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.
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.
So, how do you pick when the options are limitless?
I will help you with that next: Below are the six key tips you need to follow to write an outstanding Extended Essay.
However, you could possibly write about how the conditions in German POW camps were directly affected by the Nazis successes and failures.
This may be too obvious of a topic, but you get my point.
Once you have figured out a general subject area such as physics, you should brainstorm more specific topics by putting pen to paper. You can’t write about WWII because that would be a book's worth of material.
What was your favorite chapter you learned in that class? You don’t want to write about what type of soup prisoners of war received in POW camps because you probably can’t come up with 4000 words on it.