What is the Extended Essay?
The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. The EE is one of the core components of the IB contributing to the bonus of 3 points. This, combined with the TOK essay, is graded according to a TOK/EE matrix that determines how many points you will additionally obtain. With your extended essay, a viva voce will be conducted to test your knowledge and spontaneity of how much you have learned from writing your essay.
The best part of the EE is that you get to choose which subject you want to do research in, so it’s best to go with your passion and gut.