Often a student will need to perform some initial research to ensure that sufficient sources are available to successfully complete the EE.
The IA markscheme grades each section separately; the EE markscheme grades each criteria across the essay as a whole.
You will select which of your IB subjects will form the basis of your EE in the Spring Term of the first year of IB.
An ITGS extended essay needs to focus on the social impacts (positive or negative) information technology has on society.
The EE also needs to clearly cover the information technology in enough detail to make it clear how it causes the problem.
To help you find the books/articles, use these Google Books Search Google Scholar Search Amazon Search BBC History Magazine Search History Today Magazine Search (password required to access articles after search - see your teacher) In addition, for the Extended Essay you will be expected to make especially heavy use of primary sources.
I have also produced useful video: "Google Books for Student Research: 3 minute guide": Calendar of Historical Anniversaries, 2019-2020Renaissance Florence Simulation updated, relaunched Comparing / contrasting the impact on two states: the USA / the DDRVideo viewing notes: The DDR: Lost World of Communism Analyse the impact of the Cold War upon the DDRThen and Now photographs: Battlefields / Berlin Interpretation Battleships: The Treaty of Versailles French Revolution Simulation: Updated, relaunched20 question factual test: Nixons foreign policy The Watergate Scandal and the Fall of Richard Nixon Escape the Room: The Black Death!
It gives you the chance to work closely with your History teacher to 'fast-track' your historical skills with one-to-one tutoring.
As such it is a great opportunity to produce a mature academic study on something that you might never again have the chance to research.
All ITGS extended essays needs a topic area and a Research Question (RQ).
Teachers can help students select a topic area but students must formulate the Research Question themselves because there are awarded marks for this in criterion A.