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Extended Essay: Step 9. Set Deadlines for Yourself

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

Setting Personal Deadlines and Managing Your Time

Setting realistic deadlines for yourself and effectivly managing your time are really important skill to master for any student.  It's essential when you are undertaking a long-term project, such as the Extended Essay, where you need to spend time preparing, researching and writing up over a number of weeks - don't leave everything to the last minute!

To manage your time, it helps to:

  • be aware of your own time management
  • be aware of how long it takes you to complete each type of study task
  • schedule time for unforeseen events
  • schedule time for relaxation and leisure
  • be very specific in your time-planning

On this page you can learn about:

Time management websites and guides
Google Calendar

Time Management, John Holcroft, 20th Century, Britannica ImageQuest

Holcroft, John. Time Management. 20th century. SuperStock / Universal Images ;Group. Britannica Image Quest. Web. 23 July 2015. < search/time-management/1/107_3352443/Time-Management>. 

Time Management Websites and Guides

Find useful information on time management, as well as tips on how to make the most effective use of your time.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Time management is an important part of being a successful student.

Google Calendar is an easy way to stay organized and get reminders about important tasks.

You can learn how to use Google Calendar on this Google help page or at the Google Apps Learning Center.


Twelve-step Plan for Researching the Extended Essay - Step 9

9.  Set deadlines for yourself that are realistic and take into consideration WSA's internal EE deadlines.


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