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Purpose of Reflection
Discerning Pros & Cons:
- What are the advantages or disadvantages of your chosen approach?
- What should I do to counteract problems or limitations with my research approach?
- What is missing from my research or analysis? What else should I be doing?
- What is my research pointing to that differs from my initial hypothesis or position? Has my research focus changed?
- What have I learned from my mistakes or choices made as part of research? How successful was I in overcoming them?
What is GOOD Reflection?
- ongoing and episodic
- descriptive only
- criticizing only
- linear or static
- politically correct
- tick box
- hour counting
- a single task
How to Write IB Extended Essay Reflections
THIS LINK to IB Mastery will take you to an article about how to write EE Reflections.
Don't think it's worth your time to read?!?.....The Engagement Criteria for your EE is worth 6 MARKS...that's nearly 18% of your total mark and, as the article says, could push your grade up from a C to nearly an A!!
500 words isn't a lot...use them WISELY!
First reflection - descriptive - max. 150 words
Second reflection - analytical - max. 150 words
Third reflection - evaluative - max. 200 words