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IB English (HL) Paper 1 (CTA) example/template/sample

Hey guys! Heres the example of the paper 1 that I promised. I got a 7 (20/20, meaning that I got a 5 out of 5 in criterion A [understanding and interpretation] a 5 out of 5 in criterion B [appreciation of the writers choices ], a 5 again in criterion C [organization and development], and a 5 in criterion D [language]. Feel free to use this paper as a template/sample or do whatever you want with it. I was (unfortunately) not able to find the actual texts that Im talking about in this paper. However, this is kind of the only paper 1 that Ive typed up so yeah enjoy!!! I hope this helps. 

Text type, audience, purpose – paragraph 1

Text 1 and text 2 both throughout the text indicate the same topic; the influence of the Internet on print media. Text 1 is an editorial (text type) from “networkworld” titled “is the internet killing the news media?” written by Scott Bradner, and published in 2009 (information on text). It is evident that this text is an editorial because of the fact that it contains the writers opinions and because the writer employs more colloquial language. This editorial explores the effect of the internet on print media from a negatively biased point of view and sheds light on the negative consequences that the internet has had on print media by providing statistics from a document titled “pew project for excellence in journalism report” (brief summary of text). Text 2, however, is a newspaper article (text type) from “the guardian” titled “who says print is dead?” written by Mark Hooper and published in 2012 (information). This article explores the reality of both the Internet and print media coexisting and states how the print media should change in order to continue to be in business (brief summary of text). Both these texts target relatively the same audience. Text 1 targets the general public (audience) and specifically those who are interested in how print media is being affected by different factors such as the Internet. Although age is not a significant factor to be able to read this text as the language is colloquial, it is probably aimed towards adults as they are the ones who tend to consume print media the most and towards those who want to pursue a career in journalism, as it summarized the latest “pew project for excellence in journalism report”. Text 2 also targets the general public and those interested in the future of print media (audience). Albeit the fact that both texts focus on the same topic, they clearly differ because their purposes are unalike. Text 1 (negatively) intends to shed light on the probable dissolution of print media on the future due to the increase of people using the Internet as a primary news resource (purpose). Text 2, however, gives a more hopeful output of the topic it addresses and intends to emphasize how print media is not “dead” but will continue to coexist in coalition with the Internet (purpose).

Content and theme – paragraph 2

Even though text 1 and text 2 both revolve around the same topic, the influence of the Internet on print media, they do so in different ways (theme). Text 1 is an editorial, and therefore focuses on conveying the authors opinion on the recent “pew project for excellence in journalism report”. After reading the article it is clear to se that the author has a negative bias towards the topic; he does not believe that print media will survive in the following years and believes that if the print media does not “completely rethink its business model”, the internet will continue to gain influence and will obliterate the need for print media. This is clear not only because he provides the reader with negatively biased statistics, e.g. “twenty percent of the journalists who whored in newspapers have lost their jobs in the last two years”, but also when he states how “the bottom line is that the business (journalism) is toast unless you are in the internet side”, and when he specifically highlights how “power is shifting from institutions to individuals” after the increase of news on demand. It is also clear that the author’s message (message), in this case, is that unless print media changes its strategies, it will probably cease to exist at some point in the future. The author does believe, however, that by changing strategies it might be possible that print media will not completely go out of business (CONTENT). Text 2, however, is quite different from text 1a in regards of content and of how the topic is presented. This objective piece of writing deals with how even though it is believed that “print is dead” and that the internet is negatively affecting the print media business, this might not necessarily be true as the propagation of the internet might actually be encouraging the development of print media. Because of this it is clear to see the slightly positively biased point of view of the author and the people quoted in the article. The fact that print media is permanent unlike articles and webpages on the Internet is also mentioned as a factor that benefits the print media business. Moreover the fact that print media and the Internet can coexist and should support each other is stressed specifically when Gerald Richards is quoted; “it is not an either/or situation. It works in tandem. One is a resource for the other”. Taken the pervious statements into consideration, it is clear that the authors message (message) in this text is that print media is not dying off, despite reports of the “death print” have stated, and that it is and should continue to coexist with the internet but also suggests that print media should separate itself from the internet in order to succeed (CONTENT).  There are some similarities between the texts, however, because as text 1 mentioned, this text (2) states how “they (print media and the internet) need to do different things.” It goes on to mention how “To survive, the newspaper and the physical book, needs to set itself apart from the web”.

Tone and mood – paragraph 3

It is evident that the tone and mood in text 1 and text 2 are different, because of the diction used by both authors. On one hand, text 1 utilizes words and phrases such as sobering, the business is toast, depressing, shifting, bleak, unlikely, go out of business, and fewer, (diction) as to be able to create a certain tone. The tone created is negative, bleak, and hopeless, and contributes to the readers mood therefore enforcing the authors purpose (tone), as it makes the reader feel negatively towards the effect that the internet has on print media and makes one feel hopeless about the future of print media. By creating a disheartened and pessimistic mood (mood) it therefore achieves the author’s goals because it keeps the audience engaged. Text 2, however, uses different diction to establish its tone. It uses words such as greatly exaggerated, savior, opinions, permanent, using traditional media to refresh, immortalized in print, exciting, permanence of print, power, physical, own, co-exist, support, resource, valuable, reward, and luxury (diction), to establish an informative, positive, and hopeful tone (tone). This tone affects the reader’s mood, as it makes these feel hopeful towards the future of print media and creates an optimistic mood (mood), achieving the authors goals to emphasize how print media is not “dead” and will continue to coexist in coalition with the internet.

Form and structure – paragraph 4

The form and structure of text 1 and 2 are somehow different. Text 1, as I previously mentioned, is an editorial (form). Due to the fact that it is an opinionated piece of writing and mixes facts with emotions it tends to use fairly simple language. Moreover, most of the paragraphs are short and consist of 2 to 3 sentences, and the editorial even contains bullet points. The bullet points and first paragraph are crucial parts of the editorial: they summarize the event that the author will be assessing. The following paragraphs contain the author’s opinion and the last three paragraphs contain a conclusion and the author’s personal advice (structure). Text 2, however, is a newspaper article (form). It is therefore structured differently as it uses longer paragraphs and its sentences are more complex. It also contains statistical information and quotations, unlike text 1. The article starts by giving statistical information and background information about the topic. The author then goes on to include opinions and quotations of other individuals such as webpage managers and magazine editors. After this he concludes the article by quoting Sara Cremer, MD at costumer communications agency redwood, who summarizes the purpose of the article and highlights the benefits and importance of print media and the internet as well (structure).

Language – paragraph 5

The type of language utilized by each author also differs. Since text 1 is an editorial and is mostly focused on the authors opinion about a recent report on print media and journalism, and it therefore uses more colloquial and less formal language; language that is almost conversational. The language that it utilizes also reveals the authors clear negative bias towards the effects of the Internet on print media. This can be seen as soon as one scans the headline, which reads, “is the internet killing the news media?”. Here, the author is using emotive language by using the word killing, which has an extreme and negative connotation in order to achieve his aim: to persuade the reader to agree with his opinion. Bias can be seen again when the author utilizes the following euphemism, “the bottom line is that the business is toast” in order to try and soften the blow instead of stating the simple fact that that journalism, especially in print media, is in his opinion, dead. Bias by omission and selection of detail can also be detected at the start of the article when he summarizes the points that he believes are more important in bullet points. The author also at some points uses vague language, e.g. “most newspapers”, and contains no direct testimonies. Overall, text 1 contains figurative language that aims to create an effect or feeling on the reader. Text 2, however, is different from text 1 as it is a newspaper article. It therefore revolves more around fact than emotions and opinions, hence why the author includes so many quotations and testimonies. This author also uses more formal language as it is more objective and contains more factual information. Moreover, the language used is more unbiased, except for some exceptions. One of these contains the headline, which poses a rhetorical question to the reader; “is print really dead?” This, to an extent, shows bias and persuades the reader to see the effect of the Internet on print media in a more hopeful way. Another exception is presented in the first sentence of the article, when the author says, “Despite what you may have heard”. He is here using vague language, as he is not making a direct reference to the sources that have stated that print is dead. This could have been done to avoid honest reporting, therefore creating a bias.


 Even though both texts are similar in a way, because these both make reference to the impact that the Internet has on print media, they approach this theme differently. Moreover, their purposes are different; this can immediately be recognized as text 1 is an editorial containing more opinion than fact and text 2 is a newspaper article. The purpose of text 1 is to diffuse the authors opinion on the probably dissolution of print media due to the growth of the Internet. The purpose of text 2, however, is to provide the reader with factual information that shows how the Internet has impacted print media and whether or not these can coexist. There is also a clear difference between the tone and mood created in text 1 and text 2. Text 1 uses words with a more negative connotation therefore creating a bleak and hopeless tone whilst text 2 uses diction that creates a hopeful and more neutral tone. Although there are minor differences in the structure and form of text 1 and 2, as mentioned previously, a jarring difference between the two can be seen in the language that they utilize. Text 1 uses colloquial and conversational language, euphemisms, and vague language, and is overall more biased, whilst text 2 uses formal language, includes direct testimonies, and contains less bias. In conclusion and in my opinion, it is clear to see that text 2 is much more valuable and useful than text 1 as it contains less bias, is more objective, and provides the reader with factual information such as statistics and direct testimonies, whilst text 1 is an opinion on a report and does not provide the reader with any useful information.


In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, a friend of mine has decided to create a website where prints will be sold with all the proceeds going to relevant charities.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in submitting a print (or prints), please message me! The website will be up and running soon and I’ll update this post as things happen.

anonymous asked:

2. Now they can want to give this print article the benefit of the doubt because there's no way possible that anyone could ever dislike Harry. He so precious and amazing how could Zayn not want a friendship with him 🙄

I am missing PT 1 but yes, their argument is irrational. All Zayn said was he didn’t talk to Harry that much while they were in the band and therefore he didn’t expect a relationship to get better after he left. That would describe me with 98% of all my coworkers. That doesn’t mean we weren’t respectful towards each other, didn’t share a laugh, a special moment or happy situations it just means we weren’t friends, we were coworkers! We were put together and paid to get things done. 🌻

A Dialogue on Narrative Formats with ipgd
  • ipgd: i hope more webcomics pitifully ape homestuck until it is standard, just for format purposes
  • me: naw it's not a good format for all narratives (though it's clearly a very good format for many narratives)
  • ipgd: and now that i have read homestuck i am continuously baffled as to why anyone would bother doing a webcomic in standard print comic format
  • ipgd: i dont necessarily mean homestuck's exact format itself,just the idea that webcomics can utilize formats beyond print standard
  • me: oh, agree
  • ipgd: i dont think there is a format for narrative that is more inefficient and constrained than standard print comics
  • ipgd: just sort of confuses me why people still self-apply the limitations of print to works that arent being made to print
  • me: I strongly disagree BUT I do agree that webcomics should take advantage of being new media if it aids the narrative, which is likely
  • ipgd: i cant think of anything thats worseother than like... interpretive dance. animation is limited but more in terms of
  • ipgd: "expensive"
  • me: The conflict I run into is wanting to include music at times, but that doesn't work well with stills and can't translate to print
  • me: And I tend to think of arbitrary motion in otherwise still webcomic pages as kinda cheap
  • me: what I'm saying is that I want what I'm doing to still read fully in print, and the inclusion of multimedia elements could render reading it in print a less complete experience
  • me: If we did do something purely new media in MO, it would probably be realizing @lazysmirk 's MO Dating Sim.
  • ipgd: what is really the benefit of print readability beyond money or "im an old person who likes books" factor though
  • ipgd: im not sure our media benefits from sacrificing potential narrative tools in the service of something rapidly antiquating
  • me: I genuinely like reading and owning books, including comics, and many of us prefer to read print versions of things where they exist - whether it's because it's easier on the eyes, or because we associate computers with work, whatever the reason may be. I will read a comic on the web if that's the only place it exists, but if I really like it, I want it in print so I can step away from the computer and just focus on the story. For me, it's a state of mind thing.
  • ipgd: yeah i get the personal preference of the reader thing, but its more a product of familiarity than a quality of print itself?
  • ipgd: i'm not sure servicing nostalgia or a resistance to change is to the overall benefit of narratives themselves, as a creator
  • ipgd: the format is comforting but it can come at the expense of experimentation and novelty
  • me: I don't know if it is or not. Webcomics are very familiar to me. It's not like I'm struck by their newness. In my case, I think it's more... there's too many things going on at my computer, or on my phone, but with a comic book, it is, and can only be, the comic book. It lets me clear my head.
  • me: I don't see it as servicing nostalgia. I see it as servicing a clear headspace that allows one to properly enjoy the story.
  • ipgd: you could conceivably get that with an ereader download too, though
  • me: And I would like to. It isn't quite the same, but I do prefer reading on a tablet to a computer.
  • me: I think on the whole, web is a superior format. I think it's important to establish that. But I don't think print constraints limit my narrative, and would prefer to read said narrative in print.
  • me: I don't see a way the narrative lends itself to a multimedia extravaganza, really. It needs more cohesion and structure, which is, I think, not the strength of new media comic formats. But it is something a page-by-page paneled format does very coherently.
  • ipgd: i think you would benefit from a light novel type format thing t b h. if i was going to do a "comic" i think i would do that
  • me: What is a "light novel"?
  • ipgd: like a novel that is illustrated? primarily prose, but with a web format you wouldn't really be limited by whatever ratio of
  • ipgd: images to text it needs
  • ipgd: things that benefit from being visual can be visual, things that aren't can be text
  • me: this is ideal to me as a writer and in fact, MO's original format was just gonna be... a regular novel
  • me: problem is nobody reads
  • ipgd: yeah you'd think that but then homestuck dot jaypeg
  • ipgd: the thing would really be using just enough visual elements to draw people into reading your shit
  • me: I'm not banking on being homestuck
  • ipgd: i'm not saying be homestuck, homestuck is just proof that people are willing to read hideous amounts of text if you have
  • ipgd: enough of a visual hook
  • ipgd: pure original fiction prose has 0 market on the internet obviously but there are opportunities for multimedia fiction
5 Facts You Learn About Lea Michele in a 5-Minute Interview
Her New Year's resolution is probably one everyone should make.

Lea Michele is dressed in yoga pants, a sports bra, tank top, and Nike trainers. Half her hair’s perfectly pulled back and she’s drinking a very healthy-smelling juice. “It’s 50 Shades of Green. And it does all these things for you,” she says excitedly, pointing to the list of benefits printed on the bottle. “I’m into all this stuff. I will try the weirdest, craziest … anything wellness-related, I want to do it.” That is why it makes sense that the Scream Queens star is one of Kohl’s wellness brand ambassadors. sat down with her for five minutes at Kohl’s Motivation Market in Los Angeles. Here’s what we learned:


“I love Kreation and Beaming, those are my two favorite juice places right now. But the thing that I love about Kreation is that it tells you what it’s doing for you. There’s something subliminally that I’m like, You’re right, suddenly I feel beautiful and I have energy!”


“The recent thing I did was Float Lab, where you go and it’s sensory deprivation, and it’s supposed to be the best meditation, calming, really clears your mind and body of all your crazy thoughts, I guess. And it was intense. I’m not gonna lie. It was really crazy. At first I didn’t think I was gonna like it, because if you’re a little claustrophobic, it’s not great. But the relaxation and just giving my body, and especially my mind, time in the day that had no television, no lights — you’re floating, it was really incredible. Like the most extreme form of a meditation I’ve ever done. [My mind] didn’t go dark. It went beautiful. Suddenly a lot of the things that when I went in there I was stressing about, I left and I was like, You know, maybe that’s not that big of a deal.”


“I want to try and do a couple of hours before the day of no phone. It’s my job, my family lives on the East Coast, it’s how I communicate with people, but I really think it’s important to just take a little time to not have that in your face.”


“There are a lot of songs about positive aspects of relationships as well as a couple songs that are about the not-so-positive aspects of relationships. There’s one song about a breakup, that I really feel like I was able to express myself [Laughs.], in a very honest way. It’s a fine line because you don’t want to give that person — or situation — more attention than they deserve, but for me, it’s really how I express myself. It’s my form of therapy.”


“It was insane. Here’s the thing, whether it’s about politics or anything that you’re passionate about, we as actors, or how I feel personally, is I’m given a platform to speak about anything that I’m passionate about, so I use this position that I’m in to talk about things that are important to me. I think that being a role model, some people find to be a stressful hat to wear, and I’ve never really felt that way. I feel like I live a very positive life that I hope inspires my fans, and any opportunity that I have to speak about something that I’m passionate about, I choose to do that. I think that everyone that has that opportunity, whether it be social media, or having access to the media, they should speak about something that they’re passionate about.”

Cyanotype Book…Test Page

There are very few things that are as enjoyable to me as spending the afternoon of a beautiful sunny day, making Cyanotype prints in the back yard. This afternoon I made six test prints for the three books I want to make. A few days ago I bought two sheets of 22×30 inch Canson Montval watercolor paper. One sheet will yield six 8.5×11 inch pages with a nice strip of paper left over for test prints. It is cold press paper, but for a CP paper has a relative smooth surface. From previous tests, using a block of Canson paper, I knew that it would give me nice rich Cyanotype prints. And I was not disappointed this afternoon. The above is a scan and the colors and saturation a very, very close to the original. Not all of my test prints turned out perfectly. My base exposure for each print was eight minutes of full sun. However, a couple of the prints would benefit from some exposure tweaking.

one week ago, we all woke up to the news that our next president will be a sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic bigot. in response, there were various peaceful protests across america. i went to the love rally in the boston common and took pictures of what i saw. now i have those pictures back and am selling prints to benefit planned parenthood.

please check out and consider buying a print or a set. i will add more of my old stuff later but right now it’s important to raise money for this great cause.

the future is scary. i don’t know what to expect as a queer woman, and i fear for my LGBTQ, POC, and other marginalized friends. fighting back and speaking up is necessary. stand together and support those in need. love always trumps hate

LAZARUS issue 10 final-order cut-off (FOC) is tomorrow, Monday 30 June. This is a standalone issue called “Extraction” that serves to bridge the end of the “Lift” arc and the beginning of “Conclave,” and focuses on Jonah Carlyle, the youngest of the Carlyle clan, and what happened to him after he ran away from home.

(Spoiler: bad things happened to him.)

You can preorder the issue from your LCS, using the Diamond order code MAY140709. Although the image of the cover states the price is $2.99, that is actually incorrect; this will be our first issue at the $3.50 price point.

But why should I bother preordering, Greg?

Quick answer? You’ll help to keep us in print.

Honestly, preordering benefits everyone involved in the process of LAZARUS, from the retailers to the publisher to, of course, those of us working on the book. It makes an enormous difference, it really does.

Please consider doing so.