WT (SL) The Crucible
The following written task 1 (SL) is not bad at all. It is not an excellent or outstanding written task, but it is certainly good. It develops from the student’s study of Arthur Miller’s popular play, The Crucible, adding two additional scenes. The student’s rationale, although underdeveloped, is reasonably compelling, and the task has some apparent authenticity. Nevertheless, readers are likely to think that the student has, quite simply, to do more to receive top marks. Thus, in using the sample with students, it can be useful to have them make suggestions for extension and improvement that would take the task from good to top drawer.
Sample Written Task
Criterion A - Rationale - 2 marks
The rationale explains how the task is connected to the coursework.
Criterion B - Task and Content - 8 marks
The content of a task should lend itself well to the type of text one chooses. The task should demonstrate an understanding of the coursework and topics studied. Finally, there should be evidence that the student has understood the conventions of writing a particular text type.
Criterion C - Organization - 5 marks
The task is organized effectively and appropriately with a regard for the text type. There must be a sense of coherence.