IB DP Language A Language and Literature -sample text analysis – Hong Kong recruitment infographic

Text: “Contingent worker benefits 2013.” Morgan McKinley. https://d2gkwf0gauw8z0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/2021-01/benefits_in_hk.png

Before you read the “spoiler” bullet points below take a careful look at the text. Imagine it is a text you are using for your DP Language A Language and Literature assessments ( Paper 1, the individual oral, the HL essay,) and analyze it accordingly. This text would not be appropriate for Paper 2.

Paper 1: first take a careful look at criteria A and B . Then, consider how you would approach this particular text in light of the requirements of criteria A and B.

Individual oral: Start by looking at criteria A and B for the IO. There are some similarities between the criteria in the individual oral and those in Paper 1. However, the individual oral also requires students to make connections between extracts from a work and body of work. The individual oral must make connections with the global issue that the student has chosen. Consider how this text is linked to different global issues.

HL essay: The HL essay is an in-depth analysis of a non-literary body of work or a literary work the student has studied in class. Imagine this text is from a non-literary body of work and consider possible approaches you could take with the 1200-1500 word HL essay. This could include evaluating connections between this text and the seven central concepts in DP Language A Language and Literature.

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • Morgan McKinley is a global recruitment agency – there is a potentially fairly wide global audience for this infographic but it is targeted to a limited group of professionals.
  • The color scheme of the inforgraphic matches the flag of Hong Kong
  • The information in the text highlights benefits for potential candidates but does not offer any possible negatives – a recruiting company will focus on positives, not negatives.
  • The images of a set of downtown buildings indicates that firms and candidates are professionals working in an office environment. The infographic does have an image of a Chinese junk (an older style of ship) which is a reference to traditional Hong Kong.
  • The infographic has a link to Morgan McKinley’s website where candidates could find specific information about positions in Hong Kong

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