The Extended Essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Program subjects–normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor. This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject chosen. It is recommended that completion of the written essay is followed by a short, concluding interview, or viva voce, with the supervisor. The EE is assessed against common criteria, interpreted in ways appropriate to each subject.
Click for IBO’s EE guide
The EE website is maintained by Ms. Marchioli and Ms. Morrison. See the course in Schoology for the 2018-19 documents.
The Extended Essay coordinators distributed your EE summer assignment. It is due September 10, 2018 to the librarians and the score will be reported to TOK. The work is designed to get you thinking about some potential topics.