7. "Best draft", feedback and final checklists
Read your own essay out loud to yourself. You are likely to notice many mistakes and odd sounding sentences.
The final EE upload
The final meeting; called the Viva Voce
The final and third reflection
USE THE CHECKLISTS TO:
Help get to your "best" draft
Help you get the most from the feedback from your supervisor
Finish your final EE
Exactly how you provide feedback is your choice but the IB guidance is clear on what you can and cannot do. On page 63-64 of the guide it states
You can ...
Comments can be added that indicate that the essay could be improved. These comments should be open ended and not involve editing the text.
You cannot ...
Correct spelling and punctuation.
Correct experimental work or mathematics.
Re-write any of the essay.
Indicate where whole sections of the essay would be better placed.
Proofread the essay for errors.
Correct the bibliographies or citations.
Some examples of open ended comments can be found on page 63 of the IB EE Guide. Some are listed below
Is your research question consistent through the essay, including on the title page?
Your essay lacks clarity here. How might you make it clearer?
Check this page carefully
You need to check this page for accuracy of referencing
At ISB various methods for providing feedback are used, including but not limited to;
1:1 meetings (sometimes recorded for later reference)
Voice recorded feedback with a follow up meeting
Written feedback/comments aided by appropriate rubrics
Below are some general resources you are welcome to use and adapt to your needs. Please make contact if you wish to add to these resources; perhaps a subject specific document for example. Thank you