FutureLearn The IB Extended Essay: Managing your Research Project

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leeds
    Effort:
    2 hours/week
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Develop the research skills needed for a successful IB extended essay

    This course has been created to support International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students who are writing an extended essay. You will get advice on choosing a topic and framing a research question, and learn how to identify suitable sources and analyse them to create strong arguments.

    You will also learn how to structure your essay, write in an academic style and manage your time effectively so your project runs smoothly. Ultimately, the course will help you understand the importance of critical thinking and academic rigour as you plan and write a successful extended essay.

    This course is for students who are starting their extended essay as part of the International Baccalaureate ( IB) Diploma Programme. It will also be helpful for teachers supporting their students as they complete this process.

    The course is also suitable for people completing independent research projects as it aims to develop essential research project skills, such as critical thinking, research and academic writing.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Choosing a topic and a research question
    • Finding sources
    • Time and project management
    • Critical thinking
    • Writing effectively
    • Preparing to write

    Taught by
    Clara Hiskey

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