These comments can help the examiner award a level for criterion H. Most of us spend between 3 and 5 hours on each student.
Do not comment on any adverse personal circumstances that may have affected the candidate.” What should we write? This time involves reading, commenting, meeting with the student and discussing both the progress and the final result.
Students are supported throughout the process of researching and writing the extended essay, with advice and guidance from a supervisor who is usually a teacher at the school.
Students are required to have three mandatory reflection sessions with their supervisors.
The student fills out the front page and signs a declaration that the work they submit is their own. The required components are the supervisor’s name at the top, and the number of hours spent working with the student on the Extended Essay and a signature declaration that you have read the final copy and to the best of your knowledge the work is that of the candidate on the bottom.
However, the center of the page is large a blank area for comments with the following directive: “If appropriate, please comment on the candidate’s performance, the context in which the candidate undertook the research for the extended essay, any difficulties encountered and how these were overcome.
Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.
An extended essay can also be undertaken in world studies, where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across two IB diploma disciplines.
If a supervisor suspects that the extended essay submitted for assessment by a student could not have been completed without assistance they are required to bring this to the attention of the Diploma Programme/extended essay coordinator, who in turn must inform the IB.
This may then be investigated as a possible case of academic misconduct.