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Extended Essay

Handouts and resources for the EE

Reflection is also an integral part of the EE process (like your process journal for the Personal Project). You are expected to keep a Research and Reflection Space (RRS) as a useful tool to develop ideas, think about your process, analyze your source material, plan your research and more. It should be used to:

  • Demonstrate your planning
  • Discuss your learning
  • Evaluate your progress

HOW you do this is up to you and your supervisor. ManageBac is one option.  But choose a medium that you can keep up with consistently.  There will be a workshop on various options that might be useful for you.  

The EE Guide offers helpful advice and ideas for using the RRS.  It does not need to be a written journal—you can record audio or video and upload it, link to videos, upload images of your notes or sketches—whatever helps YOU think through your ideas, research and process. Ideally, the RRS will help you to better understand yourself and  the way you learn.

If you’re stuck for ideas, you can find examples/inspiration here.  and here.

ManageBac:  Perhaps the easiest option is simply to use the journal option in the EE section of ManageBac. Apart from normal blogging, this allows you to post images, videos, links and files to document your thinking/progress. It has the added advantage of being easily accessible to your supervisor, and being a "one stop shop" for most things EE.


Evernote:  Another good option--Can hold all of the media above, with the added bonus of having a voice option for recording your thoughts/reflections.  Easy to share with your supervisor.


OneNote:  Similar to EverNote.  Can record audio, etc.