EE @ EAB
Next EE Meeting: IB1: October 19/20 IB2: November 2
Who's Who in the Extended Essay?
All information in the section below is taken from the IBO Extended Essay Guide, originally published in 2016 and updated in 2020.
At EAB, this is Ms. Karla. The Librarian at all schools should be utilized to:
oversee the scheduling of the extended essay process
offer lessons and workshops in information literacy and research skills
build partnerships with public and university libraries
act as a supervisor for extended essay students, if appropriately qualified
support students in terms of accessing adequate print and online sources
help train students and teachers on using the extended essay guidelines and information
provide guidance to students on how to format a formal essay using word processing software
support and provide guidance to students on how to develop the Researcher’s reflection space
provide training and support on the concept of academic honesty, including an introduction to how to cite correctly and consistently.These are our EAB students!
All supervisors are EAB faculty and staff. Supervisors agree to:
undertake three mandatory reflection sessions with each student they are supervising
initial and date each reflection summarized on the Reflections on planning and progress form and provide comments at the end of the process.
provide students with advice and guidance in the skills of undertaking research
encourage and support students throughout the research and writing of the extended essay
discuss the choice of topic with each student and, in particular, help to formulate a well-focused research question which is suitable to the subject of registration and ensure that the chosen research question satisfies appropriate legal and ethical standards with regard to health and safety, confidentiality, human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues
be familiar with the regulations governing the extended essay and the assessment criteria, and gives copies of these to students
monitor the progress of the extended essay to offer guidance and to ensure that the essay is the student’s own work (this may include presenting a section of the essay for supervisor comment)
read and comment on one draft only of the extended essay (but do not edit the draft); this should take place after the interim reflection session, but before the final reflection session, the viva voce
ensure that the final version of the essay is handed in before the final reflection session (viva voce) takes place, and that no changes are made to it subsequently
read the final version and, in conjunction with the viva voce, confirm its authenticity.
All EE writers are expected to:
The EE Coordinator
This is Ms. Agostini at EAB.
Ensure that extended essays conform to the regulations outlined in the Diploma Programme Assessment procedures.
Ensure that students select the subject for their extended essays from the list of available subjects for the May or November session in question (in the Diploma Programme Assessment procedures) before choosing a topic.
Ensure that each student has an appropriately qualified supervisor, who is a member of staff within the school.
Introduce, explain and support the reflection process.
Provide supervisors and students with the general and subject-specific information and guidelines for the extended essay contained in this guide and the accompanying teacher support material.
Ensure that the Reflections on planning and progress form (RPPF) is completed and signed by the student and supervisor and submitted to the IB with the essay for assessment under criterion E by the deadline stated in the Diploma Programme Assessment procedures.
Provide exemplars of extended essays to supervisors and students.