May 12

IB English HL 1

Overview of class: The aims of IB English A are to introduce students to a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres in order to develop in students the ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of individual texts and make relevant connections.  The course seeks to improve students’ powers of expression, both in oral and written communication, to encourage students to recognize the importance of the contexts in which texts are written as well an appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures, and how these perspectives construct meaning. Students will be asked  to think critically about the different interactions between text, audience and purpose.The ultimate goal of this course is to promote in students an enjoyment of, and lifelong interest in, language and literature.

IB ENG HL Syllabus 2016 Dowty

Reassessment Policy

Purdue Owl MLA Guide

Tone and Mood in Writing