FYI and reminder: All the studies from thinkib have been shared with you...start with the ones you already know and work from there. Each study shared also gives you guidance as to how it might be applied within the context of the IB exam.
paper 1: may 10, 2019 (2 hours)
Part a: 3 saq responses on the core (bio, cog, soc-cult) from 3 prompts
you must respond to all 3 prompts.
part b: 1 erq response on the core (bio, cog, soc-cult) from 3 prompts
You must respond to 1 prompt only.
paper 2: may 13, 2019 (1 hour)
1 erq response on the "options" (abnormal--my recommendation, health, developmental, human relationships)
each option provides 3 prompts for 12 total
you must respond to 1 prompt only.
Criterion A: Identify the problem/issue being raised by the prompt. Explaining the problem displays understanding...If you follow the advice about your "intro" you should be fairly solid.
Criterion B: Again, use specific and relevant terminology that is targeted at addressing the problem/issue within the question--think "explain".
Criterion C: According to IB handbook, there is no minimum of evidence...so if you freeze up, go into depth on one. However, I would suggest you use two studies, preferably that display different aspects of the problem/issue. Try to avoid being repetitive in your explanation of the relevance.
Criterion D: these prompts are designed for critical thinking--a judgement on your part. Some areas to consider as you prepare: research design and methodologies, assumptions/biases, alternative/contradictory studies, theories, or explanation, any uncertainty as a result of the work.
Criterion E: this is about your organization of thoughts...again, I highly recommend taking the time to outline your thoughts and response. It will be time well spent!