Ib Spanish Hl Written Assignment Sample
I think that writing a new ending is dangerous, Sharon - basically because I happen to know that the HL WA examiners in English don't like the idea! The fundamental idea is that new endings shouldn't be written just because you don't like the original ("I want a happy ending, not a sad one!"). The key principle is that the 'creative' approach should ILLUMINATE the existing work in some way, not simply replace it - you don't just re-write Hamlet as a wacky comedy just because you think tragedy is boring.
That said, there is nothing in writing that defines exactly what 'creative' includes or does not include, and as you say, the Guide suggests a new ending (probably erroneously) as an option. So new endings can't be ruled out, but I would insist that the student should be very clear, and make completely clear in the Rationale, how such a new or alternative ending helps us to understand the existing text better. The logic might be "... the alternative ending shows how the couple's relationship COULD have continued if they had managed to explain better what happened when..." Do you see the idea?
A final point - the issue of text types is not really relevant. The Guide leaves the choosing of text type pretty much open (apart from the essay), and so writing 'in the style of' must be acceptable. See the page Writing Pastiche.
IB Spanish Language External Assessment – WriTen Assignment -HL February – March 2013 Higher Level – Spanish 6 Assignment You “produce a piece of creatve writng” based on a work of liTeraTure you have read in class You choose a TexT Type from This lisT: o Article o Blog / diary entry o Brochure, leaflet, flyer, pamphlet, advertisement o Interview o Introduction to debate, speech, talk, presentation o News report o Official report o Proposal o Review o Set of instructions, guidelines o Written correspondence Examples include: o A new ending to a novel o Interviewing a character o A diary entry by one of the characters in a story or play You must write a 150 word rationale that introduces the assignment, states your aims and how you have achieved them Use language appropriate to the text type (blogs may be less formal than essays, interviews may contain more colloquialisms [be more conversational] etc.) ±echnicali²es 500-600 word limiT 150 word ratonale A bibliography in sTandard formaT wiTh references To all sources If you wriTe less or more (yes They counT The words) you lose 1 poinT from criTerion A o I assume The ratonale can be a few more or a few less words You musT hand-wriTe The TexT