Ib French Extended Essay
Hello fellow IB Students
I am currently attempting to choose an EE topic, and have decided that I am going to do it in French B.
To get to the point, I am part of the first graduating class at my school, and all of my teachers are new to the IB, but are nevertheless very good teachers. Regardless, I cannot get much advice from them about how to approach the EE and the constraints of the criteria for each section (i.e. making sure my topic fits into the subject criteria so I don't get docked points and stuff like that).
I'm planning on doing it on either language or culture/society, but am not really sure what the limits for this are. I don't really want to do a study of literature though, since I'm not particularly interested in literature.
So far I've thought of an investigaton of Formal Parisian French and Québec French phonology and research on the causes of the difference, but I'm not sure if this would be researchable.
I would really like to do something related to the composition of the language itself, particularly something with phonology or grammar, but I just don't know how to fit this in.
I've also thought of doing a comparison between English and French phonology as an explanation for why English speakers have problems with the French accent with suggestions of fixing the phenomenon.
If anyone has any suggestions, thanks for sharing them.
Also, is it true that a Bilingual Diploma is awarded for writing the extended essay in langauge B?
to start at the end you no longer get a bilingual diploma for doing an extended essay in a subject other than your A language, and you never got one for doing it in your B language.
If this is the first year your school has done the IB all your teachers will have recently been on the IB courses and should be able to help you. Also you can get examples of EE's online, and then you must read the rubric for the EE. Stick to the rubric, follow the rules and you will pass. For example points are available for writing the right amount of words in both your essays and abstract, they are available for the correct format, these alone will get you almost to a pass, and that is without writing a single sensible word.
Extended Essay Reports and Exemplars
Please read the reports before reading the essays. The reports contain valuable information directly from IB examiners on what was successful and what was not. Also remember that just because something was successful in an exemplar, it does not mean that this is how the essay must be written. There are many different ways to get a good mark on your extended essay and it is important that you find the approach that best suits the paper you are writing. The exemplars below are only meant to clue you in on the type of analysis examiners like rather than providing a stylistic from that you must follow.
Group 1 - English
Extended Essay Report:English
English:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Group 2 - French and Spanish
Extended Essay Report: French (not available), Spanish
French:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Spanish: Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3 (coming soon)
Group 3 - Geography, History, and ITGS
Extended Essay Report:Geography, History, ITGS
Geography:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
History:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
ITGS:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Group 4 - Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Extended Essay Report:Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Biology:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Chemistry:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Physics:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Group 5 - Mathematics
Extended Essay Report:Mathematics
Mathematics:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2
Group 6 - Art and Music
Extended Essay Report:Art, Music
Art:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2, Exemplar 3
Music:Exemplar 1, Exemplar 2