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Extended Essay Description

The extended essay (EE) is an independent and self-directed research project culminating in a 4,000-word paper. Throughout the process, students receive guidance and support from a supervisor, usually a teacher at the school. Following the completion of the written essay, students participate in a concluding interview known as Viva Voce.

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This extended essay and interview hold great value, especially in countries where interviews are required for employment or university acceptance.

 

Through the research process, students develop essential skills in:

  • Practical preparation for undergraduate research.
  • An opportunity for students to explore topics of personal interest.
  • Formulating appropriate research questions.
  • Engaging in a personal exploration of the topic.
  • Communicating ideas effectively.
  • Developing persuasive argument.

 

Participation in this process enhances students' capacity to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate knowledge.