IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – essay / sandwich diagram

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: the individual oral, the HL essay, or Paper 1 and analyze it accordingly. (This text would not be appropriate for Paper 2).

Some elements of the text to consider:

  • The name and date at the top of the image – the text is clearly a classroom handout
  • The use of the sandwich to represent an essay and what type of audience this image is suited for
  • The sparse amount of detail in the diagram – enough for it to be recognizable as a sandwich but not enough detail to be distracting
  • The spaces in the diagram which could be for students to make notes and plan an essay

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