1. Just to make it clear - we will not give you a topic for your EE, but we will help you refine and expand on your original ideas for a topic. You are marked on your choice of topic so we can't help you with that.
2. Before doing anything, read the Extended Essay for Dummies thread. At the very least, we recommend you take a look at the 5 Cardinal Rules of the EE!
3. Before asking anything about format or requirements for the extended essay, we suggest you read the IB Extended Essay Guide first (which you can download from here).
4. Make your thread titles descriptive. At the minimum, mention the subject area and if you have one, the topic! For instance "History EE on Nazi Propaganda" is better than "EE help please". The people who know about history and nazi propaganda will click on the first thread and probably miss the second one. Help us to help you - give it an accurate title!
There have been many questions about citation and referencing. Here are some good links to help you: MLA Guides http://www.utoledo.edu/library/help/guides/docs/MLAstyle.pdf Footnote Instructions and Samples http://www.aresearchguide.com/7footnot.html http://www.aresearchguide.com/samplefootnote.html http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/04/ http://fc.lovett.org/~rmartin/footnotes/ http://dept.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/stylesheet/mla-foot.htm Bibliography / Works cited page Instructions and Samples http://www.easybib.com/ (automatic) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/12/ http://www.aresearchguide.com/sampl…
Want to share the title of your extended essay? Or perhaps need help choosing one? This is the place. Psychology - The Psychology of Road Rage: A discussion of psychological explanations of road rage and policy implications.
The title is pretty much self-explanatory (lol) but if not, this is a post about writing an a1 language ee, primarily focused on english obviously, and based largely on personal experience. If you have any questions about this post (turned out longer than I expected!) or the ee itself, send me a message. Also, if you have a draft and are looking for feedback, I might be able to help. Ground rules first - you need to have a good grasp of your the language you are writing your extended essay (latin and ancient greek possibly excepted) -- and this probably means a good grade in the relevant class. Choosing good supervisor, and one you are on good terms with, is also a good i…
My IB Coordinator told me that it is super rare to get an A in EE and the majority of people get a C on EE... is that really good then? is getting an A practically impossible? i was just wondering what other people got...
Hey guys! so while i was going through the threads, i saw that none of them actually gave good pointers on how to write a very good abstract. So i've got a few notes which i'll share with everyone. They were handouts which my supervisor had given me, but i just condensed it into one. Good luck! HOW TO WRITE AN ABSTRACT An abstract is a concise, stand-alone statement that conveys the essential information contained in an article, book, research paper, or document. Written in a direct non-repetitive style, the abstract should: - Identify the problem (research question of thesis) investigated. - Describe the scope or method of investigation. - Summarize the results. - …
Extended Essay for Dummies How to Start Your Extended Essay, How to Avoid Last Minute Panics, How to Effectively Get Help with your Extended Essay and More About to start your EE? Have you read the IBO Extended Essay Guide yet? If not, read it before continuing! Also please note - start a new thread if you want help with your EE! People do not regularly read this thread and you may not get a response. 1. So what exactly IS the Extended Essay? This is actually an extremely important post for many people to read, because many people fail to understand the significance of exactly what makes the Extended Essay unique, and go off in completely the wrong direction! It i…
I just replied to a specific/topic-based EE question, and I'll repost my reply here as some of the hints/tips/advice/comments could be useful to others
Ok, so it's been over a year since I did my EE, but I'll try my best to give you some help/tips.
- Your topic is wayyyyyyyyyyy too broad for an EE. You should try and make it a local topic, even if it's from a broad origin. I did mine on the effect of falling economic growth (as measured by GDP) in Australia (very broad) on the residential property market of the Brisbane postal code of 4000 (extremely specific). Ultimately I didn't like my topic as there were too many variables, but I managed to still get an…
The word limit for the EE is 4000 words. If you go over this limit you lose marks. There is no minimum but for most subjects, you should expect to go above 3500 words. For experiment based subjects like sciences or math you can go as low as 2500 if there is sufficient formulae working (math) or data (sciences) or other things not included in the word count but suffices to show that you've done work on the essay.
The word limit for the Abstract is separate and is 300 words.
The following are not included in the word count: footnotes, appendices, abstract.
Any direct quotations included in the body of the essay are included in the word count. If you don't want to include…
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Its hilarious to think of a site that is considering helping future students when their time is so limited especially on an IB basis. How can new users "benefit from [the site]" when you are proposing them to post 100 comments/posts. I mean take my intention as an example. I want my second post to be an economic guide to "benefit [the site]" ,with my essay attached to it, but how would it be possible for me to open my own essay, or my other friends'. T_T [administrator] ; Dues, lc, and hms, please see to my request upon giving more acknowledgeable privileges to the new IB'ers. I understand by what you meant when you thought that people could "benefit themselves only". B…
me doin my essay on ants.....repelling ants using common household materials like vinegar, turmeric, lemon, cucumber.....and many more.....its interesting.......getting positive results........almost complete..........
BUT CAN ANYONE FRAME A RESEARCH QUESTION FOR ME PLZ
So I'm doing a math EE and I my topic is stress on students and their coping habits. My problem is with the topic of my EE, I'm concerned about it because with the evidence and data that I've collected for my research, I'm not able to actually calculate any math with it. So I've come to the conclusion that I need to change the topic entirely to allow me to do some actually math in my data. I remember reading somewhere that math EE's can revolve around statistics and so my research that I've collected are mainly just statistics on student stress but I cannot do any actual math with it because they are stand alone statistics. So the advice that I'm looking for is whether …
Hello Guys, this is my first post here. It's a very nice community to have. I need help on my EE specific topic from the general topic of the side effects of gaming. My first research question, which was destined to be rejected the first moment I decided, was: To what extent are the researches about violence caused by gaming true? The teacher said that I can use "To what extent does gaming cause violence" To which I modified it to, "To what extent do violent video games cause violence" And then, again the teacher said: that I need to rephrase it to a better question. But then, she sent me links showing the "GOOD" side of gaming, about how it can save the world, and stuff,…
I'm struggling to understand the "categories" section of the extended essay guide. As far as I understand, if you're writing your essay in language A1 you have to study either ONLY works originally written in your own language OR compare at least one work written in your own language with another work translated from another language. Is this correct?? I'm worried for two reasons here. My topic is the significance of a particular trait in fairy tale characters, and I'm comparing a broad range of fairy tales from different countries, focusing only on their treatment of that particular trait. But it's not really context-focused at all. Firstly, is it okay that I'm not study…
Hi! I'd really love to use the Y/A novel solitaire by Alice Osseman for my extended essay, I think the themes of the book are complex enough to count however I'm not sure if I'm allowed to use it
Any advice would be great
I need help finding counter-arguments to my topic, which is written in the title, since most studies to do with online dating seems to support the similar-attraction hypothesis. If you guys have any ideas, or anything, that would be awesome.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I currently have my English A (language and literature) EE introduction 520 words long. However, in the EE course companion, the recommended word count is maximum of 450 words for intro, so my supervisor wants me to delete some parts of it. But I have seen on the Internet that people had more than 600 words and it wasn't a big deal, however, it was years ago, so I'm not sure whether it holds today. Could anyone help please? Is it necessary to have the maximum of 450 words for EE introduction or is it ok to have more?
So my supervisor and I talked over my last EE topic idea, and we've arisen with more doubts, so now I'm desperately trying to piece together a new idea before summer break starts and I won't be able to discuss it with my supervisor anymore. (I'm planning to get most of my first draft done over the summer.) Now I'm thinking of doing the use of symbolism and motifs in the portrayal of the theme of individuality vs. societal expectations in the first 3-4 novels of the Anne of Green Gable series. (So Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and then Anne of Windy Poplars if I still need more material.) I'm worried that I've fallen into the vortex of doing a …
I had a physics EE topic in mind of the effect of heat on buoyancy of various liquids. Is this a topic worthy of an extended essay? I also had another topic in mind but my teacher said it was more appropriate for the Physics IA, which was, comparing the value of g obtained using a bifilar pendulum with the value of g obtained using a simple pendulum.
Hey, is anyone doing the history extended essay? does anyone know the prefered word count for each parts of the essay? oh, forgot to mention, my teacher told me that the parts of the essay I have to include are: intro summary of evidence evaluation analysis conclusion My teacher also needs me to do an abstract for my essay. I heard that the format of the extended essay is pretty much like the History internal assessment. so, concerning the plan of investigation, is it just the abstract then?
For long story short, I'm currently trying to come up with an EE question. I really would like to do something on the feminist movement in the 60s, but I don't really know how to formulate a question. For some extra context, I was maybe going to try to focus specifically on the reproductive rights aspect of the feminist movement (ex. increased access to birth control, abortion, etc.) but I don't know if focusing on an aspect like that would make my essay too narrow? If anyone could help that would be really appreciated because as I'm standing now i'm stuck at a roadblock.
Hey guys. I have chosen to do my EE in Economics. Initially i had planned on making the essay about house prices and how the price elasticity of demand varies within different areas of Stockholm. However, I'm starting to have second thoughts on the topic as it will be quite difficult to gather the appropriate Primary data required for this investigation. I'm kind of at a cross roads right now and have been pondering about whether to switch the topic to " How negative advertising affects the demand for cigarettes." Reason being is that it is much more straight forward and it would be much easier to gather primary data for this topic. What are your thought? Thanks in advanc…
Would it be a good idea to do a EE based on a promotional campaign, as an evaluation of it's success? My plan is to look at how successful the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 promotional campaign was. Would this be a good focus for the EE, or not?
I was going to put my EE up on managebac to do a quick citation check to see if I missed any references but managebac only gave me a number and no way to access the detailed report. Would anyone be able to inform me if this feature has been disabled or are teachers only allowed to view it?
So I am on my analysis for the Bio EE and I'm stuck. I did yeast fermentation but the problem is the yeast fermented fructose faster than glucose. From research, it seems glucose should be faster than fructose. Of course, this could have been due to uncertainty or lab error but I'm not sure how to explain either phenomenon. How could they be fermented differently if they're both monosaccharides? Thanks!
I´m currently starting my DP2 year and I really need to start working on my EE. I´m doing my EE in English language and literature. The topic of my EE currently is "Represantation of societal problems in rap music" this means that my EE falls in the category 3. I´ve been trying really hard to find a sample EE in this category, but I just can´t find any . If anyone has written their EE in this category or written an EE about song text analysis I would be super thankful if you could share it with me, because right now I honestly have absolutly no clue what I´m supposed to do.
Hey so im facing a little bit of a problem, i wanted to do my EE on the effects of different over counter antacids (stomach acid nullifiers) on the effectiveness of the enzyme pepsin in digestion of egg whites (the idea was that antacids will alter the PH of the simulated stomach acid resulting in decreased enzyme effective) but the more I reaserch on this the more lost I am. Do you guys think this idea is feasible/logical? if not is there any other variable I could use instead of antacids to investigate pepsin effectivity in digestion? any help would be greatly appreciated?
The research question I have chosen for my Extended Essay is "Do common commercial pesticides stunt the germination and growth time of Phaseolus vulgaris (the common bean)?"
I am planning on buying 5-10 bean seeds and testing different pesticides on each sample, and then measuring the rate of germination and the time it takes for the bean to grow stalks (having another sample with no pesticides as a control group, of course).
Firstly, I want to know if this question is narrow enough. Secondly, is my experimental process too simple for an EE? I think if I talk about the importance of beans in many parts of Africa and the world, and then talk about the biological …
First id like to thank you for spending time reading this and try to help me out. i really appreciate it. =] My EE is on maths, about game theory. But here is the thing, ive read some old thread on IB forums and people have said since there are so many topics you can talk about in Maths you cant really expect the marker to know everything about you topic. So im facing a dilemma right now. Should my EE be like a 4000 words introduction of Game Theory for like beginners or people who know nothing (or not much) about game theory? or should i do like a specific game theoretical analysis on a game? (i can use some suggestions which game i should do as well) and by the way, Ive…
My teacher didn't gave me a solid comment but just said it was good for a whole time until now and he changed his mind and he is like lt is too simple. So is there any way or ideas I can make it a little complicated which eventually give me more things to write?
My EE research question: To what extent does changing the surface temperature of an object affect static friction?
I have already did a primary data-collection. (the experiment. So preferably changes that I can use the data I collected will be good.)
Please help me. . . .
hi everyone, i really need some help with my biology EE, so the experiment i plan to do is pretty easy and concerns lactic fermentation, will this penalize me? I intend to observe the effect of temperature on fermentation lactic
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Hi, I have chosen my Economics EE topic to be To what extent is Manchester United FC revenue-driven in the 2010s as compared to the 2000s, as a result of an overtake by a foreign investor? Can someone tell me if the question is structured well enough to satisfy the IB?
I'm doing my EE in psych, and i've hit writers block and i don't know if my RQ is too broad. Here's my RQ: 'Do socio-cognitive theories influence digital romantic practices on social media?' Plus my first draft deadline is in 9 days. HELP!
hi there, I am a pre-ib student, I start ib1 in a couple months but want to get a good grasp on the course before I even start. I have picked all my subjects but one thing that irks me is the ee (extended essay). I am looking into different topics at the moment and I found one that could be really interesting, however I am looking to get more opinions and advice on my topic.
I am looking into doing a phycology ee and my main focus would be based around, "Is the bond between a mother and a child solely based on psychological need or comfort?" Essentially, do infants only bond with their mothers for food or for comfort. Harlow's monkey experiments are going to be…
Finding good sources for the actual structure of the Economics Extended Essay is incredibly difficult and I'm getting a lot of conflicting info. Some sites say that you should include an "evaluation" section and a "Economic Theory" Section, the IB itself specifically says not to? Does anybody know where I could get an outline specifically for economics that is up-to-date, and not too broad like the general one from the IB? Thanks!
so, for my EE I'm doing something along the lines of "do modern fictional/fantasy stories follow Joseph Campbell's the heroes Journey" and I'm slightly struggling with the structure. I'm not sure whether I should summarize my two book series first, or whether I should write anything before hand in the main body. I'm also unsure of whether to keep on cycling between both books and talking about how they fit / don't fit in the narrative archetype or not. I'm genuinely not even sure if it's even a good topic to write about as I can't for the life of me think of a good way to start the writing itself. Thanks in advance for any replies!
So I need help because I originally had a EE topic that I recently discovered wouldn't work out so I have now been scrambling to come up with a new one. My new basic topic is: The effect of temperature on sound waves. But I need help refining this because I'm not sure where to go from here. Any help would be really appreciated, particularly if: - You have finished a physics EE and have advice - You have knowledge on sound waves and their variables - You have any other ideas for a new direction for this topic - Any related research you know of - etc. Thank you!
I have a question concerning the EE topics for English B HL, how can i approach a topic, keeping in mind the criteria that is given? This is really important for me, i'm struggling right now trying to find a topic! Can you give me any advice and examples?