Once you have figured out a general subject area such as physics, you should brainstorm more specific topics by putting pen to paper. You can’t write about WWII because that would be a book's worth of material.
What was your favorite chapter you learned in that class? You don’t want to write about what type of soup prisoners of war received in POW camps because you probably can’t come up with 4000 words on it.
Make sure you ask your IB coordinator if there is any required paperwork. If your school needs a Form signed, make sure you bring it with you when you ask a teacher to be your EE advisor.
Note: The IBO only allows advisors to suggest improvements to the EE, but they may not be engaged in writing the EE.
I also used comparison in my EE, comparing Harold Pinter's in order to show a transition in British Theatre.
Topics with comparisons of 2-3 plays/books/diets/etc. tend to be in the sweet spot of not too narrow or broad because you can analyze each portion and after doing in-depth analysis on each, you compare and explain the significance of the comparison.IB students around the globe fear writing the Extended Essay, but it doesn't have to be a source of stress!In this article, I'll get you excited about writing your Extended Essay and provide you with the resources to get an A.Do you like Math because you like to problem solve?Or do you enjoy English because you like to analyze texts? I recommend spending an hour on this type of brainstorming.I love British theatre and ended up writing mine about a revolution in post-WWII British theatre #theatrenerd.I really encourage anyone who pursues an IB Diploma to take the Extended Essay seriously.For the Extended Essay, you choose a research question as a topic; this topic needs to be approved by IBO (which is not very difficult).You can do a typical research paper or conduct an experiment/solve a problem.If there are over 1,000 books/articles/documentaries out there on the exact topic, it may be too broad. They may be a hindrance to you if they teach another subject.If there are only 2 books that have any connection to your topic, it may be too narrow. Speaking of advisors: If you are not certain of who you would like to be your advisor, I would start by creating a list of your top three choices. Green is my favorite teacher, and we get along really well, but he teaches English, and I want to conduct an experiment to compare the efficiency of American Hybrid Cars to Foreign Hybrid Cars. White teaches Physics, I had her a year ago, and she liked me. I would not suggest asking your Biology teacher to guide you in writing your English EE.