Extended Essay: reflections
With its explicit emphasis on engagement and reflection, the Extended Essay asks students to consider the research and writing process, and their learning through this process, alongside the question and texts they are writing about. There is a formalised reflection structure that students and their supervisors need to follow; the idea of students reflecting on the process is not new to the task, but since the revisions in 2017 it has been made more explicit and is now part of the assessment criteria and grading. 6 out of a possible 34 points are awarded on the basis of the reflections students write on the RPPF (Reflections on Planning and Progress Form) and this is designed to assess the students’ ability to reflect thoughtfully and honestly about their process.
Find on this page some guidance and examples to help support the reflection process for Extended Essays in English Literature.