Each essay is a 4,000 word independent research paper. At RPHS IB Diploma candidates generally work on their essays for 11 months. They begin January of the Junior Year and submit them December of the Senior year. The school librarian is the Extended Essay Supervisor and oversees the entire process, in addition each student is assigned a Subject Supervisor.
Below are samples of Extended Essays from the IBO. Students should note that the guidelines for Extended Essay change every few years so while the samples below are valid, it is crucial to see the Extended Essay Supervisor for the most current guidelines.