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For my Extended Essay, I'm planning to write about the question 'To what extent are visual problems a hinderance to the development of the Third World'. Any ideas for things to include and interesting things to look at, eg sources/material? Also, what subject do you think it would come under?

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You must choose the subject first! Trying to squeeze in your question to a subject is the wrong way to go about it. This is a good question for a ToK presentation but it's not specific enough to any subject for an EE. It could be English or HIstory or Psychology or Visual Arts, but each of these has it's own interpretation of the criteria. I advise you to choose a subject first, then think about the topic and finally develop a question.

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This could only work for English if you found a novel, play, poems, etc that deal with vision problems in the Third World as a motif or theme in the work and you'd perform literary analysis on the work, not talk about the social issues at hand. Likewise for history, you would have to find some sort of major event that occurred more than ten years ago where vision problems in the Third World affected the outcome of it in some way. I doubt you could make this a visual arts EE. Also, even if it would work, it's way too broad. The Third World you would have to define, because what some consider the Third World is different to others. What region are you talking about? Heck, what COUNTRY are you talking about? And what do you mean by development? Economic, political, health, what?

Please scrap this question now. Think of a subject you'd like to do your essay in, READ ALL OF THOSE GUIDELINES LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, and then choose a suitable topic from there. If you pick your topic and then try to squeeze it into a subject, 9 times out of 10 it does not work and you will do very poorly on your EE, even if you write a beautiful essay. The EE guide literally spells out how to get an A, and if you take it seriously, there's no reason why you can't do well.

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