English Language & Literature

Paper 1 Revision [Technique]

This session is complete, having taken place on 13 Apr 2019 from 12:00-14:45 UTC led by mythic_fci#1141 and jv#0180 on the IB Discord server. The session was livestreamed on Twitch; a recording can be found below as well as the original Google Slides used during the session.

Resources

Eng LL Rev Ses P1

The session covered:

  • Overviews of general stylistic/literary devices, rhetorical techniques
  • Text type-specific conventions, devices & techniques (e.g. graphic novels, poems, etc.)
  • Exam strategies: time management, planning/structuring a Paper 1 exam response, etc.
  • Exemplar responses (written by us session leaders) and their strengths & weaknesses
  • Collaborative (with all attendees) analysis of literary & language Paper 1 style unseen texts.

Paper 2 Revision [Technique]

This session is complete, having taken place on 14 Apr 2019 from 12:00-15:00 UTC led by mythic_fci#1141 and jv#0180 on the IB Discord server. The session was livestreamed on Twitch; a recording of the session itself as well as the original Google Slides used during the session can be found here.

Resources

  • The Paper 2 SL & HL rubrics, an exemplar response & notes organiser can be found in this Google Drive folder.
  • Past Paper Questions Breakdown — A breakdown of common content/topic areas in questions from past IB Paper 2s spanning from 2013-2018. Useful for planning out one's Part 3 texts in relation to said common topic areas within Paper 2.
  • Graphic Novel Conventions — Various conventions & formal elements common to graphic novels.
  • Literary Devices — A website with a comprehensive list of stylistic/literary devices and their definitions.
Eng LL Rev Ses P2

This session covered:

  • Preparation strategies to use on one's Part 3 texts
  • Overviews of trends in Paper 2 questions
  • How to break down a Paper 2 question
  • Exam strategies: time management, planning/structuring a Paper 2 exam response, etc.

Furthermore, a significant portion of this session will consist of all attendees collaboratively breaking down & discussing past Paper 2 questions, both in a general context and specifically in relation to one's texts, in order to give attendees practice in putting the elements covered in the session to practical use.

Additional Paper 2 Revision

This session is complete, haven taken place on 26 Apr 2019 from 12:00-14:00 UTC led by mythic_fci#1141 and jv#0180 on the IB Discord server (no stream). It was an informal discussion of Paper 2 strategies and past questions, both in a general context and specifically in relation to any attendees' texts.

The audio for the session can be found here.

LangLit Guide

This is a guide written by the various LangLit helpers of the IB Discord server on how to approach all elements of the Language & Literature course. It contains many resources relating to language & literary analysis, including links to further resources on devices, techniques, etc. We strongly suggest reading it before, during & after the sessions!

The Definitive Guide on How to Not Die in Eng LangLit.pdf