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hi guys. im going into year 12 this year and i have to plan my EPQ over the summer. english literature is my passion and so i want to do my EPQ on something based from this. i was thinking something along the lines of “to what extent has literature affected societal perceptions of mental illness?” and then using literature pieces such as Macbeth, The Bell Jar, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Tender Is The Night and Sylvia Plath’s poetry. how many examples would i need?? should i try to gather resources that demonstrate mental illnesses from an earlier era?

any general tips for EPQ are welcomed. thank you
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Fellow EPQ English lit student here! Hey hey!

That should be more than enough examples for what you want to do. Remember the argument side of the epq is essential so make sure the texts you chose argue for and against equally and you can cover them in 5,000 words in more or less equal detail.

It sounds great- my only criticism is that the topic choice sadly has been done in variations over the years, although it's a very good topic! I would try and find a unique take on the subject- an edge that no one has done before- and pursue that. What part of mental illness exactly? To what impact?
Make it as specialised and unique as possible.

Hopefully this helps and good luck! Xx
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Edit - just read your topic again and actually I think that's more specialised already whoops sorry lol! Idk see what you think 😂
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the yellow wallpaper for mental illness
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