Extended Essay

**Updates (also in RED below)

Additional Comments for Online Working:

  1. Is your topic/question currently feasible with what you have available?
  2. Have you watched the most recent screencast I made for you on sources available?  
  3. Look through ALL the Source Ideas I’ve listed below
  4. If you can’t find enough sources THIS WEEK (first week of April) then:
    1. Email me, and INCLUDE your question. I can help.
    2. Email the UW libraries for online source ideas.
    3. Email your advisor to ask for ideas
    4. THEN consider changing your question to something you CAN FEASIBLY find info on.

Ms. R’s Slides

DUE DATES Class of 2021 – but get AHEAD!

March 16: Topic approve, research defined
April 15:  Research substantially complete
April 24:  Reflective Session Locked 
May 22:  First Draft Outline due to Mentor
June 12:  Approved EE Outline submitted to IBDC
Sept 28:  EE: Draft; Second Reflective Session Completed
January 5:  EE to Mentor
January 16:  Third Reflective Session Completed

Organizational Tips

  1. Create an EE Doc for brainstorming your thoughts
  2. Create a folder in your Drive for your EE work
  3. Create a bookmark folder for any source links you find
  4. Open and bookmark and peruse the sites below.  Full time IB school’s EE sites.

Initial Steps

  1. Topic Selection:
    1. What subjects have you enjoyed?
    2. What topic areas or themes or periods have intrigued you WITHIN those subjects?
    3. Ms. R’s Topic Finder Screencast on GVRL! (In Advanced Search)
    4. A list of IB Prescribed International Authors in our library
    5. START with a intriguing source!  Then start asking questions.
    6. How about looking at some interesting PRIMARY SOURCE books?
  2. Background Knowledge: Read 1-2 good overview sources. Take some notes.
    1. GVRL
    2. Britannica
    3. An overview page from a database related to your topic
    4. Database tips
  3. Question (and Quinn will help AFTER with a Mentor)
    1. Come HANG OUT and browse in the library!
    2. Use the document Quinn provided to narrow your topic to a starting  question.  Here are some question starters.
    3. Hang out with IB teachers to ask questions and get help
    4. Quinn finds your mentor and you should:
      1. Have a starting question or two in the works
      2. The document is filled out
      3. Have read 2 overview sources on the topic
      4. Email mentor as soon as you have them for an appointment time!
  4. **Search Terms List: Can you brainstorm 10-20 search terms?
    1. Use those Search Terms in ALL your queries (hunts for articles).
    2. Use BROAD terms when looking for BOOKS
    3. Use ADVANCED searches when looking at articles

Source Collection

  1. Wikipedia  LINKS at the bottom to it’s sources
  2. Google – Ask questions to learn,
  3. Your textbook
  4. EWHS Catalog – Use broad search terms and find a book containing your topic
  5. EW Databases – USE POWER SEARCH
    1. GVRL – GREAT for Search Term Collection
    2. History or Science in Context
    3. Proquest has GREAT articles across time.
    4. Questia is similar to JSTOR and loaded
  6. New: PRIMARY Source Sites 
  7. Advanced SearchGoogle Scholar?
  8. Sno-Isle Catalog Flip between catalog and Articles at the top  (Or KCLS)
  9. UW Catalog – And New: UW Library Research Guides may help
  10. EdCC Catalog
  11. **New March 2020 JSTOR free 

Notetaking – collecting evidence:  Due April 15, 2020

  1. Get started.  Put your evidence SOMEWHERE
  2. NOTECARDS like you learned in 9th and 10th grade!
  3. Begin to think how you can organize your evidence gathering
  4. COULD take notes in Outline form!

Outline:  Due May 22