Be aware: the exemplar essays on this page were written and assessed under the 2013 Examination Session (the "old" Extended Essay format). Beginning with HF Class of 2018 forward, we are using the 2018 Examination Session Guide for the Extended Essay. There are differences. For example, the older essays were assessed according to an 11-point criteria rather than the current five point criteria. The abstract is no longer required, and the new essays feature a Reflection on Planning and Progress Form. Keeping that in mind, these older exemplar essays are still useful as models and guides. I'm providing them here because the 2018 Examination Session is so new, there are simply not a large number of exemplars to look at. Reading exemplar essays at a variety of marks is one of the best things you can do to prepare to write your own essay.
To view a limited collection of exemplar essays marked under the 2018 criteria, see the link in your ManageBac account.
Official IB Extended Essay Guide (full web version | pdf) - Document from IB with all subject areas and rubrics. This can be a lengthy document to navigate, but the formatting information and assessment criteria are worth reading.
Find the subject-specific information (including subject-specific rubrics) and sample papers for your topic choice below. These papers almost all received a score of an A, with those receiving a score of a B marked as such. There are very brief descriptions along with each paper to provide insight into the source of the paper, as well as the general subject matter. Note: DO NOT use these for overall formatting! These samples are all from the previous version of the guide, and some elements (e.g. abstracts) have changed.
BTHS EE Student Guide
EE Presentation - Dr. Rogers's presentation to the Class of 2019
IB Rubric - Advice for Students
Unofficial EE Formatting Guide - Helpful if you're not sure where to start on formatting your paper. It is not a rule that it must be formatted like this, but this would be an acceptable structure -- you can just copy/paste into your own document and complete it with your own information!
Assessed Student Work for the 2018 IB EE Curriculum
Reflection and the EE
BTHS Reflection Session Guide
APA, MLA, and Chicago Style Formatting Guides (external link to Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)