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Guide to the Extended Essay in the DP

The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.

Albert Einstein

Research opens pathways to worlds not yet explored. At its foundation, research is about curiosity; asking a question, and going in search of the answer. Sparking this curiosity is the way we as educators light up students’ interest and motivation for their extended essays (EE).

As an in-depth, independent investigation into a topic of their choice, the EE is a crucial step toward students’ preparation for undergraduate studies. This guide has been designed to help you get insights into how the EE is valuable for students, and gain a thorough understanding of its structure and assessment. As a coordinator, you will also gain insights into different ways to support supervisors and students on the EE journey.

Please note:

We designed this guide to be navigated sequentially. That being said, this is your inquiry so feel free to jump around to the sections you find most relevant to your context.

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Disclaimer: This guide has been produced independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle’s resources seek to encourage sharing of perspectives and innovative ideas for classroom teaching & learning. They are not intended to be replacements for official IB guides and publications. Views and opinions expressed by the authors of these resources are personal and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB. Please seek assistance from your school’s IB coordinator and/or refer to official IB documents before implementing ideas and strategies shared within these resources in your classroom.