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Extended Essay: Step 2. Educate yourself!

A guide to the research and writing process required for students completing the IB Extended Essay.

It's Time to Get Reading!

Books and papers - Britannica ImageQuestReading about the IB subjects you are considering to choose for your Extended essay can help you make the right decision.  The box below has IB EE subject guides and useful course information for those subjects recommended for WSA students. See:

Your Reading List


Other important reading for EE writers is on this page :

IB Assessment Criteria

IB Extended Essay Subject Guides (first exams 2018) (for almost all subjects available for Extended essays)

IB Ethical GuidelinesNotes - Britannica ImageQuest

Once you have decided on a subject, you need to set up your RRS (Researcher's Reflection Space)

The RRS is where you will record what you are reading, writing, and thinking about your essay.  It's best to set it up right at the start!  See Step 3. Researcher's Reflection Space (RRS)

Your Reading List

IB Assessment Criteria

IB Ethical Guidelines

Twelve-step Plan for Researching the Extended Essay - Step 2

2.  Educate yourself. Read the following materials:  the assessment criteria, relevant subject-specific chapter of the Extended Essay guide, the IB's ethical guidelines and other associated policies where relevant, such as those relating to animal experiments


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