Extended Essay Ideas for English


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Extended Essays for a core component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. A student is expected to independently research on a chosen topic of interest completing it with a 4000 world essay.

Students develop skills in:

  • formulating an appropriate research question
  • engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • communicating ideas
  • developing an argument.

Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge.

1. Of the Shakespeare plays you may have read, or seen in a movie or a play, or watched an adaptation of, which character do you find the most interesting and why? Which character would you like to spend the day with and what would you ask her/him?
2. In the American classic The Catcher in the Rye, what do you think was wrong with Holden Caulfield? Why was he so miserable?
3. In Jane Austen’s novels, the women are mostly dependent on marriage for wealth and status. Imagine they were allowed to work, and could earn a living professionally without being dependent on others, how would that change the course of their lives? Would they still make the choices they made? Pick any two heroines.
4. Why did Scott Fitzgerald‘s novel, The Great Gatsby, receive mixed response post it’s release in 1925, but became tremendously successful post World War 2.
5.Analysis of a major character from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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