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Currently finalising my EPQ question, planning to write it in the next few weeks. Is 'How does biology influence human mate choice?' a good EPQ question or should it be more specific or have a clear argument? Was also considering 'Do social or biological factors have a greater influence on human mate selection?'
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It needs to have a clear debate. Your second question sounds better.
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It needs to have a clear debate. Your second question sounds better.
No it doesn't, design or investigative problems like the first question are fine. They can just mention sociological factors as a potential compounding variable.
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No it doesn't, design or investigative problems like the first question are fine. They can just mention sociological factors as a potential compounding variable.
I had to change my question twice because it wasn't clear enough as a debate.
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It needs to have a clear debate. Your second question sounds better.
I got an A* in my EPQ and my topic was not a debate. It was more "what are the effects of..." so was more investigative/explorative. My point is that, in my experience, EPQs do not necessarily need to be set up as a debate to get high marks
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If you were going to use the first question I would consider rephrasing as 'what are the biological influences of.../ how do biological factors influence...' good luck!!
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I had to change my question twice because it wasn't clear enough as a debate.
Did your teacher tell you to do that or was it rejected? Because I did mine on a non-debate topic and had no problems
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Did your teacher tell you to do that or was it rejected? Because I did mine on a non-debate topic and had no problems
Several teachers at my school told me it. I tried doing it as a non-debate and told I could but it would get low marks.
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