Use the following checklist to help you meet the IB General Assessment Criteria.

A -- The Research Question
__My research question is clearly and precisely stated in the early part of the essay.
__My research question is sharply focused and not a broad generalization.
__My research question lends itself to a systematic investigation that can be effectively
   dealt within the context and word limit of an extended essay.

B -- Approach to the Question
__My essay develops my specific research question.
__The approach I have chosen is appropriate to the type of research question I have

C -- Analysis/Interpretation
__I have included relevant materials, sources, data and evidence in my essay.
__I have not included irrelevant information in my essay.
__I have effectively analyzed the evidence/material/sources/data in my essay.

D -- Argument/Evaluation
__My essay is a convincing argument that addresses my research question.
__My essay is well organized into paragraphs, sub-headings/sub-topics.
__My evaluation of sources and/or data is appropriate and fully substantiated.
__I have, through the use of proper grammatical forms, clearly expressed my ideas.
__I have proof read my essay and have used proper essay formatting.

E – Conclusion
__I have written a conclusion that restates my question and is consistent with the
  argument and explanation presented in my essay.
__Where appropriate, I have included in my conclusion any new or unresolved questions
   that arose during my investigation.

F – Abstract
__My abstract is within the 300-word limit.
__I have clearly stated my research question in my abstract.
__I have clearly stated the scope of my investigation in my abstract.
__My abstract contains the conclusion I reached in my essay.

G -- Formal Presentation
__I have a title page clearly stating my research question, the subject of my extended
  essay, my name and candidate number.
__A table of contents is immediately after my abstract.
__Each page of my essay is correctly numbered and includes my candidate number either
  in the header or footer.
__I have accurately and consistently cited all my sources in an accepted format.
__I have included either a bibliography or a works cited page in an accepted format.
H -- Holistic Judgement
__My essay reflects my best effort.
__I have shown insight in my essay.
__I have demonstrated depth of understanding of my chosen subject and topic.
__I have demonstrated inventiveness and flair through my writing style.

In addition--Be sure to review the specific criteria for your selected subject.
[Subjects are listed on the right navigation bar]
For example Group 1—Literature
     J. Knowledge and Understanding of the literature studied, and where appropriate,
        reference to secondary sources.
     K. Personal response justified by literary judgment and/or analysis
     L. Use of language appropriate to a literary essay

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