Sample Rationales

IB English B: Sample Rationales

NOTE : This page has been revised to incorporate the May 2015 new Criterion A: rationale and task..As I have suggested elsewhere ( Written Assignment ) , it seems that the Rationale will prove to be the key to scoring well in the Written Assignment. This is for two principal reasons:1. Providing focus for the writing of the WA ... If it is emphasised to the students that the Rationale has to be very clear and concise,...


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Comments 2

biba kodek 25 November 2016 - 05:20

Dear David,

Is the rationale sample in the Oxford Englush B textbook a good one (shorter, of course, but i mean the layout)?

Thank yoy for your answer, Bianca

David Ripley 25 November 2016 - 16:56

I'm afraid, Bianca, that I don't have access to the OUP Companion right now, but since that text book is so professional in all aspects, I would bet that it is perfectly sound. It's important to note that there is no expected structure or template, so there is not a 'standard' layout - the important thing is to inculde as much information as possible to explain why the WA is written the way it is.
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It would be a useful exercise to compare the OUP text with others (such as off this site, or even other students' work), and ask the class to explain which works best - and why?


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