An overview of the Written Assignment

IB English A Literature: An overview of the Written Assignment

Part 1 is assessed through the submission of one 1500 word coursework essay, and is assessed externally. However, the syllabus asks all students to approach the final essay through a particular series of steps which are designed to address a range of issues:1. The need to address the various contexts in which the text was written and in which it is being read.2. Provide students with guidance so that their eventual...

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Comments 8

Noah Mass 11 December 2017 - 02:30

Hi Folks:

Your Written Assignment exemplars don't include in-text citations and page numbers in MLA or APA style. Is citation a requirement for this assignment?


Mark Beverley 12 December 2017 - 14:25

Hi Noah - yes, in the formally submitted assignment citations and relevant page numbers would be identified. However, for the purpose of this site, I don't think they are particularly necessary as the focus is really just on the content.

William Ledbetter 15 February 2018 - 19:25

Does the Written Task need a cover page?

Mark Beverley 16 February 2018 - 07:16

Hi William - no there is no need for a cover page but the title should be clearly detailed somewhere.

chuck henry 2 March 2018 - 02:24

Mark, I know the WA should be in MLA format but I generally only think of the obvious parts of MLA, namely the font, spacing and bibliography. It occurs to me that a header and page number is also part of MLA (I think). Must we include these things?

Mark Beverley 2 March 2018 - 09:52

Chuck: no need for header, but page numbers would be helpful.

Adrienne Kelly 25 May 2018 - 18:33

My students wrote their Reflective Statements this year, as 11th graders, and uploaded them to Are they allowed to revise these statements before they attach them to their WA next year?

Mark Beverley 26 May 2018 - 18:09

Hi Adrienne: revision of the Reflective Statements should not be undertaken. In part this is because it is not in the spirit of the exercise - but the importance of writing it sooner after the Interactive Oral is of course because of the need for the discussion to be fresh in the student's memory. I am not sure that revision would in any case be productive.

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