For instance, if you've nailed the process of writing labs, do a science investigation.It'll be just like a big lab write-up, and writing the method, materials, qualitative/quantitative observations are all part of the word count, and take up a significant amount of words.
To get a diploma, you need to complete the TOK Essay and the Extended Essay.
At best, you can achieve 3 bonus points towards your IB diploma, so don't ignore your schoolwork, as your courses are worth much more.
Generally, university and academic websites are good sources to refer to.
News sources are generally reliable, but be sure to stay away from "gossip" media which often contorts the truth.
There's nothing more annoying than browsing through a 1200 page book looking for where that key quotation came from.
Cite your sources in a consistent manner (either in MLA or APA format, or some other recognized format).Failure to submit an Extended Essay will result in no diploma being awarded.Use the internet to find information but do include books in your research especially if your essay is not on the Sciences. Anyone can post anything, so read with a critical eye.NOTE: As of May 2010, an 'Elementary' on both TOK and Extended essay is an automatic fail, but you may still pass with an 'Elementary' on either one, just not both.An 'Elementary' on either is a so called 'failing condition' which requires a minimum 28 points rather than the usual 24 to obtain your diploma.They just want to see that you can work on and complete a big project.You'll want to write about a topic or subject you're fairly familiar with.However, you can make a very good essay, provided you allot yourself enough time to write about something you are interested in.The IBO knows that you are between 16 and 18 years old and thus does not require a perfect essay or a groundbreaking new discovery.If you don't win, at least you'll get feedback, something the IBO neglects to give.Everyone wants to write a good Extended Essay, but just remember that it's really not as overwhelming as it sounds.