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1 Important aspects of the Extended Essay are:  Critical thinking  Time management  Critical thinking  Time management JIRS LIBRARY & INFORMATION CENTRE

2 Value  Research adds to your thinking and supports your views  Citing shows academic honesty. Failure to do so amounts to plagiarism.  Research sources can include books, journal articles, newspaper reports, Internet sources, maps, films, etc.  Subscription databases may help, e.g. EBSCO.  Research adds to your thinking and supports your views  Citing shows academic honesty. Failure to do so amounts to plagiarism.  Research sources can include books, journal articles, newspaper reports, Internet sources, maps, films, etc.  Subscription databases may help, e.g. EBSCO.

3 How educators view sources  ‘Print sources, with the exception of newspapers and magazines, were viewed as sources of information with which to build a framework for the topic, the theory behind what was to be taught, or for factual information.’ (Merchant & Hepworth 2002: 83)  ‘Print sources, with the exception of newspapers and magazines, were viewed as sources of information with which to build a framework for the topic, the theory behind what was to be taught, or for factual information.’ (Merchant & Hepworth 2002: 83)

4 Don’t get everything from the Internet  Differentiate between the free web and subscription databases  These may feature whole text articles and other sources that are not available on the Internet. At BPS, we subscribe - for you - to  EBSCO, which is available via the school website.  Jstor  Access world news  Brainpop  Differentiate between the free web and subscription databases  These may feature whole text articles and other sources that are not available on the Internet. At BPS, we subscribe - for you - to  EBSCO, which is available via the school website.  Jstor  Access world news  Brainpop

5 Citation in text  Quotations - include author, date and page number (e.g. Taylor 2005:10)  Paraphrase text - cite author and date (e.g. Taylor 2005)  These details can be added in the middle of the sentence or at the end of the sentence.  Quotations - include author, date and page number (e.g. Taylor 2005:10)  Paraphrase text - cite author and date (e.g. Taylor 2005)  These details can be added in the middle of the sentence or at the end of the sentence.

6 So, you’ve tried the Internet, databases …  Have you looked in the library? What did you do - consult the catalogue, look around the shelves, give up?  Of course, you’re a good finder of information, but please remember to ask the librarian. Options include purchasing specific items (that will help your EE) for the library and/or using document procurement services, e.g. British Library Document Supply Service.  Have you looked in the library? What did you do - consult the catalogue, look around the shelves, give up?  Of course, you’re a good finder of information, but please remember to ask the librarian. Options include purchasing specific items (that will help your EE) for the library and/or using document procurement services, e.g. British Library Document Supply Service.

7 Citation in text  Numbering system (usually as footnotes) OR  Author, date - page number if a quote  With the author/date system, there is one bibliography listing (no separate notes listing necessary)  Numbering system (usually as footnotes) OR  Author, date - page number if a quote  With the author/date system, there is one bibliography listing (no separate notes listing necessary)

8 Example of citation in text:  Paraphrase: Austin (2006) recommended that students enjoy themselves to the full whilst writing their extended essay.  Direct quote: Essays provided students ‘with untold joy’ (Merchant & Hepworth 2002: 134).  Idea acknowledged: extended essay experiences helped students considerably at university (Wallace 2003).  Paraphrase: Austin (2006) recommended that students enjoy themselves to the full whilst writing their extended essay.  Direct quote: Essays provided students ‘with untold joy’ (Merchant & Hepworth 2002: 134).  Idea acknowledged: extended essay experiences helped students considerably at university (Wallace 2003).

9 Bibliography  Entries should start with the same name that was used in the text  One alphabetical listing, whatever the format  Alphabetical order for entries  Entries should start with the same name that was used in the text  One alphabetical listing, whatever the format  Alphabetical order for entries

10 BASIC ORDER  AUTHOR  DATE OF PUBLICATION (Year)  TITLE  PLACE OF PUBLICATION (City)  PUBLISHER  DATE OF ACCESS  = ADTPPA  AUTHOR  DATE OF PUBLICATION (Year)  TITLE  PLACE OF PUBLICATION (City)  PUBLISHER  DATE OF ACCESS  = ADTPPA

11 BOOK Ashcraft, Mark H Human Memory Cognition, 2 nd Edition, London: Harper Collins. Mar 2009 JOURNAL Mohr, Co and Stumpf, WA Comparison Methods for Calculating areas of animal activity. Journal of Wildlife Management Mar 2004: Internet References BBC The Aids Debate. [online]. [Accessed 28 October 2007]. Available from World Wide Web: EXAMPLES

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13 Websites  Basic order is similar: author, title, date you accessed the website, publisher.  Sometimes you can’t find the publisher, but you should be able to find an author. Don’t forget that an organization can be an author.  Basic order is similar: author, title, date you accessed the website, publisher.  Sometimes you can’t find the publisher, but you should be able to find an author. Don’t forget that an organization can be an author.

14 Basic error when citing websites  A url is not a citation!  Can’t find the name of a website - use the root of the url, e.g. Just take off everything after au/ and you will find the name of the organization that developed the website. If you can’t find one, perhaps indicates that the website is possibly not …  A url is not a citation!  Can’t find the name of a website - use the root of the url, e.g. Just take off everything after au/ and you will find the name of the organization that developed the website. If you can’t find one, perhaps indicates that the website is possibly not …

15 In conclusion …  ‘The best extended essays will demonstrate considerable critical thinking.’ (Austin 2006: 168)  The EE ‘can represent a considerable personal achievement, not only in the form of the completed essay to display to university personnel, but also of the successful execution of the research process … on many occasions the extended essay has formed the focus of a university interview, and it undoubtably adds substantially to a personal profile.’ (ibid, p.169)  ‘The best extended essays will demonstrate considerable critical thinking.’ (Austin 2006: 168)  The EE ‘can represent a considerable personal achievement, not only in the form of the completed essay to display to university personnel, but also of the successful execution of the research process … on many occasions the extended essay has formed the focus of a university interview, and it undoubtably adds substantially to a personal profile.’ (ibid, p.169)

16 References (Bibliography)  Austin, Sue “The core components”. In T Pound’s The International Baccalaureate: a guide for teachers and managers. London, Routledge. Pp  Merchant, Lucy & Hepworth, Mark. June “Information literacy of teachers and pupils in secondary schools”. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, vol. 3, no.2. Pp  Wallace, Ellen The fine line: communicating clearly in English in an international setting. 2nd ed. St-Prex, Switzerland, Zidao Communication.  Austin, Sue “The core components”. In T Pound’s The International Baccalaureate: a guide for teachers and managers. London, Routledge. Pp  Merchant, Lucy & Hepworth, Mark. June “Information literacy of teachers and pupils in secondary schools”. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, vol. 3, no.2. Pp  Wallace, Ellen The fine line: communicating clearly in English in an international setting. 2nd ed. St-Prex, Switzerland, Zidao Communication.

17 So …  Choose your topic carefully  Don’t leave it to the last minute  Record every source you find useful  Read and re-read the guidelines.  Choose your topic carefully  Don’t leave it to the last minute  Record every source you find useful  Read and re-read the guidelines. H.S.M.Premson Teacher Librarian & Academic Career Counselor


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