sim
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Thu Jun 14,2018 09:22 AM

Hi guyss!
So, my IOP is due next week Wednesday and I haven't even started because of some other work. I really want a 7 in English HL, any advice?? I just don't understand what I'm doing. Like, what's the difference between simply analyzing a text and IOP? We've analysed 'My Place' by Sally Morgan, Poems by Gwen Harwood (Suburban Sonnet, Triste Triste and Last Meeting) as well as Short story of Henry Lawson (The Drover's Wife). It would be greatly appreciated if I could get some advice ASAP. Thank you all so much in advance and good luck with IB also!
k.iara
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Thu Jun 14,2018 08:37 PM

I unfortunately don’t know if this will help much, but for my IOP I analyzed the use of the colour green in The Great Gatsby. My teacher helped me pick out the topic and apparently I did very well on it. To my knowledge, the IOP is taking an aspect of literary analysis, and basically presenting an essay on it in presentation format- at least that’s how I did it. Let me know if I can help with anything else, and good luck!!
nadia.guerachi
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Thu Jun 14,2018 11:25 PM

Not sure how much I can help either, but I had analyzed all the houses in the awakening and studied their symbolism in tangent to the main character. I separated a room into 4 sections (there are 4 main houses) and designed each room differently based on what I felt the symbolism was indicating. For the actual presentation I basically acted as the character, moving from "house" to "house" explaining the symbolism as the character, without being too obvious, and interacting with the objects in each house. I got a 7, but I think the most important thing, other then the analysis obviously, is how/what you present. About 95% of my class literally just had slideshows with sections of the text and explained their symbolism. Don't be that kid, the teacher has seen it done to many times. Basically just analyse a theme and find a creative way of presenting it. I can also help if you need anything :)
sim
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Fri Jun 15,2018 01:42 PM

@k.iara @nadia.guerachi thank you so much for the help guys, I think I have an idea what of what I am doing now. But just one more question, I’m new to the school and I have no idea how I would get people to reply if i ask questions because like they don’t know me much. Any suggestions?
nadia.guerachi
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Fri Jun 15,2018 11:08 PM

Honestly I think it depends on what kind of students you have at your school. I know that if anyone asks a question during a presentation in my class no one really wants to answer, but there are a select 3 students who will always attempt to answer if no one else will. If your dead set on asking questions I would say try to engage you classmates as much as possible leading up to the question ,enough so that they are able to make their own opinion and feel confident enough to speak up about it. In my experience though questions during a presentations dont go well, since most people are too lazy to answer, and that might translate badly on your part, but it honestly depends on what type of people you have.
sim
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Sat Jun 16,2018 01:03 PM

@nadia.guerachi thanks a lot for the help, I have a much better knowledge of what I’m doing now. :)
jasminek
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Sun Jun 17,2018 02:42 AM

My teacher told us to plant questions in the audience and that’ll solve your problem. I believe that engagement is an important part of the criteria and if you don’t want your teacher asking you questions then plant them and get students to ask them during or after your IOP.

For my IOP I analysed William Blake’s songs and acted as an art professor.
I did well on it and my advice is to present it confidently and enthusiastically! Good luck! :)
sim
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Tue Jun 19,2018 09:22 AM

@jasminek thank you so much! I just asked few of my friends if they would volunteer to answer during my presentation and they all agreed. Really appreciate the advice :)

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