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The IB Extended Essay: Managing your Research Project

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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Overview

Develop the research skills needed for a successful IB extended essay

This course has been created to support International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students who are writing an extended essay. You will get advice on choosing a topic and framing a research question, and learn how to identify suitable sources and analyse them to create strong arguments.

You will also learn how to structure your essay, write in an academic style and manage your time effectively so your project runs smoothly. Ultimately, the course will help you understand the importance of critical thinking and academic rigour as you plan and write a successful extended essay.

This course is for students who are starting their extended essay as part of the International Baccalaureate ( IB) Diploma Programme. It will also be helpful for teachers supporting their students as they complete this process.

The course is also suitable for people completing independent research projects as it aims to develop essential research project skills, such as critical thinking, research and academic writing.

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Clara Hiskey

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Reviews for FutureLearn's The IB Extended Essay: Managing your Research Project
4.6 Based on 25 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is surely important and helpful in mastering IB DP program as for students but for teachers and other participants as well - it helps in better understanding the nature of scientific research, academic learning process and it is a gradual step in education of students after Personal Project activities.

Thank you a lot for giving such a chance to improve skills on-line and to understand deeper the IB Diploma Programme nature and requirements!)
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
As a teacher I found it really useful to check my understanding of the Extended Essay in a way that I can provide a better support to my students. It is clear, concise and specific, well organized and it will certainly help a student start and check the progress of his/her work. It laso actas a as a valuable checklist to help students remember all the neeeded points and characteristics of an EE.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
As an EE Co-ordinator, I thoroughly enjoyed working through the course. I will definitely get my class of DP 1 IB students to do it. Not only is the content exceptionally useful but the mode of presentation makes excellent use of the online platform. This is especially evident in the various activities. I have also gained a great deal of useful material. Thank you.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A very user friendly course that can be taken at your own pace. There is some very helpful advice for students about planning and research. The sections on what is a good argument and use of academic language are also interesting and relevant to essay writing in general. I would certainly urge my students to take this course before starting the extended essay.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is absolutely superb. Completing it has been invaluable. I wish that I had stumbled across it much sooner. I would not have struggled with my extended writing as much as I have. Other universities that do not offer something similar are doing their students a disservice.
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Delma J
4.0 2 months ago
by Delma completed this course.
It was a great course because the activities and videos were appropriated and the information was very useful. Nonetheless, I didn't succeed in the exam. I would like to take the test once again if it were possible. Thanks a lot to University of Leeds and Future Learn.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Each element of the Extended Essay was explained with clarity and simplicity.

The language used during the course was clear. The examples showed further clarity to the explanation. The quiz and the videos were comprehensible.
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Sara E
5.0 2 months ago
Sara completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
it is an interesting and well planned course in which you can find valuable information that will be useful no only for IB but for your life. It really hepled me to take into account what i need to do and what i was doing wrong when thinking about my EE.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a very useful course for anyone who is new to IB Extended Essay and general research. The course clarified all my questions and provided tips on how to get started with my research.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is essential if you are aiming to write essays which require careful planning and critical thinking, as well as being highly relevant for the IB it would also benefit undergraduates as they develop their essay writing skills
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Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a well-structured course and I really enjoyed participating in it. The videos, the examples/exercises and feedback in every step made the course easy to follow and comprehend.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a must for every IB student planning to do his/her EE. Doing this course prior to EE will definitely make the student more confident in their essay and also helps the Supervisor in accessing the students work.
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Delma J
5.0 2 months ago
by Delma completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I enjoyed the course because I have learnt about how to choose a topic and to state a good question. It is great to learn some strategies about writing a paragraph.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was very engaging and I was very impressed with the amount and quality of information. I feel more confident now about starting my Extended Essay.
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Anonymous
4.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Finally, I completed the course. It was amazing as I learnt many new skills. The most interesting part was solving those 'Check your Understanding' exercises. It helps a lot. Thank you.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I would not recommend this course until after students have completed an introduction to research methods, including proper citations; and understand the subject guidelines of their chosen topic and the rubric used in assessment. I’d suggest it as a way to start wrapping their heads around the EE.

The modules’ content is quite cursory with insufficient practices and/or examples.

There isn’t anything I’d pay money for. But for $36 USD I HEARTILY recommend a book, Oxford IB Diploma Program, Extended Essay Course Companion.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is well-organized course following a logical sequence going from simple to complex. It emphasizes on the importance of critical-thinking while illustrating how to achieve it. It does not only focus on content, but also on form. It also encourages you to introduce your own EE proposal, thus making it experiential. As a teacher, I felt challenged and taken to consider this exercise as if I was a student. Very useful and taking you to consider ways and search for additional aids to help your students through the process.
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Anonymous
4.0 4 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Don't skip the "Downloads Section" in each lesson. Several keepers that will really help, like the Gantt chart and Logical Fallacies. The former IB students interviewed were obviously high flying now-Leeds students and grad students. I wish there had been more encouragement for the average student by better choice of interviewees. Showing someone who really struggled with it and perhaps barely passed the EE but still found it worthwhile.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course as I got many ideas to conduct EE sessions with my upcoming cohort of IB students. As an EE coordinator I would definitely recommend my students to do this course. This course will not only help students to support writing of the extended essay, though it train them for undergraduate studies.

Abha Singh
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed this course immensely. I feel more prepared for the extended essay especially through the videos. I also liked hearing all the stories from people who finished the extended essay. This mad me feel more confident in my ability to complete it as well. I also enjoyed the various little quizzes and extra activities so it wan't boring.
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