Extended Essay Guide
Business & Management
2010 - 12
The extended essay is:
Responsibilities of the student
Recommended: things to do
Recommended: things to avoid
Writing and researching the extended essay
Writing the extended essay
Formal Presentation of the extended essay
The length of the extended essay
Appendices, footnotes and endnotes
The research process
Define you essay question first
Writing an essay question
Choose the correct sources
How to find your sources fast
I can’t find it on Google, where do I look?
Humanities & Literature
Referencing, Bibliographies and Citations
What is a bibliography?
What is a citation?
Examples of citation & bibliography
Generic Extended Essay Feedback Form
Extended Essay Study Plan
Business & Management
Choice of topic
Treatment of the topic
Interpreting the assessment criteria in Business & Management
24 Criterion A: research question
Criterion B: introduction
Criterion C: investigation
Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied
24 Criterion E: reasoned argument
Criterion F: analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject
25 Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject
Criterion H: conclusion
Criterion I: formal presentation
Criterion J: abstract
Criterion K: holistic judgment
Examiner Report May 2009 – B.A.M.
The range and suitability of the work submitted
Candidate performance against each criterion
The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects—normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor (a teacher in the school).
This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject chosen. It is recommended that completion of the written essay is followed by a short, concluding interview, or viva voce, with the supervisor.
The extended essay is assessed against common criteria, interpreted in ways appropriate to each subject.
The extended essay is:
compulsory for all Diploma Programme students
externally assessed and, in combination with the grade for theory of knowledge, contributes up to three points to the total score for the IB diploma a piece of independent research/investigation on a topic chosen by the student in cooperation with a supervisor in the school chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects, published in the Vade Mecum presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words the result of approximately 40 hours of work by the student
concluded with a short interview, or viva voce, with the supervising teacher (recommended).
In the Diploma Programme, the extended essay is the prime example of a piece of work where the student has the opportunity to show knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm about a topic of his or her choice. In those countries where it is the norm for interviews to be required prior to acceptance for employment or for a place at university, the extended essay has often proved to be a valuable stimulus for discussion.
The aims of the extended essay are to provide students with the opportunity to: pursue independent research on a focused topic
Citations: Citation: (Castle, 2001)
Bibliography: Castle, Gregory
Book by two or more authors
Citation: (Kelly and Brack, 1971)
Bibliography: Kelley, Robert E., and O. M. Brack. Samuel Johnson 's Early Biographers. Iowa City: University of Iowa Print, 1971. Print.
Citation: (Vickeroy, 1996, 91-109)
Bibliography: Vickeroy, Laurie
Citation: (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2009)
Bibliography: "Royal Shakespeare Company." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2009. Web. 21 July 2009. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/511570/Royal-Shakespeare-Company-RSC
Citation: (Nesbit, 1908)
Bibliography: Nesbit, E
Bibliography: Harper, Richard. 4th July 2010, NY, 34th & 12th. Digital image. Bkk Photography. n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2011. .
Citation: (Interview with Mr Arch, 2010)
Bibliography: "Interview with Mr Arch." Telephone interview by Alan Jacques
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