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  1. Hello everyone I am willing to apply for medicine in the UK. I am aware of the competitiveness of this course and thus, I would like to maximize my chances of getting in. I know that medical universities perceive more favourably candidates with an EE in biology as it proves their interest in the area. However, to what extent is it taken into account? My point is, writing an EE in science and getting and A is difficult and definitely more risky in comparison to other subjects. My dilemma is: Is it better to write an EE in biology and risk getting a worse grade but having a science topic as an advantage? OR Would it be more secure for me to do an EE in English B, while in all likelihood putting the same effort (as in bio EE) it would provide a sure A? All in all, which option is more reasonable to choose? Do universities value more following your area of interest or do they firstly consider points? What do you think? Thank you for all your opinions!
  2. Hello. First time posting- I have thought of a Research Question, and was wondering if it was too broad. I would greatly appreciate any advice. "How does Niffenegger use stylistic and thematic devices to portray the motif of loss in the Time Traveler’s Wife?" Many thanks! P.S. In what topic would this EE, or a similar one, be under?
  3. Hi, I'm in the planning stage of my extended essay and I have decided to do Biology. I came up with one question: How does Aloe Vera compare with Oregon Grape Root as an antimicrobial to slow down bacteria growth? Please share your opinions and ideas below. Thank you very much. I would really appreciate it.
  4. Hey! I am confused about internal citations for the Extended Essay. I have internally cited primary and historiographical/secondary sources, but do I have to cite EVERYTHING? My EE is in history, and almost nothing is just "common knowledge." What do I do?
  5. So I have started to think about what I would like to do for my Extended Essay, we have to give in our ideas in around a weeks time. Just need some help refining my ideas, any tips would be appreciated! How has the Volkswagen Diesel Emission Scandal impacted the brand image of Volkswagen (Related to Business Management) Comparing the speeches of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, and how the language impacted the election results (English Language and Literature) How can war be justified (History) Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi! I want to do my extended essay on proving Newton's law of cooling. I want to use different liquids and do an experiment in order to compare what the law says to the real life situation. I'm on Math HL and Physics SL and I'm not quite sure where this ee could fit. My preference is math, but I'm afraid that maybe it's too experimental. What do you think? Thank you!
  7. Hello everyone. Currently I'm trying to think of a topic and a research question for the extended essay. Among the 6 subject groups, only math(and maybe physics) is of interest to me, but right now I'm not sure if my topic would work well for me so I would like to ask you guys to pitch in your thoughts or suggestions on it. My idea is trying to derive a formula for any conic section that is in an angle using analytical geometry and loci, and maybe compare it with other methods like matrices or rotation functions. I don't have a lot of idea on matrices though I also want to try to use the applications of calculus, but i dont know where to start thanks for the help
  8. Am I allowed to use a source that is used in my History IA in my Extended Essay?
  9. Hi. I am an upcoming senior and I should have my EE done by the end of this summer. I am taking a psych course during the summer and got into DID or multiple personality disorder. My instructor is not answering my emails and I should start it ASAP, so do you guys think this research question is fine?? “To what extent does childhood trauma play a role in the development of dissociative identity disorder?” Thanks for the help
  10. Alguien habla español? Alguien que haya tomado Español Literatura? Que libros están leyendo? Alguien haciendo su Extended Essay en español?
  11. Hey, for my Extended Essay for History I want to write a comparative essay on Lenin and Stalin and the extent to which they followed Marxist ideology. Is this considered "trivial nature"? Also, how would I frame my question. I also want to utilise case studies from Hitler/Mussolini's reign to demonstrate that a lot of their policies were similar or even the same as Stalin/Lenin's. Some ideas I had were. How successful were both Lenin and Stalin in following Marxist Ideology? To what extent were both Lenin and Stalin implement Marxist ideology after the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917?
  12. I'm writing an extended essay on a literary device that Atwood uses in The Handmaid's Tale and The Penelopiad in reference to the latter. There are no outside sources on this device and I have heard or seen no mention of it anywhere after consulting the internet, IB staff at my school, and my (well-read and sharp) English teacher. I'm not going to say the device on here because it would take a lot of explaining and it would dilute the focus of my question -- Because I am writing a literature extended essay on an original idea and its application in one novel without relying on external literary criticism or sources (since there are none), would I be fine with just citing the book and three to four literary device sites (not for the term I'm studying, but for supplementary definitions)? So you know I'm not going to screw up because of the device itself, I should mention that my English teacher thinks my idea valid. I clearly define my interpretation of this literary phenomenon in the introduction and analyze its purpose throughout the essay. You can message me privately if you want to know what it is, but I didn't want it to detract from the focus of the question. Thanks.
  13. Hi! I have some questions about the EE. I am doing my EE in Spanish A Literature HL. I already have the books I want to analyze, my question and my supervisor accepted it. I want to analyze the use of setting of two different books. This is the research title nd the research question I want to work on: Research Title: Una exploración, comparación y análisis de los espacios diegéticos en dos novelas, Pedro Páramo y Cien años de soledad Research Question: ¿Hasta qué punto los espacios diegéticos pueden considerarse personajes en las novelas Pedro Páramo y Cien años de soledad? Now, the questions... Do the quotes count as words in the 4,000 words? How many paragraphs (approximately) does a 4,000 word essay look like? Do I need to add reference for a Language EE?
  14. Hey Guys, So I am at that time in my junior year where I have to propose three extended essay research questions but I have no idea what to do. I wanna do it in English, Visual Arts or Art History and about something related to women deprivation/representation, segregation or something similar to that. Do you guys have any ideas for my research question? I would really appreciate some help. Thanks in advance!
  15. Hi guys, So I'm starting to stress a little since I have to finish my EE proposal by tuesday and I'm yet unsure what topic/subject I should do it in. I know I'll be doing it in one of my HL subjects so therefore either English, Geography or Theatre however I haven't been able to decide which yet. Although we're often told to focus it on an area related to what we want to do in uni, I will be studying in spain where they don't take the topic of EE into consideration and therefore all that is valued is the points. Are there any subjects of those three that are perhaps easier to score higher in? Since I have recently been to an MUN conference abroad, I had to debate about topics of global importance and one of the issues in my comittee was "eradicating the practice of child marriage", I became highly intrigued by the issue of child marriage in different regions and thought that I could maybe orientate this towards geographical patterns and base my EE around this topic, however right now this is obviously extremely vague. Any suggestions on how I could link this topic more to geography in order to be able to use it for my extended essay? Thanks in advance, I'd be more than happy to take any advice or suggestions. Ellen xx
  16. Hi everyone! I have to choose a topic for my extended essay, and I was kind of thinking about doing it on stereotypes and how they affect society. For me,this topic falls into the English B spectrum, so I'll be doing it in that subject. The only problem I have with this topic is that I don't think it is the right one. I really want to do it on stereotypes, but I have to narrow it down a bit more. Do you have any idea how I could do this? Please feel free to give your opinion on my topic and suggest new ones!
  17. I want to do a music EE on Chopin's masurkas, i dont know where to go from here help me
  18. Hey people, In few days I need to hand in my EE, the problem is I have done 3800 words but my teacher told me I won't pass because I am missing the artifact. I was thinking about analyzing few punk songs (my theme is actually talking about the influence of the movement on people throughout the years) and now I don't know is that a good idea? First I was thinking about documentary movies but they are all crappy quality and mostly don't show any influence on the society and now I'm stuck here without an artifact... what would you recommend me to do?
  19. Hi So I already have my topic and some information founded for my extended essay, but I think my topic question is not well structurized at all, maybe because of my english or the topic is not clear. My Question is . ''How did the ideology of education and formation the French people end up with such bloodthirsty results as the French revolution?'' . I hope you people understand my question, thank you
  20. Hi! I have to come up with a topic for my extended essay. I have decided to write it in English (B). DOES ANYONE WANT TO SHARE IDEAS OF TITLES? I'm thinking that I might want to write about something health related, but I'm open to everything haha. Would be so thankful<3
  21. Hello everyone I am currently in eleventh grade and today I have to make a choice on the topic that I will be writing my EE on. The ones that interested me the most were world religions, psychology and language and literature. From what I've read before, a lot of high scores come from language and literature. I am mostly interested in world religions, but I am not sure about how good my supervisor will be and also I am not sure about the criteria for it. For psychology, I heard that it is harder to score good considering the criteria they have for that subject. I am very confused because I do not want to choose something that will make my EE experience awful and will bring my grades down. Just for reference, my subjects: SL - Bio, Spanish (Ab initio), Maths (Studies) HL - Econ, English A, Psych Please answer, especially people who have the experience with these specific topics!! I have to submit my choice today :/ Thank you!
  22. Hi guys, Does IB accept research title (e.g. Impact of Brexit on Business Profit: Evidence in the XXX town) instead of research question (e.g. To what extent has Brexit affected the profits of the small business in XXX town). Thanks.
  23. So I want to do my ee on economics and I haven't created rq yet. I wanted to do the EE on microeconomics and more specifically on a soft drinks company (as I have plenty of access to the primary data) the only problem is I don't know what my reserach question should be and how it will connect to the company ? HELP!!
  24. My research question is Can Starbucks be seen as an ethical company,when its drinks contain high calorie and sugar content? The topics I'm going to talk in my EE is Ethics and CSR.I'm going to discuss what's in the drinks,what are the health issues and etc for the Ethics part.For CSR part I don't really know what to write. I need more things to discuss and I need ideas what I can discuss with this RQ.Please,I would be really really happy if someone helped.
  25. Hello Everyone, I'm currently having trouble doing my EE on Business and Management.I have my research question already but I don't know what to discuss.My research question is : Can Starbucks be seen as an ethical company,when its drinks contain high calorie and sugar content?My topics that I'm using are Ethics and CSR but I don't know what to discuss with these.I would appreciate any kind of help.