Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyze, synthesize and evaluate knowledge. An extended essay can also be undertaken in world studies , where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across two IB diploma disciplines. Students are supported throughout the process of researching and writing the extended essay, with advice and guidance from a supervisor who is usually a teacher at the school. Students are required to have three mandatory reflection sessions with their supervisors. The final session, a concluding interview, is also known as viva voce. The extended essay and reflection sessions can be a valuable stimulus for discussion in countries where interviews are required prior to acceptance for employment or for a place at university.
Extended Essay Guide -- Class of 2019: Student Resources
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It provides candidates with the opportunity to carry out a major piece of inquiry and produce a formal piece of writing that is focused on a topic of their choice. The topic should be one that genuinely interests them and allows them to research it in depth. It can also be an important reference point in university applications and interviews for courses.
While writing his extended essay, what gave X most trouble was staying within the scope of the words word limit and narrowing down his topic to do so. From his outline to his final version, X worked hard though on expressing his ideas and analysis within these boundaries, editing and reshaping his work. It seemed natural for him to pursue this topic for his extended essay. His main difficulty was in obtaining repeatable results to analyze and thus find solid support for his conclusions. Subject guides.