Analysis Bootcamp for IB English

The simple, step-by-step guide to writing amazing analysis.

Hi! I'm Jackson, the creator of LitLearn.

I was once in your shoes... a time-poor IB English student with a mountain of assessments and looming deadlines...

But mainly, I was frustrated with IB English. Because analysis is so vague. Because there are no rules. Because even though I'd pour time and effort into my essays, the effort and time didn't translate into proportional improvements in my grade. I was wasting time and not getting the results I needed.

I was frustrated because there was no formula to follow, unlike in maths and science, where you can just follow the textbook, do the work, and get the grades you want.

IB English felt like a mystery. How do you analyse "well"? What does 7-level analysis even look like? What specific things can I do to take my analysis to the next level, no matter what text I'm given?

If this sounds familiar, then this course is for you.

In this course, you will learn the analysis essentials that helped me finally "get" IB English and score a 20/20 for my final IB English Paper 1. You will learn how to write IB English analysis at an IB 7 standard by enrolling in LitLearn's Analysis Bootcamp. And if a 99.8% student satisfaction rate isn't convincing enough, then read on!

What makes this course so unique?

Analysis is the essential ingredient in all IB English assessment, and yet a lot of students do not know what exactly 'analysis' is or how to do it properly.

The Analysis Bootcamp de-mystifies the process of analysis in a way that no other resource does.

  • What is analysis?
  • What makes analysis good?
  • What are the specific steps to writing IB 7 analysis?

We answer all these questions (and more!) in a refreshingly new and engaging style that makes IB English (gasp) FUN!? Yes, we just said that!

No other resource explains analysis in such an approachable way. The Analysis Bootcamp turns the confusing, subjective study of IB English into something more of a 'science' with principles and rules of thumb to help bring order to the literary madness.

Here's what Stephanie and Ritu have to say...
Stephanie Nyberg, LitLearn student

I needed a systematic way to learn English. This seemed impossible at first, as I knew my teacher couldn't help me with that, so I decided to look for a course online. LitLearn, I can wholeheartedly say, has helped me understand in a systematic way. From clear definitions, analysis advice and plenty of examples to help me to understand IB English in a way that works for me. [...] I also learnt so many new techniques that I didn't even know existed.

Ritu Gada, LitLearn student

I went from a 16/17 out of 20 in the Paper 1s to straight 20s on the last few essays I handed in. My teacher couldn't get over the huge difference between my essays and the others in my group - all thanks to you! This really has been the best course I've paid for; it was like having a personal tutor.

Will I have time for this course on top of IB?

Simply put in one hour per week to read through the guide, watch the video tutorials and complete the exercises. Your IB English grade will improve---and that's a guarantee. If you're cramming for your IB exam, then you can power through the material in a week.

I'm so confident in the Analysis Bootcamp that you'll get a full refund if you don't feel a significant improvement. No questions asked.

What do I need to know to do the course?

Nothing! Well, you need to know the English language. We start from Basic 101 lessons and go all the way to the most advanced analytical skills that will earn you a 7 in IB English.

Who is this course for?

The Analysis Bootcamp is suitable for both IB English Literature and Lang/Lit students. The analytical skills are taught in the specific context of IB English Paper 1. All the lessons we teach you in this course will benefit all areas of your IB English assessment, because analysis is required in every piece of IB English assessment.


Course Curriculum

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Kris Chari, LitLearn student

I can’t tell you how much I value this course, and I haven’t found anything even remotely this helpful. I particularly love the way Jackson breaks down what seems to be such a daunting task in a structured, methodical way.

Who's enrolled in LitLearn?

IB English students from all around the world are currently enrolled and actively benefitting from the student-friendly, straight-forward guides found in this course. LitLearn students come from schools like:

  • Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology (Australia)
  • Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (Australia)
  • Glenunga International High School (Australia)
  • MLC School Sydney (Australia)
  • The International Academy Amman (Jordan)
  • Pembroke School (Australia)
  • Wesley College (Australia)
  • British School Manila (Phillipines)
  • Chinese International School Beijing (China)
  • Ruamrudee International School (Thailand)
  • International School Brunei (Brunei)
  • Tanglin Trust School (Singapore)
  • Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (Hong Kong)
  • United World College SEA

Students at these IB Schools trust LitLearn to provide useful learning material to help them ace IB English. Note that the above schools do not endorse and are not affiliated with LitLearn in any way.


How will this course improve my analysis?

The course has simplified the wildly confusing beast called "Analysis" into four major skill areas. By mastering these four areas of skills, you will be well on your way to CRUSHING your IB English analysis.

4 skills analysis

Core skills

Fundamentals. Master the essential literary techniques required for IB English.

Before Analysis. Know how to deconstruct, annotate and plan kick-ass commentaries.

During Analysis. Know how to write deep, comprehensive analysis that covers all the requirements of the IB.

Advanced Analysis.: Take your analysis to the next level with Depth, Flow, Order, Style, and Multi-technique ninja analysis.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  1. Write deeper analysis.
  2. Achieve stronger essay organisation.
  3. Deconstruct complex prose extracts and poems.
  4. Understand exactly how to write and structure analysis at an IB 7 standard.
Karishma Lachhwani, LitLearn student

This is, by far, the best investment in my English education that I've ever made.


What do I get in the course?

1. Video tutorials that guide you through every stage of a Paper 1 commentary

Two prose extracts.

Two poems.

Four comprehensive lessons.

In these lessons, I provide step-by-step instruction on how to interpret, deconstruct, annotate, plan and even write analysis (yes, I will be showing you exactly how I write analysis, down to the choice of words, the ordering of sentences--everything!)

2. Comprehensive Written Guide on IB English analysis

The comprehensive written guide that turns the art of analysis into a science. More than 8 months went into developing this incredibly detailed step-by-step explanation of analysis. It's ready for you to devour as soon as you enrol. The whole guide is more than 80 printed pages in length.

Just some of the topics we cover

Analysis Basics

1. Fundamentals of the commentary
2. Essential literary techniques
3. Tone, atmosphere and mood
4. Language and voice
5. Figurative Language


Analysis Advanced

1. Analysing multiple techniques
2. Flowing analysis
3. Getting deeper analysis


3. A premium support community


You also get access to a premium discussion group just for enrolled students. It's pretty much like having access to top-quality private tutors 24/7. What are you waiting for!? Enrol in the Analysis Bootcamp NOW!

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99.8% student satisfaction.


What are you waiting for?

Amina Gouda: IB English Literature HL student

Linda Matey: IB English Lang & Lit SL student

Andrew Wong: IB English Lang & Lit SL student

Rebecca Jiang: IB English Lang & Lit SL student

Your Instructor

Jackson Huang
Jackson Huang

Hey there! I graduated in 2014 with a perfect IB 45. I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm a Quora Top 10 writer for IB English and the creator of LitLearn. After the IB, I was accepted to Harvard, Amherst, and Williams Colleges in the United States, and the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, and University of Queensland in Australia on full academic scholarships. I'm currently studying at The University of Melbourne.

Meet the course creator

I'm Jackson Huang, the creator of this course.

I graduated with an IB 45 in 2014 and scored a high 7 in IB English, including a 20/20 for Paper 1.

Since graduating from the IB, I've tutored more than 25 SL and HL students in Australia taking IB Literature and Language & Literature. But I wasn't satisfied, because I wanted to help more students all over the world.

After releasing my course in 2016, I've been able to share my expertise with IB students all around the world.

2016 was the year that marked 5 years of experience with IB English: three years as a consistent 7 student in IB DP and Pre-IB, and two years teaching literary analysis 7 days a week. It was in 2016 that I felt truly confident in delivering premium content that will undoubtedly help you improve your grade in IB English.

I'm passionate about literature, and I hope I can share my extensive IB experience and knowledge with you.

Note that this course has been developed independently from, and is not endorsed by, the International Baccalaureate. (But could you imagine how boring an official IB course would be?)

Take it slow or go go go!

Time is money. You're busy, I'm busy, everyone's busy.

I teach you the essential concepts in 4 exciting video tutorials totalling just 5 hours. That means this course is cram-friendly. You don't have to watch all of the videos; I reinforce similar concepts in each video. Of course, try to watch them all. You'll only learn more by watching more :-)

If you have a couple weeks or more on your hands, then you can also take advantage of the written guide that explains exactly how you should tackle each part of analysis in general and Paper 1 in particular. You can then apply the same skills to IOP, IOC, Works in Translation and Paper 2. Easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It'll take 5 days for you to complete the course content, and then you can come back to the videos to re-watch them as much as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have 1 year of access.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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