While the primary goal is to serve as a resource for Diploma candidates completing their Extended Essay, these can help any UAIS student and teacher with research writing. One discretionary note: these handouts are broad and do not conform to a particular manual style (MLA, APA, Chicago) unless otherwise noted; therefore, use manual guides where applicable. An overview of the following topics of discussion can be found on each tab:
EE Trainings: UAIS calendar, brainstorming a good research topic; narrowing a topic from general to specific; topic of interest form; conducting background reading, formulating a great research question
Researching the EE: understanding, choosing, and validating resources; citation guides; compiling excellent note & bib cards; avoiding accidental plagiarism; creating an annotated bibliography; writing a formal outline
Subject Presentations/Subject Guidelines: PowerPoints by each department covering general requirements; IBO Subject Guidelines that detail what an EE requires for each subject in greater detail
Drafting the EE: Using footnotes vs. parenthetical documentation; creating a traditional bibliography; writing a thesis statement; writing body paragraphs; writing a great intro and conclusion; the EE appendix
Editing/Publishing the EE: Avoiding colloquial language; the EE abstract (class of 2017); presentation of the EE
RRS/RPPF: This page has a brief overview to the function and purpose of the RRS and reflections in the extended essay. You will find links and handouts that further explain the needs and requirements for both the student and the supervisor.
Assessing the EE: general/subject-specific guidelines; evaluator comments; sample EEs from the IBO; 2018 rubrics are not present yet for uploading with grade distribution. You may see the general criterion and markbands on Managebac under the EE Assessment tab.
EE Supervisors: Resources for all teachers helping students on the extended essay
About this website: The creator of this research site was Justin Spear, current CAS coordinator, and updated by Amy Jo Yeokum, the current Extended Essay coordinator at the Utica Academy for International Studies, an International Baccalaureate World School, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. If you or your students are using our website, we would love to know!! He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please find links to his Creativity, Action, Service website at http://www.uaiscas.com. The UAIS DP Parent Calendar can be downloaded from this attachment: