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DP Language B written assignment 2015 criteria

Background: http://lhsfrenchdevoirs.wikispaces.com/New+Exams+2013
This component consists of intertextual reading linked to the core, followed by a written task of 325400 words
and a 150200 word rationale. (Intertextual reading refers to a series of different texts, which are linked by a
common theme.)

It is not timed and must be the students own independent work, produced under the teachers guidance. Must be
Times New Roman 12 double-spaced. All sources must be cited in text. Sources cited must be at the end of the
writing and be hyperlinked. *TOPICS MUST BE RELATED TO THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD AND
SOURCES MUST BE IN FRENCH FROM FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES AND REGIONS

Objectives: The purpose of the written assignment is to:


deepen understanding of a chosen topic(s) from the course
develop intertextual receptive and productive skills
select, use and reference source texts appropriate to the chosen task and topic
produce an appropriate text in French in the selected text type
organize writing purposefully and coherently
use advanced level language skills
demonstrate intercultural understanding through reflection on the assignment.

Requirements: The assignment has two parts: a rationale (le pramble) and the task.

The rationale (le prambule): Students must write a 150200 word rationale introducing the
assignment that must include:
the subject being investigated
a brief description of each of the sources
the student's intended goal(s)s of this research and writing
an explanation of how the student intends to achieve his or her goal(s)choice of text
types, audience, register, style and so on.

The task: Students must write a 325400 word text chosen from the IB text types such as an
journal intime, blog, magazine article, formal letter, brochure, editorial.
Students produce a piece of writing that may be chosen from the recommended text types
for Language B guide, after discussion with the teacher as an adviser.
The task should be suitable for a piece of writing no more than 400 words in length.
The content must be linked to one or more of the core topics and based on the information
gathered from the three (minimum) or four (maximum) sourcessuch as articles, blogs,
inforgraphics, audio/visual materials or interviewsselected by the student in consultation
with the teacher.

The student should:


address the subject presented in the rationale (le pramble)
organize the information from the sources in a manner appropriate to the task
use language appropriate to the text type and communicative purpose.
Written assignment: Receptive and written productive skills (SL) 2015

Criterion A: Rationale and task


How well does the student use the rationale and the task in
order to accomplish the assignment?
-How clearly has the task been introduced in the rationale?
-How successfully does the task address the subject and aim(s) Criterion B: Organization and
stated in the rationale? development
-How appropriate is the choice of the text type to the task? How well are ideas organized and developed?
Level descriptor
Note: Criterion B is applied on the task only.
The work does not reach a standard described by the
0 descriptors below.
Points Level descriptor
The work does not reach a standard
The student uses the rationale and the task in a limited 0 described by the descriptors below.
way and may have partially accomplished the assignment.
There is little reference to the sources in the rationale.
The organization and development of ideas is
The student has barley explained what his or her aim(s) 1-2 mostly ineffective.
1-2 are.
Ideas are organized and developed mostly
The subject is hardly relevant to the chosen sources and 3-4 effectively.
not addressed in the task.
The chosen text type is inappropriate to the audience and Ideas are organized and developed
aim(s) stated in the rationale. effectively.
The student uses the rationale and the task in order to
accomplish the assignment t a certain extent.
5-6
There is some reference to some of the sources in the
rationale.
The student has explained what his or her aims are but not
3-4 hw he/she intends to achieve them.
The subject stated in the rational is partially relevant to the
chosen sources or not addressed throughout the task.
The chosen text type I not completely appropriate to the
audience and aim(s) stated in the rationale, and is applied
inconsistently throughout the task.
The student uses the rationale and the task adequately in
Criterion C: Language
order to accomplish the assignment. How appropriately and effectively does the student
All sources have been referred to but not necessarily use language in relation to the task?
described in the rationale.
The student has explained what his or her aim(s) are and Note: Criterion C is applied on he task only.
how he/she intends to achieve them.
5-6 The subject stated in the rationale is generally relevant to Points Level descriptor
the chosen sources and addressed throughout the task.
The chosen text type is not completely appropriate to the The work does not reach a standard
audience and purpose stated in the rationale, but is
0 described by the descriptors below.
applied consistently throughout the task.
The use of language is mostly limited.
Vocabulary is limited or is generally
The student uses the rationale and the task well in order to inappropriate to the task.
7-8 accomplish the assignment.
1-2 Simple sentence structures are rarely clear.
All sources have been described in the rationale. The rhetorical devices are not used or are
The student has clearly explained what his or her aim(s) used inappropriately.
are and ho he/she intends to achieve them. The use of language is generally adequate.
The subject stated in the rationale is relevant to the chosen Vocabulary shows range but is sometimes
sources and addressed throughout the task. used inappropriately to the task.
The chosen text type is appropriate to the audience and 3-4 Simple sentence structures are clear but no
purpose stated in the rationale, and is applied throughout complex structures have been attempted.
the task There is a limited use of appropriate
The student uses the rationale and the task effectively in rhetorical devices.
9-10 order to accomplish the assignment. The use of language is appropriate and is
All sources have been fully described in the rationale. generally effective.
The student has clearly explained what his or her aim(s) re Vocabulary shows range and is mostly
and how he or she intends to achieve them. appropriate to the task.
The subject stated in the rationale is focused, relevant 5-6 Simple sentence structures are clear but
to the chosen sources and consistently addressed there are errors in complex structures.
throughout the task. The rhetorical devices are used
The chosen test type is appropriate to the audience ad appropriately.
purpose stated in the rationale, and is applied
consistently throughout the task. 7-8 The use of language is appropriate and
effective. effective.
Vocabulary shows good range and is The rhetorical devices are varied and used
consistently used appropriately to the task. effectively.
Complex sentence structures are clear and
Due dates:
Information Your notes Due dates
1. Choose an aspect of a topic from one of the Jan. 16
units we studied from the Francophone
country or region and discuss with teacher.
Indicate preliminary sources and provide an
outline in French, including topics, types of
text and sample resources.
For French V DP choose from the
following unit topics: Education,
Immigration, Language and Identity.
For French IV DP choose from the
following unit topics: Food waste (le
gaspillage) or from the French III unit
topic on the Environment: Energie
Eolienne, Energie Nuclaire en France
2. Find three texts (different types such as blog, Jan. 22
article, opinion,editorial) and one
infographic between 300-400 words in
French from Francophone sources that relate
to the topic. Remember to keep track of the
URL because you will have to source it and
examiners will link to it.
3. Typed first draft of le pramble typed as Jan. 29
required. Include word count. (150-250
words) The preamble describe the sources,
how they work with the topic as well as how
they fit into the type of document you are
writing. (See yellow IB writing format
booklet.) Required meeting with teacher to
discuss this document. (Teacher can only
comment and cannot make any marks on the
paper). Student should take notes.
4. Typed first draft text and cited resources. Feb. 5
Include word count. Sources do not count in
word count. Required meeting with teacher
to discuss this document. (The draft must be
mostly completed). (Teacher can only
comment and cannot make any marks on the
paper). Student should take notes.
5. Final copy typed due BOTH in hard copy Feb. 20
with articles attached and digital copies
ready to submit. Times New Roman 12-
double-spaced. Include required forms and
your IB number. Must use correct formats.
Do not put your name on the writing.
IB Honor Code strictly enforced. No Google translate or any other online translation service.
ONLY paper dictionaries. All work must be your own. Violation could lead to loss of your IB
Diploma or certificate. Writing will be reviewed by Turnitin.com by the examiners.

How the written assignment is set up:

Le pramble
150-250 words that describe the sources and their content in relation to the chosen topic. Also explains whey you
have chosen to write a certain type of document. for example why did you choose a blog to talk about food waste?

Le Document Task-why type of writing document did you choose. Remember to see how it is formatted the
IB way.
325-400 words

Les Sources-please cite it in MLA format


Source 1-Texte A All your sources must be cited in your document. For example
Source 2-Texte B selon la source 1..
Source 3-Texte C
Source 4-Texte D
Weighting: 20%

This component consists of intertextual reading linked to the core, followed by a written exercise of 300400
words and a 100-150-word rationale (pramble).

The subject of the assignment should have a specific focus, suitable for a piece of writing of 300400 words in
length. The content must be linked to one of the core topics and based on the information gathered from the three
sourcessuch as articles, blogs and interviewsselected by the teacher. The length of each source must be 325
400 words. Core topics: Communication and media; Global issues
Social relationships
1. Communication and media: How people interact, transmit and gather data for the purposes of information
and entertainment. Possible contexts include: include advertising, bias in media, censorship and
sensationalism in media.
2. Global issues aspects: Current matters and things to come that have an impact at a regional, national and/or
international level, bearing in mind that they need to be addressed from the perspective of the target culture.
Possible contexts include: energy, food and water, climate change, natural disasters, globalization,
migration, poverty and famine, racism, the environment and sustainability.
3. Social relationships: How people interrelate and behave as members of a community, individually and in
groups. Possible contexts include: language and identity, minorities, multilingualism, nationalism,
relationships, religious and non-religious celebrations, social and political structures and groups, social
behaviors and stances, taboos and what is socially acceptable.

The student will choose a writing format from the list of approved formats to create this writing task.
Un ditorial est lexpression de lopinion (impersonnelle) du rdacteur en chef ou de lquipe
rdactionnelle dun journal ou dun magazine sur un vnement rcent ou un thme dactualit.
Une interview est un dialogue avec questions et rponses. Elle comporte parfois une rapide prsentation des
invits, du dcor et des circonstances de lentrevue.
Une critique journalistique est un compte rendu de livre, de film ou de programme tlvis ou
radiophonique susceptible dtre intgr dans un journal ou un magazine. Reposant sur la propre exprience
de son auteur, elle est donc subjective.
Un article de magazine est un texte non fictionnel crit dans le but de renseigner en dtail les lecteurs sur
un sujet ou un thme particulier.
Un journal intime est une reflxion personnelle sur le sujet.
Un blog
Une lettre formelle
Une lettre informelle
Une chronique dopinion est une rubrique journalistique refltant les opinions de journalistes ou de
lecteurs.
Une brochure / un dpliant / un tract fournit des informations descriptives destines informer, vendre ou
sensibiliser le lecteur une question en particulier.