Extended Essay Overview


The extended essay is a formal research based paper that students write during their Junior and Senior year. Though this is not part of a class the students do receive support and guidance from a subject supervisor and the extended essay supervisor. The topic is selected by the student but must connect in some way to one of the IB curricular areas. The upper limit to the essay is 4,000 words.  At Rex Putnam the Extended Essay is used as a student's SSE project and thus earns a student .5 credits.

Click on a link below to read some example essays.

English Extended Essay Example 1
English Extended Essay Example 2

History Extended Essay Example 1
History Extended Essay Example 2

Biology Extended Essay Example 1
Biology Extended Essay Example 2

Chemistry Extended Essay Example 1
Chemistry Extended Essay Example 2

Art Extended Essay Example 1
Art Extended Essay Example 2

Music Extended Essay Example

Math Extended Essay Example 1
Math Extended Essay Example 2