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First Practice Commentary – Reflections December 17, 2009

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My first practice commentary for Economics HL was an experience that I can improve upon. I find this to be a harbinger of hope because on my first practice commentary, which I honestly believe I could have done better on as it is, I managed to get a curved 89%, and missed an IB 7 by a single point. With that, my strengths were plenty and my weaknesses few. I managed to present my commentary with a generally acceptable level of pulchritude. My graphs were fine, I didn’t get cocoa and chocolate confused as the same product, I was articulate, pithy, and kept within the word count. However, I did have some weaknesses. While I defined some economic terms, I didn’t define all, especially the more simple ones. I also didn’t address the situation of supply of cocoa and demand of chocolate before the incidents that the article addresses. This would have facilitated a more clear and precise analyzation of the article, and may have allowed me to reach the upper bands of an IB 7 grade. I also needed to improve my evaluation, which, as with any trial or test, will improve with practice and experience.

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Extended Response Assessment Evaluation December 3, 2009

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The night before the assessment I fell asleep. The next morning I woke up at three to finish studying, but I couldn’t focus and didn’t absorb the information. As it happens, I gambled on the essay and focused more on question 1 than question, and this, seeing as we did question 2, didn’t pay off. Therefore, my understanding of income elasticity of demeand was extremely shaky, and I therefore had poor diagrams. Next time if I study a bit more I should be able to do much better. I should also study for all questions, not just one.