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This is a document used in my EE summer school sessions. After looking at excellent examples of EE's, examiners' reports, the EE guide and subject-specific guidance, students were given this document. ...

This is a document used in my EE summer school sessions. After looking at excellent examples of EE's, examiners' reports, the EE guide and subject-specific guidance, students were given this document.

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    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Extended Essay Subject Area “Extended Essay Title” Student Name: (000155-xyz) Supervisor: Session: May 2013 Word Count: Citation Style: APA Page 1 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Abstract A Page 2 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Contents Page 1 Title Page 2 Abstract 3 Contents 4 Introduction ? Xx ? Xx ? xx ? Conclusions ? References ? Appendices ? Self-assessment Page 3 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Introduction A Page 4 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Body (development/ methods/ results) A Page 5 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Conclusion A Page 6 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Notes (delete before submission) Use this section of the document to keep track of your note-taking and – most importantly – the citations. Use the Word Citation Manager (look up, click on Document Elements) to build a complete list of all your resources. It will save a lot of effort later. Click here for a how-to video: http://goo.gl/jLASQ Page 7 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz References Check IB advice and regulations on referencing here: http://goo.gl/VhtXV Page 8 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Appendices (if needed) A Page 9 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz Self-Assessment Use the general and subject-specific guidance in the IB’sEE Guide, as well as advice from examiners’ reports, to self-assess your work as you go along. Use the checkboxes to list the important points you must remember or include in your essay. A: Research Question  Achievement Level Descriptor The research question is not stated in either the introduction or on the title page or does not lend 0 itself to a systematic investigation in an extended essay in the subject in which it is registered. The research question is stated in either the introduction or on the title page but is not clearly 1 expressed or is too broad in scope to be treated effectively within the word limit. The research question is clearly stated in either the introduction or on the title page and is sharply 2 focused, making effective treatment possible within the word limit. B: Introduction  Achievement Level Descriptor Little or no attempt is made to set the research question into context. There is little or no attempt 0 to explain the significance of the topic. Some attempt is made to set the research question into context. There is some attempt to explain 1 the significance of the topic and why it is worthy of investigation. The context of the research question is clearly demonstrated. The introduction clearly explains 2 the significance of the topic and why it is worthy of investigation. C: Investigation  Achievement Level Descriptor There is little or no evidence that sources have been consulted or data gathered, and little or no 0 evidence of planning in the investigation. A range of inappropriate sources has been consulted, or inappropriate data has been gathered, 1 and there is little evidence that the investigation has been planned. A limited range of appropriate sources has been consulted, or data has been gathered, and some 2 relevant material has been selected. There is evidence of some planning in the investigation. A sufficient range of appropriate sources has been consulted, or data has been gathered, and 3 relevant material has been selected. The investigation has been satisfactorily planned. An imaginative range of appropriate sources has been consulted, or data has been gathered, and 4 relevant material has been carefully selected. The investigation has been well planned. Page 10 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz D: Knowledge & understanding of the topic covered  Achievement Level Descriptor 0 The essay demonstrates no real knowledge or understanding of the topic studied. The essay demonstrates some knowledge but little understanding of the topic studied. The essay 1 shows little awareness of an academic context for the investigation. The essay demonstrates an adequate knowledge and some understanding of the topic studied. 2 The essay shows some awareness of an academic context for the investigation. The essay demonstrates a good knowledge and understanding of the topic studied. Where 3 appropriate, the essay successfully outlines an academic context for the investigation. The essay demonstrates a very good knowledge and understanding of the topic studied. Where 4 appropriate, the essay clearly and precisely locates the investigation in an academic context. E: Reasoned argument  Achievement Level Descriptor 0 There is no attempt to develop a reasoned argument in relation to the research question. There is a limited or superficial attempt to present ideas in a logical and coherent manner, and to 1 develop a reasoned argument in relation to the research question. There is some attempt to present ideas in a logical and coherent manner, and to develop a 2 reasoned argument in relation to the research question, but this is only partially successful. Ideas are presented in a logical and coherent manner, and a reasoned argument is developed in 3 relation to the research question, but with some weaknesses. Ideas are presented clearly and in a logical and coherent manner. The essay succeeds in 4 developing a reasoned and convincing argument in relation to the research question. F: Application of analytical and evaluative skills relevant to the subject  Achievement Level Descriptor 0 The essay shows no application of appropriate analytical and evaluative skills. 1 The essay shows little application of appropriate analytical and evaluative skills. The essay shows some application of appropriate analytical and evaluative skills, which may be 2 only partially effective. 3 The essay shows sound application of appropriate analytical and evaluative skills. The essay shows effective and sophisticated application of appropriate analytical and evaluative 4 skills. Page 11 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz G: Use of language appropriate to the subject  Achievement Level Descriptor The language used is inaccurate and unclear. There is no effective use of terminology appropriate 0 to the subject. The language used sometimes communicates clearly but does not do so consistently. The use of 1 terminology appropriate to the subject is only partly accurate. The language used for the most part communicates clearly. The use of terminology appropriate to 2 the subject is usually accurate. The language used communicates clearly. The use of terminology appropriate to the subject is 3 accurate, although there may be occasional lapses. The language used communicates clearly and precisely. Terminology appropriate to the subject is 4 used accurately, with skill and understanding. H: Conclusion  Achievement Level Descriptor 0 Little or no attempt is made to provide a conclusion that is relevant to the research question. A conclusion is attempted that is relevant to the research question but may not be entirely 1 consistent with the evidence presented in the essay. An effective conclusion is clearly stated; it is relevant to the research question and consistent with 2 the evidence presented in the essay. It should include unresolved questions where appropriate to the subject concerned. I: Formal presentation  Check IB Advice here: http://goo.gl/VhtXV  Achievement Level Descriptor 0 The formal presentation is unacceptable, or the essay exceeds 4,000 words. 1 The formal presentation is poor. 2 The formal presentation is satisfactory. 3 The formal presentation is good. 4 The formal presentation is excellent. Page 12 of XX
    • Extended Essay: Subject Area Student Name Canadian Academy, KobeEE Title Candidate Number: 000155-xyz J: Abstract  State clearly the research question that was investigated  Outline how the investigation was undertaken  Outline the conclusion(s) of the essay Achievement Level Descriptor The abstract exceeds 300 words or one or more of the required elements of an abstract (listed 0 above) is missing. 1 The abstract contains the elements listed above but they are not all clearly stated. 2 The abstract clearly states all the elements listed above. K: Holistic judgment Desired qualities: intellectual initiative, depth of understanding, insight. Achievement Level Descriptor 0 The essay shows no evidence of such qualities. 1 The essay shows little evidence of such qualities. 2 The essay shows some evidence of such qualities. 3 The essay shows clear evidence of such qualities. 4 The essay shows considerable evidence of such qualities. Page 13 of XX