3. First official meeting

On this page...

  • advice for your first official meeting with your supervisor

  • advice on writing your first official reflection

Upcoming deadlines

Class of 2023

  • Have your first meeting with your Supervisor

  • To have completed and uploaded your reflection to Managebac no later than February 27th by 8PM.

  • Remember only approximately 150 words and no edits once submitted

Super Tips

Be sure to send very positive signals to your supervisor about your engagement and motivation for the EE

In the Presentation to the right you will find the following helpful:

    • A Template for eMailing your EE Supervisors

    • What to talk about during your first meeting

    • What you should be bringing with you to that first meeting

    • How write the best EE Reflections - remember there are only 3 of these throughout the process for a total of 500 words - These will contribute to your Criteria E Score on Engagement.

Step 3: Preparing for your Initial EE Meeting

First official meeting: What should you bring to that meeting?

  • Mandatory - bring your Research Proposal

  • To help discuss your research bring and refer to your ‘reflection space’ (RRS)

  • Bring enthusiasm and questions

  • We know you might be nervous - that's ok

How should you arrange that meeting?

  1. It is highly advisable for you (the student) to be proactive and request a meeting with your supervisor (avoid them having to chase you)

  2. TEMPLATE FOR EMAILIING SUPERVISORS: (Yes you can copy and paste this into an email)

Dear (Mr./Ms/They LASTNAME HERE)

My name is, (YOUR NAME HERE), and you have been designated as my Extended Essay Supervisor. I am looking forward to working with you and sharing ideas. I would like to let you know that while I know that our Research Questions are not set in stone yet, however I do have some preliminary ideas and I have done a bit of work on this question. "PUT YOUR CURRENT RESEARCH QUESTION HERE". I have some materials already to go from my work in the EE Core classes that include my Research Proposal and Works Cited. We are all very busy, I know however I am hoping we can manage to come together for our 1st Meeting soon. It seems like we would need about 20-30 minutes for this first meeting. I would like to suggest some times and locations we might be able to meet:




If none of these dates work for you please let me know and send me a date, time, and location that will work for you. If we really struggle, I am happy to meet via Zoom. Thank you for your time and consideration.



EE Reflections Hack - Want to earn ALL of the Engagement Points for Criteria E? Make a copy of this doc and write your perfect EE Reflections

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How to ace your EE reflections
Reflection: Writing Stems

Notes on Posting your Reflections to Managebac:

  • 3 Total Reflections

  • Total word count for all 3 Reflections (1st Meeting, Interim Meeting, and Viva Voce) = 500 Words

  • Must have met with your Supervisor prior to writing/posting your reflection to Managebac

  • Suggestion: Write them on a Google Doc so you can use the Word Count, Formatting, and Editing tools you need then copy/paste to Managebac.

Reflections are graded using criterion E: Engagement, earning you a maximum of 6 points for your EE.

Criterion E: Engagement