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I.B. Extended Essays Students will pick a subject within one of the following groups. To find a complete list of allowable subjects, consult the I.B. Vade Mecum
The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word in-depth study of a limited topic within a subject. It is a requirement for all Diploma candidates. It is an opportunity to engage in independent research. It is a chance to get bonus points towards the Diploma total. It should take about 40 hours to complete.
Choose a subject that you enjoy. You may choose any IB subject, but it is usually better to choose one that you are studying. You may not write a Group 2 essay in a language you are studying as A1. (e.g. If you are studying Spanish A1, you may not write an extended essay in Spanish B)
World Religions Visual ArtsTheater ArtsPsychologyPolitics PhysicsPeace and conflict studies MusicMathematicsInformation Technology HistoryGeographyEnvironmental Systems EconomicsDesign Technology ChemistryBiologyForeign Language English/ Literature The following subjects will need an additional mentor and special approval: Business and Organization Classical Greek and Latin Computer Science History of the Islamic world Philosophy Social Anthropology
You will be assigned a mentor based on the subject that you choose.
Your mentor may give you limited assistance. The topic should allow you to collect information, analyze and evaluate in depth.
Narrow the focus of the topic down to a research question or hypothesis Get ideas from previous essays Make sure that the question is challenging, but capable of being answered. Keep referring back to the research question as you write the essay.
General criteria (common to all subjects ) Maximum Total36 points 30 + Points A 17-24C 8 or lessE
Bonus Points EE A, TOK A + 3 EE B, TOK B+ 2 EE C, TOK C+1 EE D, TOK E0 EE E, TOK EDiploma failure No Extended EssayDiploma failure Although the Extended Essay does not directly count towards your grade, it will affect your diploma status.
2008 – 2009 EE Timeline October 29 th, 2008Subject Choice Due/ Assign Mentor November 19 th, 2008Topic Due February 11 th, 2009Thesis Due April 22 nd, 2009Outline Due
Avoid Plagiarism! Cite all of your reference material correctly! Keep a list of all references from the beginning of your research. Aim to be 90% finished by August of your 12 th Grade year. Meet the deadlines!
Extended Essay Booklet I.B. Vade Mecum http://www.wpdavidson.org http://www.wpdavidson.org The Davidson Media Center Subject Teachers EE Coordinator