april_m
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
Hi, I am starting year 12 this year and will hopefully be able to do an EPQ too, I have been struggling to come up with ideas for what to do, I really enjoy history and found the Nazi course at GCSE really interesting and would like to do an EPQ in the same area, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me with some ideas, I think it would be interesting to explore the psychological workings of hitler’s mind but was not sure as to how to work that in to a question, any ideas for questions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you !
Last edited by april_m; 1 month ago
0
reply
username5432344
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
Hi, new Yr13 here! I did an EPQ this year and am awaiting my results (1 week to go - surprisingly not nervous lol) so hopefully I can help! It sounds like a really interesting topic, though obviously you have to be careful not to include anything that is on your specification (I think it just has to be something you don't cover at A-level, so I'd check with your teacher if you're planning on doing History, and maybe Psychology if you're looking at the workings of his mind).

I'll give some general tips for creating a question and then try to suggest one:
-If you're planning on doing an essay (afraid I can't speak for an artefact as I did an essay) then your question needs some kind of argument that you can evaluate. That being said, apparently it's best to avoid use of "to what extent" as it's difficult to fully determine the extent of something in 4000-5000 words.
-Be as specific as possible - try and keep a pretty narrow focus to avoid going off on a tangent. I had to change my question (looking at the impact of the lobotomy) as my original question was too broad to cover in my essay.
-Make sure it's something you're interested in BUT is also answerable. Fortunately this was not an issue for be but be aware you may find after you've done all the planning that there aren't enough resources available to back up your argument.
-I guess the only other thing is to make sure it is appropriate. I'm sure you won't be trying to suggest anything ridiculous but your supervisor has to approve your title, and your topic is obviously quite a sensitive one. From what you've said, it should be fine, but just be aware of what you're arguing about or trying to express.

It's tricky, but here's a possible question: Is there a biological cause behind Hitler's tyranny?

I wouldn't worry about creating a title too much at this stage, you'll do work on this in September/October to plan a project based on your interests and looking at how to create a question. If you already have an idea of what you want to do, you're probably already ahead of your classmates! Regardless, I hope it goes well
2
reply
CurryKiller123
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 month ago
#3
Don't bother with the EPQ fam, it is unnecessary stress for nothing, but a line on your personal statement. Unless, you truly love the topic and are willing to spend 5 hrs every week alongside with school works and exams, dont bother. My school we started with 175 doing the EPQ and by the end of the year only 10 did it.

(Original post by april_m)
Hi, I am starting year 12 this year and will hopefully be able to do an EPQ too, I have been struggling to come up with ideas for what to do, I really enjoy history and found the Nazi course at GCSE really interesting and would like to do an EPQ in the same area, I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me with some ideas, I think it would be interesting to explore the psychological workings of hitler’s mind but was not sure as to how to work that in to a question, any ideas for questions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you !
0
reply
april_m
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#4
(Original post by Ethan512)
Hi, new Yr13 here! I did an EPQ this year and am awaiting my results (1 week to go - surprisingly not nervous lol) so hopefully I can help! It sounds like a really interesting topic, though obviously you have to be careful not to include anything that is on your specification (I think it just has to be something you don't cover at A-level, so I'd check with your teacher if you're planning on doing History, and maybe Psychology if you're looking at the workings of his mind).

I'll give some general tips for creating a question and then try to suggest one:
-If you're planning on doing an essay (afraid I can't speak for an artefact as I did an essay) then your question needs some kind of argument that you can evaluate. That being said, apparently it's best to avoid use of "to what extent" as it's difficult to fully determine the extent of something in 4000-5000 words.
-Be as specific as possible - try and keep a pretty narrow focus to avoid going off on a tangent. I had to change my question (looking at the impact of the lobotomy) as my original question was too broad to cover in my essay.
-Make sure it's something you're interested in BUT is also answerable. Fortunately this was not an issue for be but be aware you may find after you've done all the planning that there aren't enough resources available to back up your argument.
-I guess the only other thing is to make sure it is appropriate. I'm sure you won't be trying to suggest anything ridiculous but your supervisor has to approve your title, and your topic is obviously quite a sensitive one. From what you've said, it should be fine, but just be aware of what you're arguing about or trying to express.

It's tricky, but here's a possible question: Is there a biological cause behind Hitler's tyranny?

I wouldn't worry about creating a title too much at this stage, you'll do work on this in September/October to plan a project based on your interests and looking at how to create a question. If you already have an idea of what you want to do, you're probably already ahead of your classmates! Regardless, I hope it goes well
Thank you so much this is very helpful!! I will definitely be taking your points into consideration when I start!! I hope your results go well next week too!
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What support do you need with your UCAS application?

I need help researching unis (24)
13.48%
I need help researching courses (12)
6.74%
I need help with filling out the application form (9)
5.06%
I need help with my personal statement (75)
42.13%
I need help with understanding how to make my application stand out (41)
23.03%
I need help with something else (let us know in the thread!) (3)
1.69%
I'm feeling confident about my application and don't need any help at the moment (14)
7.87%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise