Writing samples: Health

IB Psychology: Writing samples: Health

The following section includes annotated samples of responses to exam questions - as well as strategies for answering questions based on the command terms. The responses are not from the IB. They are based on work done in-class by students, or they are created specifically for the site. Often the sample is designed to provide examples of common mistakes or in order to show something that should be done for higher marks.


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Comments 5

Sarah Leonardis 17 October 2017 - 03:38

Hi John, From the training that we received it appeared that they could only ask questions from the first two column, not the guidance. These questions lead me to believe that is not true. Can they ask questions from the guidance? Thank you.

John Crane 17 October 2017 - 05:22

You are correct about Paper 1. They are not allowed to ask questions from the guidance. However, on Paper 2, they are allowed to EITHER ask a combination of the guidance and the topic, or ask a question from the content column. It is a very poorly designed curriculum guide IMHO.

Sarah Leonardis 25 October 2017 - 01:57

Thank you for your help. Are we still expecting one question from each of the sections (determinants of health, health problems, and health promotion)? These questions are really specific.

John Crane 29 October 2017 - 17:09

Dear Sarah

Yes, one question from each section. Personally, I am only going to prepare students for the "health issues" section and then again the "etiology of disorders" section in abnormal for the exam itself. I will then choose which other aspects of the option to teach, but have the students learn the studies for the second section - if that makes sense. Otherwise, I agree that the option is huge.

Sarah Leonardis 30 November 2017 - 13:08

Thanks. That is great advice.


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