The Barbarian's Creative Library Store brings you a 12 page booklet that can be printed in A5 or A4 or used as an online resource to help students tackle the International Baccalaureate Extended Essay.
The Extended Essay is a pass/fail element of the IBD program. It can be the first experience students have of an extended piece of writing and research. This booklet covers all the main elements and highlights the pitfalls to avoid.
It explains how to choose a research question, elements of a literature search with examples of resources, what each section of the essay needs to contain and the format and layout.
In addition there are details and suggestions for alternative vocabularies that could be used to express ideas and to avoid repetition in the text. A summary of the mark scheme is also included so a self check can be done on the criteria for the essay.
I have used this booklet for several years with my own students and last year all but one student gained at least one extra mark towards their Diploma on the strength of their extended essay.