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  1. Yup haha, I had the same problem with my EE! there was just TOO much to include! So just calm down, first of all, and then grab some pen and paper and brainstorm! Don't try and find that PERFECT artist just yet (unless you already have a name on the list). Pick the attributes that represent "modern" and "renaissance" art and find the similarities, the links, the contrasts. Then find artists that fit best in your brainstorm map. REMEMBER! Narrow and deep. Don't include 7 different attributes from each movement Oh no. Please. Pick three, two, or even one! The following structure is good, HOWEVER, a lot of people fall into the "trap" that you don't have a lot of comparison between the 2 artists until the last chapter/section.That means only 1/3 (probably even less!) is actual comparison that will count... (read on below) (continuing) hi there! A good way is to structure it like so (careful, some schools have different citation standards, e.g. the frightful MLA): Cover Page Acknowledgements Abstract (300 words) Table of Contents Introduction attribute 1 - background info, then comparison attribute 2 - background info, then comparison attribute 3 - background info, then comparison final wrap-up comparison ending. appendix (may vary in structure) citations (may vary in structure) other stuff (may vary in structure) Oh and, are any of you able to help with this? I don't take Film as a subject but I am doing an EE about it (plz tell as many ppl as possible ) http://www.ibsurviva...heory-of-media/ Thank you~~~!
  2. When you're deciding on the question, remember you need a broad "research question" and then a really narrow but deep "approach". And, to be honest, yes, your question is WAY too broad. But you're on the right lines So, what you can do here is focus on ONE or TWO elements and do some COMPARISON. Maybe pick one government guy from Italy, and ask "to what extent did [this person] influence [a specific factor/war]" I remember Italy did win over Ethiopia or something... Just pick on something SO specific but you can dig deep into. Compare! A major event from the WW2 timeline and pick 2 countries, Italy and [xxx], analyze HOW, WHY and TO WHAT EXTENT. The good old questions Oh and, I really really need help with this, I don't take Film as a subject but I am doing an EE about it (plz tell as many ppl as possible ) http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/
  3. Thanks so much for your response And... Yes, it's true I don't really know how to properly analyze a film "IB style", but I know a lot about anime and Japanese culture etc, and I have a few helpful resources (aka otaku friends etc), I even went to the Studio Ghibli Layout exhibition to get some first-hand data Regarding the WW2 info, it's mainly some statistics about the aftermath, death tolls, and importantly - the vast amount of orphans in war (a theme in Grave of Fireflies) And lastly, yes, I deliberately choose 2 films separated so that I could say "in the first film, Japanese people could't digest the fact that they lost WW2 and the effects of atomic bomb, and due to the 'reserved' culture (i.e. conceal, don't feel), Toho puts it in a very abstract way, creating this monster that physically destroyed Japan, a metaphor on how WW2/atomic bombs affected Japan, leaving a huge scar on their society". However, in comparison, "the second film focused on the emotional aftermath of the war, with 2 main characters as orphans of war. there was NOTHING about atomic bombs. the story is a tragedy and although full of grief, there are actually pockets of happiness and peace throughout the film, balancing the emotions. at the end of the film, the camera pans up from the 2 orphans' spirits to a modern-day Osaka, a metaphor suggesting that Japan has finally begun to accept the reality and the wound of war is healing" Something along those lines, in 4000 words... I also take Art HL, if that helps with anything?
  4. Hey, maybe you can do a comparison between a character that FITS into typical archetype VS a character that is unique and has lots of character development, and just try and NARROW down your question, just like what Thrashmaster said. IB loves multi-cultural stuff, so maybe if you're into Japanese anime, you can do a comparison of "Japanese Character Archetypes" VS "US Hollywood film archetypes" and pick TWO characters? Or pick 2 books? Remember, dig narrow and deep. Oh and, I really need help with this, I don't take Film as a subject but I am doing an EE about it (plz tell as many ppl as possible ) http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/#entry221461
  5. Could you pretty please help with this? http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/
  6. Woah really? I haven't checked with my school yet, but I've asked the question here and some guy/gal posted that it's fine to do it... I think? Anyways, help with the questions?
  7. Oh and, please check out my post here, I just have a few questions about my Film EE, cuz I don't take Film as subject T_T http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/#entry221461
  8. Ok, my advice here, DO not use postman bags. I've tried all sorts of bags, from wheels to postman to business to totes, and postman bags. Postman bags or any one-shoulder-strap bags make you walk slanted. Like, seriously. You're technically putting all of the weight on one shoulder, with no other support. It's gonna hurt and all that. Same with totes and handbags; they look pretty and fashionable, but they're SUPER uncomfortable. Business bags with handles also have one-shoulder straps and handles, meaning they're really awkward (like I mentioned before) and a handle means you can only use your hands to hold the bag, making your hands red and all that. One of my all-time faves is the good old two-shoulder backpack. IMPORTANT NOTE: don't use floppy backpacks with no structure (because they will pull your shoulders down and it'll hurt). USE backpacks with a good, strong, non-floppy back, preferably with PADDING. (see the pic) The straps are the KEY to the bag. If you can find a bag that are connected really well with the back, then it can really make your 9 kg books seem MUCH lighter. Trust me. I bring my 3kg 15" MacBook everyday and I use these types of bags. They offer protection with padding, and with the good straps, they take weight off my shoulders. "Well-made" does NOT mean expensive. My mother's expensive Swiss bag made my books even heavier due to the floppy design on the straps, pulling them down on my shoulders. The bag (in the pic) is so much more comfortable and is WAY cheaper A pic of my backpack (deviantART link): http://sta.sh/06d15zao5ds
  9. done Oh and, please check out my post here, I just have a few questions about my Film EE, cuz I don't take Film as subject T_T http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/#entry221461
  10. Hi guys! Currently, I am working on this research question: To What Extent is Japanese Media Influenced By the Atomic Bombings of WWII? and the approach is: To What Extent are the Japanese Films Godzilla (1954) and Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Influenced By the Atomic Bombings of WWII? Since I do NOT take Film as an IB subject, I have a few questions to ask and maybe you guys can give me some suggestions or directions? Is the RQ and approach narrow enough? I feel that the research question and the approach are quite similar, so I am not sure if I've phrased it nicely... or not? I'm starting with some background info on WW2 and statistics etc related to Japan. Would that be suitable and count towards the context, or am I drifting off-topic? I'm trying to look for some theory relating to media along the lines of "To understand a society, you have to understand the media, as it can highlight the culture"... Any ideas/leads? Are there any good guides out there for writing a Film essay (structure, areas to analyze etc)? I can only find a few outdated versions... (it'll be great if you can give a link to the website or smth)Thanks,
  11. Post moved here: http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/30345-help-with-film-ee-about-godzilla-i-dont-take-film-as-subject-questions-about-rq-and-theory-of-media/
  12. Hi! So, my research question is basically: To What Extent is Japanese Media Influenced By the Atomic Bombings of WWII? and the approach is: To What Extent are the Japanese Films Godzilla (1954) and Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Influenced By the Atomic Bombings of WWII? I have a few problems: Is it possible to write an extended essay on a subject that I don't take? e.g. in this case, Film If not, what subjects can I fit this topic into? My subjects: English A Lang & Lit SL (media and advertising?), Visual Art HL(one of them is anime, so can it fit?), Geography HL, Physics HL, Chinese SL, Maths SL. Thanks
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