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  • 26 Jul Sharon Barrett
    May 2015 FAQs
    Great, much appreciated, thanks again.
  • 26 Jul David Ripley
    May 2015 FAQs
    I think, Sharon, that the wording suggests that the SL WA should be an amplification or development of some subect matter studied in class. However, the wording is very open - a 'topic' could be very broad i.e. if the topic is 'immigration'...
  • 26 Jul David Ripley
    Cat.2 clarified
    I find this proposal worrying, Jillianne - at least in the specific terms of what is required for an IB Extended Essay. Principally - how do you 'quote' body language? By videos? But audio-visual materials cannot (I believe - ** SEE BELOW)...
  • 26 Jul Sharon Barrett
    May 2015 FAQs
    *Sorry I meant 'Core Topics' there.
  • 26 Jul Sharon Barrett
    May 2015 FAQs
    Dear David, My question is are the SL students free to write a WA on any subject that comes under the options or does it have to be on a subject studied on the course? the reason I ask is that the language guide (P.31) quotes the objective...
  • 26 Jul Jillianne Burrow
    Cat.2 clarified
    Dear David, One of my student has now changed the direction of her Extended Essay, I was wondering if this would still work as English B, cat 2b? Topic: The relationship between politicians' body language and prediction of future society...
  • 17 Jul Beata Raczkiewicz-Piądłowska
    Extended Essay 2018
    David, thank you for your help and advice, I'll make sure that in both cases the students are focused on anglophone culture.
  • 15 Jul David Ripley
    Extended Essay 2018
    OK, Beata - the two options you suggest sound do-able, in principle. The important thing is to remind the student that the EE is supposed to investigating something distinctive and significant about anglophone culture (in this case, US culture...
  • 14 Jul Beata Raczkiewicz-Piądłowska
    Extended Essay 2018
    David, thanks a lot for your quick answer. Yes, this EE is nearly finished, but it does focus on some aspects of US culture (the student refers to Netflix subscribers in the United States and new type of a viewer) and I think that he can...
  • 14 Jul David Ripley
    Extended Essay 2018
    I think you're right to be a bit doubtful, Beata. The problem is how this research question is handled. The purpose of an English B EE (and I presume this would be under Cat.2 B, about Netflix as an 'artifact' ) is that it should address some...
  • 14 Jul Beata Raczkiewicz-Piądłowska
    Extended Essay 2018
    Hi David, I'm really happy that my school has finally got access to this website. I really appreciate all the material that it offers. I'm an experienced IB teacher, yet when I read a new EE guide again I started to have doubts about one EE...
  • 10 Jul David Ripley
    Cat.2 clarified
    OK, Robert - some responses... > 'dark-skinned people' - this would fit requirements of the EE, but does the student have precise resources for both periods ... and how exactly will the two periods be compared, by which criteria? > 'mythology...