SCPS Reference RoomWelcome Class of 2013 IB Diploma CandidatesThe Final Journey Begins
What is the Extended Essay? An independent, self-directed college-level research investigation An opportunity to study a topic of interest in-depth Preparation for college research for school or own use A core IB requirement – necessary to achieve your Diploma (Your EE grade is combined with your TOK grade to award points toward your Diploma (0-3 points)) 4,000 words (about 15 pages)
How to Choose a Successful Extended Essay TopicTips: Begin with broad areas of interest and brainstorm. Think about topics you would like to investigate. Will the topic hold your interest for several weeks or months? Is the topic something you already know but can build upon? Is there enough information to produce a 4000 word essay? Explore Read Reflect
What is the Next Step? Look at EE binders in the library during free time Start thinking about a supervisor—they are scooped up quickly Start reading about your “concept/idea”. You need to understand your subject to be able to do good research!