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What IS the Extended Essay?

  • Independent research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with SIS supervisor
  • Formal piece of academic writing, 4,000 words long, accompanied by a reflection of no more than 500 words
  • Approximately 40 hours of work by the student
  • 3-5 hours of supervision + 3 mandatory reflection sessions
  • Ends with a Viva Voce: final reflection session with supervising teacher

IB EE Guide

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