Equip learners to achieve in the Extended Essay. The only support matched to the new IB Guide, this essential resource provides learners with a step-by-step pathway to maximize achievement. With complete guidance for every aspect of writing and researching, use this resource to strengthen performance.
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1: The basics Extended Essay skills and attributes Extended Essay components Extended Essay subject availability Artifacts in language B essays Extended Essay quiz 2: Getting started Subject and topic Designing a research question Limiting factors Comparisons Question vs. title Question starters Feasibility Locating sources Disproving a research question Changing your research question Worksheet: Design your own research question 3: Locating, organizing and evaluating Primary and secondary sources Subject-specific source lists Locating relevant sources Organizing source material How do we go from numerous works to a single essay? Organizing chapters or paragraphs A. Mind maps B. Progression charts C. Branches Evaluation Value and limitations Evaluating methodology 4: Research Research overview Research and the research question Primary research Key issues and concepts in research Methodology Ethical considerations Literature review Conclusions (research findings) 5: Writing essays Introduction Main body Paragraph writing Analysis Analytical structure: How to demonstrate analysis in writing Conclusion Worksheet 1: Meeting the introduction requirements Worksheet 2: Organizing the main body's key points 6: Supervision Criterion E (Engagement): Key to success Exemplar calendar Overview of forms Supervisory support emails The first meeting The second meeting Extended Essay cafe (coming soon) [optional] The third meeting The three mandatory sessions Guidance for mandatory sessions The Extended Essay cafe Extended Essay cafe checklist Exemplar EE cafe presentation 7: Assessment (maximizing marks) The Extended Essay assessment criteria The strands Criterion A: Focus and method (6 marks) The introduction Criterion B: Knowledge and understanding (6 marks) Knowledge and understanding checklist Criterion C: Critical thinking (12 marks) Critical thinking skills Criterion D: Presentation (4 marks) Title page (cover page) Table of contents Page numbers Fonts Spacing Referencing (citations and bibliography) Referencing basics How to add citations and bibliographies using Microsoft Word on a PC How to add citations and bibliographies using Microsoft Word on a Mac Word count Criterion E: Engagement (6 marks) Towards meaningful reflection Getting the most out of reflection Exemplar Reflections on Planning and Progress form 8: Academic honesty What is academic honesty? Plagiarism Plagiarism test