Everyone in my school hand to hand in their Extended Essays in October. Just out of curiousity I was wondering what all of your topics were.
Mine was in history and was a comparitive study between Japanese and Chinese junior high school history textbooks. I focused on their depictions of Japanese aggression in China 1895-1937. It was really fascinating. It was especially fun looking for so-called 'bias' in the textbooks. In 2001 there was a Japanese Textbook Scandal in which Japanese Right-wing professors published a textbook that was took a pro-Japanese, pro-fascist stance. It was amazing reading the partiality in that. Almost all of the Japanese textbook distributed in schools now tend to show remorse for the Japanese aggression in China though.
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Hi Raghda: students are free to select any author and work for their EE; they are not limited to the PLA - much like the 'free choice' scope in Part 4. The question of literary merit is a difficult one to judge for obvious reasons - and I do not know 'Worm'. 'Watchmen', however, is - in my view - a sophisticated, multi-layered graphic novel, with much to explore, so I would have no doubts there. The question seems to me a valid one too - perhaps qualifying it with 'explore the concept of the unwilling hero'. Watchmen, at least, 'plays' with conventions and tropes associated with superhero fiction and so there is as much to say about the way he presents his story - the post-modern tricks employed - as the story itself. I suspect this may also be true of 'Worm'(?). In other words, encouraging the student to place some significant emphasis on elements of language, form and general craft, is a good principle to adopt. Hope this helps - but sounds to me like a strong essay in the making!