Outlining the IO

What's your plan for the individual oral (IO)? You are allowed 10 bullet points for your outline. It should include your global issue and list the works from which the extracts are taken. Use the outline form below for your outline.

IB IO Outline form

How should you structure your IO? Here are two methods you can use. These not prescribed. They are, however, tried and tested by many students. Check out this video, the posters, and the worksheets below.

Google Slides: Outline for method 1
Google Doc: Planner for method 1
Google Slides: Outline for method 2
Google Doc: Planner for method 2

Just to clarify...

What is meant by 'feature 1, 2 and 3'? Depending on your literary work, you may focus on diction, imagery, narrative technique,  symbolism or something else. With so little time, it's important that you 'pick your battles' and it's important to pick big battles that matter. Rather than focusing on the use of onomatopoeia in line 6 of a poem, for example, it's better to focus on how an author appeals to a sense of sound in one poem and other poems. 'Features 4, 5 and 6' are labelled as such to indicate that the features of the non-literary Body of Work (BOW) may be very different than those explored in the literary work. See the Individual oral FAQs for answers to any other questions you may have.

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