As a teacher and tutor I specialize in helping students write top-scoring essays. I wanted to share with you a helpful way to think about this, which will help you show strong critical thinking --something that often counts for close to 50% of your essay grade, so you can do well, even if you don’t work with me as your tutor.
First, let’s notice that there are 3 very different actvities required to create a great analytical essay. You need to:
If you do those 3 things thoughtfully you can definitely get a 7 (or an A, if it's TOK or your EE).
We can think of those 3 activities as relating to 4 different roles you need to play: You need to