The Paper 1 Extended Response Essay is the primary way the IB assesses students in Microeconomics. The IB gives two questions for you to choose from, each having two parts (an A and a B).
It is a bit of an art to answer the questions properly.
Part A (10 Marks) requires you to include definitions of relevant concepts and to demonstrate application/ analysis through the use of at least one fully explained diagram (although more than one might be appropriate), as well as through appropriate examples.
Part B (15 Marks) requires the same however, in addition requires students to evaluate. (I will dedicate a page to explaining how exactly to evaluate , for anyone that would like to have further clarification as to what this command term requires.)
Therefore, in order to recall what is needed to score well in these questions I suggest remembering that which is written on my classroom currency, The Ganjero, “In DEEEED We Trust” …….Definitions, Examples, Explain them, Diagrams, Explain them….and for Part B, add another “E” for Evaluate.
Below are the rubrics which are used to grade Part A and Part B along with practice questions for you to practice with. I have also have flashcards available below for you to gain further understanding as to the command terms used in the questions asked.
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