3 EXTENDED ESSAY or ESSAY IN WORLD STUDIES IS: Compulsory for all Diploma Programme studentsA piece of independent research/investigation on a topic chosen by the student in cooperation with a supervisor in the schoolExternally assessed (max. 3 points together with TOK Essay)
4 Extended Essay and TOK Matrix (E is a failing condition)
5 THE MAIN AIMS OF THE EXTENDED ESSAY: Pursue independent research on a focused topicDevelop research and communication skillsDevelop the skills of creative and critical thinkingEngage in a systematic process of research appropriate to the subjectExperience the excitement of intellectual discovery.
6 EXTENDED ESSAY OR WORLD STUDY ESSAY IS: Approved DP subjectsFormal piece of writing, in max. 4,000 words40 hours work (Student), 3 – 5 (Teacher)Concluded with a short interview, or viva voce
7 EE IN WORLD STUDIES: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL TWO SUBJECT AREAS BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGYECONOMICS NAD PSYCHOLOGYBIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
9 FACTSPresent extended essay or world studies essay in a format appropriate to the subject, acknowledging sources in one of the established academic waysUse the terminology and language appropriate to the subject with skill and understandingApply analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject, with an understanding of the implications and the context of their research.Ethics. Supervisers will guide you through the etics of your EE.
10 BEFORE YOU START:Decide on at least 2 subjects/ topics that you are interested in/ good atRead previous essays to identify strengths and possible pitfallsPlan how, when and where you will find material for your essayPlan a schedule for both researching and writing the essay, including extra time for delays and unforeseen problems
11 RESEARCH Think very carefully about the research question Plan how, when and where you will find material for your essayPlan a schedule for both researching and writing the essay, including extra time for delays and unforeseen problems
12 Phase 1: RESEARCHPlan how, when and where you will find the material for your essayTalk to the subject teachers (ask questions)Find the resources:1. Book2. Research paper3. one Internet article
13 TIME OUTLINE PART 1: March(General Introduction) PART 2: April (2 subjects/ Areas)PART 3: May : (EE DAY)PART 4: April: FINAL CHOICE, RQPART 5: June: FIRST DRAFTPART 6: follow internal deadlines (SUBJECT TEACHERS)PART 7: Submission: DECEMBER 2015
14 PART 2: PLANNING Read the assessment criteria (SUBJECT TEACHERS) Start work early and stick to deadlinesMaintain a good working relationship with your supervisorGather and ‘interpret material’ from sources appropriate to the research questionSpend time working on the research questionWork out a structure of the essay
15 SUGGESTED STRUCTURE Front page/ First page Table of Contents Abstract Intorduction + RQBodyConclusionBibliography/ ReferencesAppendix
16 RESEARCH Construct an argument that relates to the research question Have a clear structure for the essay itself before beginning to write (drafting system)Record sources as you go along (rather than trying to reconstruct a list at the end)
17 ANTICIPATED PROBLEMSChoose a new topic and a research question that can be answered if there is a problem with the original topicUse the appropriate language for the subjectShow your interest and enthusiasm
18 PART 4: IN THE END Write the introduction and abstract Check and proofread the final version carefullyPeer readingTick the EE check list with your supervisor
19 PLAGIARISM Use the library and consult librarians for advice Record sources as your research progresses (Annotated Bibliography)Turnitin (software for detecting plagiarism)EE Day:Workshop with Ms. Gordana Banjanin: referencing and citingWorkshop with prof. Cigrovski/ Pečnik: academic writing