I’m a junior and I’m going Full IB so I have to write this 4,000 word essay called the Extended Essay. I’m struggling a lot with picking a subject, a topic, a supervisor and honestly just everything. I was wondering if you had any tips on how to go about the Extended Essay.
- Anonymous Student
*Inspired by one of our Howlers*
Dear Anonymous Student,
The beginning of junior year can be stressful for a Full IB student. You’re introduced to so much, a lot of things are new to you, but not only are these things new to you but all the other Full IB juniors as well. Whether it’s the transition for the MYP program to the DP program, IB testing or even the start of the Extended Essay, people are here to support you.
You’re concerned about the start of the Extended Essay, which is really common for students going the Full IB route and I’m here to help provide you with some tips on how to go about the Extended Essay or EE.
First off you must select a subject to begin. You have a variety of options when selecting a subject. Here are some tips that might help you select a subject:
Once your subject is chosen you have to begin to find a topic you want to work with within your subject area. Tips on choosing a topic:
After all of that you have to choose a supervisor that will help you throughout the entire year. Some tips on choosing a supervisor:
I hope that this has help you along with others who had the same question but were scared to ask. I know it seems like a lot, but with some planning you will be able to develop a well thought out and organized paper that will help you get you IB diploma. You got this! If you have anymore questions regarding the Extended Essay or anything about school don’t be scared to ask those around you. Specific questions regarding the Extended Essay can be addressed to Mr. Dillman in room 102.