Submitting the extended essay in the required format will help set the tone of the essay and will aid readability for on-screen assessment by examiners. We love this because it shows that you are becoming a person who doesn't need a teacher to improve. Pretty simple, dumb, and logical I know but when I proposed the idea, my supervisor thought it was do-able. It's far easier to have personal input when doing an experimental type essay so these are the type that i promote with my students and what this website will focus on. I apologize if this thread is in the wrong spot. That way they are less likely to forget to include a citation.
Be careful to ensure that the wording is always exactly the same each time it is stated. The physical nature of an extended essay is characterized by a particular physical emphasis within a more general set of scientific criteria. Hi Kathy, To answer your question, I am going to quote directly from a response John Royce provided, on this forum, in October in response to a very similar question: it was a question about using Spanish sources - hence the mention of Spanish It is certainly permissible to use sources which are not in the language of the essay, but translation into the target language is required, one cannot assume that the reader understands the original language. Get this tip right and the rest is cake. If so, it's really more important that you pick something that interests you. One of my seniors created a huge wind tunnel to test out the effects of different leading and trailing edges etc and I don't think i will be able to something that extensive Or is Aerodynamics a good area to venture into in order to write a Physics Extended Essay. As opposed to ordinary essays, extended essays require more factual backup.
We want this to be written in your own words the 2 Don't make it seem like you've only picked the easy-to-get information. The topic needs to be very specific. So my advice to you all is this. An outline of any experiments undertaken. These would be questions that would help you answer your main research question.
More details about each element are given in the section. Qualitative data is mentioned Evaluation of uncertainties, anomalous results, and trends on graphs is included There are lots of graphs for all the data collected some with best fit lines some without. Projectile motion happens when a force is applied at the beginning of the trajectory ex: throwing a ball , and then the projectile motion happens when gravity interferes with it and pulling it down. I find it absolutely incredible that you take the time to answer students and write your posts. Day Post Mon Tue Thu Fri How to use LaTeX? I'm not sure that this extended essay gets everything right. My imagination's failing me at this point, and I'm starting to fall behind for my Extended Essay. It's a very new topic so if you tackle it well you may not need an experiment.
Please note that the order in which these elements are presented here is not necessarily the order in which they should be written. But you don't have to take my word for it. Students don't have to be good at physics to write a good essay as long as they stick to what they know, its probably easier to score well for a student who is a good essay writer and poor at physics than someone who is good at physics but can't write an essay. But I'm still looking for a good research question. What must be made clear is that the translations are those of the student; these are her understandings. What exactly are you expected to write about? The details of calculations carried out in the analysis are in an appendix The results of the analysis is found in the essay Raw data tables are in an appendix and refered to in the essay body All appendices are refered to in the body of the essay, otherwise they will not be looked at. And, of course, you have to make sure that the scope of your topic meets the number of pages you have to write.
I will defiantly spend more time here and hopefully learn a lot. I approached my physics teacher, and he asked me to think exactly how the experiment will be done, and only then will he sign on as my mentor. Feel free to provide links to additional sources in the comment section instead. Really good and inspirational information on your site! What do I need to improve? If you're interested in bicycles or something, maybe their stability at different conditions maybe wheel diameter causes a trade off between rotational inertia and centre of mass location? Building anything for aerodynamics was my first idea, but I realized it is going to become hard to implement I think that a lot of people don't do an experiment with their topic, so they end up simply restating a popular science subject. Regardless, you have to focus on something. Students sometimes find it difficult to read the assessment criteria and work out which parts of their essay are good and where there is need for improvement.
Thank you already for helping me. We have a new coordinator, and she is not sure about it either. My main piece of advice to you though is that you write about something that you'd be interested in pursuing in your higher education syllabus. What does it look like? The examiner will not read notes or appendices, so an essay that is not complete in itself will be compromised across the assessment criteria. Once you have completed a first draft of your extended essay answer the following questions which will help to identify the essential components of your extended essay in need of improvement and show you what is already good. Say, for example, you are a high school student, and you are supposed to write a 3-page essay.
But first, I should clarify my research question. Please remember to say what your extended essay is hoping to find out, this is the worthiness. The aim of is to build a subreddit frequented by physicists, scientists, and those with a passion for physics. Check out experiments on projectile motion you could study the Magnus effect , elastic collisions and impact crunches. So you will show us some of your thinking, decision-making and planning along the way.
An imaginative range of articles All the articles are definately related to the course research question The material looks like it has been carefully selected to keep my interest and to tell a story. Only do it in physics if you are passionate, or it will just drag and be a bad experience. Have you under-planned or over-planned? I guess if you are finishing high school, you may not unless you build one yourself like the other person did. This is a problem for some of our student who maybe like physics because they don't like writing essays, if that is the case then I am afraid that they will not get a good grade writing an essay in any subject so they might as well do it in physics and add their weight to the dreadful statistics. Take your harsh feedback in stride. So I would advise choosing a research question which is good for making a suitable experiment.