IB Extended Essay
Extended Essay is a focused study of a topic in a particular discipline. It is a 4000 essay written to deepen the knowledge and developing high order research and writing skills. EE gives student a liberty to select a topic but ensures that it is dealt in-depth with a particular subject or with a perfect combination of subject (World studies Extended Essay). The aim of EE is to indulge in an independent research work with self management and good communication skill. The research process teaches academic honesty to student and gives 3 bonus points along with TOK.
Extended Essay is like a BIG ELEPHANT which cannot be eaten at one go, therefore follow the steps:
STEP-1: Choose an IB subject area:
Choose preferably one of the HL subject or WSEE
Step-2: Selection of Topic:
Try to find a topic/ issue of social interest and make sure the research helps society in some or the other way.
- Best way is make mind maps of the topic:
Step-3: Make Scaffolded Time line
Divide task into small manageable pieces, each with its own timeline for accomplishment.
Step 4: Follow Assessment Criteria
Subject specific checklist:
Group-1 Language and literature
Group-2 Language Aquisition
Step -5: Meet supervisor regularly:
This will keep student on right track
Step -6: Write reflection:
Fill RPPF form by writing reflection- Criteria E (6 marks)
Most important is Extended Essay develops high order research and writing skills