Step Six – Final Checks

IB Economics.

Prior to submitting your commentary, use this check list to make sure that you have done everything that you need to do to maximize your marks:-

Commentary Check List.
Check List Subject.

Have I included a cover sheet?


Have I included the article?


Have I highlighted the relevant paragraphs (about five) in the article, if it is rather long?


Does the cover sheet have all the information required e.g. your name, the word count, the date of the article, the source of the article etc.?


Does my commentary start with an opening paragraph and finish with a concluding paragraph?


Have I included one or two diagrams in the commentary?


Are they described / explained in detail and fully labelled?


Have I defined (in the body of the text, not in the footnotes) some specialist economic terms used?


If I have quoted from, or referred to, information in the article, have I made referred to the relevant line or paragraph?


Have I utilised economic theory that we have done in class in the commentary to explain / analyse the situation described in the article?


Have I tried to give my own views / opinions about the situation described in the article? Are they mentioned, especially in the concluding paragraph?


Are my views and opinions backed up by relevant evidence (from the article, or another source)?


Is the word count (including footnotes) no more than 750 words??