Time will be set aside for students to meet with teachers related to problem question selection, experimental design, analysis and formatting of an extended essay students will write the initial reflection pieces for the extended essay while in the national park. Introduction to extended essay -- copies of materials from in-class session 9/20/16 slideshow from 9/20/16 in-class presentation this is a copy of the slideshow we used in class on 9/20/16.
The extended essay should be written in a clear, correct and formal academic style, appropriate to the subject from which the topic is drawn given that the extended essay is a formally written research paper, it should strive to maintain a professional, academic look. Biology is the study of life,so the essay must deal with living organisms biochemical topics can be pursued but must be focussed on the effects on the living thing not the chemical aspects for example, a study of enzymatic kinematics falls under chemistry but the factors that affect enzymes and how this impacts on the ecological niche of an organism becomes a biology topic. All extended essays are marked on a scale from 0 to 36 for each criterion, examiners are instructed to identify the level descriptor that is most appropriate (ie the best match) for the extended essay under consideration criterion a: research question in a biology extended essay, the research question is best stated in the form of a question.
Beginning with hf class of 2018 forward, we are using the 2018 examination session guide for the extended essay there are differences for example, the older essays were assessed according to an 11-point criteria rather than the current five point criteria. Supervisors of extended essays should ensure that the official ib assessment criteria are made available to candidates and that the candidates understand these criteriathis covers how well the student communicates the topicthe “research question” in the introduction is sharply focused and. Extended essay scoring rubric assessment objectives in working on the extended essay, students are expected to: 1 plan and pursue a research project with intellectual initiative and insight 2 formulate a precise research question 3 gather and interpret material from sources appropriate to the research question. One important aspect of the extended essay is the possibility for self-directed learning resources for students writing their extended essay the ib extended essay guide for 2013 - is a must for students and supervisors biology pages begin here ethical guidelines are also provided by the ib and should be shown to students.
Extended essay in biology the extended essay (ee) is an integral part of the ib diploma course in order to write a good ee in biology you need to first of all be interested in and passionate about biology and secondly be prepared to put in the hard work. Reading exemplar essays at a variety of marks is one of the best things you can do to prepare to write your own essay to view a limited collection of exemplar essays marked under the 2018 criteria, see the link in your managebac account.
The ib extended essay (or ee) is a 4,000 word structured mini-thesis that you write under the supervision of an advisor (an ib teacher at your school), which counts towards your ib diploma (to learn about all of the ib diploma requirements, check out our other article. Biology extended essay students have the option of joining the summer ecology research class as a way of completing their extended essay project as part of a summer school course, we spend 5-7 days at the naturebridge facility in the olympic national park. Learn more about what the extended essay entails, as part of the international baccalaureate®diploma programme.
An extended essay in biology provides you the student with an opportunity to apply a range of skills while researching a topic of personal interest in the field of biology the nature of an extended essay in biology is characterized by a particular biological emphasis within the more general context of a scientific investigation. Extended essay scoring rubric - 5 - e reasoned argument: (objectives 1 and 4) this criterion assesses the extent to which the essay uses the material collected to present ideas in a logical and coherent manner, and develops a reasoned argument in relation to the research question.
Extended essay scoring rubric 7 g: use of language appropriate to the subject (objective 6) achievement level descriptor essay 1 essay 2 essay 3 0 the language used is inaccurate and unclear there is no effective use of terminology appropriate to the subject the language used sometimes communicates clearly but does not do so consistently. Student guide: extended essays in biology section 2: criteria of the written parts of the essay this sub sections that follow are in the same order as would be expected in the essay title page: the title should provide a clear indication of the focus of the essay it should be precise and not necessarily phrased in the form of a question. Extended essay the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper one component of the international baccalaureate® (ib) diploma programme (dp) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students.