need to come up with a perfect title yet and get advice from your supervisors about the title and key areas to look at. The how literature changed after a certain event because people like Boris Pasternak were unable to publish their books in Russia is a good topic area.

    All the best.

    (Sorry if I don't make much sense either bit tired )
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    (Original post by Sid The Kid)
    Hey, I'm doing my EPQ on Russian/Ukranian history but it's more so modern events.
    The foreign language is a good question, but I believe the EPQ has to have more than 1 developed differing views maybe (don't quote me on this) so there probably isn't enough info for that as you've said.

    The literature is a good aspect,especially since it links to your uni course and Russian degrees do focus on literature and history which Russia has a lot of.
    You don't need to come up with a perfect title yet and get advice from your supervisors about the title and key areas to look at. The how literature changed after a certain event because people like Boris Pasternak were unable to publish their books in Russia is a good topic area.

    All the best.

    (Sorry if I don't make much sense either bit tired )

    Thank you so much! I will most definitely do some research into that, hopefully it all goes well. Also Russian/Ukranian history sounds really unique and interesting, I wish you all the best with it. Is that what you'd like to do in Uni, if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by sugarplumfairy_)
    Thank you so much! I will most definitely do some research into that, hopefully it all goes well. Also Russian/Ukranian history sounds really unique and interesting, I wish you all the best with it. Is that what you'd like to do in Uni, if you don't mind me asking?
    Whatever route you take I'm sure you'll find out a lot about it since there is so much . Good Luck

    No its fine but si, I'm applying for Russian (hopefully at Leeds and might change to joint honours - not sure yet tho). Where are you thinking about doing English Lit and Russian?
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    (Original post by Sid The Kid)
    Whatever route you take I'm sure you'll find out a lot about it since there is so much . Good Luck

    No its fine but si, I'm applying for Russian (hopefully at Leeds and might change to joint honours - not sure yet tho). Where are you thinking about doing English Lit and Russian?
    I can't believe it, I'm strongly hoping to study at Leeds too! I went to visit the open day and spoke to students and teachers and it felt the most suited out of the other few unis I visited. The atmosphere of Leeds is great too. If that does not work however, Sheffield is my 2nd option.
    Joint honours is definitely something to look into, you might find ways in which you can nicely link the two subjects or specialise in a certain topic. Is there any particular subject you'd be leaning towards to combine with it? I wish you the best of luck either way, I might even be seeing you there
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    (Original post by sugarplumfairy_)
    I can't believe it, I'm strongly hoping to study at Leeds too! I went to visit the open day and spoke to students and teachers and it felt the most suited out of the other few unis I visited. The atmosphere of Leeds is great too. If that does not work however, Sheffield is my 2nd option.
    Joint honours is definitely something to look into, you might find ways in which you can nicely link the two subjects or specialise in a certain topic. Is there any particular subject you'd be leaning towards to combine with it? I wish you the best of luck either way, I might even be seeing you there
    Sheffield is my second option too! I preferred Leeds because I like how the year abroad is in the second year rather than 3rd.

    Yeh, I was going to join it with international business but I'm terrible at Maths, so I think International Development and Russian is a cool combo.

    Haha could you imagine :P.
 
 
 

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