Personal Project Paper Format Requirements and Guiding Questions
No more than 15 pages. Target 10-15 pages. IB doesn’t require a specific word count, but you can anticipate between 3,000-5,000 words.
Bibliography doesn’t count in page count and should be a separate document. Use MLA 9 to cite your sources.
Optional Appendix: You may have an appendix with pictures, charts, and evidence, up to 10 pages. Clearly label it,APPENDIX.
Written work should be 11 point font size Arial or Times, .78 inch or 2 cm margins
DO NOT include a title page; if included, it will count towards the page limit.
Use the subheadings to organize your paper.
CRITERION A: PLANNING
Consider these guiding questions to help you with writing your report and possible subheadings.
PERSONAL INTEREST & LEARNING GOAL
INTENDED PRODUCT & SUCCESS CRITERIA
DETAILED PLAN FOR PERSONAL PROJECT
CRITERION B: TAKING ACTION AND APPLYING ATL SKILLS
Prior Knowledge & Research Consulted
Product Development & Planning Documents
Pictures of Product Development
Application of ATL Skills for the LEARNING
Write an introductory paragraph before your ATL Chart.
To demonstrate, you must include specific examples and evidence to show the application of the skill:
a series of inquiry questions (research skills)
sample correspondence with the project supervisor (communication skills)
screenshot of daily reminders or alerts to complete personal project tasks (self-management)
reflection about resolving a conflict (social skills)
summary of prior learning that is relevant to the project (thinking skills)
interview with a professional on the topic chosen
research notes that includes connections to your action plan or creative problem solving (research)
ways you showed focus and concentration (reflection)
ways you organized your budget, materials, plans, etc. (organization)
types of evidence: pictures, blueprints, charts, bulleted examples, materials in production, visual diagrams, annotated research, notes, lists, screenshots, annotated illustrations, self/peer assessment feedback.
Application of the ATL Skills for the PRODUCT
CRITERION C: REFLECTION
Product Evaluation of Success Criteria
Pictures of Final Product
Development as an IB Learner through the Project
Extension of Knowledge and Understanding