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2017 P2 HL (Never Let Me Go and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close31 May 2018

The following paper 2 HL essay addresses the sixth question in the May 2017 examination: Some say ignorance is bliss. How is “not knowing” presented in at least two works that you have studied and... more

2017 Paper 1 (SL) "New Scientist" (Part 2)24 May 2018

This is the second textual analysis that InThinking has published based on the “New Scientist” article from the May 2017 exam. The first one, found here, is excellent in many respects. It shows... more

#deleteFacebook - Media and Ethics10 May 2018

As the Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal erupted on March 17th, 2018, a continued discussion about the role of Facebook, and social media institutions in general, arose. Again.We keep having... more

2017 P2 HL (The Great Gatsby and Woman at Point Zero)3 May 2018

This is the fourth essay InThinking has published in response to the third question - To what extent do at least two of the works you have studied show that an individual is in control of his or her destiny?... more

2017 P2 HL (Kitchen and King Lear)2 May 2018

To date, InThinking has published two SL responses to the third question - To what extent do at least two of the works you have studied show that an individual is in control of his or her destiny? –... more

Teen Activism - March for Our Lives26 April 2018

On February 14th, 2018, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured just as many at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That massacre led a group of students from the school into... more

2017 Paper 1 (HL) - Electronic Texts (Part 2)12 April 2018

Choose your own adventure for the digital age has arrived. Authors and publishing houses know this and are racing to keep the attention of potential readers while also pocketing as many sales as possible.... more

Revising Part 3 Texts5 April 2018

At the time of writing (April 2018), final IB examinations are approaching for northern hemisphere schools. There are, typically, a number of features that reoccur in mediocre and/or weak Paper 2 examination... more

2017 P2 SL (Hedda Gabler and Death and the Maiden - Exemplar 2)29 March 2018

In this exemplar, the student has written about the plays Death and the Maiden and Hedda Gabbler. Like another model example, found here, it addresses question 3 from the May 2017 exam session: more

2017 P2 SL (Hedda Gabler and Death and the Maiden)29 March 2018

This exemplar comes from the May 2017 exam session. It addresses the question many students chose to answer that year:Question 3: To what extent do at least two of the works you have studied show that... more