I ended up receiving a full-tuition merit scholarship to USC’s School of Dramatic Arts program and in my interview for the scholarship, I spoke passionately about my Extended Essay.
I genuinely think my Extended Essay helped me get my scholarship. Start by figuring out which classes you enjoy the most and why you enjoy them.
Most schools allow you to pick your advisor (an IB teacher preferably at your school). The IB Extended Essay must include: However, you should choose a topic that falls into one of the IB Course Categories, (such as Theatre, Film, Spanish, French, Math, Biology, etc.) which shouldn’t be difficult because there are so many class subjects.
Here is a range of sample topics with the attached extended essay: You can see from how varied the topics are that you have a lot of freedom when it comes to picking a topic.
In layman’s terms, my IB Diploma was graded during May 2010, I wrote my Extended Essay in the English A1 category, and I received a grade A. We combine world-class expert tutors with our proprietary teaching techniques.
Our students have gotten A's on thousands of classes, perfect 5's on AP tests, and ludicrously high SAT Subject Test scores.I also used comparison in my EE, comparing Harold Pinter's in order to show a transition in British Theatre.Topics with comparisons of 2-3 plays/books/diets/etc. tend to be in the sweet spot of not too narrow or broad because you can analyze each portion and after doing in-depth analysis on each, you compare and explain the significance of the comparison.Once you have figured out a general subject area such as physics, you should brainstorm more specific topics by putting pen to paper. You can’t write about WWII because that would be a book's worth of material.What was your favorite chapter you learned in that class? You don’t want to write about what type of soup prisoners of war received in POW camps because you probably can’t come up with 4000 words on it.For the Extended Essay, you choose a research question as a topic; this topic needs to be approved by IBO (which is not very difficult).You can do a typical research paper or conduct an experiment/solve a problem.Comparisons are not the only way to get a grade A EE.If after brainstorming, you pick a non-comparison based topic and you are still unsure if a topic is too broad or narrow, spend 30 minutes doing some basic research and see how much material is out there. Do NOT just ask your favorite teacher to be your advisor.If you're really stuck trying to find a not too broad or narrow topic, I recommend trying to brainstorm a topic that uses a comparison.Once you begin looking through the list of sample essays below, you may notice that many use comparisons.