If you're reading this article, I assume you're an IB Student getting ready to write your Extended Essay.
If you're looking at this as a potential future IB student, I recommend reading our other introductory IB articles first: If you're confused by what this report means, EE is short for Extended Essay, and English A1 is the subject that my Extended Essay topic coordinated with. Prep Scholar Tutors is the world's best tutoring service.
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I ended up receiving a full-tuition merit scholarship to USC’s School of Dramatic Arts program and in my interview for the scholarship, I spoke passionately about my Extended Essay.
I genuinely think my Extended Essay helped me get my scholarship. Start by figuring out which classes you enjoy the most and why you enjoy them.For the Extended Essay, you choose a research question as a topic; this topic needs to be approved by IBO (which is not very difficult).You can do a typical research paper or conduct an experiment/solve a problem.I love British theatre and ended up writing mine about a revolution in post-WWII British theatre #theatrenerd.I really encourage anyone who pursues an IB Diploma to take the Extended Essay seriously.Most schools allow you to pick your advisor (an IB teacher preferably at your school). The IB Extended Essay must include: However, you should choose a topic that falls into one of the IB Course Categories, (such as Theatre, Film, Spanish, French, Math, Biology, etc.) which shouldn’t be difficult because there are so many class subjects.Here is a range of sample topics with the attached extended essay: You can see from how varied the topics are that you have a lot of freedom when it comes to picking a topic.If you're really stuck trying to find a not too broad or narrow topic, I recommend trying to brainstorm a topic that uses a comparison.Once you begin looking through the list of sample essays below, you may notice that many use comparisons.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.