Extended Essay: Year Two Syllabus
Ms. Potter Fall 2012
The Extended Essay forms part of the “Core” within the International Baccalaureate hexagonal model. It is 3600-4000 words (12-14 pages) and framed by an abstract and bibliography. Formally structured and presented according to IB guidelines, the EE is directed to an audience of multiple readers. Most importantly, the Extended Essay is an independent, student-driven research project and an argumentative writing task contained within a research-based structure. The bulk of writing takes place during junior year and over the summer. In the senior year, students finalize their work and meet with their individual EE supervisors in preparation for an October deadline of submission.
The following deadlines are in place:
Monday September 17: NEARLY Completed Draft due to Supervisor with ABSTRACT and BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Faculty supervisors maynotprovide written comments at this time. Instead, they will read the student’s draft and comment on essentials:
· Is MLA Format correct?
· Are sufficient sources presented and properly documented?
· Does introduction present a clear research question or argument?
· Does essay develop this RQ or argument cohesively and effectively?
· Does Abstract effectively articulate the project and findings of your essay?
Students must schedule a meeting with their Supervisors to discuss their progress and next steps toward completion. Meeting should be completed by the end of the day Monday September 24.
Tuesday October 9 :COMPLETED FIRST DRAFT DUE to supervisor.
Supervisors will provide WRITTEN COMMENTS to you (supervisors may not write on the essay itself).
Students must schedule a meeting with their supervisors to discuss the supervisor’s comments and recommendations.
Monday October 22: Final Draft Submitted.
TWO Paper Copies submitted to Ms Potter;
ONE electronic copy to email@example.com
Viva Voce Meeting to be held in February. Details TBA.