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Extended Essay Info, Checkpoints & Timeline

For steps on developing your Extended Essay, click here:
  • Extended Essay Steps
    The current time line for the class of 2014 on Extended Essay deadlines is:
    • Beginning of January – Informational meeting during TOK to cover general instructions and assessment criteria
    • January 31, 2014 – Have your subject and advisor chosen
    • Mid February – After school advisor/advisee “getting started” meeting
    • March through May – Meet with your advisor to discuss norms and expectations; begin formulating a thesis or question for your extended essay
    • June 2-5, 2014 – Extended Essay Writing Seminar at CU Denver - Auraria campus
    • October 1, 2014 – Rough draft to advisor
    • October 31, 2014 – Hand in two typed copies of your completed Extended Essay (this date is NOT suggested; it is set in stone)
    Extended Essay Description
      An important description of the Extended Essay, whats its comprised of, the effort it requires, and its importance to your IB scores. download
    Extended Essay Guide and Rubric
      Use this guide and rubric from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) when planning and composing your Extended Essay.  This includes all IB subjects, however you may only choose subject from the official DCHS IB approved list.

    Style guides:
        MLA Style Guide.
        APA Style Guide.




    Also recommended:
    The Elements of Style by Strunk, White and Angell (4th Ed.) ISBN 0205313426. This is a handy reference book that can be used through high school and college. Originally written by an English professor at Cornell, it give helpful, concise information on writing for different purposes, grammar, and general writing style.

    Extended Essay Topics
      A list of extended essay topics used by students in previous years. May be useful in determining your own topic. download

    Extended Essay Samples


    These are samples of "exemplar" extended essays. They were published by the IB Association of Rocky Mountain Schools (IB ARMS), September, 2004. Click Here


    Extended Essay Summer Workshop

    Juniors - 2014 Summer Extended Essay Workshop
    June 2 - 5, 2014 - CU Denver  $68

    Registration is now closed.

    However you can use the link below to access a campus map and the light rail schedule.

    All students must download, fill out and return the library registration form to Mrs. Clever by May 20th.

    Library registration form:



    DCHS IB Essay Subject List & Grader's Reports About Past Essays - A MUST READ
      Click on the subjects to view reports on common mistakes made by past students. Its highly recommend you read these for at least your chosen subject group.  
      English (Group1) & Literature
      Environmental Systems
      Human Rights
      Peace and Conflict
      Theatre Arts
      Visual Arts
      World Religion
    Current IB Seniors listen to Mr. Umbach and Ms. Clever at the Summer Extended Essay workshop held June 7-10, 2010 at the University of Denver Penrose library.

    Douglas County High School
    2842 Front Street
    Castle Rock, Colorado 80104