Do's and Don'ts of the IO

Do's Don'ts
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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