IB English Literature: Works In Translation Essay

The Works In Translation (WIT) Essay is 1200-1500 word essay, which is marked externally and represents 25% of the final SL and HL English Literature grade.

The essay reflects the value of understanding global perspectives to the IB syllabus. By studying works in translation, students should aim:

• to understand that culture and context are linked to the main ideas explored by an author


• to understand how cultural identity is shaped through literature


• to understand that there are different perspectives which may be shaped through culture and context.


The link below is a valuable resource in helping you to plan and structure your essay


Tips on Writing your WIT Essay

credits: Kylie Newcomb Queensland Academies