I ended up receiving a full-tuition merit scholarship to USC’s School of Dramatic Arts program and in my interview for the scholarship, I spoke passionately about my Extended Essay.I genuinely think my Extended Essay helped me get my scholarship. Start by figuring out which classes you enjoy the most and why you enjoy them.In layman’s terms, my IB Diploma was graded during May 2010, I wrote my Extended Essay in the English A1 category, and I received a grade A. We combine world-class expert tutors with our proprietary teaching techniques.
For the Extended Essay, you choose a research question as a topic; this topic needs to be approved by IBO (which is not very difficult).
You can do a typical research paper or conduct an experiment/solve a problem.
If you're reading this article, I assume you're an IB Student getting ready to write your Extended Essay.
If you're looking at this as a potential future IB student, I recommend reading our other introductory IB articles first: If you're confused by what this report means, EE is short for Extended Essay, and English A1 is the subject that my Extended Essay topic coordinated with. Prep Scholar Tutors is the world's best tutoring service.
Next, create a list of pros and cons (I know this sounds tedious, but it really helps! EXCEPTION: If you have a teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your topic (as my English teacher was about my Theatre topic), you can ask that instructor. There was no theatre teacher at my school, so I could not find a theatre-specific advisor, but I chose the next best thing.
Some IB high schools require your IB Extended Essay advisor to sign an Agreement Form.Make sure you ask your IB coordinator if there is any required paperwork. If your school needs a Form signed, make sure you bring it with you when you ask a teacher to be your EE advisor.Note: The IBO only allows advisors to suggest improvements to the EE, but they may not be engaged in writing the EE.I also used comparison in my EE, comparing Harold Pinter's in order to show a transition in British Theatre.Topics with comparisons of 2-3 plays/books/diets/etc. tend to be in the sweet spot of not too narrow or broad because you can analyze each portion and after doing in-depth analysis on each, you compare and explain the significance of the comparison.Comparisons are not the only way to get a grade A EE.If after brainstorming, you pick a non-comparison based topic and you are still unsure if a topic is too broad or narrow, spend 30 minutes doing some basic research and see how much material is out there. Do NOT just ask your favorite teacher to be your advisor.Do you like Math because you like to problem solve?Or do you enjoy English because you like to analyze texts? I recommend spending an hour on this type of brainstorming.Whether you need help with science, math, English, social science, or more, we've got you covered. The IB Extended Essay (or EE) is a 4,000 word structured mini-thesis that you write under the supervision of an advisor (an IB teacher at your school), which counts towards your IB Diploma (to learn about all of the IB diploma requirements, check out our other article).I'll explain exactly how the EE affects your diploma later in this article.