Final Report Guiding Questions

Writing the Project Report


The MYP personal project report demonstrates your learning throughout your project. Reflection and self-evaluation are a key component of your process journal entries and should be reflected in your project report. 

Some key questions to consider:

How has subject-specific learning and the transfer of this learning impacted your project?

What have you discovered in relation to the project goal and the global context?

How have you developed as a learner, specifically your awareness and development of ATL skills?

The following subheadings are suggestions that could be used when writing your report. 


Use these questions as a guide to what you could include in each area.



  • What is your goal and have you explained it clearly?
  • Is your goal a highly challenging one? What made it so?
  • How did your personal interests influence the selection of your goal?
  • What is your global context? Why did you select this global context?
  • How are your goal and the global context linked?
  • What relevant previous knowledge did you have on the subject?
  • What new understandings did you gain from your research?
  • What types of sources did you use?
  • How did you know they were credible sources? Accurate? Relevant? Objective?



  • What were your criteria? What were you trying to achieve?
  • Why and how did you select your criteria?
  • What makes your criteria specific and rigorous?
  • Explain the step-by-step process, as well as the timeline that you used to complete your project.
  • Refer to specific process journal extracts you will include in your appendix that supports your comments in the report.
  • Did you manage your time and resources effectively?
  • What obstacles did you experience?
  • How did you overcome these obstacles?


Taking Action

  • Describe the product/outcome that you created.
  • How does your product/outcome reflect the goal that you developed?
  • How does your product/outcome reflect the global context you selected?
  • Why did you choose to express your learning through your product/outcome?
  • With whom did you collaborate during your project? Were they useful or not?
  • How does your product/outcome reflect new ideas and different perspectives?



  • How does your product/outcome meet each criterion that you developed?
  • How can you transfer your newly learned knowledge to other parts of your life?
  • How has completing the project extended your knowledge and understanding of your topic?
  • How has completing the project extended your knowledge and understanding of the global context you selected?
  • Which IB Learner Profile Attributes did you develop during the project?
  • What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to do the project over again? Why?