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1 The Extended Essay

2 How does it fit in?

3 Definition In-depth study of a focused topic Topic of own choice
Within a single Diploma Programme subject Guidance of supervisor Maximum 4000 words

4 Demands Topic that requires the gathering and analysis of information from a number of sources Genuine intellectual challenge Independent research + critical thinking Formal, structured presentation

5 Focus Process of academic research Level of analysis
Quality of argument Coherence of communication Standards of formal presentation (referencing, bibliography, abstract)

6 Time Management Recommended: 40 hrs in total
Work done outside regular class work Consultation session(s) with supervisor Internal deadlines

7 Guidance Supervisor  subject teacher
Librarian  study center, research library EE Guide (first examinations 2009) Internet  EE sites

8 Assessment Externally assessed
Grade from A (excellent) to E (elementary) Grade boundary scale 0-36 Generic assessment criteria (A-K) Combined with TOK: max. 3 bonus points ”Viva Voce”-interview with supervisor (10-15 min)

9 Assessment Criteria: generic, subject group specific interpretations
A: research question (achievement levels: 0,1,2) B: introduction (0,1,2) C: investigation (0,1,2,3,4) D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied (0,1,2,3,4) E: reasoned argument (0,1,2,3,4) F: application of analytical and evaluative skills (0,1,2,3,4) G: use of language (0,1,2,3,4) H: conclusion (0,1,2) I: formal presentation (0,1,2,3,4) J: abstract (0,1,2) K: holistic judgement (0,1,2,3,4)

10 Papers needed EE Guide (start 2009) : generic part, subject groups part Checklist of criterion I (”formal presentation”) Contract with signatures from your supervisor Deadlines paper Calendar you keep during the process- time management

11 Academic honesty Clear indication of sources used
NO plagiarism, collusion, duplication  ”malpractice” !! ”Viva Voce”-interview with supervisor (10-15 min) When detected  disqualification from Diploma

12 Definition of Malpractise
PLAGIARISM = the representation of ideas or work of another person as the candidate’s own COLLUSION = supporting malpractise by another candidate, as in allowing one’s work to be copied or submitted for assessment by another DUPLICATION of work = presentation of the same work for different assessment components and/or diploma requirements Any other behaviour which gains an unfair advantage for a candidate or which affects the results of another candidate

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