After the research it's time to start writing!
On this page you can find information on:
Required Elements of the Extended Essay
Quotations, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Steps for Revising Your Paper
Using Notecards in NoodleTools
Useful Note-taking Tools: Memonic and Evernote
The IB expects you to work with your information sources effectively to extract and record the most useful information and produce your own original piece of work. See the page in this section on:
Formal vs. Informal Writing (or, How to Avoid Colloquial Writing)
Learn from the Work of Others
A quotation is a piece taken from another piece of work, exactly as it was originally written.
Paraphrasing involves taking a piece of writing and re-writing it in your own words.
Summarizing involves using your own words to re-write the main idea(s) of someone else's work. A summary will be significantly shorter than the original piece and will be a broad overview of it's content.
Tips for summarizing a piece of writing:
See the NoodleTools guide for tips on:
How to choose a good title for a notecard
What to put in the "Direct Quotations" field
What to put in the "Paraphrase/Summary" field
How to add tags, color, and visual cues to notecards
Other tutorials from the NoodleTools Help Desk:
How to select notecards in the Tabletop and Detail views
How to create and manage notecard piles
Watch this video from the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University for an introduction to how you can use Evernote to organize your research.
Culver, Dennis. Introduction to Evernote. YouTube. Center for Technology in
Learning and Teaching, 20 Oct. 2013. Web. 21 Aug. 2015.