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ISL EE Guide Class of 2015

ISL EE Guide Class of 2015

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The ISL Guide to the IB Extended Essay 6
th
 Edition
 – 
 Class of 2015 2
Contents
Section Topic Page 1.
 
The Extended Essay timeline - Class of 2015 4-6 2.
 
What is an extended essay? 7 3.
 
In which language should you write an extended essay? 7 4.
 
Ethical Guidelines for extended essay research and fieldwork 8 5.
 
What is looked for in a good extended essay? 9 6.
 
How does the extended essay contribute towards your final IB diploma score? 10 7.
 
Guidance on choosing a research topic and formulating a research question or hypothesis 11-12 8.
 
Examples of extended essay research questions 13-16 9.
 
Getting started on your extended essay 17-18 10.
 
The ISL Library and the extended essay
 
Your librarian
 
The library catalogue
 
Magazines, newspapers, online databases
 
Wikipedia
 
Looking at previous extended essays
 
Some helpful books
 
And for those doing an extended essay in a science subject 19-20 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 11.
 
How to keep a record of your research 21 12.
 
How to structure your extended essay a)
 
A title page b)
 
An abstract 22-30 23 24-25
 
The ISL Guide to the IB Extended Essay 6
th
 Edition
 – 
 Class of 2015 3
c)
 
An acknowledgements page (if appropriate) d)
 
A contents page e)
 
The essay itself (introduction, body and conclusion) f)
 
The list of works cited g)
 
Appendices (if appropriate) 25 26 27 28-29 30 13.
 
Academic honesty and the extended essay
 
Avoiding plagiarism
 
Quotations
 
Direct quotes
 
Paraphrasing and indirect quotations 31-32 31 31 31 32 14.
 
A quick guide to MLA citation
 
Citing from printed sources
 
Citing from website sources
 
Citing images from a website
 
An important note about Figures & Tables 33-35 34 34 35 35 15.
 
Examples of MLA in-text citation and bibliographic details for a variety of source types 35-42 16.
 
Formatting your work using MLA 43 17.
 
Footnote referencing - an alternative to in-text citation 44 18.
 
The extended essay checklist 45
The remaining section of this guide contains the official IBO extended essay guide. You will find further details on the generic assessment criteria and information about various extended essay subjects on the following pages:
Assessment criteria 15-20 Geography 75-78 Group 1 essays 21-27 History 79-83 Group 2 essays 27-33 Mathematics 96-99 Biology 34-38 Music 100-105 Business & Management 38-42 Physics 114-121 Chemistry 43-46 Theatre 134-138 Economics 61-65 Visual Art 138-142 Film 70-75

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