About the Extended Essay: The Extended Essay (EE) is a 4,000 word research paper completed during the IB diploma student's junior and senior years. The student will select a topic connected to one of the subjects studied junior year, develop a research question, and write an essay that is an independent investigation of his or her topic. The student will work with a faculty supervisor who is available to consult with and advise the student.
Class of 2015 Deadlines
September 29, 2014. Hard copy of a first draft (3,500-4,000 words) due to your supervisor and uploaded to the deadline on Managebac. This draft should include proper source identification. Students who have completed the draft will be allowed to register for IB exams as a diploma candidate, and a list of students who have completed the draft will be given to the counselors so they can be identified as Diploma Candidates on the Common App and in reference letters.
Dec. 19, 2014. Meet with supervisor to discuss first draft.
February 2, 2015. An email copy of your Revised Essay due to the IB coordinator ready to be read by a member of the community.
February 12, 2015: 6:15-8:30 PM. Extended Essay Night. Your hard work will be recognized and you will meet with a community member who has read your essay to discuss your work.
Class of 2016
Your first due date is January 26, 2015. You must submit a subject declaration form to the EE Coordinator by this date. See "Extended Essay Step One" below for help on how to select a subject and topic.
March 16: Research Proposal and Supervisor Agreement form are due to the IB coordinator by this date. See "Extended Essay Step Two" below for more information.
This site links you to many resources about writing quality Academic Research Papers. Take note of the "What is an Academic Paper" link. It does a good job explaining how to write find a topic, construct an informed argument, etc.