• Format Sheet – IB Commentary

     

    1) Open with a reflective statement about the over riding purpose of the passage

    2)  Introduce author and title

    3) Thesis what (purpose – this will be “to analyze the passage”) are you writing about and why (argument) is it important? What is the message the author is trying to evoke?

    4)  Sentence that describes where you paper is going (a little more detailed than the    purpose of your thesis)

     

     

    1)  Topic sentence (theme or idea that supports the thesis in both what and why)

    2) Commentary (optional here, explain in more detail the direction of the topic)

    3) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    4) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    5) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    6) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    7) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    8) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    9)  End  paragraph with a reflective statement (summarizing what you have proven)

     

    1)  Topic sentence (theme or idea that supports the thesis in both what and why)

    2) Commentary (optional here, explain in more detail the direction of the topic)

    3) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    4) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    5) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    6) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    7) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    8) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    9)  End  paragraph with a reflective statement (summarizing what you have proven)

     

    1)  Topic sentence (theme or idea that supports the thesis in both what and why)

    2) Commentary (optional here, explain in more detail the direction of the topic)

    3) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    4) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    5) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    6) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    7) Quote ( usually embed in a sentence )

    8) Commentary ( respond to quote in one to three sentences)*

    9)  End  paragraph with a reflective statement (summarizing what you have proven)

     

    1) Make a conclusive statement about your argument

    2) Restate your thesis ( in different words)

    3) Conclude with a reflective statement or overall summary or synthesis statement of what you proved with your argument and apply to your purpose.

     

    * Can you include literary devices and analysis?