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IB Summer Projects 2019: EE

This guide is intended for rising grade 11 students entering the IB Diploma Programme.



The Extended Essay process will begin in August during Core Days. You will be provided with three student support sessions during Core Days:

EE Student Support Session 1: Overview of the IB DP Core (Extended Essay)

EE Support Session 2: Planning your EE 

EE Student Support Session 3: Subject Information Sessions

Task 1:

Students who are particularly interested in a subject and think they will do their EE in this subject should 

  • navigate to the EE LibGuide and read to increase their knowledge of subjects of interest. From the homepage, of the EE LibGuide, students can access and
  • read the subject-specific guidance for two (2) IB subjects of interest that contains information on:

1. an overview of the subject,

2. choosing a topic and formulating a research question, and

3. info on how the assessment criteria are interpreted differently for each IB EE subject.

  • Note down 5 specific important facts form each section for each subject and save these notes in the worksheet provided.

Task 2:

  • Write down two topic ideas and research questions that you have an interest in researching in each subject (total of at least four topic ideas and research questions).
  • You should find at least one article that you read that got you interested in each topic idea/research question and create a citation for this article in MLA 8th edition format. Note down why you are interested in the topic and how it is worthy of investigation according to the IBO guidelines listed in the subject-specific guidance.
  • Note for groups 1 and 2 (Chinese A, English A, and English B), you will also need to identify the category as well and how your topic ideas fit that category, i.e. English B, Category 1: Language.