Carolyn Tate, Ph.D.: Having completed both a B.A. and Ph.D. in English, Dr Tate has learned to plan, write, and revise large-scale projects. Also, during her academic training, Dr Tate taught writing at private secondary schools and the University of Virginia. Helping young writers develop their skills and take pride in their work is still the best part of her job.
As you finish your mock exams and start to plan your summer holidays, many of you are also thinking about your Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Extended Essay if you are an IB student. These are substantial assignments that allow you to immerse yourself in a favorite subject and also develop research and writing skills that are prized by university admissions committees. These projects are also daunting. If you are struggling to know how to begin your project or worried about the final product, we are here to help.
Here are some tips to make these assignments more enjoyable and more successful.
An EPQ or an Extended Essay are great ways to demonstrate your academic excellence and ability to do university-level coursework. Spending part of your summer working on these projects will lead to better results.