pcsh ib candFourteen Park Center students recently celebrated the completion of the International Baccalaureate Extended Essay. The Extended Essay (EE) is a self-directed research project that culminates in a 4,000-word essay. The EE is a requirement for the full IB diploma student and is sent to an examiner for final grading.  This year’s essays are being sent to examiners in New York, California, Ukraine, Singapore, United Kingdom and Australia.

This year’s titles include:

  • How does Philip K. Dick argue the importance of empathy to humanity in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?                                                        
  • In the novel, The Song of the Lark, how does Willa Cather define success through the characterization and development of the protagonist, Thea Kronberg?
  • How does Margaret Atwood use language to symbolize power in The Handmaid’s Tale?
  • To What Extent Do The Theoretical Results Vary From The Experimental Results From Slot Machines?                                                                                   
  • How is the characterization of Emma maintained through film techniques in different filmic adaptations of the Jane Austen novel?                                          
  • To what extent were the generals of World War I the cause of overwhelming casualties in the first year of the war?                                                       
  • How does the density of the invasive species Myriophyllum spicatum affect the density of the native species Elodea Canadensis in the United States?
  • To what extent can we use Mark Rothko's color field works to explain how artist uses color as a role to make the audience feel emotion?                       
  • The Significance of Amy Tan’s Portrayal of Feminine Struggle in a Patriarchal Society