Draft of Report due Wed. Jan. 13, 16:00

An incompleted Draft of Report is better than no draft at all! You will receive feedback on what you have completed already. This will help you focus on what needs to be done to finish. Show and provide to your supervisor:

  • Your journal with all entries up to date
  • A beginning or completed Report Draft with proper structure (even unfinished)
  • Quality journal entries selected for assessment (10 A4 pages maximum)
  • Evidence of product or outcome completed (Photos, videos or product itself)

Book an appointment in person with your supervisor before 16:00 on Wednesday.

Good work!


Where should my PPP be right now?

It has been a very busy few weeks for the Grade 10 and we are sure you’re starting to feel the pressure – here are some things you can/should be working on:

  • With your supervisor, discuss and decide on which type of report you want to produce – the options are here on the blog (look at the first two entries) and a multi–media report is possible.
  • No matter what format you decide, you should still write the first section – Investigating (Crit. A)  – a written (rough draft) early can be helpful and re-focuses you on your goal. See the outline below if you’re not sure what should be included and check the PPP Guide for more detail.
  • You should have a solid first draft of your product completed before the break, so your supervisor can provide some feedback and you can still work on your product over the break.
  • The product should be due when you get back in January, giving you more than a month for the report
  • Please continue to reflect, especially when things get tough and keep the AtL in mind (self-management, research, communication etc).

    The first section of your report should have the following components (Crit. A: Investigating):

  • Personal interests that led to the goal
  • Goal statement or inquiry question and product
  • Global Context – which strand and why this is appropriate to the goal
  • Prior knowledge that will be drawn upon – subject knowledge and/or experiential knowledge
  • The sources used – choose at least 5  sources and discuss how they helped with understanding the goal and creating the product.

    NEXT UP: Specifications, which can be done in a bulleted list or a rubric.

24 hours before due date: Final Instructions

Personal Project: Final Instructions


Wednesday February 20th.

  • HARD copy of Report and Excerpt of Process Journal  to supervisor by 15:45
  • Product or evidence of outcome  to supervisor by 15:45
  • SOFT copy of Report and Excerpt of Process Journal to Drop Box is 18:00  Student large storage

2 PDF files in a folder with your name: PPP_first&last name_Report

PPP_first&last name_Excerpt

  • PDF Soft copy of Report to Turnitin due at 18:00  (PDF only)


Note: If supervisor is absent bring hard copies and product to C-142 before 15:45 Mr Morin


Week 22 Feed back to one student can help you as well

Here is an example of feedback from Ms Keus to one student.  It is detailed and could help everyone with their last revision of report.

1) Your goal paragraph is unfocused and in past tense. It reads more like an “abstract” than an introduction. It needs to be in future tense and you need to state what your goal is and how you hope to achieve it
2) You have not listed your guiding question
3) You need to define your AOI more clearly
4) Specifications aren’t always clear
5) Selection of Sources has no in-text citations (which means you aren’t allowed to have a reference list, since they are matching pairs)
6) Your description of sources is vague because you don’t evaluate specific sources, but rather just talk about general genres.
7) You have off-topic sentences (e.g. talking about getting books when you should be evaluating books)
8) Your application of information section is too small
9) Your reflection on learning section meets only 1 of the 3 criteria descriptors – You have not reflected on your learning or on your AOI
10) Your reference list has incorrect information. You have not added authors’ names and dates even when they are readily available.
11) Appendices need to be finished

Week 10: Journal and Report Format


Make sure you meet your supervisor this week for a progress report.  Bring updated journal with you.

If you are considering presenting your report or journal in a format other than written, you must inform Mr. Morin and your supervisor by e-mail. Please explain your choice in a short paragraph.


Email subject : FORMAT of PPP DOCUMENTS

To:  Francis Morin <Francismorin@staff.nanjing-school.com>

CC: Your Supervisor

According to the Guide :



PPP 4 Boxes: A new and improved document (week 5)

Dear PPP students,

We have redesigned the 4 Boxes document. Please start using it from now on.  It may take a few minutes but the time invested will allow you to reflect on the quality and the level of alignment.

Use that document when you meet your supervisor for your next weekly visit.

Keep all documents and changes in your journal.

PPP 4 Boxes 1314 Final