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    Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Although, legally we're not supposed to start the PIP until the HSC year, that doesn't stop you from mentally thinking of ideas and since we're so close to starting our HSC, people must have started thinking about what they're going to do.

    So I'd to know if any Year 11 Society and Culture students have thought of some ideas to explore for their PIPs and if that is so, then what is it?
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Ha ha!! i feel sorry for you guys, your only just starting the PIP.... u just wait till u finish it, BEST FEELING EVER


    good luck!

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    I want to do woman are better at child rearing than men and how it is biological i was arguing over it in extention english and realised it could be a good PIP idea
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    I did something similar to this, though it was focussed on single male foster parents.

    If you're taking it, as I assume you will that gender stereotypes are to blame, be prepared to find pretty much NO statistical or even basic secondary information that disproves the gender stereotype of males as bad fathers.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Either 'depression in today's society and its effects' or 'Anorexia and the mindset that goes with it'

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Its good if you want to start thinking about what you want to do early. I had no idea right until the last minute but ended up choosing a good topic. :P Just try to pick a unique one that isn't over-done.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by clo-ree
    Either 'depression in today's society and its effects' or 'Anorexia and the mindset that goes with it'
    Both over done and done to death topics.
    Unless you can be so so so SO incrediably original
    Don't.

    I no longer want words to be smooth as watercolours. I want to write
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    certain I could too if only they would show me

    something more than finger fucking (their nails are
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by clo-ree
    Either 'depression in today's society and its effects' or 'Anorexia and the mindset that goes with it'
    um i think this was sarcasm sonya.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by -may-cat-
    um i think this was sarcasm sonya.
    Thank god.
    -_-;

    Internet is fail for picking up on it though.

    I no longer want words to be smooth as watercolours. I want to write
    less pretty and more
    brusque, like all the boys I know can. All the boys I know can and I am
    certain I could too if only they would show me

    something more than finger fucking (their nails are
    bitten to the
    quick,
    hardened by practise)

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by -may-cat-
    um i think this was sarcasm sonya.
    please, please be sarcasm.
    i think 20 people at my school alone in the past three years have done body image or some kind of mental disorder as a pip.
    i remember we looked through past pips and those topics just kept coming up.
    gah, they were usually really poorly done too.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    im thinking of doing something about the differences between male and females thieves and investigating the reasons behind it and stuff....but i just came up with that then and i really dont know where else i can go with it....
    if anyone has any ideas they would be GREATLY appreciated =D

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Eoz500
    im thinking of doing something about the differences between male and females thieves and investigating the reasons behind it and stuff....but i just came up with that then and i really dont know where else i can go with it....
    if anyone has any ideas they would be GREATLY appreciated =D
    Interesting idea, but might be a problem ethically.
    How are you going to use primary research methodologies in researching this topic? Interviewing criminals? You would have to be quite careful and address ethical concerns of privacy, confidentiality...I like it though, it's different.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    hmm good point.
    ill have to work on it, thanks tho!

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    You could narrow it down to a specific age bracket and petty crime if you desperately want to do it. You could interview a local Legal Aide lawyer, generically of course, about prevelance, could do a sit in on a court hearing for that age bracket for petty crime..

    If this is something you're passionate about, then find ways to make it work, in terms of meeting course requirements and is ethically managable.

    I no longer want words to be smooth as watercolours. I want to write
    less pretty and more
    brusque, like all the boys I know can. All the boys I know can and I am
    certain I could too if only they would show me

    something more than finger fucking (their nails are
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    hardened by practise)

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    ok thanks for that.
    also, i noticed that u did society and ext history, and i am too, and im a bit concerned about how im going to manage both projects.
    you got any tips??

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    make sure youre in love with the course and can talk to your peers and teachers at any time. theyre vital. at one stage my ex history teacher literally carried me.

    start right away. keep a journal aside from your logs. dont allow yourself to procrastinate.

    I no longer want words to be smooth as watercolours. I want to write
    less pretty and more
    brusque, like all the boys I know can. All the boys I know can and I am
    certain I could too if only they would show me

    something more than finger fucking (their nails are
    bitten to the
    quick,
    hardened by practise)

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    haha giving advice to 09ers?

    lol. well i dunno how i went on my pip.

    all i can say is keep a log (i completely bsed mine the week my sac teacher told me to give the pip to her so that she could send it to BOS, or whoever marks them - just before trials).

    also love the topic, or you're not gonna stick with it. i did fast food.

    think of the pip not as a gay 5000 assignment, but rather a learning experience (it will certainly be one if you put your heart and soul into the topic).

    abide by ethical research methods.

    you'll be fine good luck yall.
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    i had a new idea.
    i was thinking about doing the reasons why people gossip and the different stuff that influences it and maybe compare boys and girls..
    is that overdone??

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Yeah, its a pretty generic topic lovely.

    I no longer want words to be smooth as watercolours. I want to write
    less pretty and more
    brusque, like all the boys I know can. All the boys I know can and I am
    certain I could too if only they would show me

    something more than finger fucking (their nails are
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    starting to muse over some ideas for next year
    and i was thinking, something to do with
    -our generation and seemingly dominate attitude of apathy
    -public perceptions of mental illness
    -the roe of literature in adolescence
    -journalism and censorship (yes i love john pilger, so sue me)
    ... thoughts?

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    I am thinking about doing something along the lines of "why do people bully", or the effects it has on others. or somehow merge the two. I s this an overdone topic, are there any ideas to help me.?
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    Thb yes, it is a very popular topic to explore. This doesn't necessarily mean you would do bad, but you would really have to put in a big effort to makes yours unique and different.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    I've been thinking about this one, too. Since I pretty much failed my SGP, I figured I need to get a head start on the PIP if I want to do well.

    The one idea that I've had is exploring the cultural differences found in Westernized countries. Such as comparing Australia with Canada and possibly the US.

    After living in Canada for the first 16 years of my life, and spending a lot of time in the US over those years, and then moving to Australia, I could base a lot of my stuff on personal experience...I'm just concerned that I won't find enough other sources out there to help me with it...

    I haven't had many other ideas besides that one that aren't overdone...I had a cousin suggest I do something about the key role Music plays in shaping today's society, but I'm pretty sure that one is pretty generic.

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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    What do you guys think of a topic to do with boys vs girls in education, for example, less girls in science and more in CAFS etc, comparisons and how its changed or continued over time, or Rich vs poor (or east vs west syd) and comparison attitudes/beliefs/values or maybe education or something like that. Or women and the glass ceiling.. something liek that.. or the importance of a woman's physical appearance in regards to employment.. Are these too common?
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    Re: Preliminary Society and Culture Students: PIP ideas

    have you seen any pip's on dating practices in different cultures?
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