The Extended Essay: What is it, Why do I do it, and When do I get started
What is the Extended Essay?
An in-depth essay on a topic of the student's choice from the approved list of courses
~40 hours of research
How is it scored?
Criteria A: Focus and Method
Criteria B: Knowledge and Understanding
Criteria C: Critical Thinking
Criteria D: Presentation
Criteria E: Engagement
How is it Assessed?
out of 36 points on an A-E scale: A=Excellent & E=Elementary
Extended Essay Coordinator: Travis Krause
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides and Guidance for the Extended Essay
EE 2018 Guide: IB's website with all kinds of information on writing the eESubject Specific Rubrics for EE:
Dates and Deadlines
Extended Essay Timeline for Juniors c/o 2021
- Oct. 1st: Share completed EE Cafe w/ supervisor, etc
- November 1st: Bibliography of 6 sources, and meet with Librarian Ms. Eastin
- January 30th: mindmap or outline to supervisor
- March 30th: Rough Draft due to supervisor and Krause
Upon request, students may go to UNC Michener Library for research assistance.
This is for help narrowing/clarifying research question, finding sources for your research, and/or having a college professor provide feedback on your paper.