Presentation on theme: "Final Days Of the EE With Supervisor Help. Supervisor’s Role It is required that the supervisor: provides the student with advice and guidance in the."— Presentation transcript:
Supervisor’s Role It is required that the supervisor: provides the student with advice and guidance in the skills of undertaking research encourages and supports the student throughout the research and writing of the extended essay discusses the choice of topic with the student and, in particular, helps to formulate a well-focused research question ensures that the chosen research question satisfies appropriate legal and ethical standards with regard to health and safety, confidentiality, human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues is familiar with the regulations governing the extended essay and the assessment criteria
Supervisor’s Role monitors the progress of the extended essay to offer guidance and to ensure that the essay is the student’s own work (this may include presenting a section of the essay for supervisor comment) reads and comments on one completed draft only of the extended essay (but does not edit the draft) reads the final version to confirm its authenticity submits a predicted grade for the student’s extended essay to the IB completes the supervisor’s report (if the extended essay cover is not signed by both the student and the supervisor, the essay will not be accepted for assessment and may be returned to the school) provides an explanation in the report in cases where the number of hours spent with the student in discussing the extended essay is zero; in particular, it is necessary to describe how it has been possible to guarantee the authenticity of the essay in such circumstances writes a report and presents it to the school’s Diploma Programme coordinator if malpractice, such as plagiarism, is suspected in the final draft.
Supervisor’s Role It is strongly recommended that the supervisor: reads recent extended essay reports for the subject spends between three and five hours with each student, including the time spent on the viva voce ensures that the chosen research question is appropriate for the subject advises students on: access to appropriate resources (such as people, a library, a laboratory) techniques of information-/evidence-/data-gathering and analysis writing an abstract documenting sources conducts a short, concluding interview (viva voce) with the student before completing the supervisor’s report. The student may work with or consult external sources, but it remains the responsibility of the supervisor within the school to complete all the requirements described above.
Supervisors and the Rough Draft Comments can be added that indicate that the essay could be improved. These comments should be open ended and not involve editing the text, for example: The research question is expressed differently in three places – the title page, the introduction and the abstract. Comment: look at the research question in these three places. Do you notice anything? The essay rambles and the argument is not clear. Comment: your essay lacks clarity here. How might you make it clearer? The student has made a mistake in their calculations. Comment: check this page carefully. The student has left out a section of the essay. Comment: you are missing something here. What is it? Check the essay against the requirements. The essay places something in the appendix that should be in the essay or vice versa. Comment: are you sure this belongs here? The conclusion is weak. Comment: what is it you are trying to say here? Have you included all your findings? Have you looked at unanswered questions? The bibliography is not in alphabetical order. Comment: check your bibliography against the requirements. The essay has an incomplete citation. Comment: you need to check this page for accuracy of referencing
What Supervisors cannot do What supervisors cannot do: Correct spelling and punctuation Correct experimental work or mathematics Re-write any of the essay Indicate where whole sections of the essay might be better placed Proof read the essay for errors Correct bibliographies or citations
Format: Length of the Essay The upper limit is 4,000 words for all extended essays. This upper limit includes the introduction, the body, the conclusion and any quotations, but does not include: the abstract acknowledgments the contents page maps, charts, diagrams, annotated illustrations and tables equations, formulas and calculations citations/references (whether parenthetical or numbered) footnotes or endnotes the bibliography appendices.
Title The title should provide a clear indication of the focus of the essay. It should be precise and not necessarily phrased in the form of a question.
Abstract An abstract not exceeding 300 words must be included with the essay submitted. It does not serve as an introduction, but presents an overview of the extended essay, and should, therefore, be written last. The inclusion of an abstract is intended to encourage students to examine closely the development of an argument within the extended essay and the pertinence of any conclusions that are reached. It is also designed to allow readers to understand quickly the contents of the extended essay. The minimum requirements for the abstract are for it to state clearly: the research question being investigated the scope of the investigation the conclusion(s) of the extended essay. The abstract should be presented on a separate sheet of paper, and placed immediately after the title page.
Table of Contents Contents page A contents page must be provided at the beginning of the extended essay and all pages should be numbered. An index is not required.
Read the EE guide EE Guide Please make sure that the extended essay meets the IB criteria for essays written in the field.
Read the Examiner Reports Check the latest examiner reports to see what the examiners commented on last time.
Format All papers of the same subject should follow the same format Title Page Abstract Contents page Introduction Body Conclusion References/Bibliography Appendices Same referencing system APA for Biology and Chemistry MLA for English Chicago for History Only list sources actually cited in your paper
Requirements Times New Roman font, 12-point. Standard margins and letter spacing. Double spaced lines except when utilizing block quotes. Tabs are 5 spaces. Double-tabs for block quotes are 10 spaces. Pages numbers on all content pages. Page breaks between major sections. A title page consisting of a centered title (see guide for title development), author name (you), IB candidate number, school name, session (May 2011), and finally word count. Your abstract should be on its own page and follow the proper guidelines. Please post a word count at the bottom of your abstract. Your table of contents should list separate sections for introduction, major body sections, conclusion, works cited, appendices. Section headings in your paper should be set apart (spatially and visually) from related content. Use either bold or underline. Double space between heading and content. Do not have extra line spaces in your paper. Double space only except for block quotes. Make sure your quotes are cited properly. Make sure all ideas and content is cited properly. You must cite.
Title Page Ancaster High School Extended Essay Sample Extended Essay Title Page John A. Smith 1003-159 History Total Word Count: 3794
What’s next? Finish Research, make sure you have the best sources Find gaps and find material to fill them Outline paper Write introduction (to be revised later) Work on body of essay & argument Write abstract Rough draft to Supervisor by Nov 1 Through turnitin.com (Originality report 1) Meet with supervisor (before Nov 30, who comments on draft & Originality report) Fix areas of need Write final paper Run through turnitin.com for final Originality report Hand in December 13 th.
What is an abstract? This is not an introduction to the essay. It is a synopsis or summary statement of: The research question being investigated (what you are studying) The scope of the investigation (why you are studying the subject and how you intend to go about your work) The conclusion(s) that the essay has reached The abstract must be one side of A4, maximum 300 words, and placed immediately after the title page
Abstract From the strange light exuding from the Mariner’s eyes to the dark shadows that pass over the world during the first stage of the journey south, within the opening twelve stanzas of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner Coleridge establishes the importance of light and dark imagery in the poem. The following essay argues that the images of light and dark in Coleridge’s poem become symbols of the meeting of the natural and supernatural worlds. In the wider religious and moral context of Christianity, these symbols represent the ideas of Good and Evil at work in the world. The subject is important to study precisely because of the moral implications of the Mariner’s so-called ‘crime’ of slaying the Albatross and his subsequent re-generation. The psychological effects of the events of the story can be traced in the imagery of light and dark. For example, the descriptions of the Mariner’s eye as ‘glittering’ and ‘bright’ early in the poem immediately encourages the reader to anticipate a strange event. The description of the hot, coppery, bloody skies reflects the emotional wound the Mariner inflicts on himself after he has killed the Albatross, as well as the physical wound that he inflicts on the world; namely, the breaking of the link between man and nature. The essay is structured in five parts: an introduction; three main sections in which light and dark imagery is analysed in relation to atmosphere/setting, characters and the language of the poem; and a conclusion. The essay reaches the conclusion that the images of light and dark are raised to the level of Christian symbols that underline the play of Good and Evil in the human world. This enables us to create a moral profile of the Ancient Mariner so as to trace the full significance of his experiences. [Word Count: 300 words]
What to do today? Make sure you can get in to Turnitin.com class ID: 5724364 class name: EEClass2014 enrollment password: Eessay Make sure you have Form 3a completed and given to Ms. Swackhammer before you leave Work with your supervisor to look at essays; go over criteria; look at your evidence; find quality or better quality sources; look at examiner reports, checklists Use the Where are you at? Checklist to show your supervisor where you are in the process.
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