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Extended Essay: Final Reflection Session - the Viva Voce

A guide to the research process involved in your EE.

Final Reflection Session - The Viva Voce

The questions asked in the final reflection are evaluative in nature. Some questions that may arise, include:

  • If you were to do this research question again, what would you do differently and why?
  • Were there any surprises in your learning journey? What did you learn from this?
  • What does success mean to you in the process of producing your EE?
  • To what extent do you think you have been successful in this process?
  • Were the strategies you used for your research question the most appropriate for achieving success?
  • If you used alternative search methodologies and/or subject-specific theories, would this have led to a different outcome?
  • Are there any new or unanswered questions that emerged as a result of your research?What advice would you give to next year's students who have yet to write their EE?


Expert Tip

Your final reflection should include details of how you have grown and benefitted from the whole EE experience.

Work cited:

Hoang, Paul, and Chris Taylor. Extended Essay for the IB Diploma: Skills for Success. Hodder Education, 2017, p. 78.