This week, I was asked to write my Journal Club article for the term. It was about my class’s Spanish A Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) examinations that took place during the week of February 22nd. These were very important for us, as they were our first official IB tests that would determine a 15% of our final Spanish A grades. Therefore, it was a good topic for me to write about, as I had to live through the IOCs myself. In the article, I talk about how the exams went, how we prepared for them, and I also tell some funny stories about mistakes that occurred during the exams.
Again, I had trouble keeping the articles short and concise, but my Journal Club manager told me that I could write a little over the word limit, and I graciously accepted his offer. Another problem I had with this article was that I was given a very tight deadline: only one week to write it. Luckily, I did not have a lot of homework during that particular week, and I was able to manage my time very successfully. Finally, I questioned whether I should include some of the more embarrassing stories regarding the IOCs at first. Still, I easily solved this problem by asking the people involved for permission before writing about them and their mistakes.
All in all, I am very happy with how this article turned out, and I can’t wait until I get to write my final article for the year next term!