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Extended essay

The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. As a required component, it provides:

·  practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required at tertiary level

·  an opportunity for students to engage in an in-depth study of a topic of interest within a chosen subject

Exemplars provided on the right on not based on the new 2018 guidelines. It is vitally important that students read the criterion in the onlineExtended Essay Guide 

Emphasis is placed on the research process:

·         formulating an appropriate research question

·         engaging in a personal exploration of the topic

·         communicating ideas

·         developing an argument.

Participation in this process develops the capacity to:

·         analyse

·         synthesize, and

·         evaluate knowledge.

Students are supported throughout the process with advice and guidance from a teacher supervisor at the school.

taken from www.ibo.org