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■❇ ✥✐ss✐ ♥ st❛t❡✥❡♥t ❚❤✁✂✄☎✁r✄✆☎✝♦✄✆✞✟✆❝❝✆✞✆✉r✁✆☎✁✆✝♠✠☎♦✡✁✈✁✞♦♣✝✄q✉✝r✝✄❣✱☛✄♦✇✞✁✡❣✁✆☞✞✁✆✄✡❝✆r✝✄❣ ✌♦✉✄❣♣✁♦♣✞✁✇❤♦ ❤✁✞♣☎♦❝r✁✆☎✁✆☞✁☎☎✁r✆✄✡♠♦r✁♣✁✆❝✁❢✉✞✇♦r✞✡☎❤r♦✉❣❤✝✄☎✁r❝✉✞☎✉r✆✞✉✄✡✁r✠☎✆✄✡✝✄❣✆✄✡r✁✠♣✁❝☎✳ ❚♦☎❤✝✠✁✄✡☎❤✁♦r❣✆✄✝③✆☎✝♦✄✇♦r☛✠✇✝☎❤✠❝❤♦♦✞✠✱❣♦✈✁r✄♠✁✄☎✠✆✄✡✝✄☎✁r✄✆☎✝♦✄✆✞♦r❣✆✄✝③✆☎✝♦✄✠☎♦✡✁✈✁✞♦♣ ❝❤✆✞✞✁✄❣✝✄❣♣r♦❣r✆♠♠✁✠♦❢✝✄☎✁r✄✆☎✝♦✄✆✞✁✡✉❝✆☎✝♦✄✆✄✡r✝❣♦r♦✉✠✆✠✠✁✠✠♠✁✄☎✳ ❚❤✁✠✁ ♣r♦❣r✆♠♠✁✠ ✁✄❝♦✉r✆❣✁ ✠☎✉✡✁✄☎✠ ✆❝r♦✠✠ ☎❤✁ ✇♦r✞✡ ☎♦ ☞✁❝♦♠✁ ✆❝☎✝✈✁✱ ❝♦♠♣✆✠✠✝♦✄✆☎✁ ✆✄✡ ✞✝❢✁✞♦✄❣ ✞✁✆r✄✁r✠✇❤♦✉✄✡✁r✠☎✆✄✡☎❤✆☎♦☎❤✁r♣✁♦♣✞✁✱✇✝☎❤☎❤✁✝r✡✝❢❢✁r✁✄❝✁✠✱❝✆✄✆✞✠♦☞✁r✝❣❤☎✳ .

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Choosing the right combination The core of the Diploma Programme model .

Approaches to teaching and approaches to learning The IB mission statement and the IB learner profile Academic honesty .

Acknowledging the ideas or work of another person Learning diversity and learning support requirements .

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The extended essay and the IB learner profile Relationship to theory of knowledge International dimensions .

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references and citations What is a bibliography? .Contents page Illustrations Bibliographies.

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footnotes and endnotes Computers CDs. DVDs and audio-visual materials Specimen materials .Appendices.

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Achievement level Descriptor C: investigation (Objectives 1 and 3) Achievement level Descriptor D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied (Objectives 3 and 7) .

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Category 1: Studies of a literary work(s) originally written in the language in which the essay is presented .

Category 2: Studies of a literary work(s) originally written in the language of the essay compared with a literary work(s) originally written in another language Category 3: Studies in language .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction .

Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract .

Criterion K: holistic judgment Overview Choice of topic .

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Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion .

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Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject .

Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .

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Treatment of the topic Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied .

Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation .

Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied .

Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject .

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Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject .

Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .

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Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation .

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Treatment of the topic Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question .

Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation .

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Treatment of the topic .

Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: Research question Criterion B: Introduction Criterion C: Investigation .

Criterion D: Knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: Reasoned argument Criterion F: Application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: Use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: Conclusion Criterion I: Formal presentation .

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Treatment of the topic .

Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument .

Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument .

Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subject Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .

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Interpreting the assessment criteria Criterion A: research question Criterion B: introduction Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied .

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A weak essay in this category would be one that:

Researcher’s reflection space

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Criterion C: investigation Criterion D: knowledge and understanding of the topic studied Criterion E: reasoned argument Criterion F: application of analytical and evaluative skills appropriate to the subjects Criterion G: use of language appropriate to the subject Criterion H: conclusion Criterion I: formal presentation .

Criterion J: abstract Criterion K: holistic judgment .