We can now begin to implement the first benchmarks for the preparation of the test program dissertation (see more on www.a-mentor.co.uk) on the common support of IEP Province denominates “Contemporary Issues.”
A number of remarks sense are controlled by the very title of the event, its format and the same conditions in which competition will be held on:
- Contemporary Issues. That greatly limits the approach: what is contemporary is our time! Therefore unnecessary to go back to ancient times, or even the Enlightenment. References are those expected of our time and if we talk about this or that more distant literary (Zola, Peguy) is as grip, counterpoint or in conclusion. On the other hand, the title is pretty self explanatory: it is absolutely not a test of “philosophy” or even “General Knowledge”.
- Three hours! This is the time you allotted. This unusual format should reassure you that nobody expects you to do you demonstrate an academic scholarship, or that you turn into a few weeks experts and Silver Border! On the other hand, you have the option of a two-part plan, probably more handy in so little time.
- July 1st. Whichever square the contest “run its course”. This means that the jury is necessarily aware of fatigue candidates and little preparation time.
In short: You must dramatize events. Bottom line: stay in good shape to be able to mobilize attention to analyze the problem correctly, avoid the “off topic” and especially write flawlessly in correct French, even stylish.
The official texts explicit in pending jury who wishes to understand the candidate’s ability to analyze and argue about major themes and debates on topical in recent years effect. It is then stated that the applicant will use to argue a varied range of knowledge: economics, geography, philosophy, science news and technology.
It will be understood, it can not be to dwell on historical presentations on money or borders, or recycle, gloss it a sociology course. It is expected that the candidate be informed on the subject, but it also makes the proof of some form of flexibility and “freshness” face to a subject that has a specific nature. Here is a first example of copying on the topic ” The end of frontiers.” The successful plan is binary: two parts and subparts deus per game.