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Hello guys! (new to the forum, first post!)

I'm going to start my second year of IB soon and I'm thinking of changing my topic ( I know..). My first topic was in World studies but I did not have a supervisor that fit my subject choices. So my second option has always been Group 1 in English Language and Culture (so thats category 3). I've been brainstorming topics on the same and this is what I've come up with:

How are teens represented in TeenVogue?

How are men represented in Men's Health?

I want to work on an EE that focuses on language and how it is employed to persuade a specific audience & how it affects society by the image it presents. Do you think the questions I've mentioned are appropriate for Group 1 Category 3? Is it a good question at all in the first place?

Also, what are the prospects of doing the research on these questions? I'm still somewhat confuseed about category 3 itself, does anyone have links to EEs in this area that could help me out?

Thank You!

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May2014, bring on the EE! :D hehe

Anything that has to do with language is Category 3 and your questions belongs here. I like your topic though I suggest you narrow it down by deciding if you want to talk about persuasion in advertisements or speeches. after you decide on this, you should narrow it down to choosing 2 speeches or (OR!) 2 ads to contrast and compare.

I suggest that if you can somehow get your hands on the Cambridge English Language and Literature book from Brad Philpot, take a look at it ;)

Best of luck! :D

P.S Before you decide, READ A LOT, get info from many sources. And don't worry if you even change your topic for a third time. There is still time, though don't overestimate it. The whole writing process takes you 3-4 days. But the research takes forever. Once you get your ideas organised and done lots of research, you can do it in no time ;)

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