How To Get a 7 in IB Diploma English

If you want to get into college, you need to improve your profile by taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Literature in English.The max score in the course may be a seven, on a scale of 1-8.To give yourself the best chance to achieve this goal, you need to be prepared, attentive, and capable of providing critical literary analysis in both written and oral formats.You will probably need some luck along the way to reach that seven, but the guide offers some valuable advice.

Step 1: The objectives should be clear.

In the International Baccalaureate program, the goal of Language and Literature is to develop skills in oral and written communication, as well as recognition of contexts, themes, forms, styles, and aesthetic.The assessment objectives for English A1 are knowledge and understanding, as well as recognizing elements such as style and cultural contexts for both creation and reception of the work.The goal of the course is to enhance your skills at critically analyzing a text through thoughtful interpretation and evaluation, along with your ability to synthesise ideas from multiple works into evaluations of literary techniques, genres, and conventions.Comprehension and analysis are weakened without the ability to clearly and coherently write and speak about a subject in an appropriately structured and formal language, so the maturation of such skills is another goal of the program.

Step 2: Prepare for the entire course.

It is broken up into four parts, which are required to take a minimum of 150 hours or more.IB courses are offered at both a standard and advanced level.The essential goals and basic structures of the course are the same, but they require a greater time commitment and more rigorous evaluation criteria.Unless otherwise stated, this article refers to the HL course, although it is mostly applicable to SL as well.The number of works within each part varies, but the four parts are the same.The first part works in translation.Three translated foreign-language works from the prescribed literature in translation list are chosen with the goal of furthering understanding of cultural contexts in the production and reception of texts.This is commonly referred to as World Literature.Three works, each from a different literary genre, are selected from the prescribed list of authors for close analysis of form, style, content, and context.One of the works will be poetry.There are literary genres.Three works from the same genre are selected by the PLA to provide a more thorough investigation of the conventions of a particular literary genre.There are options in part 4.The section allows for the study of three works regardless of genre or form.They don’t need to appear on the PLA.

Step 3: Don’t waste time.

IB students are notorious for waiting until the night before to complete their “world lit” assignment, which makes 25% of the grade.Procrastination is possible because of the amount of self-motivation required for the program.High school students who are used to very structured and supervised daily assignments and regular assessments can find it hard to adjust, or simply assume that they need not keep their nose to the grindstone.Establish a clear schedule to keep up with your assignments, and set your own deadlines if necessary to make sure that you don’t fall behind.Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your teacher.

Step 4: It’s important to read with purpose.

There is a lot of reading in IB Diploma English.It’s unlikely that you’ll get a score of seven if you just read the material.If possible, read each selection more than once.The more familiar you are with the work, the better able you will be to analyse it.As you read, take notes.Key details of each work should be Jot down.Along with identifying key themes, stylistic elements, and so on.You can be friends with highlighters here as well.There are several articles on effective note taking on WikiHow.As you read, ask yourself questions such as: “In what conditions did the author create this work?”, and “How does the use of language and style reflect the authors intent?”

Step 5: Stay organized.

The best notes are worthless if you can’t find them.You are likely to end up with far more notes than you are used to in high school, so organization is important and good practice for college.You should clearly label and identify your notes.For handwritten notes, use a clean sheet for each new note-taking session, with the topic and date clearly marked.For typed notes, label and store them in a way that makes them easy to identify and retrieve.A good binder will allow you to store your notes in one place and reorganize them to maximize their accessibility and utility.The basics of good organization are: make sure you do the correct assignments for each class meeting, and bring the proper materials with you.

Step 6: You can play the percentages.

It makes sense to dedicate a majority of your preparation time to these assignments since the External Assessment component is worth 70% of the final grade.You need to do well on both internal and external assessments to get a seven, but you won’t have a good overall score.The assignments are sent out to be graded when External Assessment is labeled as such.It is more important to be aware of the general expectations for these assignments than it is to worry about your teacher’s specific points of emphasis.

Step 7: Light up your commentary.

Two previously unseen passages, one poetry and one prose, and two hours to write a literary commentary on one of them, are provided for this assignment.The purpose and effect are important elements for a literary commentary.How does the piece impact the reader based on cultural context, and what was the author’s intent for this piece?Before writing, read the entire piece carefully, identify major themes and assertions, highlight stylistic elements, and consider the author’s point of view.When writing, structure your essay clearly, provide quotes or specific references as evidence, and analyze the features of the piece.Explain what was written.

Step 8: Write a great essay in Paper 2.

Within two hours, you must respond to a given question and write an essay that incorporates two works studied in Part 3 of the course.The question will most likely ask you to compare and contrast a key theme in two works within the same genre.When considering the three works in Part 3, mentally align them side-by-side and consider their similarities and differences.Consider the literary elements utilized in the work.If you can draw from a couple of specific quotes or key incidents from each writing, that will add weight to the major assertions in your essay.As always, organization is critical.It is easy to write an essay without addressing the question.To flesh out your answer in more detail, use the two works as your evidence, and turn your basic answer into your thesis statement.

Step 9: Win your assignment.

You are dealing with works that are translated into English in this assignment.You write and submit a reflective statement and an essay for one of the works studied in Part 1.It is possible to complete this assignment on your own schedule, which can be a blessing or a curse, as you have more time to refine it into a masterpiece.If you want to take the class, choose the former.Spend the bulk of your time on the essay since the reflective statement is a small part of the overall score.Make sure your reflection is organized, free of errors, and that you fulfill the requirements of the assignment.It is a reflection on your experience with the work, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore details about the actual work itself.The most complete analysis of any one written work you will produce during the class should be the literary essay.You need to clearly define the author’s intent, show an appreciation for his/her writing choices, indicate an awareness of cultural contexts within which the work was written and do all of these in a clear, structured manner.In the introduction, identify the work and your major interpretive assertion about it, then use the body of the essay to support this claim, along with considerations of genre, literary conventions, intended audience, the impacts of translation, and so.25% of your total grade may be within reach if you do excellent work on this assignment.

Step 10: Play the percentages again.

The assignments that fall under this section are worth 30% of your final grade.It includes an individual oral presentation.Focus on what you need to do, then.This doesn’t mean that you should ignore these assignments.Thirty percent is critical if you want to score a seven.Because your teacher is involved in the assessment, pay increased to his/her points of emphasis regarding the works themselves and the themes/topics/details.

Step 11: Own your own discussion and commentary.

For this assignment, you present a formal oral commentary on an extract of poetry from Part 2 of the class, followed by questions from the teacher, and an additional ten minutes of discussion about another extract work.You aren’t made aware of the extracts until twenty minutes before the decision is made.Nothing could be further from the truth.You will be able to provide cogent, reasoned analysis quickly and clearly if you thoroughly analyze each work in Part 2.Prepare oral commentaries within the given time constraints by selecting extracts yourself.The process of preparing, organizing, and presenting your thoughts within a given time limit will serve you well if you choose the exact extract.Think about questions and issues you would raise in the discussion session.Either alone or with a partner, raise and discuss these questions.It’s a good idea to speak within the time limit, but not too long or too short, which can cause you to rush or be cut off, and open you up to even more questions from the teacher.

Step 12: You can produce results with your oral presentation.

You can present a cogent analysis of one or more works from Part 4 with more flexibility thanks to this assignment.Work in consultation with your instructor to figure out what topics to emphasize and what works to cover.For the oral presentation, you want to achieve the same thing as in an essay, just in another format.You need to provide a clear argument, provide specific supporting evidence from the texts under consideration, and use proper language to do so.Your grade is determined by your demonstrated knowledge of the work, the manner in which it is delivered, and how you say it.Practice, practice.You should practice your presentation as much as possible.In front of others, practice in the mirror.Ensuring that your presentation comes in on time is the most important thing you can do to battle nerves about public speaking.Think of this as your chance to shine, to determine what you want to discuss and present it in an effective manner, instead of being wary of failure.