English SBA - The Plan of Investigation
CXC ENGLISH A SBA
PLAN OF INVESTIGATION (5 MARKS)
This is an individual task that is worth 5 marks. It should comprise of 100 words. It is an introduction to the topic/issue/theme. It answers the following questions:
- What is your chosen theme and sub-topic?
- Why did you choose this issue/topic/theme?
- What are the expected benefits to you as a student of English? Consider how it will impact your vocabulary, knowledge, research skills, discussions and other aspects of your performance in English.
- How do you plan to collect relevant information on your issue/topic/theme and use specific English skills to analyse the pieces? Overall, this section gives an overview of the general direction the SBA will take. Once you are finished with your plan of investigation, then you should move into completing your reflections.
SAMPLE PLAN OF INVESTIGATION
Please note that this sample is by no means prescriptive but should be used as a guide.
My group members and I have chosen the theme skin bleaching. I will be focusing on: The negative effects of skin bleaching. I have chosen this topic because I have observed that skin bleaching is quite common in my society and I have noticed how it has changed the appearance of people I know. I would like to know more about its negative effects, so I can educate my friends and family about the dangers of this practice, so they can avoid doing it.
Engaging in this research will be most beneficial to me because it will enhance my competence as an English student. It will build my vocabulary because I will come across different words and terms as I search for the most appropriate pieces. An increased vocabulary will also improve my written expression and reading comprehension.
I intend to gather information for my topic by consulting a variety of sources for meaningful information. I will visit the library and browse the internet for articles, poems and pictures on my topic and consult YouTube for potential videos. I aim to use an online article, a picture and a YouTube video that show the effects of skin bleaching for my pieces. These pieces will be further analysed by identifying the writer’s techniques, devices and evaluating how these are used to achieve the purpose of the pieces. All this will be done to see how the pieces contribute to the overall theme and my sub-topic.