HL External Assessments, first examination 2021, SL does NOT do this essay, only HL.
Students submit an essay on one non-literary text or a collection of non-literary texts by the same author, or a literary text or work studied during the course. The essay must be 1,200 - 1,500 words in length. (20 marks) 20%
The HL essay offers students an opportunity to develop as independent, critical and creative readers, thinkers and writers by exploring a literary or language topic over an extended period of time, refining their ideas by means of a process of planning, drafting and re-drafting. The essay requires students to construct a focused, analytical argument examining the work from a broad literary or linguistic perspective. It also requires them to adhere to the formal framework of an academic essay, using citations and references.
Producing the HL Essay: IB External Assessment (April-May Junior Year)
Outlining Your Ideas
Seeing Exemplars by Score
Research: Find a couple of articles in addition to your primary texts to help you support your analysis.
Ms. Van Winkle offered some helpful tips on researching for your HL essay.