As part of the core, students are required to complete independent, self-directed research culminating in a 4,000-word paper, called the Extended Essay. Students are able to identify the subject area and topic of investigation and, with guidance from a faculty member, engage in the research, analysis, and argumentation of their topic.
Through the research process of the Extended Essay, students develop skills in:
- Formulating an appropriate research question
- Engaging in a personal exploration of a topic
- Communicating ideas
- Developing an argument
You can find more information on the Extended Essay by accessing this guide.