SL papers 1 and 2 both contain “extended response”, or long answer, questions. Although the syllabus which these questions test is the same as for the short answer questions, the techniques required are very different.
This guide strips down the questions to their essential components, and shows students how to set about answering them.
- What do the keywords mean?
- How does the information in one part help with the answer to a different part?
- How do you cut through the words to find out exactly what is being asked?
There are 32 example questions: some are analysed in detail, helping students build up a “toolbox” of techniques; others are set out as practice questions with comprehensive hints for those who get stuck. All the questions have full sets of answers.
The book should be seen as a companion guide to the SL Revision Guide. It will be invaluable for those students who are not yet confident answering the extended response questions, or where the student has not had extensive practice.
This guide is updated for the new syllabus introduced in Sep 2012, for exams beginning May 2014.
About the Author
Ian is a Maths teacher with nearly 40 years’ experience. He has been involved with IB teaching from its earliest days. He is a regular teacher at OSC Spring Revision Courses and Summer Schools.
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