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Research Proposal

Print this proposal and submit it to the extended essay coordinator, Ms. Whitted, in the LCHS Library.

Getting started

Click here for a guide on formulating a research question.


This PDF is also helpful in developing a research question. 

Annotated Bibliography

Click on the links below for information on annotated bibliographies.


Description of Annotated Bibliography


Annotated Bibliography Rubric


Sample Annotated Bibliography


Another helpful source for more information is located here


Here are directions on writing an outline as well as the rubric by which it will be assessed. 


Examples of exemplary extended essay can be checked out in the school library.

Extended Essay

Extended Essay deadlines

Class of 2018

Research proposal submitted

November 1, 2016

Supervisors announced

December 12, 2016

First meeting with supervisors

By January 20, 2017

Initial reflection due to supervisor

By January 27, 2017

A ...more

Extended Essay Rubric

** The assessment rubric for the class of 2018 will change. It will be posted after the 2017 exam session.

A: Research Question This criterion assesses the extent to which the purpose of essay is ...more

Scoring matrix

** The current rubric and grade boundaries apply to the candidates in the class of 2017 only. The rubric and grade boundaries will change for the candidates in the class of 2018.


Students can earn a maximum of 36 points on the extended essay.  These are the grade boundaries for points earned:

  • A     29 - 36
  • B     23 - 28
  • C     16 - 22
  • D      8 - 15
  • E      0 -  7

The band descriptors are:

A Work of an excellent standard

B Work of a good standard

C Work of a satisfactory standard

D Work of a mediocre standard

E Work of an elementary standard.

Extended Essay Guide

Points awarded via TOK

Students will earn the following points for Extended Essay process assignments which will be calculated into their TOK grade:


TOK 11

Initial Reflection                     25 pts

Annotated Bibliography         50 pts

Outline                                   50 pts 

Interim reflection                    25 pts


TOK 12

Rough draft                           50 pts

Final reflection                      25 pts