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Senior 7 extended essay workshop


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Senior 7 extended essay workshop

  2. 2. Today you will learn about• Upcoming deadlines and what they mean• Further research opportunities• General format of the Extended Essay• How to set up your Word documents to make your life easier• MLA/APA referencing styles• How to format your bibliography
  3. 3. Upcoming deadlines• Monday, February 11th Evidence of progress to supervisor Minimum 2 pages (any section)• Monday, April 15th (NEW!) (8 wks later) Right after Tirimbina trip FULL Draft (NO abstract) Supervisor ONLY comments on this draft Digital copy to 2 printed copies to supervisor Meeting with supervisor for feedback• Wednesday, May 15th (4 weeks later) FINAL copy Digital copy to Authorize possible publication in BSCR’s Best EEs Viva voce with supervisor in the next weeks
  4. 4. In case you still need to do more research…• Visit Ms. Rojas during first breaks to check online databases (previous appointment)• Visit Xinia any time during the day (except for 1-2 pm)Online databases mostly for academic journals, magazines,newspapers HAVE A VARIETY OF SOURCES!!
  5. 5. General Extended Essay formatCOVER PAGE THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EXTENDED ESSAY Subject Title Research Question Word Count: 3989 Your name Candidate number D00 0608 0XX November 2013
  6. 6. General Extended Essay format• WORD COUNT • If EE exceeds 4000 words can lose up to 2 points in format! • Count words only in introduction, body and conclusion, nothing else• ABSTRACT • Not necessary in FULL draft • 300 words • Right after cover page • On a separate page • Answer the questions: • Research question • The scope/range of the investigation • A summary of your conclusions
  7. 7. General Extended Essay format• CONTENTS PAGE • Right after abstract page, before introduction • No page number• ILLUSTRATIONS (Graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, maps, images) • Only included in body if directly mentioned during analysis/discussion and necessary for understanding • Label carefully for reference (Diagram 1, Figure 1) • Acknowledge sources in bibliography• IN-TEXT CITATIONS • First quote in text use a footnote. Then add the phrase “Further references are included parenthetically in the text”
  8. 8. General Extended Essay format• PARAPHRASING • Avoid always copying and pasting quotes MLA Style Hornsey and Jetten (2003) investigated group responses to impostors. For the purposes of their study, the impostors were defined as vegetarians who go against the norm by eating meat. The “violation of the norm” in this particular situation is easily noticed (Hornsey and Jetten, p. 641). APA Style• In the first season of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano’s mobster activities are more threatened by members of his biological family than by agents of the federal government. (Fields).
  9. 9. General Extended Essay format• TRANSLATIONS • In text, include your own translation: García Márquez starts his famous novel by claiming that Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. [Own translation] • Then, add footnote with original text and parenthetical reference: “Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo.” (Garcia Marquez 1)
  11. 11. Differences between MLA and APA American Psychological Association (APA) Modern Language Association (MLA) For social and natural sciences For humanities: art, literature, history References page for sources (Double spaced, Works Cited page for sources (Double spaced, alphabetical order, French indentation) alphabetical order, French indentation) Emphasizes author and date of publication Emphasizes author and title of publication Does not capitalize all words in titles Capitalizes all major words in titles: i.e. Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Initial for authors’ first names Prints full first names i.e. Mumford, L. i.e. Mumford, Lewis Does not abbreviate months Abbreviates months (except for May, June and July)Note: and aren’t infallible. You need to entersome information to produce the right citation.Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is a great resource too
  12. 12. Answers to Exercise 1• MLAHajek, Christopher, Vilagran, Melinda, and Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles. “The Relationships among Perceived Physician Accommodation, Perceived Outgroup Typicality, and Patient Inclinations toward Compliance.” Communication Research Reports. 24.4 (2007): 293-302. Print• APAHajek, C., Villagran, M., & Wittenberg-Lyles, E. (2007). The relationships among perceived physician accommodation, perceived outgroup typicality, and patient inclinations toward compliance. Communication Research Reports, 24(4), 293-302.
  13. 13. Answers to Exercise 2• MLAMiller-Cochran, Susan K., and Rochelle L. Rodrigo. The Wadsworth Guide to Research. Boston: Wadsworth-Cengage Learning, 2009. 250-251• APAMiller-Cochran, S. K., & Rodrigo, R. L. (2099). The Wadsworth guide to research. (pp. 250-251). Boston, MA: Wadsworth-Cengage Learning.
  14. 14. Answers to Exercise 2• MLA“Business Data for Van Helsing (2004).” The Internet Movie Database. 28 Oct, 2005. Web. 4 Feb, 2013• APABusiness data for Van Helsing (2004). (2005, October 25). Retrieved from
  15. 15. Answers to exercise 4• MLAHeilig, Morton. “The Cinema of the Future.” 1955. Trans. Uri Feldman. Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality. Ed. Randall Packer and Ken Jordan. New York: Norton, 2001. 239-251• APAHeilig, M. (2001). The cinema of the future. (U. Feldman, Trans.). In R. Packer & K. Jordan (Eds.), Multimedia: From Wagner to virtual reality (pp. 239–251). New York, NY: Norton.