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  1. I have been struggling in starting my EE lately. I would like to not that writing an extended essay in english language wasn't my first choice, but seeing that one in mathematics or physics is going to be 10x harder I chose English. Don't get me wrong, I love reading and writing, if I didn't I wouldn't have chosen it. Alright. My question is : Is fantasy a good genre to write about in an EE? I've seen successful essays on Lord of the Rings for example, and I am considering the trilogy as an option for my EE, but is fantasy as a genre a viable option? It is safe to say that the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin is on the top of my list if I were to write about fantasy, so this gets us to my second part of the question, is A Song of Ice and Fire good to write about? I am perfectly focusing on serious literary analysis/criticism, maybe putting one of the ASOIAF books in comparison with one of the LotR books, but not to jump to far away, can anyone help me in my struggle? Would be greatly appreciated as the idea has been growing on me lately since I saw many good aspects of the books and many people composing good research question about this series.
  2. Helloo!! Could anyone help with an interview template (from trusted sources)? I need it for my WT1..pleaseeee
  3. Hello everyone!! As I know WT1 for English A is supposed to be a creative writing, not an essay. Anyway, I was wondering if I could do an interview essay instead of a simple interview. Does any of you know if that's allowed?
  4. Our school is finalizing our written assignments for the IB, and we had written our reflective statements reflecting on one of the interactive orals seen that semester. However, one teacher has just notified us that we messed up, and we were supposed to reflect on TWO IO's in the reflective statement. I had not seen or heard of this anywhere, and there's another teacher at our school who doesn't think that's true. Regardless, the former teacher still holds his view that it's supposed to be reflecting on two. I really don't want to redo mine, since I only reflected on one. I'm at 389 words and can't add much more (400 max). Can anyone help clarify this issue? Thanks in advance!
  5. Is it too late to switch from literature to Lang and lit in December of IB year 1? i mean couldn't I catch up over December break? ??? I need advice
  6. Are there any good web sources or notes for the Carol Ann Duffy poems––especially Foreign? I know that I probably shouldn't be asking this here, but my teacher is quite bad at explaining and didn't discuss most of the poems in class, she expects a lot from us. Thank you, any help is appreciated!
  7. Can anyone help me with a suggestion on a good book for category one, and any works that would compare well with it? Please help me.
  8. Hi, I'm planning to write my EE on the book "Spies" by Michael Frayn as a Category one. I was wondering if anyone could suggest any research questions for it or possibly suggest any books to compare it to. Books in the genre of growing up or coming of age would be appreciated. PLEASE, Thank you. :')
  9. Which books are you reading/did you read for your Literature course? (English or other languages) Which one was your favorite?
  10. Hi! So, I've just finished my first month of the IB programme. I am planning to apply to medicine in the UK. Theoretically, I have picked all of the subjects that are required (chemistry&biology HL). However, I am concerned about English even though I'm aware the choice between English A and B is not that important for universities (and there is nothing mentioned about in in entry requirements). Currently, I'm attending English B classes, but it is the last possibility to transfer this week. On the one hand, English B is more likely to provide me with a 7 on the exam + it would allow me to focus on biology and chemistry for medicine (as there is definitely less work) However, my tutor claims that English A would prepare me better for the interview and would make my language sound "native". I do like literature, but I dread that it would be too time-consuming and that writing and literature would continuously have a negative impact on my grades from bio and chemistry. The case is: which option should I choose to maximize my chances of applying to medicine with success? Is English A really that demanding and tough? Is it worth to risk my bio-chem grades in order to strengthen my language skills? Is choosing English A really crucial to do well on the interview or staying on English B is enough? Thank you for your opinions
  11. I would like to know the requried amount of short stories minimum needed to complete an EE in literature.
  12. Hi I'm planning to do my WIT Essay on Medea by Euripides, but I'm really struggling to come up with a topic. HELP ;-;
  13. Hi everyone, We were asked to write our WT1 on 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' and I wanted to ask whether there are any rules for text types we can write. Can we do a brochure or article? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  14. Hi All, I'm being cheeky and copying in my post in the EE forum as I think it might have a better chance here So I have been researching a lot about what book/s I should do for my EE. One of the aspects of literature that really interests me is the use of magical realism and mysticism in modern literature. I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers around the following topics - I know the research questions aren't too well formulated but my supervisor should be able to help with that, she just doesn't know much about any of the books or topics I want to write about at this point. - How does Tony Morrison use mystical elements in Beloved to portray the psychological impact of slavery? - How are mystical elements employed in Zadie Smith's 'White Teeth' and Haruki Murakami's 'Kafka On The Shore'? (or maybe The Wind Up Bird Chronicle) - Possibly some kind of comparison of Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty' and E.M. Forsters 'Howard's End' as the former is based on the latter, however I don't really know whether that's a good idea or how I would go about it. If you have an opinion on which question is best, or have read any of the books and could let me know whether you think they'd work for an EE, I'd really appreciate it
  15. Hi guys, So I have been researching a lot about what book/s I should do for my EE (due 2018 but I need my topic in the next month or so). One of the aspects of literature that really interests me is the use of magical realism and mysticism in modern literature. I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers around the following topics - I know the research questions aren't too well formulated but my EE supervisor should be able to help with that, she just doesn't know much about any of the books or topics I want to write about at this point. - How does Tony Morrison use mystical elements in Beloved to portray the psychological impact of slavery? - How are mystical elements employed in Zadie Smith's 'White Teeth' and Haruki Murakami's 'Kafka On The Shore'? (or maybe The Wind Up Bird Chronicle) - Possibly some kind of comparison of Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty' and E.M. Forsters 'Howard's End' as the former is based on the latter, however I don't really know whether that's a good idea or how I would go about it. Also, for what its worth, if you think all of these are terrible and I need to start again, please let me know Thank you so so much!!
  16. Hi, so today i picked my IB subjecs. I chose English Language & Literature HL, French SL,Geo SL, Physics HL,Math HL, and Music SL. However i was relatively weary about this choice, since i have never really been great at English or liked it very much; i dont know how i managed to get an A in both language and literature at GCSE. On the other hand, Geography is a subject i love and find fascinating, however only got a B at GCSE (i was predicted an A* throughout the year). So my question is - should i move my English down to SL and Geo up to HL? How much more difficult is HL Lang Lit vs SL, and the same goes for Geography
  17. For my Extended Essay, I was wondering if this question would be okay? "How does [author's] utilization of psychological motifs in [novel 1] and [novel 2] help enhance the reader's understanding of [influential character's name]?
  18. Hello... So I am about to finish my MYP year and I will be starting my Ib diploma next term. The subjects choice I have made are HL subjects: English A: lang and lit, Physics and business SL subjects: French ab initio, Math and chemistry I am really worried about english because in my MYP year, I have got mostly a 5. Do you think I should do SL instead of HL? What do you think about my IB subjects? (mainly in term of difficulty)
  19. Hello fella ib students! I am very new to this, but I desperately need help to any of you who are willing to I am doing my EE on english lit, and my topic is: "an examination of Emily Dickinson's treatment of nature on a selection of her poetry." My supervisor suggested me to choose this topic. Now, my research question, I believe, can still be refined, and so far what I got is "How does Emily Dickinson’s treatment of nature in [four to six] of her poems help to convey her questions in life and her psychological state of mind?" What do you think? I am a little bit concerned that I will focus too much on her life/biography, and from what I've read in the IB guide it says that “Essays that interpret literary works in terms of the writer’s life tend to produce reductive readings based on second-hand information. Such essays receive low marks and the IB therefore advises students to avoid biographical topics.” My supervisor said that I dont have to worry too much since I can just focus on how the poems convey the meaning of life in general than oppose to what the poet thinks. Nonetheless, I am still in my second semester of year 11, and I think I can still develop my RQ. I have other ideas which still have Dickinson's nature poems as a focus: - Comparative study on her nature poems with other poets. - Focus on the two ways she approach or represent nature in her poems. I would really appreciate anyone's help tbh!! Give me your opinions
  20. I moved countries in the middle of my IBDP and I can't find proper experienced IB teachers anywhere to teach me English literature. I have done 2 units and have a predicted 7 grade in both my IOP and WA. Should I switch to language and literature and do a two year course in under 8 months?
  21. Hey, I just have everything under control to start the writing process, but I'm very perfectionist and would like to know your opinions about the following: 1. Is it using lots of fonts rewarding? Is it better to repeat quotes of the same person throughout the essay, or quoting lots of authors briefly? 2. Any useful tips knowing that the work of literature is a comedy? 3. Is using appendixes rewarding? Or is better to avoid them? 4. My essay is about a sole work of literature, anyway, may I mention another works of the same author? Other books regarding the same topic? Thanks a lot for giving your opinions!!
  22. First of all, hello! I've been lurking on this site for years but have finally decided to create an account.... Anyway, I've just started on my EE and my title/topic has been approved. I tried writing a 1K word draft for my supervisor to check so I'll know if I'm on the right track, and they told me that it'd be better if I rewrote the entire thing due to various reasons, two of which were: 1) EE is, of course, a research paper first and foremost. My supervisor said that the draft sounded too much like a book review. 2) Basic vocab and grammar (I'll work on this). In any case, the most trouble I'm having is with the way I'm writing the essay. My topic is on how experiencing different religious beliefs (and, in turn, the different characters in the book) helps shape the main character's character development. Of course quotes + basic analysis are necessary, especially about how each religion affects the character, but other than that I'm confused on what to write about......any advice on how I should proceed with the "research" part of the essay? Thanks in advance! (If anyone ever replies to this.)
  23. For my Lit EE I've decided to do Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived In The Castle and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. I plan to compare Merricat and Bertha Mason, and my question (although it is not yet refined nor is it final) goes something like: What is the role of moral ambiguity in the development of the 'madwoman' character in (insert book titles), and how does this subvert the typical Gothic heroine? (just to clarify Jane Eyre is meant to represent the Gothic heroine) I was just wondering if: there are too many things going on with this question (moral ambiguity, madwoman, subversion, the Gothic heroine) should I just drop the Gothic part? My teacher originally wanted me to read a second book so I wouldn't focus too much on the Gothic genre as that would require a LOT of reading (and I believe she is right). However if I use Jane's character as to represent the ideal heroine in Gothic literature, would that be alright? I sure do like the idea of subversion, as it gives purpose to my comparing of Merricat and Bertha Mason Any thoughts or advice would be welcome, thanks
  24. Can I use mythology in my English b literature EE as a primary source or it has to be a secondary source? The book's author is Robert Graves
  25. I was wondering if introduction for 300 words is enough or not. What do you think? Should I extend it?