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Overview of the Extended Essay How does this impact you and what does it mean for students? The great… Extended Essay! WIHI Extended Essay
Extended Essay – What is it? The EE (acronym for ‘Extended Essay’) is “an in- depth study of a focused topic chose from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects – normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma. High level research and writing skills Compulsory for all DP students Externally Assessed and combined grade for TOK. Contribute up to 3 points for the IB diploma score
Cont… Piece of independent research/investigation on a topic chosen by the student (in cooperation with a “supervisor” (or mentor) of the school. Formal piece of scholarship no more than 4,000 words. Approximately 40 hours of work by student over the course of 1 year (spring junior/fall senior). Concluded with a short interview (viva voce) with supervisor.
The Extended Essay is a culmination of all the skills the student has learned at WIHI.
EE Subject Areas History Mathematics Music Physics Visual Arts World Studies Group 1 Group 2 Biology Chemistry Economics
Who is involved? Students – Duh…. Students produce the work that is: No more than 4000 words and contains: – Title Page – Table of Contents – Acknowledgements (Optional) – Abstract – Text (Body) – Appendices – Bibliography
Who is involved? Parents Be informed Monitor Provide Support
Who is involved? EE Coordinator Mr. Brooke Pierson AAMP. (“let’s get aamped!) Assign. Assist. Monitor. Provide.
Supervisors Who is a Supervisor? Any faculty, chosen by the Student and coordinator who has expertise in the chosen subject area. Supervisors: Read, Advise, make predicted grades, and complete IB folders before essays are sent to examiners
What a Supervisor’s job is NOT It is NOT to do the work for the students It is NOT to spend hours correcting student work/paper. Supervisors WILL offer general comments or make suggestions but are NOT to mark up student’s paper and/or spend time editing. Supervisors will NOT have 50 students. Each supervisor will have approximately 5 students. Remember… Students SHOULD initiate time with Supervisor. Not the other way.
How supervisors are selected? Students will sign up via moodle EE coordinator will make assignments
Who is involved? Librarian –Provide support –Provide opportunity for research –Assist students in writing/research skills Will be addressed during specific pull-out time per timeline.
Time - Line Spring Junior Year to Fall Senior Year Papers will be completed by middle/late October Students are to work during the summer. Scheduled meeting dates are in 1 or 2 week blocks. Students are to set-up appointments.
Student Topics Do not choose a topic you have used for another IB assessment (no double-dipping) Do not choose approaches that are largely narrative, descriptive, or biographical Do not choose trite issues (e.g., capital punishment, abortion, drug legalization, etc.) Do not choose issues about which you have a bias
Sample Student Research Questions Group 1: What is the significance and function of the character Eustace in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia? Physics: How is the amplitude of a swing affected by the displacement of the center of mass in a parametrically pumped swing? Visual Arts: What is the symbolic meaning of the DIA north and south wall mural Detroit Industry by Diego Rivera?
Sample Student Research Questions Music: At a glance, Bach and Schoenberg seem to have nothing in common. How are the two composers linked when viewing their works from a technical point of view?
Common Mistakes Too general of topic PROCras..ti….. –VIDEO GAMES!!! Failing to read the subject guidelines Writing on the same topic as their history assessment!!!!! Choosing topics that require little or no analysis or conclusion
Overall Assessment is based on: Research Question Introduction Investigation Application Language Conclusion