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    Hi, I'm producing an outline for my EE now..

    I wonder how many titles I have to make for 4000 word essay, excluding an abstract, bibliography, appendix and so on.
    I made only 8 titles for my physics EE... is this ok? Should I add more?

    plz Help!
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    I guess it doesn't really matter how many 'chapters' u divide your work into, as long as the reader can easily remember what is where. The general rule I was taught [A in EE Physics] is: make the following parts brilliant: abstract, introduction, labels under photos/graphs and conclusion(evaluation). Reason: do not expect the examiner to be reading all your work through; he has quite a lot EEs to read in a short time, so it may happen that he will just read the above mentioned and hence you should write them so that the key facts/assumptions/conclusions/ideas of your essay are there;

    concentrate particularly on a good abstract, as it is v. important in every scientific paper

    i hope this is of help; if u have any further questions, i will gladly help u
    cheers
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    (Original post by khamon)
    Hi, I'm producing an outline for my EE now..

    I wonder how many titles I have to make for 4000 word essay, excluding an abstract, bibliography, appendix and so on.
    I made only 8 titles for my physics EE... is this ok? Should I add more?

    plz Help!
    I only had 4 subdivision within my EE and that didn't do it any harm (I only lost one mark on the essay). It really doesn't matter how you divide it, provided that the divisions are clear and make sense. As has been mentioned above, examiners hate it if these divisions are not clear, or if it is not obvious form your abstract and introduction how the essay will develop.
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    (Original post by khamon)
    Hi, I'm producing an outline for my EE now..

    I wonder how many titles I have to make for 4000 word essay, excluding an abstract, bibliography, appendix and so on.
    I made only 8 titles for my physics EE... is this ok? Should I add more?

    plz Help!
    I did my extended essay in Physics and got a B (I suspect I didnt get an A because my uncertainty processing was kinda weak). The most important thing is that your essay is well structured. Sometimes subdivisions work well, other times a new paragraph can do the trick. As long as you try to be consistent and your essay it is easy to find information in your essay it should be ok. BAsicly regard teh essay as a very serious and detailed planning A lab. Start out with the background for your experiemnt, continue with the hypothesis etc etc. Basicly there is a certain minimum of titles you should include (in my opinion) these are:

    Hypothesis and theory:
    Equipment used:
    Experimental setup:
    Procedure:
    Basis for data processing (theory), if applicable:
    Processing of data:
    Uncertainty evaluations:
    Presentation of data:
    Interpretation of data:
    Conclusions:
    Further evaluations:
    Sugestions for improvements:

    This is what I think is the very minimum. Of course, not all these titles may apply to your experiment and then they can be ommited, but if they apply include them. Be specially certain you have covered the parts in bold as IB is usually quite pedantic about those. And whatever you do, make sure you do the uncertainties propperly. If your evaluation of uncertainties is flawless you are almost guaranteed a good grade (C or above) from that allone, provided the experiment is not a micky mouse simple one.
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    Always include an abstract at the begining, this should concisely explain the purpose of the experiment and the final result. Basically a person who knew a bit about the subject should be able to read the abstract, glance at the graphs, read the conclusion and be able to understand the overall experiment and outcome.
 
 
 

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