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Can be written in English or Spanish, but needs the supervisor to be able to read it too - I can’t supervise Biology EE’s in Spanish! -choose a topic that fits into one of the DP subjects on the approved extended essay list-observe the regulations relating to the extended essay, including meeting deadlines -acknowledge all sources of information and ideas academically It is strongly recommended that students: -plan how, when and where they wil find material for their essay-plan a schedule for both researching and writing the essay, including extra time for delays and unforeseen problems-record sources as their research progresses (rather than trying to reconstruct a list at the end)-have a clear structure for the essay itself before beginning to write-check and proofread the final version careful y-make sure that al basic requirements are met (for example, al students should get ful SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIESIt is required that the supervisor: -provides the student with advice and guidance in the skills of undertaking research-encourages and supports the student throughout the research and writing of the extended essay -discusses the choice of topic with the student and, in particular, helps to formulate a wel -focused research question-ensures that the chosen research question satisfies appropriate legal and ethical standards with regard to health and safety, confidentiality, human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues-reads and comments on one completed draft only of the extended essay (but does not edit the draft)-reads the final version to confirm its authenticity-conducts a short, concluding interview (viva voce) with the student before completing the supervisor’s report.
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