The Extended Essay: What is it, Why do I do it, and When do I get started

  • Junior DP Students, c/o 2021 all your dates, deadlines, templates, etc are in this lovely google classroom provided by T. Krause

  • What is the Extended Essay?

    An in-depth essay on a topic of the student's choice from the approved list of courses

    4000 words

    ~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:

How to do the 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. 

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