21 Jun ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES EXTENDED ESSAY
The extended essay (EE) is an integral part of the IB Diploma course. In order to write a good extended essay in ESS you need to first of all be interested in and passionate about the environment; and secondly be prepared to put in the hard work.
You will research and write about an environmental topic or issue of relevance to you and your environment. Your writing should cover the environmental system and how society functions – you must conduct an analytical argument.
Extended Essay Information Guide (from the IBO)
Environmental issues are occupying a position of increasing significance on the world agenda, and an extended essay in environmental systems and societies provides students with an opportunity to explore an environmental topic or issue of particular interest or relevance to themselves and their localities.
You will be expected to:
• integrate theoretical contexts and methodologies with academic disciplines appropriate to the chosen topic
• use a systems approach in the analysis and interpretation of their data.
An extended essay in Environmental Systems and Societies provides you with the opportunity to explore questions in terrestrial, freshwater or marine environments. The characteristic nature of an essay in this subject will lie in the application of a systems approach to an environmental issue.