It is important that the extended essay has a clear chemical emphasis and is not more closely related to another subject. Chemistry is the science that deals with the composition, characterization and transformation of substances. A chemistry extended essay should, therefore, incorporate chemical principles and theory, and emphasize the essential nature of chemistry, relating to the study of matter and of the changes it undergoes.
Although the same assessment criteria apply to all extended essays, for an extended essay submitted in chemistry the topic chosen must allow an approach that distinctly involves chemistry. Where a topic might be approached from different viewpoints, the treatment of the material must be approached from a chemistry perspective. For example, an extended essay in an interdisciplinary area such as biochemistry will, if registered as a chemistry extended essay, be judged on its chemical content, not its biological content.
Correct chemical terminology and nomenclature should be used consistently and effectively throughout the extended essay. Relevant chemical formulas (including structural formulas), balanced equations (including state symbols) and mechanisms should be included. The correct units for physical quantities must always be given and the proper use of significant figures is expected.
In the fourth edition of this series, the author (Chris Talbot) has explained and exemplified the five specified IB Internal Assessment Criteria and included other chapters on topics that are relevant to IA. These topics include the use of ICT, the Extended Essay, the Group 4 Project and a Glossary of Terms. A file containing Sample Pages, including the Table of Contents, is available for your information as a free download from this site.
A thorough understanding of the reliability of all data used to support the argument should be shown. Inadequate experimental design or any systematic errors should be exposed. The magnitude of uncertainties in physical data should be evaluated and discussed. Approximations in models should be accounted for and all assumptions examined thoroughly. Where possible, the quality of sources accessed or data generated should be verified by secondary sources or by direct calculations.
However, less successful essays took the form of aIB Number: A: Research a systematic investigation in an extended essay in the subject in which it is registered.
An extended essay in business and management is a formal essay and, as such, should fully meet the assessment criteria for the organization and formal presentation of an extended essay. In addition, it should be remembered that a business and management essay must be written in an objective style without personal bias. Observations and conclusions should be derived from the evidence and not based on any preconceptions of the student.
Appendices, footnotes and endnotes are not essential section of the extended essay and examiners are not required to read them, so care should be taken to include all information of direct relevance to the analysis and argument in the main body of the essay. An essay that attempts to evade the word limit by including important material in notes or appendices, risks losing marks under several criteria.
Students should be encouraged to consider unresolved questions in their research, and to suggest new questions and areas for further investigation in their conclusion. Throughout the whole of the essay, students should emphasize clearly their own personal contribution.
The use of computers is encouraged where they are appropriate as tools for any analyzing data relevant to the subject of the extended essay. Material such as hard copy of computer output may be included the extended essay, but any associated program should be referred to our reproduce, if original, only as an appendix.
Category 1: Language Category 2: Culture and Society BECAUSE......
there is a wide variety of topics as well as of up-dated bibliography,
there are three very interesting categories on which you can work:
Culture and society
Literature A: essays of a socio-cultural nature with an impact on the language
The essay should be an analysis of a cultural nature that describes the impact of a particular issue on the form or use of the language.
Use of Language of "The Latin Kings" as an Evidence of Cultural Interference in Latin -Americans Living in USA B: essays of a general cultural nature based on specific cultural artifacts
"Muslim Women Outfit and Discriminatory Characteristics in American Schools"
"The Hidden Intentions of 1891’s Fire in Chicago" Category 3: Literature The essay should be an analysis of a literary type, based on a specific work or works of literature exclusively from the target language.
The model for the extended essay is a paper in an academic journal. Hence, materials such as these should not normally be included. They are liable to be lost or damaged and the examiner will probably not have time to look at them.
Internet references should include the title of the extract used as well as the web site address, the date it was accessed and if possible, the author. Caution should be exercised with information on web sites that do not give references or that cannot be cross-checked against other source. The more important a particular point is to the essay, the more the quality of its source needs to be evaluated.