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Extended Essay - Criteria: Viva voce

Viva Voce Handout


After completing the third and final reflection in ManageBac, the student should see the EE Coordinator, who will check that all forms are complete and will give the student a star!

Viva Voce

The viva voce is a mandatory interview between the student and the supervisor that concludes the extended essay process. This interview informs the third and final written reflection and occurs after the student has uploaded their completed, fully edited, FINAL DRAFT to ManageBac. At this point, no further changes can be made to the essay.

Viva Voce Questions

VIVA VOCE (interview lasting 15–30 minutes)

During this interview session supervisors might ask:

  • What conclusions did you arrive at during your research for your EE? 
    • Did anything surprise you?
  • What would you consider to be the most (and least) rewarding aspect of your research and writing process?
  • What contradictions did you find?
    • How did you incorporate them into your paper?
  • What did you learn about your topic?
  • What were some of the challenges you encounter during your research and writing process and how did you overcome them.
  • How successful you’ve been with regards to answering your research question.

Final Reflection

FINAL REFLECTION (max. 150-200 words posted to ManageBac)

When writing the final reflection, students might reflect about any of the above questions that were discussed.