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Personal Project - How To Get a 7 grade on your MYP PP Report!

Writing your MYP Personal Project Report well is crucial to achieving a top marks. Here are some focussed tips so you can get a score of 7 and how to write the Personal Project Report.


For Criterion A Strand I: Define a clear and highly challenging goal and global context for the project, based on personal interest

  1. Write a one-two sentence DESIGN BRIEF that can act as your clearly defined goal. What are you going to make/build/do? When will it be completed? Who will use it and test the finished product? What materials will you use? What is the purpose/function?

  2. Explain what skills you have now and how this project will increase your skills and clearly explain how this is a challenging goal for you. Clearly identify several skills.

  3. Explain your chosen global context then make clear connect to your projects. Make it very clear how your project is directly linked tot the global context.

  4. Clearly identify the topic/focus and provide evidence that this really interest you and you want to learn more about this topic.


For Criterion A Strand II: Identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge consistently highly relevant to the project

  1. Clearly identify your prior learning - identify skills and what level you are at. Identify specific topics that are linked to your Project and explain your level of knowledge.

  2. Criterion D ii needs to link clearly to this section -- In Criterion A ii you paint a clear picture of you skill level and knowledge level... then in Criterion D ii you outline how your skills level has increased and your knowledge has increased. From A ii to D ii there should be clearly identified and measurable growth.

  3. Link your project to classes/course you have taken in the past (e.g. Design class I learnt about the Design Cycle; I have learnt piano for 4 years at Jenny's Music School and I and a level 3 and can play 14 songs of by heart, etc.)


For Criterion A Strand III: Demonstrate excellent research skills

  1. List, explain and identify a range of research skills - then provide evidence that you have developed/demonstrated each skill in your Personal Project.

  2. Explain one type of research model (find a model online) and evidence how you used it in the Personal Project report. (e.g. OPDL, MISO, The Big 6, CRAP or KLAS)

  3. Explain how each specific research skill had a positive effect on your Personal Project &/or you as a student.

  4. Include a long bibliography, correctly formatted, in your report

  5. In your report - demonstrated extensive research (primary and secondary) so add many references in your report and use a variety of sources (books, interviews, magazines, surveys, observations, videos, online, text-books, etc.).


For Criterion B Strand I: Develop rigorous criteria for the product/ outcome

  1. Create a list of specific assessment specification/criterion (e.g. #1 ~ I will make a video that will be 3-5min ~ justify why 3-5min time length was chosen ~ then how/when this will be measured).

  2. Explain who will test each specification/criterion, how each criterion will be measured/evaluated an justify each specification/criterion with research. (e.g. I will make a video that will be 3-5min -- this will be measured by my supervisor in May and if the video is between 3-5 this will be a PASS, otherwise it will be judged FAIL. According to XXX research 3-5min is the optimal time for a short video because YYY)

For Criterion B Strand II: Present a detailed and accurate plan and record of the development process of the project

  1. You plan needs a clear reference to TIME &/or your due-dates list. ((when will each task take place and how much time is allocated (23rd March | 2hrs)

  2. The emphasis is on your plan for your Personal Project ... creating the product and should be a how to build guide - a step by step guide &/or a to-do-list.

  3. Your plan should be able to be understood and followed by a third party.

  4. Task, skills and material should be address (sketch several ideas for the main character of my story book - sketching on paper, with pencils)

  5. Some notes about how the plan unfolded --- the reality and the adjustments that had to be made along the way.

For Criterion B Strand III: Demonstrate excellent self-management skills

  1. List, explain and identify a range of self-organisation skills - then provide evidence that you have developed/demonstrated each skill identified in your Personal Project.

  2. Explain how each specific self-organisation skill had a positive effect on your Personal Project &/or you as a student.

  3. Here are some places your can find self-management skills identified and explained:

For Criterion C Strand I: Create a product/outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria

  1. Identify the goal from AI and compare it with your project/product/outcome. Do you create what you planned? If yes, explain how well your project/product/outcome meets the goal. If you didn't reach your goal - explain why and how/why your outcome doesn't match the goal.

  2. List your assessment criteria from BI and measure your product/outcome from against each assessment criteria.

  3. Write a paragraph about how your outcome/product clearly explores the themes of your chosen global context from AI.

  4. Share your actual product/outcome (URL, photos, video or appendix) and explain how GREAT it is and how is meets your goal (AI) and most of your assessment criterion (BI).

For Criterion C Strand II: Demonstrate thinking skills

  1. Research "thinking skills"and identify 3-6 specific thinking skills you developed/demonstrated when working on your Personal Project.

  2. Explain each specific thinking skill, then link this with some evidence of how well you developed/demonstrated this skills, then explain how each skill impacted you as a person OR impacted your project. (e.g. Critical Thinking Skills of Curiosity - explain what this is, identify how your demonstrated this skill and explain how it had a positive impact on your project OR you as a learner/student.)

  3. Here are some thinking skills identified and explained:

For Criterion C Strand III: Demonstrate communication and social skills

  1. Research "communication skills"and "social skills" and identify 3-6 specific skills you developed/demonstrated when working on your Personal Project.

  2. Explain each specific communication/social skill, then link this with some evidence of how well you developed/demonstrated this skills, then explain how each skill impact you as a person OR impacted your project. (e.g. Empathy - Social Skill - explain what this is, identify how your demonstrated this skill and explain how it had a positive impact on your project OR you as a learner/student.)

  3. A well structured, presented and written PP Report is imperative for top marks in Criterion CIII that focusses on communication skills.

  4. Here are some communication and social skills identified and explained:

For Criterion D Strand I: Evaluate the quality of the product/success of the outcome against their criteria

  1. Test your Personal Project product/outcome with a specific person/group. Use the criterion from BI and CI and share the results of the test (scores/feedback).

  2. Use the data your collect from the test and analyse the data/scores/feedback and explain the data/scores/feedback.

  3. Discuss some things you could change/improve to make the outcome even better.

For Criterion D Strand II: Reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

  1. Revisit your prior knowledge level and skills level from Criterion AII then discuss how specific knowledge, from a variety of knowledge areas has increased because of the project. Identify some skills that have increased because of the Personal Project. For top marks, there needs to be clear evidence of growth.

  2. Write a paragraph about the Global Context and how, through the Personal Project you have increased your understanding of you chosen global context and how it impacted you &/or impacted others &/or impacted your Personal Project.

For Criterion D Strand III: Reflect on their development as IB learners through the project

  1. Research "IB Learner Profile attributes", and identify 2-3 LP attributes that you developed when working on your Personal Project, and how this has had a positive impact on your as a student.

  2. Research "IB ATL skills", and identify 2-3 ATL skills that you developed when working on your Personal Project, and how this has had a positive impact on your as a student.

  3. Conclude with a general statement about your growth, as a result of the PP and how the PP has made you a better person and how the world is a better place because of your PP.



Tips and Tricks to help you get TOP MARKS for your MYP Personal Project Report

All these handy PP report writing suggestions are directly linked to the assessment criterion and explains the most efficient way to write so you maximise your grades. Personal Project - How To Get a 7 grade on your MYP PP Report Writing your MYP Personal Project Report well is crucial to achieving top marks. Here are some focused tips so you can get a score of 7 and how to write the IB MYP Personal Project Report.


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