Choose a subject for your EE
Choose a subject and topic that interests you - something you're personally invested in - so you'll stay motivated throughout the EE process. You should be able to explain and identify to others what you're interested in and why.
Diploma Programme subjects available for Extended Essays are:
Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Studies in Language and Literature
If you want more information have a look at the IB Extended Guide pages 360-369
Choose a Supervisor
The supervisor-student working relationship is probably the most important one in the Extended Essay process.
The EE supervisor will advise students during the entire process such as confirm research questions, read final draft and give comments for revising it and submit a predicted grade to the IBO. It is the student's responsibility to select the appropriate supervisor for their EEs. While selecting supervisor, students are advised to consider the following issues:
He/she must be a teacher at IST (an external mentor can be hired but candidates still need to have an IST supervisor)
He/she should be a teacher with whom you can work effectively
He/she is interested in the topic and available to work with
—is available for mandatory reflections,
write comments and submit a predicted grade
What supervisors can do:
Confirm the research question (RQ)
Help to conduct research and write the extended essay
reads and comments on one completed draft only of the extended essay (but does not edit then draft)
reads the final version to confirm its authenticity
What supervisors cannot do:
Correct spelling and punctuation.
Correct experimental work or mathematics.
RE-WRITE ANY PART OF THE ESSAY.
Indicate where whole sections of the essay would be better placed.
Proofread the essay for errors.
Correct bibliographies or citations.
Note: If students give their supervisor sections of their extended essay to read, this is permissible but the same section of work should not be looked at repeatedly by the supervisor, nor should it be heavily annotated or edited (IB EE guide, p. 64).