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Good Evening from Massachusetts!

 

Today, I just got started with my research for my Extended Essay, and mine is primarily about Toyotomi Hideyoshi: The Daimyo who unified Japan as one. As I started to read about Hideyoshi (Japanese history rather than U.S. and European history for once), I became excited and eager to read more and begin to type my EE. The research is a bit hard, since I can't find books on Hideyoshi, but whenever I do, it's always a joy to read. 

 

Do any of my fellow Ib-ers feel this way? What's your topic about? I'd love to hear that the EE isn't as bad as most people believe. :D

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I wouldn't go so far as to say the EE was fun, but it wasn't nearly as bad as people made it out to be. I did mine in history; the use of signals intelligence by the Allies in the Battle of the Atlantic, WWII. I found the topic interesting, but after reading countless books and articles on it and working on the essay for two months, it got a bit stale. If you're generally interested in the topic you're doing, though, it makes the tedious essay-writing process a lot easier than doing a topic you hate.

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I'm doing mine on English literature, comparing Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Love it, pretty much every second I spent on it once I was done with procrastination phase. :D

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EE was quite fun writing, but I was not reluctant in getting my hands off it. I got the biggest pleasure from my EE by handing it in to the DP coordinator. It might be because I wrote a Math EE, but that's that.

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EE was not fun for me at all. I wrote mine on Physics. On a topic I had no interest in actually.

 

But I supposed that History is usually much more interesting to write on. Since you seem really interested with your EE topic I was wondering if you have been watching the drama called Nobunaga Concerto. I'm watching it right now and I looove it. 

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I'd have enjoyed my EE a lot more if I hadn't had to do it in about two and a half weeks because my TOK teacher thought we had literally no other demands on our time. Sigh. I do still love the book I chose to do it on, which as I understand it is a lot more than many can say.

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Depressing. Not necessarily the writing process, but because the specific topic of the history EE was a depressing one. 

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EE was surprisingly fun for me. 

Did mine on category 1 of English EEs, investigating literary influences on one of my Favourite series.. a Game of Thrones. 

 

Got a B as predicted grades too which is nice.

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I'm doing mine in English B, and questions how hooliganism arose in England to become a manifestation of social discontent through the usage of resources such as the movie Green Street Hooligans. Worried at first, but quite interesting I must admit!

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Oh, I had a lot of fun writing it. (The editing not so much.)

 

But I chose A Game of Thrones, a book I absolutely adore and know like the back of my hand. Writing my essay took a grand total of 2 hours to read the book and sticky all of the quotes I wanted and 2 hours to write the actual essay. In many cases I put sticky notes on the quotes just to get page numbers, because I knew all the quotes by heart (oops?). So yes, my English EE was a lot of fun.

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I am writing mine now.

 

Other than the occasional hiccup it is generally interesting because I am doing mine in film. It is my work to watch and write about films....really, it doesn't get better than that. :)

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I'm doing mine in English B, and questions how hooliganism arose in England to become a manifestation of social discontent through the usage of resources such as the movie Green Street Hooligans. Worried at first, but quite interesting I must admit!

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Mine was an analysis on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for English B HL. It was dreadful because i focused on so much more history than language due to my supervisor not guiding me well enough, i hated writing it and i was really nervous when i turned it in- in fact i was told i had written my abstract completely wrong on the deadline week due to improper instructions, i had to literally rewrite that thing last second in our coordinators office after school...ugh....

 

Either way, we got our results early today and turns out i got an A, which i was definitely not expecting. Guess my last minute ee wasnt so bad after all :D

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Yes! I'm doing mine in English A L&L. I'm doing character analysis of Blanche DuBois (from Tennessee William's play A Streetcar Named Desire). I happen to love this play, so doing my EE on it is very enjoyable. 

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