HL essay feedback notes

  • put question at the top
    • use it to guide the text
  • include course concepts
    • creative, identity
  • structure the essay
    • introduce text, themes, context
    • clear line of inquiry
    • cohesive thread
    • be selective with what you include dont analysis whole text
  • foreground the writer
    • say their name!
  • dont waste time retelling the story
    • assume they know it
  • keep in the word counts
    • be concise and thorough
  • format quotations
    • less than one line or else indent it
    • comma before quote e.g. markham said, “wowie, I am dying. Oh cruel world,” and she died.
  • secondary reading
    • reputable and relevant
    • challenge the experts and argue your point
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