Extended Essay 201617 Information Academic honesty Essay assessment
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Extended Essay 2016/17 Information, Academic honesty, Essay assessment, and Documentation/Referencing
Before starting • Everyone must go in on his/her Manage. Bac and check so that the courses are correct. Check carefully: • • HL/SL, Lit and Lang. Lit, A and B Language, Math level (Studies vs SL) • If wrong, notify me before 10/6! • Also, Man. Bac shoould be used for the EE.
Academic honesty • https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Wnn 9 CX 6 Hr. Tw
Today’s goals 1. Understand the nature of an IB Extended Essay: A) Essay purpose B) Important dates C) Assessment criteria D) Criteria I, ”Formal Presentation” 2. Understand the importance of references, how to cite sources and how to do a bibliography: A) Why document sources? B) Different systems of citation C) Chicago-style i) i) Author/date system ii) Footnotes (note system)
The Extended Essay Guide
1 A. The Extended Essay ”The extended essay is an academic research exercise presented as a formal piece of scholarship of no more than 4, 000 words. . It is intended to promote research skills, intellectual discovery and creativity and presents the students with an opportunity to engage in personal research into a topic of their own choice. The final presented work…gives the student an opportunity to show knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm about a topic of his or her own choice. ” (Hickey 2011) (Secondary sources should be consulted!)
Aims of the EE (and LP)
1 B. Important dates -Week 23: Meet supervisor: specific research question, sources/method, secondary literature and outline. -Sep. 7: First draft is due! This means a formal piece of writing, with references, that can be read and commented upon by the supervisor (abstract, introduction and conclusion might be excluded) -Meeting with supervisor (make an appointment) -Oct. 20: Second draft due! Should be close to perfect! -Meeting with supervisor (make an appointment) -Dec. 1: Extended Essay is due. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Research Process • Choose subject/topic/supervisor ✔ • Formulate a well-focused research question • Plan the investigation and writing process • How will you gather data/material • Which reference system will I use? • Set deadlines • Plan essay structure/outline • Undertake preparatory reading (secondary) • Carry out investigation • Secondary • Primary
Grade boundaries A = Excellent = 29 -36 B= Good = 23 -28 C= Satisfactory = 16 -22 D = Mediocre = 9 -15 E= I don’t want to talk about it
1 C. Assessment criteria A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. Research question (0 -2) Introduction (0 -2) Investigation (0 -4) Knowledge and understanding of topic (0 -4) Reasoned argument (0 -4) Application of analytical and evaluative skills (0 -4) Use of appropriate language (0 -4) Conclusion (0 -2) Formal presentation (0 -4) Abstract (0 -2) Holistic judgment (0 -4) (Extended Essay Guide 2013)
1 D. Criteria I, ”Formal Presentation” (0 -4) This criterion assesses the extent to which the layout, organization, appearance and formal elements of the essay consistently follow a standard format. The formal elements are: title page, table of contents, page numbers, illustrative material, quotations, documentation (including references, citations and bibliography) and appendices (if used). (Extended Essay Guide 2013) Thus, if all parts of the essay are included, and you have documented sources, you should have 4 marks!
2 A. Why reference sources? -Recuired in all academic papers. -Part of EE criteria I. -Indicates research (which is what you want to show in the EE!). -Shows that you have read up on your subject. -Allows the reader to find the material and check for accuracy, etc. -Helps you aviod plagarism and accusations of cheating. Read in the handout ”Effective citing and referencing”
2 B. Documentation styles The following are examples of acceptable documentation styles: Author/date methods: • American Psychological Association (APA) • Council of Biology Editors (CBE) • Harvard citation and referencing guide • Modern Language Association (MLA) Footnotes or Author/date method: • Chicago/Turabian
2 C. Chicago/Turabian 1. ”Author-date system”: Often preferred by natural science/psychology. In text citation (Smith 2013, 101) and ”References” at the end. 2. ”Note system”: Most often liked by humanities, history, social science. Uses footnotes and a ”Bibliography” at the end.
2 Ci. Chicago: Author-date system in text One author: (Marx 2004, 534) Two authors: (Marx and Engels 1998, 99 -100) More than two authors: (Smith et al. 2002) Web page: (United Nations 2013) Interview: (Andersson 2013) For further information see handout ”Chicago-Style” or: http: //www. chicagomanualofstyle. org/tools_citationguide. html
References (bibliography) At the end of the essay you must show references. This should be done in alphabetical order. Marx, Karl. 2004. Das Kapital. New York: Penguin. Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote. ” New York Times, February 27. Accessed February 28, 2010. http: //www. nytimes. com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28 health. html. Manual of Style 2013) (The Chicago
2 Cii: Chicago Note system in text When you want to cite a source, go to ”Infoga” -> ”fotnot” One author: 1. Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), 99– 100. 2. Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3. For how to cite webpages, etc. , see: http: //www. chicagomanualofstyle. org/tools_citationguide. html
Bibliography At the end of the essay you must have a bibliography. This should be done in alphabetical order. Same as References in author-date style. For details about referencing and bibliography/references, see the handout. Talk to your supervisor about using footnote system or authordate.