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Extended Essay. Some reminders. Guidelines. Why it is required: Practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required in college An opportunity to engage in something in-depth on an interesting topic Emphasis: Formulate appropriate research question

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extended essay

Extended Essay

Some reminders

  • Why it is required:
    • Practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required in college
    • An opportunity to engage in something in-depth on an interesting topic
  • Emphasis:
    • Formulate appropriate research question
    • Engage in personal exploration
    • Communicate ideas
  • Expectations:
    • 4,000 Words
    • Analyze
    • Synthesize
    • EVALUATE knowledge
  • Supervisor
    • Gently guide you.
    • Should not meet very often, but when you do it should be meaningful.
  • ME!
    • Support
    • Suggest
  • You!
    • Make sure you paper fits the category
    • Meet Deadlines
    • Time management
    • Be aware of regulations
advice from examiners
Advice From Examiners
  • Read assessment criteria
  • Read previous essays
  • Maintain a good relationship with supervisor
  • RESEARCH outside of the computer
  • Record sources as you go along
  • Proofread and check along the way.
avoid avoid avoid
  • DO NOT:
    • Forget to analyze the research question
    • Ignore assessment criteria
    • Collect material that is irrelevant to the question
    • Merely describe or report
    • Repeat the introduction in the conclusion
    • Cite sources that are not used.
the process
The Process
  • Research
    • Choose a subject
    • Choose a topic
    • Formulate question
    • PLAN investigation and writing process
    • PLAN structure
    • Preparatory reading
    • Cary out investigation
  • Writing
    • Title page
    • Abstract
    • Contents
    • Introduction
    • Body (development/methods/results)
    • Conclusion
    • References and Bibliography
    • Appendices
today the outline
  • Should be a clear path to the essay.
  • Broken into sections
    • Introduction:
      • Thesis
      • Importance
      • Why you chose it
    • Section 1:
      • Title
      • What it is about
  • Section 2:
    • Title
    • What it is about
  • Section 3,4,5:
    • Title
    • What it is about
  • Conclusion:
    • Decision
    • What you found out
  • Each section should be MORE than one paragraph long.
for example
For example….
  • Example research question:
    • Disclaimer: This would be a terrible Extended Essay Question!
  • To what extent are the Green Bay Packers a better team than the Chicago Bears.
  • Intro:
    • Chose the topic because I love the Packers
    • Important because society places a lot of importance on football
    • Thesis: The Green Bay Packers are a much better team than the Chicago Bears.
  • Section One: Wins
    • In this section I will look at the overall records of the two programs
    • I will breakdown the record of the program and look at recent trends, judging which team is currently better vs. overall better
outline continued
  • Section 2: Fan Base
    • I will examine the different fans for each program and make decisions on how fans affect the team and which team has the better fans.
  • Section 3: Players
    • I will examine the rosters of each team, paying careful attention to defensive positions and quarterbacks
  • Section 4: Ethics and Community Outreach
    • First, I will examine different fines each team/player had to pay for poor ethical decisions
    • Second, I will examine the community outreach programs that each team offers and how they improve the people and the neighborhoods.
  • Section 5: Stadiums
    • Here I will look at the quality of the stadiums, and what is offered at the stadiums, to see which is better for both the fans and the teams.
  • Conclusion
    • I hear I will reach my conclusion: The Pack is better than the Bears
    • I will address topics for further research and unanswered questions
  • Due Monday: Revised Outline
  • Library Days begin.
    • Every Monday/Tuesday in September, we will be in the library. Research! Type! Read! Annotate! Do whatever you need to do, but it NEEDS to be focused on your project!
    • Go right to the library on those days.
new deadlines
New Deadlines
  • 1,500 Word Draft: Due September 20th
  • Peer Edit: Due September 25th
  • 2,300 Word Draft: Due October 9th
  • Peer Edit Due:
  • Due: October 14th
  • Completed 1st Draft: October 30th
  • Peer Edit: November 4th
  • Complete 2nd Draft: November 26
  • Peer Edit: December 4th
  • 3rd Draft: December 13th
  • Peer edit: Dec 18th
  • Final Draft: January 13