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IOP Presentation
by rakoa (rakoa)
at November 28th, 2011 (05:10 pm)

Hello everyone, I am an IB Student in Nova Scotia, Canada, and I created this lovely livejournal account for the purpose of writing this message, though from the looks of this community I suspect I will be using it much more. But with regards to IOP... my English teacher is new to IB. This is his first year teaching IB English and he hates it. Anyway, he gave us a week to throw together our shit for this presentation with very little warning before hand, because he himself probably just found out. From talking to my Year 2 friends, they had nearly 2 months with the rubric in hand and concise instructions to prepare. One week for me. Maybe thats normal, but regardless, I feel up the river without a paddle. I am not even clear on what the IOP is, or what this guy is looking for, probably because he doesn't even know!

He basically gave us three books (Life of Pi, Heart of Darkness, and Fahrenheit 451) and said "Go now, little children, and come up with a presentation. It must relate to one of these books. It must be no longer than 10 minutes. Good luck." I feel really, well, screwed. If someone can help with a topic that fits IOP guidelines (whatever those are) I would be really happy, but anything relating to his IOP in general would be immensely appreciated.

Thank you for reading my large, large, long talk (yes, I know I said large twice). Good luck to you, fellow IB students! As you were. :P

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Posted by: GAYLORD MANLOVE (uwaaaah)
Posted at: November 29th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)

You are also allowed to do a presentation on two of the books and do a comparison, which is what many people in my class did. It's a very good way to automatically get into the thick of critical thinking and analysis, looking at similarities and differences in relation to, say, a theme that both books have.

(And I had about two weeks for my IOP, with one last-minute 'practice,' and I did really well on it. Just look up the IB rubric online and make sure you fulfill every criterion to the best of your ability, and you'll be fine!)

Posted by: rakoa (rakoa)
Posted at: November 29th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)

Thanks! :D

That helps alot just in the confidence factor, I did hear the rubric didn't judge the presenter based on knowledge of the book at all, the points all come from presenting skills like eye contact, voice projection, etc.

I think I can do pretty well on this! I've decided to just pick a Jungian archetype and explain how that archetype applies to the book's characters. Everything should be fine, but if someone else has something to add, I won't stop you! Thanks again, to everyone!

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