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Sunday, February 21, 2021

IB Diploma Extended Essay RPPF- Check List

 

IB Diploma Extended Essay RPPF

(Reflections on Planning and Progress Form)

IB Diploma Extended Essay RPPF

The RPPF (Reflections on Planning and Progress Form) is where EE students write their three reflections: First, Interim and Final (after the viva voce). The maximum word count for all three reflections combined is 500 words and should be recorded on the RPPF Form given by the IBO.

The RPPF is a chance for EE students to show one or more of the following:

*     Intellectual, creative, personal, and/or developmental growth,

*     How actively engaged they are in the learning process,

*     What they have learned about how to learn and research and/or how they have grown as a learner,

*     The skills that they have learned, including:

·       critical thinking,

·       decision-making,

·       general research,

·       planning,

·       referencing and citations,

·       specific research methodology, and

·       time management.

First Reflection

Possible topics to discuss in this section of the RPPF include (but are not limited to) your thoughts on:

·       Your initial topic exploration,

·       The topic you have chosen and why,

·       Possible sources and methods,

·       What you might hope to learn or achieve from studying this topic,

·       Possible ideas of how you might answer your question and/or research the answer,

·       Questions or challenges faced so far,

·       Anything else you feel could show your engagement, learning, growth or initiative.

 

·         Interim Reflection

Possible topics to discuss in this section of the RPPF include (but are not limited to) your thoughts on:

·       The research so far, including reactions to specific things you’ve learned or discovered,

·       How your research (including your research question) changed or developed,

·       Things you’ve learned about the topic and/or research process,

·       Progress in the timeline for completing the essay,

·       Possible outlines of arguments being made in response to your RQ,

·       Challenges encountered and strategies used to overcome them,

·       Anything else you feel could show your engagement, learning, growth or initiative.

Final Reflection

Possible topics to discuss in this section of the RPPF include (but are not limited to) your thoughts on:

·       The personal significance of the work to you as a student,

·       What you have learned about the topic,

·   What you have learned about learning and/or how you have “grown” as a learner,

·       New questions you have about your topic,

·   Anything else you feel could show your engagement, learning, growth or initiative.

The Reflections on planning and progress form (RPPF) enables examiners to gain an insight into students’ thinking processes while researching and writing the EE. The examiners are looking to see how students’ thinking and skills have developed during this time. Completion of the RPPF is a mandatory requirement of the EE. RPPF carries 6 marks.

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Source: IB Diploma Extended Essay Guide. Published by the IBO.

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