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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. IB_Lit_5_assess_exeq1

    Downloaded from Internet 
  2. 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. 
  3. Paper 1 help

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

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

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

    All facts and formulaes you need for the SAT Subject Test Physics!
    Happy Reading!
  7. 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!
  8. Big Daddy's rationale

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

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

    Type: Paper 1 commentary
    Grade: Level 7 at HL
    Marked: internally
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. William Blake: The Nurse’s Song Commentary

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

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

    A short commentary on the poem Anne Hathaway written by Carol Anne Duffy
  17. 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:
  18. Commentary HL M03

    Unseen Commentary – 'Night Wind' HL M03
    Handwritten under timed conditions and then typed up.
    Marks: 25/25
  19. 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.

  20. "The Second Coming" poem commentary

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

    A poem commentary on "Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen that I typed up a while ago.
  22. Paper 2 Sample- Kite Runner

    I recieved a 5 on this Paper Two, but it was one of my first ones. Maybe some comments would help? I also thought it would be useful to those who are extremely stuck on how to format!
  23. Commentary on Snakes in September (Poem)

    This was one of the last essays I wrote in the IB before the exams. So this represents my commentary writing skills at their very best.
    This is a commentary written on Stanley Kunitz's Snakes in September. I don't have the poem attached to this document, so look it up online and read it a few times before reading the commentary.
    Lastly, I had a 24/25 raw IB score for this essay, so I like to think that it is well-written.
    Hope it helps you,
  24. Commentary on Ted Hughes' "Jaguar"

    Commentary on Ted Hughes' poem, "Jaguar".
  25. Commentary on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    This passage from One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey depicts a foreshadowing scene between “the Big Nurse” and “those Black boys” through the eyes of a first person named “Broom Bromden,” in what appears to be a hospital because of the mentioning of the “ward door” and a “nurse.”
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