at 9:39 am on Monday, 9 February 2009
Our “kick off” for Extended Essay was held in seminar on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The following is a description of the seminars to follow. This page provides support material for this process. Please see below for links to additional material, copies of handouts given in seminar, and helpful resources.
Extended Essay Seminar and Topic Timeline 2013-14
February 7: Kickoff: What resources do I have to tackle a project – using the LP. Students receive Seminar Timeline and Student/Parent Contract 4a_Learner Profile and Profile Diamond
February 14: Using the LP to look at process. Creating a flow chart to show how the LP works for them in this process. Using the LP to think about topics. We will distribute VCU forms, field trip permission slips, etc. 4b_Venn Diagram and KWL_Choosing a Topic, 4c_Process Graphic Organizers
February 21: How to enjoy your extended essay ppt; receive timeline, proposal sheets and locate resources. Download THE GUIDE!!! Extended Essay Guide 2013
February 27-28: Librarians will be in TOK classes to instruct on preliminary research toward choosing and narrowing topics to move toward a research question. Work will be generated for a grade in TOK
February 28: Review: how to select and narrow a topic – brainstorming, use of preliminary research, etc. http://www.umflint.edu/library/research/selecttopic.htm
March 4: Librarians will be in TOK classes to orient students to the Library of Congress system.
March 7: Review of researching techniques: understanding info cycles, topics, searching, finding, evaluating http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/basic00.htm
March 8: VCU field trip. Work for that trip will be generated for a grade in TOK. A-L go in the morning. M-Z go in the afternoon.
March 11: Librarians will be in TOK classes to work on research techniques and how to take notes effectively to prevent plagiarism. Work will be generated for a grade in TOK.
March 20: Librarians will be in TOK classes to reinforce the EE criteria. Work will be generated for a grade in TOK.
March 21: Review: What is a good research question?
March 28: What is an argument? Choosing a rationale or lens for your proposal, essay organization, and looking at the rubric to organize your research as you start to write your paper.
April 11: Choosing a Supervisor (Remember your proposals are DUE!) Get Supervisor and mentor forms.
April 19: EE proposals returned. (Note that this is a Friday. Juniors and Seniors will swap days this week!) We will also talk about IB Exams!
April 25: Finalizing IB Exam info
Process, Forms, and Requirements:
Extended Essay Seminar Topic Timeline (as above): 1_Seminar Timeline 2013
Deadline Timeline, February 2-November 1: 3_The Extended EssayTimeline
Student/Parent Initial Contract: 2_Student Parent Initial Contract
Extended Essay Proposal Requirements: 4_Extended Essay Proposal 2013
Final Information and Accountability Contract: 7_Extended Essay information Accountability Contract
Summer Draft Review by Supervisor: 8_Extended Essay Preliminary Draft Review
Final Checklist: 9_EE Final Checklist
IBO’s Essay Guide: Extended Essay Guide 2013
How to Enjoy your Extended Essay Power Point: See it in pieces below
How to Enjoy Your Extended Essay Presentation_Part1, How to Enjoy Your Extended Essay Presentation_Part2, How to Enjoy Your Extended Essay Presentation_Part3, How to Enjoy Your Extended Essay Presentation_Part4, How to Enjoy Your Extended Essay Presentation_Part5
How To Write a Research Paper: writing-a-research-paper
Research Process: Notecards: getting-down-and-dirty
Using OneSearch from Home: OneSearch at home2
Narrowing your topic Power Point: Subject to Topic to Question
Power Point on Writing the Essay: Writing a Thesis_Support Essay
How to do an annotated bibliography: Writing the Annotated Bibliography
MLA Style Sheet: mla_style
Revising the EE: Extended Essay Revisions (2)
Choosing a Topic: http://www.umflint.edu/library/research/selecttopic.htm
Understanding Sources — Research Basics:
Organize your information with Graphic Organizers: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html