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
- Create an EE Doc for brainstorming your thoughts
- Create a folder in your Drive for your EE work
- Create a bookmark folder for any source links you find
- Open and bookmark and peruse the sites below. Full time IB school’s EE sites.
- Topic Selection:
- What subjects have you enjoyed?
- What topic areas or themes or periods have intrigued you WITHIN those subjects?
- Ms. R’s Topic Finder Screencast on GVRL! (In Advanced Search)
- A list of IB Prescribed International Authors in our library
- START with a intriguing source! Then start asking questions.
- How about looking at some interesting PRIMARY SOURCE books?
- Background Knowledge: Read 1-2 good overview sources. Take some notes.
- An overview page from a database related to your topic
- Database tips
- Question (and Quinn will help AFTER with a Mentor)
- Come HANG OUT and browse in the library!
- Use the document Quinn provided to narrow your topic to a starting question. Here are some question starters.
- Hang out with IB teachers to ask questions and get help
- Quinn finds your mentor and you should:
- Have a starting question or two in the works
- The document is filled out
- Have read 2 overview sources on the topic
- Email mentor as soon as you have them for an appointment time!
- **Search Terms List: Can you brainstorm 10-20 search terms?
- Use those Search Terms in ALL your queries (hunts for articles).
- Use BROAD terms when looking for BOOKS
- Use ADVANCED searches when looking at articles
- Wikipedia LINKS at the bottom to it’s sources
- Google – Ask questions to learn,
- Your textbook
- EWHS Catalog – Use broad search terms and find a book containing your topic
- EW Databases – USE POWER SEARCH
- GVRL – GREAT for Search Term Collection
- History or Science in Context
- Proquest has GREAT articles across time.
- Questia is similar to JSTOR and loaded
- Advanced Search. Google Scholar?
- Sno-Isle Catalog Flip between catalog and Articles at the top (Or KCLS)
- 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.
- EdCC Catalog
NOTE TAKING OR EVIDENCE COLLECTION
- Get started. Put your evidence SOMEWHERE
- NOTECARDS like you learned in 9th and 10th grade!
- Begin to think how you can organize your evidence gathering
Email your EE Mentor NOW to set up appointment. Where’s my Mentor?
Outline Due : (See slide 30 and on in Ms. R’s EE Tips Presentation)
- Get some note cards or lots of pieces of paper.
- Mindmapping site: Coggle:
- Helpful Youtube Video for SCIENCE
- Science Outlining – great article from Quinn
- Try Trello: A NEW Source for writing what you know and organizing.