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Online Course

The IB Extended Essay: Managing your Research Project

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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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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The course was fantastic and has helped me gain a tremendous confidence boost as I approach the period of planning my EE. Prior to this course, I did not know what I was suppose to do in order to be successful in writing a 4000 word essay that is supposed to be clear, concise, and informative for the IB. However, as a result of this course, I feel that it has helped me become more aware of the simple but crucial parts of the EE, like vocabulary, planning, habits, research, etc. Now that I have finished this course, I feel prepared and ready to take on this giant task I have in front of me in order to obtain my IB Diploma
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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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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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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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Amazing course. I have gained so much knowledge that was previously unknown to me regarding the Extended Essay. Not only was it detailed, but also it was broken down into smaller and more approachable steps which made it so much easier for me to focus on one specific aspect of the EE at a time. Some cool exercises or tests at the end of important topics to revise what I have learned and actually understood from that specific topic.

Totally recommend it to anyone who has embarked on a journey of the IB DP.
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Very well structured development of skills, essential topics such as refining the Research Question and finding credible sources covered quite concretely. One area that might be improved is the quality of comments by participants -- luckily some spurious comments at the beginning of the course were removed quite quickly. It might also be worth considering asking participants to try writing their own research questions as well in that section. Significant benefit to DP1 students -- thanks!
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First of all, as an IB student, I want to appreciate your work and effort. This online free course has helped me a lot to get information about the term "extended essay". Personally, the best parts were the videos. They were basic and clear. They were short and to the point. In addition, the exercises, activities and small quizzes reinforced our learning process. Ultimately, it is an excellent beginning before the extended essay.
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It was awesome! With the learning of this online course, I'm going to help my students in a better and more effective way. It helped me to enhance my skills that are needed to guide and supervise an excellent Extended Essay. This course is worth doing. I'll recommend it to all the Students and Teachers of IB Diploma. The course is highly interactive. You'll be encouraged to test your own understanding and apply what you've learned to your own work as you go along.
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It was awesome! With the learning of this online course, I'm going to help my students in a better and more effective way. It helped me to enhance my skills that are needed to guide and supervise an excellent Extended Essay. This course is worth doing. I'll recommend it to all the Students and Teachers of IB Diploma. The course is highly interactive. You'll be encouraged to test your own understanding and apply what you've learned to your own work as you go along.
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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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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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This was a very valuable course, aimed at both IBDP students beginning to think about their Extended Essays, and the teachers supporting them. I took the course with my students and will do this each year moving forward. The course had a great balance of learning activities - articles, videos, quizzes.... It focussed on perhaps the two most important aspects - Research in week 1 and Critical Thinking in week 2.

Thank you Leeds.
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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This is very useful and we can learn at our own pace. It completely guides students, teachers, and parents as well as how to plan, how to identify a good argument and identifying sources. I would strongly recommend my students and colleagues to take up this course before they start their extended essay writing.
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