Preparing for the IB English Paper 2 exam can seem a bit like a complicated mess, because... it is!
I mean, where do we begin? We have to know about our texts, understand specific aspects about our texts (but which aspects?), know how to compare and contrast texts... The list goes on.
That's why this course exists: An antidote to all the madness that is IB English Paper 2.
This course simplifies the process and gives you practical advice to improve your Paper 2 skills right away.
We simplify Paper 2 preparation into three logical steps:
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The course has three sections. Each section contains written guides.
We talk about four levels of understanding for IB English texts, and then we give you some questions to answer to help you reach each level.
Planning and brainstorming are the most important parts of Paper 2. Without good ideas from the beginning, no amount of analytical skill will be able to save your essay.
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The Survival Guide for IB English Paper 2 is a concise course that teaches you the tips and tricks on how to do well in the exam.
This course does not provide exemplar essays. It does however provide illustrative examples of exemplar introductions and analysis. Exemplar Paper 2 essays will be a separate LitLearn product.
LitLearn created this course for someone who:
You're probably (no, definitely!) busy preparing for 5 other subjects, 2 other Internal Assessments, and 10 other exams.
That's why we've made this course as concise as possible with the essential information. Nothing less, nothing more. The course will take at most 2 hours to read through, with some exercises that requires ongoing effort (e.g. gathering quotes, understanding the themes in your texts better; you know, that stuff).
If all the course content was pasted into a Google Doc, it'd be no more than 30 pages (including some images and memes)!