Writing an Extended Essay should be came from ONE RESEARCH QUESTION only! A Research Question needs to be FOCUS in one particular topic. An Essay Title could be a Research Question!

Role of the Supervisor:
– Read recent EE Reports
– 3-5 hours include Viva Voce
– Advise students on access to appropriate resources, techniques on information, writing an abstract, documenting sources
The students may contact external sources (refers to Expert Programmer in EE Computer Science), in fact, this is STRONGLY ADVISED for the students

Group 4 Extended Essay Discussion:
– How many Supervisors?
4 students maximum for each supervisor
– When should you have meetings?
1.Determining Research Questions
2.Meeting with the students (HALF WORK) – it’s up to Supervisors
3.After First Draft completed (FIRST DRAFT refers to COMPLETED ESSAY, acquiring RETURN COMMENTS) in November
4.VIVA VOCE (15 minutes)
– How often and how long should they be?
– What kind of advise?
– Any research question issues?

Abstract

Not exceeding 300 words!
It’s not introduction, instead, it’s an OVERVIEW for the whole essay, that’s why it’s written last!
Word Count for the Abstract should written!

EE 4,000 words DOES NOT include:
Abstract
Acknowledgement
Contents page
Maps, Charts, Diagrams, Ilustrations, Tables
The references/bibliography
Appendices

INTRODUCTION should include:
WHY the topic CHOSEN is INTERESTING, IMPORTANT and WORTHY
some BACKGROUND INFORMATION
a CLEARLY and PRECISELY STATED RESEARCH QUESTION
a CLEAR CONCLUDING STATEMENT

CONCLUSION
is CLEARLY stated!
is RELEVANT to RQ being investigated
is SUBSTANTIATED by the EVIDENCE PRESENTED
indicates issues, UNRESOLVED QUESTION and NEW QUESTION that have emerged from the research (It’s not Mandatory but STRONGLY RECOMMENDED) – good impact for Holistic Judgement
TOK LINKS
Determining KQ (KNOWLEDGE QUESTION)
THE KNOWLEDGE FRAMEWORK
Thinking Procedurally
Thinking Logically
Thinking Ahead
Thinking Concurrently
Thinking Abstractly
Thinking Recursively

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