Do's and Don'ts of the IO
|Explore on how the extracts, the work and the body of work (BOW) present the global issue (GI).||Talk in sweeping generalisations about your global issue or only summarise the extracts.
|Analyse and evaluate examples from the extract, the work and the BOW (all 3!). Ask yourself: 'so why is this relevant to the GI?' after each example and analysis.
||Only analyse the language of the extracts or analyse for the sake of analysis.
|Select a global issue with appropriate scope and focus and enough depth to carry a 10-minute talk.
||Select a global issue that is too broad, such as 'peace and justice' or too focused, such as 'the language of protest during the Vietnam war.'|
|Explore a global issue that you care about and is truly 'global' with extracts that show how it is presented in two different cultures or times.
||Select a global issue that is limited to one culture, time and place with extracts that focus too narrowly on a topic.|
|Organise and reorganise your outline, using a method, so that it has a sense of structure, coherence and development.
||Write an outline that lists your ideas in a seemingly random order.|
|Use capital letters, bold, underline, punctuation, signs, italics, fonts and colour in your outline.
||Write out long sentences of analysis in the outline that need to be read aloud.|
|Make meaningful comparisons between the extracts and the work and BOW on how they present the GI during the discussion.
||Make artificial connections between the extracts, such as: 'The texts are different because they are different text types.'|
|Use meta-language or sign posts during your talk, such as 'To explore x, I will begin with y before moving on to z.'
||Waffle on without any sense of direction, failing to return to your thesis or main idea.|
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