Talk to your IB school supervisor, as it is his or her job to set internal school deadlines (i.e.
choosing a topic, formulating an outline, rough draft, final draft, etc).
Failure to submit an Extended Essay will result in no diploma being awarded.
Use the internet to find information but do include books in your research especially if your essay is not on the Sciences. Anyone can post anything, so read with a critical eye.
The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme.
It provides students with an opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of interest to them.Generally, university and academic websites are good sources to refer to.News sources are generally reliable, but be sure to stay away from "gossip" media which often contorts the truth.To get a diploma, you need to complete the TOK Essay and the Extended Essay.At best, you can achieve 3 bonus points towards your IB diploma, so don't ignore your schoolwork, as your courses are worth much more.However, you can make a very good essay, provided you allot yourself enough time to write about something you are interested in.The IBO knows that you are between 16 and 18 years old and thus does not require a perfect essay or a groundbreaking new discovery.Some candidates will find their first drafts are in the 6,000 to 8,000 range, while others will reach about 2800-3500.In fact, keep in mind that 4,000 words is the maximum word count and not where you must get to.Make sure your essay has a clear introduction, research question/focus (i.e.what you will be investigating), body, and conclusion.