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  1. Elrondel

    Stereotype that you help negate

    I'm Asian and I don't play an instrument.
  2. Elrondel

    History IA Word Count?

    I can tell you that if you use footnotes, those don't count.
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    IA question help

    Hmm. I would suggest narrowing it down to a single battle or aspect, personally. The Civil War was pretty large and seems to be a broad subject in my opinion. Plus, it's been a well discussed topic, unlike some European wars/revolutions. Then again, I've been thinking a lot about Extended Essay and narrowing that down a lot recently, so it might be just me.
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    Can The Hunger Games be considered as literature?

    This is like asking if "Harry Potter" or "A Song of Ice and Fire" (Which I plan on doing an EE over) is considered literature. I say yes. There is plenty to be analyzed; there is symbolism and characterization of numerous characters among other themes (I haven't read them in awhile so I'm not qualified to go into detail.)
  5. Topic Change : How does the characterization of Tyrion Lannister in “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin portray an antithesis to the protagonist archetype? Narrowed down to one book and one character with one theme. Any criticism is welcome.
  6. Off my memory, I've heard it's just the pages that get scanned and sent. If someone else says otherwise here though, I'd trust them.
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    Where to look for sources?

    I personally dislike the database, but JSTOR is decent if you have access.
  8. Elrondel

    EE in History - Darwinism

    My IA is actually on Darwinism, and I'm in the process of writing it right now. The social aspect is definitely more important. You could narrow it down to one country - I chose how Darwinistic interpretations affected Britain's colonization of Africa (Social Darwinisim, Neo-Lamarackians, Neo-Darwinism, economic vs survival of the fittest (Herbert Spencer interpretation) vs struggle for existence); however, Germany, Japan, and other European countries as well as America were also severely affected by Darwin's writings and the various interpretations of it. Remember that Darwin's original ideas ONLY had to do with biology and the struggle for existence (as he learned from Malthus); the various interpretations of his ideas were what led to "social Darwinism". Herbert Spencer is a huge figure in this, having coined the term "Survival of the fittest". If you have any questions, drop me a PM. I'm doing this topic for my Euro IA and have done plenty of research on it
  9. I'm guessing you meant the first "are", which was a typo - I've fixed it, thank you. Would it be better to choose one motif/device, or one character's development, you think? I'll definitely keep a look out for repeated themes regarding the fantasy universes in my second readthrough; I can't remember any off of the top of my head (besides "medieval" - Maybe How does the medieval-esque setting of popular fantasy novels such as "..." and "..." contribute to the development of (the thematic elements)?) Thank you for your detailed advice; narrowing the topic is definitely my primary issue now.
  10. I did plan on using all of them, or if I must, I'd have to pick the second or third. The one with Wormtongue/Gondor/ main plot with Aragorn..and the whole temptation element.
  11. Elrondel

    chemistry Extended essay problem

    I know little about chemistry(even though I'm taking the class..), but perhaps you could compare and contrast multiple different health tablets that use (different?) enzymes and chemicals and compare their benefits to the users.
  12. Hi IBSurvival! I'm changing my topic from a former post to A1 literature. I'm juggling a few ideas for questions for my research, and would appreciate any advice on narrowing them down or changing them. 1) How does the way that the characters are portrayed characterization affect the thematic elements of popular fantasy novels, such as Hobbits in "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Starks in "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin? I am considering changing LotR to "The Belgariad" by David Eddings. I feel that this is a less-well-known book that is very similar to many themes of Lord of the Rings, with its own special elements. Should I do this? I heard that LOTR is overdone and might get worse marks, but it is truly one of my favorite series. Alternate: How does the depiction of the universe (world) in popular fantasy novels help convey the themes of the story, such as Westeros in "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin? Any help regarding narrowing down topics, saying if they're reasonable, or helping with book choice is appreciated, or if one topic stands out to you, I could use help picking topics. Thanks!
  13. Elrondel

    Nanotechnology for an Extended Essay - Viable?

    I see. Thanks for that last comment. The idea is still up in my head, but I think I'll be switching to A1 literature.
  14. Elrondel

    Any advice on my EE?

    If you do the Percy Jackson series, you may want to compare and contrast with another example of Greek Mythology in modern day young adults' series. I might suggest the Cronus Chronicles by Anne Urdu; I've read all of them and they're VERY different from Percy Jackson; however, it may be an interesting compare and contrast. Shouldn't take more than a week to read all of them.
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    Nanotechnology for an Extended Essay - Viable?

    Thank you for the blunt advice, Emy. I will begin researching other topics, but will welcome any other input on the subject
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