Writing samples for SCLOA

For each of the levels of analysis, we are including annotated examples of responses. The responses are not from the IB. They are either created by us as examiners, or they are edited copies of work done in-class by our students. Often the editing was done to provide examples of a common mistake or in order to show something that should be done for higher marks. Here is a list of the learning outcomes for the...

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Comments 3

Emma Parker 6 March 2017 - 23:43

Hi John

If the question asks for the students to demonstrate one principle for the SCLA using ONE piece of research (theory or study), would they be penalised for describing SIT and then going into detail on a study that demonstrates it, e.g. Tajfel's? Does that count as two separate pieces of research and thus the examiner would only read about either SIT or Tajfel's study? Or are they inextricably linked and so would both be marked?


John Crane 7 March 2017 - 15:33

This happens quite frequently and they are not penalized since they are inextricably linked. If they do two studies or two theories, however, then this is penalized.

Emma Parker 7 March 2017 - 23:21

Great, thanks!

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