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Title: The Extended Essay What is it? Deadlines/Calendar Sample Topics EE Wiki


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The Extended Essay What is it? Deadlines/Calendar
Sample Topics EE Wiki
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What is the EE?
  • The extended essay is an independent,
    self-directed piece of research, culminating in a
    3500 - 4000-word paper.
  • College level essay with a lot of guidance
  • In-depth study in a topic of interest

3
EE Length
  • Average length is 19-20 pages
  • Word count does not include abstracts, contents,
    charts/tables, bibliography or appendices.
  • The IBO recommends the student spend 40 hours on
    their EE

4
Format
  • Must be Double spaced
  • 12 point type. Only standardized fonts with
    non-stylized, standard horizontal spacing
  • The essay requires an abstract (summary),
  • Title page, table of contents, and bibliography
  • Uniform citation style (MLA)
  • All margins should be one inch
  • All pages should be numbered

5
Scoring
  • The total score of the essay places it in one of
    the following categories
  • A excellent
  • B good
  • C satisfactory
  • D mediocre
  • E elementary

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Assessment Criteria
  • Externally assessed by IBO examiners
  • General assessment criteria
  • writing, use of data and overall presentation.
  • Subject assessment criteria
  • how the chosen topic is managed within the
    context of the chosen subject of the essay.
  • Each subject has its own set of assessment
    criteria.
  • Official essay guidelines will be provided to the
    student when the essay topic is finalized.

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Blooms New Taxonomy
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The EE Develops Capacity to
  • Analyze
  • Synthesize
  • Evaluate knowledge
  • Taken from http//www.ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/
    core/essay/

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Advisors
  • Students are supported throughout the process
    with advice and guidance from a supervisor
    (usually a teacher at the school)
  • Role of Advisor
  • Offer encouragement, support
  • Help with determining topic and research question
    (but this should be the students choice)
  • The advisor reads and comments on the first draft
    of the extended essay, but is not permitted to
    edit this draft for the candidate. It is the
    candidates responsibility to correct mistakes
    and verify the accuracy of the contents of the
    extended essay.
  • Completes advisors report when EE is completed

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Research Process
  • Emphasis is placed on the Research Process
  • Formulating an appropriate research question
  • Engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • Communicating ideas
  • Developing an argument.

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The Iceberg Model
  • 1/8 Writing Phase
  • Student works independently to prepare the final
    EE
  • Revision conference drives final version of
    essay
  • 7/8 Pre-Writing/Draft Phase
  • Student works with supervisor to Explore and
    discuss ideas
  • Locate resources
  • Develop suitable research question
  • Take notes, make outline
  • Write draftsmonitor progress

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Iceberg Analogy
  • The success of an extended essay is shaped
    largely during the preparatory stages. (7/8
    Pre-writing/Draft phase)
  • Major weaknesses can be traced directly to the
    research phase
  • Topics too broad
  • Lack of focus
  • Vague research questions

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Important EE Deadlines
  • October 18, 2010 Choose an Advisor
  • October 25, 2010 Choose Subject and topic
  • March 26, 2011 Advanced Outline Due
  • May 21, 2011 First Draft Due
  • August 20, 2011 Second Draft Due (1st day of
    school)
  • December 2011 Final Essay Due

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What should you be doing now?
  • Explore different subjects you are interested in
  • Begin with
  • Your subject area interests
  • The things you have been reading
  • Conversations you have had in class or with
    others are often good sources of ideas.
  • Think about the subject areas of the IB hexagon
    which area interests you the most?
  • Talk to your teachers about possible topics

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IB Hexagon
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Choosing a Topic
  • Select a subject you are interested in
  • Must be one of your IB diploma subjects.
  • Read the subject guideline in The Extended Essay
    Guide (EE Wiki)
  • Meet with your supervisor
  • Create a list of possible topics
  • Narrow to a topic of interest to you

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Look at Your Motives
  • Achieving motive to achieve at a level relative
    to others
  • Learning strategy focuses on organizing and
    structuring knowledge of topic in most efficient
    way (managing time commitments, working space,
    resources) with purpose of optimizing a grade or
    meeting other external criteria

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Surface Motive
  • To retain knowledge to meet a criterion unrelated
    to the idea
  • Learning strategy focuses on superficial
    features of topic, learning and memorizing in an
    unquestioning way so they can be reproduced at
    later date

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Deep Motive
  • To increase ones knowledge of a topic
  • Learning strategy focuses on underlying meaning
    of topic searches for meaning questions ideas
    to achieve better understanding links new
    information with what is known takes ideas apart
    and examines from multiple perspectives

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Subject Areas
  • English literature
  • Arabic literature
  • History
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Physics

22
Subject vs. Topic
  • The single biggest problem most students have is
    distinguishing between a subject and a topic.

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Examples
  • Subject The life and paintings of Caspar David
    Friedrich (1774-1840).
  • Topic The transfer of the silhouette technique
    from humans to landscape in the later paintings
    of Caspar David Friedrich.
  • Subject Raku pottery.
  • Topic The impact of Raku glazes on contemporary
    western pottery.

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Which is a better topic?
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism as a cause of the First World War

25
History
  • Cecil Rhodes
  • An examination of the influence of British
    Darwinism on Cecil Rhodes

26
Math
  • Prime numbers
  • Prime numbers in cryptography

27
Math
  • Graph Theory
  • Using Graph Theory to minimize cost

28
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Wind Power A clean source of Energy?

29
English Literature
  • The Brontes
  • Religious imagery in Wuthering Heights

30
English Literature
  • Racial conflict in the twentieth century
  • The problems of racial conflict as shown through
    the works of James Baldwin

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Arabic Literature
  • The land in Mahmod Darwish poets
  • Mahmod Darwish poets

32
Arabic Literature
  • Women in Khalil Gibrans writing
  • Khalil Gibran

33
Art
  • The history of Renaissance Art
  • An analytical study of the cycle of frescoes of
    St Christophers Church in Milan

34
Biology
  • Factors which affect the germination of seeds
  • The effect of banana peel on seed germination

35
Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Kinetics of oxidation of Iodide with H2O2 in
    acidic solutions

36
Economics
  • The Third World Debt Crisis
  • Do interest rates affect investment decisions?

37
Economics
  • The consequences of shrimp farming in Ecuador
  • The economic costs and benefits of shrimp farming
    in Ecuador

38
Music
  • The music of Africa
  • African influence on Paul Simon

39
Music
  • The Xylophone
  • The marimba music of Bagamoyo

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Group 1 Advisors
  • English A1
  • Ms. Kimberly Halverson
  • Mr. Graham White
  • Arabic A1
  • Mr. Asem Masharfa
  • Ms. Haifa Jackaman
  • Ms. Rahna Nazzal
  • Mr. Zuhair Muati

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Group 3 Advisors
  • History
  • Ms. Kirsty Wilkenson
  • Economics
  • Mr. Arthur Klatt

42
Group 4 Advisors
  • Experimental Science
  • Chemistry
  • Ms. Karyn Watt
  • Biology
  • Mr. Paul Devonshire
  • Physics
  • Mr. Georg Eitelhuber

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Group 5 Advisors
  • Math
  • Ms. Debbie Huang
  • Mr. Robert Espinol
  • Ms. Sharon Harris

44
Group 6 Advisors
  • Applied Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Ms. Paulina Aguilera
  • Music
  • Ms. Courtney Malone
  • Mr. Richard Swann

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EE Wiki
  • Http//extendedessayhelp.wikispaces.com
  • A lot of important information about the EE is
    available on the EE Wiki.
  • EE Calendar
  • Info on how to choose a topic
  • IBO Guide to the EE (Subject specific criteria)
  • Forms you need to fill out
  • Advisor form
  • Research Checklist
  • Examples of excellent Extended Essays
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