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It is required that the supervisor:
· provides the student with advice and guidance in the skills of undertaking research
· encourages and supports the student throughout the research and writing of the extended essay
· discusses the choice of topic with the student and, in particular, helps to formulate a well-focused
research question
· ensures that the chosen research question satisfies appropriate legal and ethical standards with
regard to health and safety, confidentiality, human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues
· is familiar with the regulations governing the extended essay and the assessment criteria, and gives
copies of these to the student
· reads and comments on the first draft only of the extended essay (but does not edit the draft)
· monitors the progress of the extended essay to offer guidance and to ensure that the essay is the
student’s own work; and reads the final version to confirm its authenticity
· submits a predicted grade for the student’s extended essay to IBCA
· completes the supervisor’s report (if the extended essay cover is not signed by both the student and
the supervisor, the essay will not be accepted for assessment and may be returned to the school)
· provides an explanation in the report in cases where the number of hours spent with the student in
discussing the extended essay is zero; in particular, it is necessary to describe how it has been possible
to guarantee the authenticity of the essay in such circumstances
· writes a report and presents it to the school’s Diploma Programme coordinator if malpractice, such
as plagiarism, is suspected in the final draft.
It is strongly recommended that the supervisor:
· reads recent extended essay reports for the subject
· spends between three and five hours with each student, including the time spent on the viva voce
· ensures that the chosen research question is appropriate for the subject
· advises students on:
- access to appropriate resources (such as people, a library, a laboratory)
- techniques of information-/evidence-/data-gathering and analysis
- writing an abstract
- documenting sources
Responsibilities of the supervisor
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· conducts a short, concluding interview (viva voce) with the student before completing the supervisor’s
The student may work with or consult external sources, but it remains the responsibility of the supervisor
within the school to complete all the requirements described above.
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Responsibilities of the supervisor

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