Keep your supervisor informed of the work you’re doing between reflection sessions. You may have informal discussions with other people who can help you, especially subject specialist teachers and the school Librarian.
The initial reflection session takes place early in the extended essay process after the initial ideas, background reading, and research plan have been considered. The first step is a mandatory interview between the student and the supervisor. The questions asked during this session tend to be more descriptive, with a discussion of the research question, preliminary research, and steps for further inquiry. This interview informs this first written reflection.
INTERVIEW SESSION (20–30 minutes)
During this interview session supervisors might ask:
INITIAL REFLECTION (max. ~150 words)
When writing the final reflection, students might reflect about any of the above questions that were discussed.