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:-

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. the word count, the date of the article, the source of the article, the Key Concept related to the commentary etc.?


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


Have I included 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  referred to information in the article by making reference to the relevant line or paragraph, or using SHORT quotes?


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


Have I tried to evaluate towards the end of the commentary? Described the effects on different stakeholders of the economic situation, both short and long run? 


Have I included a Key Concept in the commentary and made plenty of references to it, especially towards the end and in the conclusion of the commentary?


Is the word count (including footnotes) no more than 800 words??