Extended Essay

Ms. R’s Slides

  1. 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
  2. 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. **New:  START with a intriguing source!  Then start asking questions.
    6. **New: How about looking at some interesting PRIMARY SOURCE books?
  3. 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
  4. Initial Question and Finding 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
    3. Get yourself a mentor soon!  They LOVE students who:
      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 them for an appointment time!
  5. **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
  6. **Suggested Order for SOURCE COLLECTION
    1. Wikipedia and the LINKS at the bottom
    2. Britannica and Suggested Websites
    3. Your textbook
    4. EWHS Catalog – Use broad search terms and find a book containing your topic
    5. EW Databases – take your time in here and do power searches with a variety of search terms.
    6. Questia EWHS Database
    7. Google – Ask questions to learn,
    8. Advanced SearchGoogle Scholar?
    9. Sno-Isle Catalog Flip between catalog and Articles at the top  (Or KCLS)
    10. UW Catalog – see me for the document you need your parents to fill out.  You can use the databases and books WHILE you are there instead.
    11. EdCC Catalog
  7. Take them NOTES.  Get started.  Put your learning SOMEWHERE.

Quick Survey 3 Feb 29

Some people have TONS more time than I do!!! You DEFINITELY need to bookmark THIS!

Next session: Notetaking time  – but you should be doing that NOW!