Written Task 2 Ib Outline

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The Great Gatsby! ! ! ! ! ! ! Teacher: Stephanie Beam! Written Task 2: Critical Response to a text! ! ! ! ! Worth 20% ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! You must write an essay that is between 800-1000 words. Remember, this is not a research essay. In other words, the purpose of this written task is for you to respond critically to The Great Gatsby by answering ONE of the following six IB prescribed questions:! ! 1) How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers?! ! ! 3) How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?! ! 4) Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced within the text?! ! ! 6) How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what effects?! ! ! How will I be evaluated?! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! The prescribed question to which the task refers! The title of the text, or texts, that the student analyzes! The part of the course to which the task corresponds (Parts 1-4)! Four or more bullet-points that explain the content of the task! 2) If the text had been written in a different time or place or language or for a different audience, how and why might it differ?! 5) How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?! Criterion A - Outline - 2 marks! For the critical response, you must write a brief outline of the task that includes the following:! Criterion B - Response to question - 8 marks! To achieve top marks for this criterion, you must explore all of the implications of the prescribed question chosen. The critical response must be focused on and relevant to the prescribed question. Furthermore, the response is supported by well chosen examples from the text(s).! Criterion C - Organization and argument - 5 marks! The response must be well organized and effectively structured in order to score top marks for this

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