In the words of the IB,
'Students are expected to devote a minimum of 50 hours to the reflective project.'
Image: Janssens, Estée. Unsplash, 2017.
Your timeline might include the following steps:
identifying your issue/ethical dilemma
developing a research question and choosing an appropriate format
carrying out secondary research and primary research
completing research notes with identified sources
organising and structuring your ideas
writing your draft
self-assessing using the assessment criteria
discussing your draft with your supervisor
acting on feedback and making changes
submitting the final copy to your supervisor