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IB History Paper 2 Hints and Suggestions
Plan Subject Report 2007: 5-10 minutes writing a plan of the response is time well spent and can aid in providing a coherent and focused answer. Students should be encouraged to include the plan within the exam answer booklet-having made sure to draw a line through the plan to indicate it is not part of the essay answer obviously.
Questions Define terms which appear in the questions- not only for the sake of the examiners but in order to clarify the task at the outset. Ideology; limited warfare, for example, need t be explained at the outset. Candidates too often wrote answers which were not sufficiently focused on the demands of the question. Deconstruct essay titles Identify key words Paraphrase the essay title into a question
Knowledge and Understanding Understand the scope of the question Demonstrate knowledge Provide accurate and sufficiently detailed information Show evidence of reading and awareness of other points of view
Analysis and Argument Respond to the question in the introduction Have a clear and convincing line of argument Use relevant material Show evidence of critical thinking
Organization and Writing Use terminology appropriately Structure the essay with a coherent use of a solid introduction body of evidence sound conclusion Writing is clear; spelling and punctuation is satisfactory.