Criteria E: Reflection/Engagement
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You'll get information about the facts of reflection in the EE process.
You are given example EEs and Reflections that scored either A or B grades
Even though these EEs received a final grade of A or B you may spot mistakes in them, eg. poor citations, incorrect title page, poor table of contents
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Effective learners reflect regularly. As a consequence students are highly encouraged to reflect throughout the EE process. Where you keep those ideas, notes, mind-maps etc is called the Researchers Reflection Space (RSS).
Managebac provides an RSS or you could make your own.
Each EE student must write a short reflection after each of the three official meetings with their supervisor; the first in January, the second (interim) in March/April and the third (viva voce) in October/November
6 points (of 34) are awarded for a 500 word reflection, that document is called the Reflections on Planning and Progress Form (RPPF).
Each reflection point is a step in our EE process, so more details can be found on the appropriate pages eg Step 3, 5 and 9
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.
The Class of 2018 were the first students to write an EE using the current/new guide.
Any EE's written before that are technically out of date (yes we can still learn from them - see Mr. Bell for Examples older than 2018)
The examples given below do not include the 500 words reflection (RPPF)
EE Reflection Examples
The EE Reflection Examples are at the bottom of this page.
Remember that the RPPF is a total of 500 words and is Criteria E for Assessment
EXAMPLES, EXAMPLES, EXAMPLES!
Group 1: Language and Literature
How are the emotions of female writers in the work revealed by each era, with the focus on the Go-Ryeo song "Gashiri" and modern poetry "Falling Flower?" (Grade A) 고려가요인 <가시리>과 현대시 <낙화> 를 중심으로 각 시대 배경 하에 작품 속 여성화자의 정서는 어떻게 드러나는가
What are the ways in which the lives of the characters revealed and the retrospective attitude of the narrator in 'Who ate up all the shinga?' and 'The Mountain was really there?', and 'The rat?' (Grade A)
How does the author (Binla Sankalakiri) use the satirical techniques to comment on the stereotype of Thai social values in his novel “Chao-ngin”? (Grade B) ผู้เขียนใช้กลวิธีใดในการเสียดสีค่านิยมของคนในสังคมในวรรณกรรมเรื่อง “เจ้าหงิญ” ของ บินหลา สันกาลาคีรี
What kind of prejudices does the author (Prab) represent in his detective fiction “Kahonmahorathuk” in order to decoy the readers about the criminals? How does he present those prejudices in his novel? (Grade B) ปราปใช้กลวิธีอย่างไรในการสร้างอคติเพื่อสร้างความไขว้เขวเกี่ยวกับผู้ก่ออาชญากรรมในวรรณกรรมสืบสวนสอบสวนเรื่อง “กาหลมหรทึก”
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals & Societies
Group 4: The Sciences
How do different concentrations of Tamarindus indica pulp solution extracted by using 50% aqueous ethanol and 70 ̊C deionized water affect differently on Escherichia coli as measured by the zone of inhibition? (Grade A)
To what extent do adding different concentrations of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), affect the growth of seeds of non-legumes of agricultural plant, Jasmine rice (Oryza Stiva L.), measured by the length of roots and shoots? (Grade B)
How does the minimum time required for two hollow right circular cones made of aluminium foil of constant base radii and a constant air gap to undergo dielectric breakdown in a resonant microwave oven depend on the surface area of the cones? (Grade A)
Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts
Literature and Performance
no As to Bs to share yet
Conflict, Peace and Security
Culture, Language and Identity
Environmental and/or Economic Sustainability
Equality and Inequality
Health and Development
To what extent does the socioeconomic and demographic factors contribute to the low Alzheimer’s mortality rate in Okinawa while retaining its above average Alzheimer’s incidence rate in Japan? (Grade B)
To what extent is exposure to ambient particulate matter 2.5 diameters and smaller in the air, PM , affect the 2.5 development and exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Thailand? (Grade B)
Science, Technology and Society
no As or Bs to share yet
Extended Essay Reflection Examples
Good Example: Should be a 3 or 4 out of 6 Points for Criteria E
Better Examples: Should be a 5 or 6 out of 6 Points for Criteria E