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Extended Essay: Interim Reflection Session

A guide to the research process involved in your EE.

Interim Reflection Session

The questions asked at this stage are more likely to be analytical in nature and might include:

  • Did you change your approach or methodology during the process? If so, why did you do this?
  • How have you critically evaluated the source materials used in producing the draft of your essay?
  • What have you learnt from the experience so far in terms of your understanding of the  subject area?
  • What have you learnt about the skills needed to undertake the research successfully?
  • How has your understanding of the topic and research question developed throughout the process so far?
  • What will you need to do in order to complete the final draft of your essay?
  • What might you need to do in preparation for the final reflection session (the viva voce)?

Work cited:

Hoang, Paul, and Chris Taylor. Extended Essay for the IB Diploma: Skills for Success. Hodder Education, 2017, p. 77.