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Structuring the EE
How your EE should be structured
How you structure your essay is really important!
Having a clear framework will help you to organise your arguments and make best use of the evidence you collected during your reading.
The IB helps you with this!
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There are six required elements but you can add more sections depending on your essay subject and topic:
  1. 1.
    Title page - This must only include your title, research question, subject and the word count.
  2. 2.
    Contents page - Number your pages and include a contents page at the start of your essay.
  3. 3.
    Introduction - Tell readers what to expect in your essay.
  4. 4.
    Body (research, analysis, discussion and evaluation) - The requirements for this section vary from subject to subject, but essentially this should take the form of a reasoned argument which tells the reader what relevant evidence has been discovered, where/how it has been discovered and how it supports the argument.
  5. 5.
    Conclusion - Say what has been achieved, including notes of any limitations and any questions that have not been resolved.
  6. 6.
    References and/or bibliography.
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