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Help on History EE please

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen. Is there anyone around who can give just a little help on a history EE? I've done a full draft, so am only after minor things to fix.

1. I've referanced it in APA style. Do the citations count in the word count? (e.g. "It has been argued that coffee is useful for IB students (Pearson and Fox 1999)"- the bit in brackets!) If they don't, I'm in the word count, first go, so yay.

2. I've used one book quite a lot. It is full of quotes from survivors of the time, and I've quoted them in the essay. Do I cite that as the author of the book or the person who said it?

Thanks

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The upper limit is 4000 words for all extended essays. The upper limit includes the introduction, the body, the conclusion and any quotations, but does not include:

- the abstract
- acknowledgements
- the contents page
- maps, charts, diagrams, annotated illustrations and tables
- the reference/bibliography
- appendices

So no, the citations in brackets don't count. See this thread for more [url="http://www.ibsurvival.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4756"]http://www.ibsurvival.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4756[/url]

Someone also suggested their school's History EE webpage, [url="http://turnerfentonib.com/docs/ee/Writing_a_History_EE.pdf"]http://turnerfentonib.com/docs/ee/Writing_a_History_EE.pdf[/url]

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1 - No! :rofl: Good for you!

2 - You may want to mention the name of the person who said each thing, but you should definitely reference the book after the person who wrote the whole book rather than after who said it. Otherwise it'll be hard for people to find that book, and thus also that quote!

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[quote name='Hyperbole' post='34773' date='Jan 27 2009, 11:17 AM']1 - No! :ok: Good for you!

2 - You may want to mention the name of the person who said each thing, but you should definitely reference the book after the person who wrote the whole book rather than after who said it. Otherwise it'll be hard for people to find that book, and thus also that quote![/quote]


1. Praise God! Thank you both very much.

2. That was roughly what I've been doing. Glad someone agrees with me :rofl:

Thanks for the quick responses both.

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1. The citations do not count for the word count. Also, a few years ago, I decided never to try coffee (cause it stinks). When I wrote my EE, I was extremely close to give in for the coffee pressure in order not to sleep but I managed to stay away (and awake)

2. I don't know if there is any difference between you format and the MLA format that I used, but I doubt it. In that case, you have to state that the quote was quoted in the book that you have, then also say where it was originally from.

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