Presentation on theme: "I.B. Diploma. The extended essay (see Guide: w4 -) An in-depth study of a focused topic, within an IB subject, intended to promote high-level research."— Presentation transcript:
The extended essay (see Guide: w4 -) An in-depth study of a focused topic, within an IB subject, intended to promote high-level research & writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity, opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of your choice, results in a formally-presented piece of writing in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner.
Research process (p. 4) Select a subject (among those you are studying) & topic Select a supervisor: SPEAK to him / her! (who may write your teacher recommendation.. ) Begin to formulate a focused research question Confirm a supervisor! (use the Form) Identify materials, reformulate the research question? Plan a structure – start with likely chapter headings (these can change). Begin to read; keep details of all readings!
Assessment criteria (Guide p. 15-20) A. Research Question (2). Clear, focused! B. Introduction (2) C. Investigation (4) D. Knowledge & Understanding of the topic studied (4) E. Reasoned argument (4) F. Application of analytical and evaluative skills (4) G. Use of language (4) H. Conclusion (2) I. Formal Presentation (4) J. Abstract (2) K. Holistic judgement (4) (total 36)
Timelines 1 * Introductory meeting, today 14 Jan.! * IB Group 1-6 sessions: Discuss topics with subject teachers, * Before 25 th February: Decide on a supervisor & subject, fill out and return ‘Request for Essay Supervisor’ Form to Box in Mail Room (supervisor must sign this!). Ask your supervisor for the Subject-specific criteria. * Before 25 th March: meet Supervisor, submit proposal: review, discuss & confirm plan Supervisor writes RoP on EE proposal / developed essay.
Timelines 2 Late August: “EE Writing” Days: Monday 26 th 17:59: send “work in progress” to supervisor. 17 th September: Supervisor feedback to student. 7 th October: final draft to supervisor. Late October: “cerEEmony”, followed by Viva voce & conclusion.
Common understandings Aim to complete EE before October! Recommend: a student selects as supervisor, a teacher who he/she would like to write the teacher recommendation. This enables the teacher to add detailed comments on the student’s research skills. Read “Responsibilities of the Student” & “Advice to students from examiners” : Guide (on w4 - ) pages 6-7. Supervisor role (see Guide p. 5). Discuss initial ideas, set date for proposal (1 page?), review proposal & discuss possibilities, set date for draft. Review draft & discuss with student. If due date(s) are not met, student & supervisor meet with DPC to define subsequent action. The date defined must be communicated in writing to student,supervisor & DPC. Due-date (& other academic) abuse may be communicated to universities that have made offers based on Anticipated Grades.