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Hello! I am planning to write my essay on English B, with the topic most likely being religious imagery and themes in the Narnia Chronicles. However I didn’t find many sources but I do think I can get and analyze the content by myself. Would having very little sources be bad? Can I use articles that analyze religion in different books? 

 

Thanks a lot :)

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hey guys,

So i need to start looking at my ee and im kind of late, since its kinda already december lol

I was thinking of writing smth related to heraclitus a seminar and heraclitus: the cosmic fragments

I dont know how to put it into a question thou or if it is a good idea since its for english lit. 

Thxxx i really need help

anne x

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Hey, currently suffering from ib stress. I’m having trouble finding a suitable topic thats not overdone that I’m really interested in. I know I want to do it in English. Here are my ideas so far:

Comparing The painting by dorian gray to another novel (not sure what) or looking at the fairytale and Greek allusions found in the book

 

Comparing the Iliad to another book (again, not sure) discussing fate vs free will or something

Suggestions?

 

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On 12/11/2018 at 9:37 PM, ibsucks532 said:

Hey, currently suffering from ib stress. I’m having trouble finding a suitable topic thats not overdone that I’m really interested in. I know I want to do it in English. Here are my ideas so far:

Comparing The painting by dorian gray to another novel (not sure what) or looking at the fairytale and Greek allusions found in the book

 

Comparing the Iliad to another book (again, not sure) discussing fate vs free will or something

Suggestions?

 

Hey.

A Picture of Dorian Grey is a very funny, really good book. From reading your post, I get the impression that you're kind of stressed. That's completely normal and okay. I was an emotional wreck when I was writing mine. My first piece of advice is just to think about perspective. You'll do fine on the EE. You'll do your best and that will be that. Agonizing over it is inevitable to an extent, but just try to limit that and just be confident in your choices. 

I also liked the Illiad too. So I think your choices are good. My suggestion for the book that you compare to is that that book be one that you like. And decide what angle your going to play; your topic/thesis; before you get into a lot of heavy analysis work. That's not to say it won't change or evolve; it certainly can and that's great if you decide to do that later on, but just starting with something will help you to get off the ground and running. Cheers.

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On 12/10/2018 at 6:32 AM, perestial said:

Hello! I am planning to write my essay on English B, with the topic most likely being religious imagery and themes in the Narnia Chronicles. However I didn’t find many sources but I do think I can get and analyze the content by myself. Would having very little sources be bad? Can I use articles that analyze religion in different books? 

 

Thanks a lot :)

There should be a ton of sources for this topic. Finding sources just comes down to knowing where to look/how to look. I'd recommend websites with scholarly resources, if your school give you online library access you might have access to paid databases rather than just free ones. But overall, I remember at least one teacher at my school didn't seem to think that not having a large amount of lit criticism was fine.

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On 12/10/2018 at 10:54 AM, annebarrero said:

hey guys,

So i need to start looking at my ee and im kind of late, since its kinda already december lol

I was thinking of writing smth related to heraclitus a seminar and heraclitus: the cosmic fragments

I dont know how to put it into a question thou or if it is a good idea since its for english lit. 

Thxxx i really need help

anne x

Hi,

You should try use a thesis just like you would write for any essay in your lit. class. If that's still not clear, you should talk to your teacher and/or check out some the pinned threads in the literature forum on this site. Best of luck.

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I'm about to start the first year of IB. I know I want to do an English A1 extended essay, and I want to use the book "the name of the rose" by Umberto Eco, but I still have time to think and narrow down my idea (I know it's very vague right now and I need to create a more focused research question later)

I'm not sure if I will compare it to one of Umberto's other works or comparing it to another novel with a similar genre, or if I will focus on aspects of just this book...

the book Eifleheim by Micheal Flynn also interests me, so that could be another option

any suggestions are welcome!

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to anyone thinking of doing an A1 English literature EE, the website "open library" is good to find and read books, especially if you don't know which books to base your essay on!

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On 7/26/2019 at 11:41 PM, Ellixttt said:

I'm about to start the first year of IB. I know I want to do an English A1 extended essay, and I want to use the book "the name of the rose" by Umberto Eco, but I still have time to think and narrow down my idea (I know it's very vague right now and I need to create a more focused research question later)

I'm not sure if I will compare it to one of Umberto's other works or comparing it to another novel with a similar genre, or if I will focus on aspects of just this book...

the book Eifleheim by Micheal Flynn also interests me, so that could be another option

any suggestions are welcome!

Hi,

I suggest you first review the guide for doing an English Lit EE: it will provide sample RQs, areas of exploration and the parameters you can work within. I can not stress enough the importance of a focused RQ: the tighter the focus, the easier the EE is the organize and write. In my experience, a well-focused RQ leads to a higher score more often than not. 

By way of introduction, I am a former DP English Lit and ToK teacher, university counselor, MYP/DP Coordinator and principal of IB schools. I now work full time to support students such as yourself, with the DP, essay writing and university counseling.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Cheers,

Rob

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Hi guys! Im currently in DP1 and I started thinking about my EE from English B. I want to write something about Witches and Witchcrafts. I got head full of ideas, however I can't come up with good EE tittle. I was thinking about compering the historical image of witches vs nowadays in our pop culture. Or maybe should I compare something else? Healing Methods used by witches and how it influence alternative medicine? and my last question is how to came up with good EE tittle?Thanks for all of the suggestions and tips!! 😁 

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Mine is:

The Philosophy of Reality

AKA

The Philosophy of Life, The Universe, and Everything In It

 

I talked about reality, and threw in a few more references (I think 42?). I looked at Aristotle, Kant, Plato (this EE is one of the reasons I hate Plato) and a little Hume.

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 11:02 PM, eternallaughter said:

History EE

I have my history EE question but not am sure whether it is specific enough. Any advice?

My question is: Did the Japanese invasion of Malaya lead to the defeat of Japan in world war 2?

Thanks!!

Sounds pretty specific to me! I'd also ask your supervisor, but that looks good to me.

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On 1/21/2020 at 7:21 AM, Certified_IB_Cultist said:

Sounds pretty specific to me! I'd also ask your supervisor, but that looks good to me.

I would agree with this!

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I have difficulty understanding, how I should go about a world study on Economics and Physics. (An example question that I have thought of is "What proportion of electric to petrol/diesel engines in hybrid cars would provide a more desirable vehicle to  LEDC's  like Sri lanka.) But I have difficulty deciding whether this is eco and phy or eco and bm because factors such as price of batteries and fuel come into the picture. Could you suggest how this could be tweaked to fit into eco a little better.

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On 10/22/2019 at 11:32 AM, Kama said:

Hi guys! Im currently in DP1 and I started thinking about my EE from English B. I want to write something about Witches and Witchcrafts. I got head full of ideas, however I can't come up with good EE tittle. I was thinking about compering the historical image of witches vs nowadays in our pop culture. Or maybe should I compare something else? Healing Methods used by witches and how it influence alternative medicine? and my last question is how to came up with good EE tittle?Thanks for all of the suggestions and tips!! 😁   

You have chosen a very interesting topic for an essay, but I think that you will have to make an effort to compose an essay in a high-quality. Maybe better to ask for help to proffesionaly best essay help . It will be interesting to read the finished result. Especially about the healing method witches use. Do you believe witches exist?
 

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