For Students

This section of the InThinking website - "For Students" - is just that: a section for currently enrolled students in the IB Language A: Language and literature course.  The primary goal of these pages is to support you so that you can navigate the course with confidence. 

As such, you will find that the pages are addressed to you, the students of the course, and the activities and materials in this section of the site are tailored to your needs.  

You might also find that your teacher will send you to this section of the site for revision, for help in explaining an assessment, or for a completely different purpose.  While other sections of the site are dedicated to teachers - and are written to them - this is a space for you.

Finally, welcome to the course.  We hope you have an incredible learning journey over the next two years!

Selected Pages

Higher level essay 30 July 2021

The Higher Level Essay is a 1200-1500 word essay completed internally in your class but is externally assessed by an examiner....
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Can you help me with the entire process? 29 July 2021

The goal of this page is to support you during the entire process of writing your Higher Level Essay. The page takes the...
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Do you have a checklist to help me out? 29 July 2021

Below, you will find a checklist for your Higher Level Essay. Please remember that marking "yes" to each question on the...
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What is a line of inquiry? 29 July 2021

Your Higher Level Essay requires you to develop a line of inquiry. But what exactly is a line of inquiry? Loosely defined,...
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Model example 1 (Szymborska Poetry) 15 July 2021

When writing a Higher Level Essay on poetry, it's hard to determine how many poems to use. One is clearly not enough, but...
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Model example 3 (White Noise) 15 July 2021

In the following HL essay, we publish the excellent work of a student who has studied Don DeLillo's novel White Noise. ...
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