IB UofU Library Field Trip

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On Monday, March 14 IB juniors took a field trip to the University of Utah library. The field trip started at 10 in the morning and students didn’t get back till the end of school.

“The purpose of the field trip is to get students used to the feel of being in a university area where the library has multiple librarians and each little subject has a specific person for you. Universities have more of a specific section of library for what every student and their major needs,” Jane Kilby, IB Secretary states about the trip.

The trip is purely to help kids with their extended essay, which is required for the IB diploma. It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000 word paper. All extended essays are externally assessed by examiners appointed by the IB. They are marked on a scale from 0 to 36.

The trip to University of Utah is a trip they do every year in March. Mrs. Allen runs the permission slips and all the kids that sign up for the trip.

“Dr. Bentley for the most part has already talked to these kids,” Mrs. Kilby says, “ In their Theory of Knowledge classes along with the class they need to take for Personal Skills.” Overall, the field trip to the library is to enable kids the ability to do research on a more scholarly level, enabling them to get the feel of how a college library works.

Learning about college is just one of the few things you learn while with the IB crew. Mrs. Kilby encourages everyone to try IB and not to get intimidated by the long extended essays or classes.

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