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Gender roles or gender biasness has always been the problem of our humanity. How to get read of it? So, how do you pick when the options are limitless? I will help you with that next:. I genuinely think my Extended Essay helped me get my scholarship. How do you find a topic you are passionate about? Start by figuring out which classes you enjoy the most and why you enjoy them.
Do you like Math because you like to problem solve? Or do you enjoy English because you like to analyze texts? Once you have figured out a general subject area such as physics, you should brainstorm more specific topics by putting pen to paper. What was your favorite chapter you learned in that class? Was it astrophysics or mechanics? What did you like about that specific chapter? Is there something you want to learn more about? I recommend spending an hour on this type of brainstorming. This is a fine line.
However, you could possibly write about how the conditions in German POW camps were directly affected by the Nazis successes and failures. This may be too obvious of a topic, but you get my point. If you're really stuck trying to find a not too broad or narrow topic, I recommend trying to brainstorm a topic that uses a comparison.
Once you begin looking through the list of sample essays below, you may notice that many use comparisons. The key here is that the comparison needs to be significant. I compared two plays to show a transition in British Theatre.
Comparisons are not the only way to get a grade A EE. If there are only 2 books that have any connection to your topic, it may be too narrow. If you are still unsure, ask your advisor! Speaking of advisors:. If you are not certain of who you would like to be your advisor, I would start by creating a list of your top three choices. Next, create a list of pros and cons I know this sounds tedious, but it really helps!
For example, Mr. Green is my favorite teacher, and we get along really well, but he teaches English, and I want to conduct an experiment to compare the efficiency of American Hybrid Cars to Foreign Hybrid Cars. White teaches Physics, I had her a year ago, and she liked me. She could help me design my experiment. I am going to ask Ms. Do NOT just ask your favorite teacher to be your advisor.
They may be a hindrance to you if they teach another subject. I would not suggest asking your Biology teacher to guide you in writing your English EE. Consider all of your options first before you do. There was no theatre teacher at my school, so I could not find a theatre-specific advisor, but I chose the next best thing. Make sure you ask your IB coordinator if there is any required paperwork. IBO does not require any paperwork.
If your school needs a Form signed, make sure you bring it with you when you ask a teacher to be your EE advisor. Some teachers may just take on students because they have to and may not be passionate about reading drafts and may not give you a lot of feedback. Choose a teacher who will take the time to read several drafts and give you extensive notes.
After sources have been read and notes have been taken, the next step is the actual writing of the paper. For many students, this is a huge jump. It is important . The new curriculum for the extended essay will be assessed as of May It is the advice of the IB that only students who are studying psychology write.
I would not have gotten my A without being pushed to make the draft better. Ask a teacher that you have experience with through class or an extracurricular activity. Do not ask a teacher that you have no connection to; a teacher who does not know you is unlikely to push you. The IBO recommends that the supervisor spends approximately two to three hours in total with the candidate discussing the EE.
IB likes structure. An essay that has unclear or poor organization will be graded poorly.
Also, make sure your word abstract is clear and briefly summarizes your whole argument. The body of your EE should make up the bulk of the essay. It should be about pages double-spaced again just depending on whether or not you include diagrams. Your body can be split into multiple parts. You will not be able to crank out a 4,word essay in a week and get an A.
You will be reading many, many articles and, depending on your topic, possibly books, plays, and watching movies. Start the research possible as soon as possible. Each school has a slightly different deadline for the Extended Essay. Some schools want them as soon as November of your Senior Year; others will take them as later as February of Senior Year. Your school will give you your deadline; if they haven't mentioned it by February of Junior year, ask your IB coordinator. Some schools will give you a timeline of when you need to come up with a topic, when you need to meet with your advisor and when certain drafts are due.
Not all schools do. Ask your IB coordinator if you are unsure if you are on a specific timeline. Here is my recommended timeline, it is earlier than most schools, but it will save you so much heartache trust me, I remember :. Extended essays are marked by external assessors examiners appointed by the IB on a scale of 0 to You'll be graded on five criteria, each with its own set of points.
You can learn more about how you'll be graded on each criterion by reading the IB guide to extended essays.
How well you do on each of these criteria will determine the final letter value you get for your essay. Although each criterion has a point value, IB explicitly states that graders are not converting point totals into grades; instead, they use qualitative grade descriptors to determine the final grade of your EE.
Grade descriptors are on page of this document. However, here's a rough estimate of how different point values translate to letter grades, based on previous scoring methods for EE. Remember though, this is just an estimate, and you should read and understand the grade descriptors so you know exactly what the scorers are looking for. This diagram shows how the two scores are combined to determine how many points you receive for your IB diploma 3 being the most, 0 being the least.
As of , a student who scores an E on either the extended essay or TOK essay will not be eligible to receive an IB diploma. Prior to the class of , a diploma candidate could receive a failing grade in either the extended essay or theory of knowledge and still be awarded a diploma, but this is no longer true.