EE Introduction - updated

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AHS International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Introductions…
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Mrs. Puglisi
 School librarian and Extended Essay
Coordinator for the AHS IB Diploma
Program
 Manage and instruct both students and
advisers in the extended essay process
What is the Extended Essay?
A piece of INDEPENDENT research /
investigation on a topic chosen by the
student in cooperation with a supervisor
at school
 Started in December of junior year and
completed in January of senior year
 Compulsory for all diploma students
 Externally graded
 The result of approximately 40 hours of
work by the student
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Where Does EE Fit into the IB Diploma
Program?
**Note that if a student earns an Elementary in both
essays, this will result in a failing condition. Also note
that the regulations were amended in May 2010 to
state that an E in either the EE or TOK essay will
result in a failing condition
Extended Essay Subject Areas
(EE research question cannot be used for other internal assessments!)
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Biology
Business and Management
Chemistry
Classical Greek and Latin
Computer Science
Dance
Design Technology
Economics
Environmental Systems and
Society
Film
Geography
History
Human Rights
Information Technology in a
Global Society
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Literature and
Performance
Mathematics
Music
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Social and Cultural
Anthropology
Theatre
Visual Arts
World Religions
World Studies
Language Group 1 and 2
Guidelines for Choosing a Topic
Should be interesting to you!
 Should be limited in scope and
sufficiently narrow to study the issue or
problem in depth
 Should present an opportunity to collect
information or data to evaluate or
analyze
 Students comfortable in using the
relevant theories and vocabulary of the
field of study
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Some Past EE Topics
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What is essential for a fossil
energy independent household?
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An analysis of John Coltrane’s
“Giant Steps”
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The History and Significance of
Pablo Picasso’s Masterpiece,
Guernica.
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To What Extent did Islam Serve
as a Political Ideology during the
Iranian Revolution of 1979?
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Is the Military Doing Enough to
Help Soldiers with Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder?
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The Effect of Low Dissolved
Oxygen Levels on the Population
of the Maryland Blue Crab in the
Chesapeake Bay.
United Nations Failure to Cease
the Genocide in Rwanda
How Can the Use of MicroLending Principles Positively
Decrease the Poverty of
American Indian Reservations?
Non-governmental Organizations
Impact on Child Soldiers in the
Democratic Republic of Congo
and Sudan
Extended Essay Supervision
The student is responsible for asking a
teacher with background or expertise in
the chosen area
 The supervisor will meet with you
throughout the process to monitor
progress
 3-5 hours of meeting time is expected
for this project
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Role of Supervisor
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Help you formulate
a well focused
research question
Provide you with
guidance on your
subject
Read and comment
on your draft
Ensure proper
documentation
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CANNOT
Give you a research
question
Edit your draft
This is an Opportunity for you to..
Explore an international subject you are interested in
Expand your knowledge on a topic that you studied in class
Explore a topic you’ve not had time to study in class but was
always interested in learning more about
Study an issue or problem you are passionate about ( for
example, a personal interest or your cultural heritage)
Select a topic that will give you foundation for your intended
major in college
Use this experience as a talking point in college essays and
interviews
Create an outstanding research/writing sample for colleges
Student Support
Mrs. Puglisi
 EE Supervisor
 CD- 50 Excellent Extended Essays
 Subject Reports online
 Bound Essays in the library
 Mini–lessons conducted twice a month
 Information folder
 QuestiaSchool Online Library
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Today we will…
Review the contents of your EE folder
 Complete the contact information sheet
– LEGIBILY!
 Create an account on the AHS website
and add the EE and CAS classes
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Questions?

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