When I have a pile of tests or practice exams to mark, I want to give as much feedback to students as possible. To help with that, I use marking codes --which I call my "marking shorthand."
Using a shorthand like this helps me provide more detailed and specific feedback to my students on their tests and practice exams –-which, in turn, helps them know how to improve.
= Good point. This one is pretty obvious. I try to let you know exactly where you have made a good insight and are therefore earning marks. 10 check marks doesn’t necessarily mean 10/10 marks, but sometimes it does work out like that. I always reward good CTs and good CL’s (This relates to my 3-step method for business answers)
+CTs – please include more Course Theories (CT’s) next time, in order to improve your marks on a question like this. Course Theories basically means key...
As you already know, the new extended essay criteria include 6 marks for “Engagement.” That's 6 marks out of 35, meaning these reflections are worth 17.6% of your EE mark!
Those 6 marks are almost enough to bring you from a C to an A.
This is a lot of marks for just 500 words. That's 500 words in total, for all of the 3 reflections.
This post will show you what the rubric is asking for and how to show these things in your writing. (You will be writing your 3 reflections on the new "Reflections on Planning and Progress Form").
In short, the reflections are meant to prove "the authenticity of your work." You do this by talking us through the path you took as you wrote your EE. So you will show us some of your thinking, decision-making and planning along the way. And you will try to show that you’re taking “an intellectual approach” and have a lot of “personal engagement.”
Here's what the they (the IB big-shots)...
"We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." (Pablo Picasso)
"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." (Leo Tolstoy)
"Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus." (David Hockney)
As with just about anything we come across in ToK, language can be defined in multiple ways.
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." (Steve Jobs)