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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 11 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks 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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Anonymous
5.0 a month 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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Anonymous
5.0 3 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 3 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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Delma J
5.0 a week 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 3 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
3.0 2 weeks 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
4.0 2 weeks 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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Sara E
5.0 24 hours 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 2 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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Priti S
4.0 4 months ago
by Priti completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Extended Essay tutorial at your home space. What more can your ask for? Watching live videos, understand student's perspective globally almost seemed like a live workshop . Thank you so much.
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