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  • 25 Apr Nimat Dandashly
    Extended Essay
    Dear David and Tim, Hope this mail finds you doing well. One of my HL students has chosen Cat 1 on "Things Fall Apart" for her extended essay; she has crafted this research question: "To what extent does Chinua Achebe portray African culture...
  • 25 Apr Rebeka Adamitis
    Individual oral commentary
    Hi Tim, Thanks for your quick response! Yes, we have done Poe without titles, but covered less stories due to their lengths. Having read 15 Anand stories, I just feel like it's...mean not to include titles. But alas... Thanks, again for...
  • 24 Apr Tim Pruzinsky
    Extended Essay
    Hi Sangeeta, This depends on a whole number of factors and I don't think I want to be the literary police deciding what is and what isn't worthy of study for an EE. Talk to your student. See if there is real interest and engagement with...
  • 24 Apr Tim Pruzinsky
    Individual oral commentary
    Hi Rebeka, For short stories, I wouldn't. This is speaking more from experience than being able to locate the exact wording from the IB though and if you are still in doubt, I would contact IB Answers. However, my understanding is that a...
  • 24 Apr Tim Pruzinsky
    Tips
    Hi Nate, Thanks for pointing this out and apologies for the error. That particular sample is no longer available. I have taken the link out as well. However, we do have 5 FOA samples on the site and I encourage you to check those out to...
  • 24 Apr Sangeeta Ray
    Extended Essay
    My student wants to do his Extended Essay on intertextuality in the two books -from The Chronicles of Narnia - The Magician's Nephew and The Lion , the Witch and the Wardrobe. Is this book suitable for Extended Essay?
  • 24 Apr Peter Pfister
    Paper 2
    Your question #7 above is also an example of a "when it was written" prompt.
  • 24 Apr Peter Pfister
    Paper 2
    I suppose the greater the distance between the two (setting and writing) the more I would agree with the prompt.
  • 24 Apr Rebeka Adamitis
    Individual oral commentary
    Hello, I am using Mulk Raj Anand's short stories for the IOC. Can I put the titles on the passages? I know I can do so for poems, but I cannot find anything specific to short stories. Thanks! Cheers, Rebeka
  • 24 Apr Nate Noorlander
    Tips
    The link to "first (SL) sample further oral activity" above doesn't seem to be working.
  • 24 Apr Peter Pfister
    Paper 2
    Hi David, Question 6 from May 18: "Show how aspects of at least two of the works you have studied can be better understood with a knowledge of the time and context in which they were written." For me this means that if the text were Things...
  • 24 Apr Tholiwe Dube
    Memoir
    Thanks Tim. Will do.