Grade 12s who are undertaking the full IB Diploma have been working hard on their Extended Essays. “The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper” (IBO). The Extended Essay Work Day provides students with focused time, access to supervisors to get targeted feedback and support prior to the draft deadline.
Here are some comments from students:
The EE day provided me with a lot of independent time to think and write which resulted in me almost finishing my evaluation and conclusion. During the day we were given useful resources (for example, a session learning about the format) and chances to ask questions which would have been more difficult to obtain without this day! (Flora Hamilton)
The EE workday helped me a great deal. It forced me to work on my essay which allowed me to polish my work and be happy with it. It was a great stress-free experience which I am sure was useful to all. It was nice having the opportunity to ask for help when needed. (Bohemond Iskandar)
The EE Workday helped me out tremendously as I am at a stage of hammering out the writing. I found the allocated time to be very generous and gave me the opportunity to relieve pressure off of other school work to only work on the EE. Furthermore, not only was I productive and focused, having time to take my own break was very helpful. I find that sometimes it is hard to focus on a fixed schedule so having my own timings were very helpful. Overall, enjoyed the day! (Richard Dang)