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Sample essays for IB English A1, some are past paper responses done under exam conditions. The files include essays for both Paper 1 (Unseen Commentary) and Paper 2 (Detailed Studies work).

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  1. Analysis of the poem "Out, out" by Robert Frost

    An analysis of the poem "Out, out" by Robert Frost
  2. CAS Essay

    My final CAS essay.

    literTURE NOTWSE
  4. English Lit A HL 5

    A level 5 Written Assignement
  5. IB_Lit_5_assess_exeq1

    Downloaded from Internet 
  6. English Paper 2 response

    Hello, i am uploading a sample response by me with respect to my English SL, Paper 2. The texts i had studies were Maldgudi days by Mr.RK Narayan. I hope it is helpful for you. 
  7. Paper 1 help

    Guide to Paper 1
  8. paper-1-advice-and-examples.pdf

  9. M04:101:S(1)_Submitted and Marked.pdf

    M04:101:S(1)_Submitted and Marked.pdf
  10. SAT Physics Subject Test

    All facts and formulaes you need for the SAT Subject Test Physics!
    Happy Reading!
  11. English A1 Lit HL Essay - 20/20

    This is my first 20/20 in an English A Lit HL Paper 1 exam and as lots of people asked, I thought I might as well just upload it here!
    Good luck everyone!
  12. Big Daddy's rationale

    Sample of an analysis
    Big Daddy's Will.docx
  13. El Perfume-Gissella Gamboa

    An essay analyzing the Perfume by Patrick Süskind for Literature: Spanish level A. Written in spanish.
  14. Child and Insect Paper 1 commentary

    Type: Paper 1 commentary
    Grade: Level 7 at HL
    Marked: internally
  15. Comparative essay-- Antigone and Romeo and Juliet

    Title: “Tragedies, though they finish bloodily, should point towards a more hopeful future.â€
    Discussing any two plays you have studied, say how far they conform to this statement.
    Grade: level 7 at SL (IB year 1)
    Marked: internally
  16. English Literature HL Paper 2 Essay that scored 18/25

    English Literature HL Paper 2 Essay that scored 18/25 in the May 2013 Exam
    Works used: Death of a Salesman and The Importance of Being Earnest
  17. English Lit HL Paper 2 Exemplar 23/25

    English Literature HL Paper 2 that scored 23/25 in the May 2013 Exam
    Works used: Death of a Salesman and Glen Gary Glen Ross
  18. William Blake: The Nurse’s Song Commentary

    poem analysis
  19. Essay on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    essay explaining Kurtz's quote "the horror, the horror"
  20. Short commentary on Anne Hathaway by Carol Anne Duffy

    A short commentary on the poem Anne Hathaway written by Carol Anne Duffy
  21. English A1 sample Paper 1

    This is a sample English Language and Literature SL/HL response to a set of two texts. While the extracts used for the Paper 1 is a past exam for English A2, Paper 1 for A2 and A1 Language and Literature the same. This was a sample response given to be by my English Language and Literature teacher. Does not include marks, but I am assuming it is a pretty good response when she is handing it out as a sample response.
    Now: time for random emoticons.
    :sam: :sam:
  22. Commentary HL M03

    Unseen Commentary – 'Night Wind' HL M03
    Handwritten under timed conditions and then typed up.
    Marks: 25/25
  23. Sample Paper 2

    This essay is my sample response to an in-class practice activity for Paper 2 and mirrors an exam response using the two novels: As I Lay Dying and Ethan Frome. My teacher graded it a 22 out of 25 mark. The following is the prompt I responded to:

    "The art of the storyteller is to hold the attention of the reader."

    With reference to two works you have studied, discuss ways in which the writers have employed techniques that hold you attention.

  24. "The Second Coming" poem commentary

    A poetry commentary on "The Second Coming" - I think it got a 6.
  25. "Mental Cases" poem commentary

    A poem commentary on "Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen that I typed up a while ago.
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