Friday, 12 May 2017

A Breakdown of the English A & B SBA Reflection.

There has been some debate as to whether there should be three separate reflections on each artefact or three entries integrating the analysis of all three artefacts. I hope this breakdown will adequately answer these questions.

Three essays are NOT required for the reflection. But the candidate must produce three reflections  on the three aspects indicated on page 39 of the syllabus.

1.       What should  the English SBA Reflection entail?

Writing the three ‘Reflection’ entries means that the student working individually:

(a)                chooses three pieces of material related to the theme, one of which must be print;

(b)                creates a first entry in which they record how each of the three stimuli affected their understanding of and reaction to the theme;

(c)                 creates a second entry which comments on the language techniques used, for example, figurative language, emotional language, descriptive language, denotative and connotative language, levels of formality, use of dialect, jargon; and,

(d)                creates a third entry which comments on how the process of doing the English SBA on the selected theme has helped you to grow. For example, increased understanding, competence, awareness, changes in behaviour, attitude, and world view.

This last entry of the reflection should be delayed until close to the completion of the SBA.
             
 2.               What is meant by ‘discuss the use of language’ in the reflection for the English SBA?

When students discuss the use of language found in their selected stimuli (pieces of material) they will comment on the techniques (word choice, figurative language) used by the writer to communicate his/her message.  The discussion should include:

(a)                identification of techniques; and,

(b)                comments on how these techniques helped/hindered the delivery of the message (information).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good day,
My name is Melina Burnett and I am an English A teacher in Trinidad. In the Plan of Investigation, does the student have to include the types of research material (poem, advertisement, song etc) or is the source that theygot the material from (newspaper, internet etc), or both?

Also, do they need to mention the set backs or limitations to research and how they plan to overcme them as stated in the rubric for the Plan of Investigation? pp54-56 Syllabus

Anonymous said...

Melin Burnett here again,
With regard to the Written Report is this suppose to be done as a group? Is is that each group member contribute to the content of the report?? How is it suppose to be integrated, if any integration at all??

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