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Goal: Students show how they, as readers, have made their own meaning from a previously unseen text; they are required to analyse a passage and produce an interpretation supported by an evaluation of the writer’s choice of language, technique and style. HL students construct a literary commentary.
Process: practice during two-year course.
Assessment: externally assessed, according to different sets of criteria at SL and HL. A combined mark out of 20, based on four criteria.
The passages for analysis may be either a complete piece of writing or an extract from a longer piece, and wherever possible they will not have been written by authors listed on the PLA nor be taken from works likely to have been studied in class
Two guiding questions are provided: one on understanding and interpretation, and the other on style. Students are required to respond to both questions in their commentary. Students may also respond to other aspects of the text (see p. 29, Guide).
The term “literary commentary” is used to refer to a close reading of a passage that is presented in the form of an essay. Students need to explore aspects such as content, technique, style, structure, theme and language and they are assessed on their ability to:
Demonstrate understanding of thought and feeling in the passage through interpretation that is supported by detailed reference to the passage
Analyse and appreciate how the passage achieves its effects