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Personalization12 January 2012

As we deconstruct websites and understand how they target specific audiences, it is important to see how many sites rely on personalizaton. Creating an account, logging on or editing a profile page are... more

Onomatopoeia12 January 2012

Onomatopoeia is a stylistc device that refers to words that sound like what they represent. 'Swish' or 'snap' are good examples of onomatopoeia. The very sound of these words imitates the actions that... more

Appeal to fear8 January 2012

In advertisements, speeches or even newpaper articles we see that writers and speakers appeal to their audience's sense of fear. If you can make people scared, then they will believe or buy anything.... more

What's in a name?3 January 2012

The names we use to designate groups can be politically charged and ideologically motivated. Naming can be a way of controlling a group. By assuming that every member shares the same common traits, or... more

Holistic approach31 December 2011

This Subject Site, like the Language A: Language and Literature guide, is organized part-by-part. However, what's more important than using the IB terminology and labels is a meaningful classroom experience.... more

Writing rationales31 December 2011

Although the rationale only counts for 2 of the 20 marks for the written task, the success of your written task largely depends on it. On this page, we suggest which points to include in a rational.... more

Language and taboofree27 December 2011

One of the 'suggested topics' from the IB Language A: Language and Literature guide for Part 1 is 'language and taboo'. As we look at how language is used in various contexts, we see that some people... more

Language and social relationsfree27 December 2011

One of the 'suggested topics' from the IB Language A: Language and Literature guide for Part 1 is 'language and social relations'. As we look at how language is used in various contexts, we cannot avoid... more

Language and knowledge27 December 2011

One of the suggested topics from the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'language and knowledge'. Here we ask ourselves how people use language, such as jargon, to express their knowledge... more

Translation27 December 2011

One of the suggested topics from the Language A: Language and Literature guide is 'translation'. As we study various contexts of the Anglophone world, it is interesting to look at how texts are translated. more