"There is a secret that could help all you first year IB students out there. It is the key to making next year a whole lot easier. It will reduce stress, make the workload easier to handle, and give you time. What is the secret? It’s that you’re better off starting the Extended Essay as soon as possible.
I know, it’s not what you wanted to hear. But I promise you that putting time and effort into your Extended Essay now will save you about five times that effort later. Because balancing the Extended Essay alongside Internal Assessments, Theory of Knowledge and IB revision is not fun."
("Extended Essay Step-by-Step Guide")
“The Extended Essay Step-by-Step Guide: Your Topic.” Lanterna Education, 23 Jan. 2017, www.lanternaeducation.com/ib-blog/extended-essay-step-by-step-guide-topic.
The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of available Diploma Programme subjects for the session in question. This is normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for those taking the IB diploma, or a subject that a course student has a background in. It is intended to promote academic research and writing skills, providing students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor (an appropriately qualified member of staff within the school). This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject chosen. It is mandatory that all students undertake three reflection sessions with their supervisor, which includes a short, concluding interview, or viva voce, with their supervisor following the completion of the extended essay.
The extended essay is assessed against common criteria, interpreted in ways appropriate to each subject.
For further general information click on the link below:
“Overview of the Extended Essay.” IB Diploma Programme Extended Essay, 2016, ibpublishing.ibo.org/extendedessay/apps/dpapp/guide.html?doc=d_0_eeyyy_gui_1602_1_e&part=2&chapter=1.