Lausanne juniors who are full Diploma Program students had the opportunity to spend the day on the Rhodes College campus.
In a busy day filled with research related activities, students had the opportunity to tour the campus, learn how to use Rhodes’ online databases, search for library books, eat in the campus cafeteria and speak with the Rhodes college admissions.
The visit was an effort to give students access to sources for their extended essays, while showing them a glimpse of navigating a college library. The extended essay is a 4,000-word research paper that students who are doing the full International Baccalaureate DP program complete. Students choose a topic of interest inspired by one of the IB classes they are taking and complete the essay of the course of the school year.
Rhodes College librarians Wendy Trentham and Felicia Knox lead students through the process of searching the school’s academic databases, and allowed students to participate in independent research for their extended essays.
The students were accompanied by Extended Essay Coordinator Brenda Robinette and mentors Dr. Lisa Baily and Dr. Heather Price.
“The Rhodes trip helped strengthen their research skills and expanded their knowledge of a college library,” said Robinette. “It is great that Lausanne provides opportunities like this for our students.”