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IB English HL: Written Assignment Example [Speech – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian]

Do you need help with your English B High Level Written Assignment? In this post I will show you my Written Assignment that I submitted to IB! You can use this to see what a English B HL Written Assignment/Written Task looks like and I hope this will inspire you to create your best English B HL Written Assignment to submit to your teachers! In this Assignment/Task , I wrote a speech about an imaginary foundation that aims to stop bullying in high schools inspired by the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. To view my Assignment I submitted just open the PDF right below this! If the PDF does not show, you could read the text version right below it (not recommended since it lacks formatting & images).


Written Task 1

Stop Bullying Foundation Rallies High Schools

Full name: James Adhitthana

Subject Area: English B HL

Works:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Word Count: Rationale: 113 – Task: 539


This task is a speech which aims to inform readers about discrimination and bullying that happens in schools. Inspired by the novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” which deeply discusses social issues, this speech contains the core of global issues and the option of cultural diversity. The target audience of the speech is high school students. This is why I chose to write a speech that mixes informal and formal language so that teenagers can relate and understand it easily. This speech is about Arnold’s life in High School, the dangers of bullying and discrimination, and how he faced the problems. It also aims to encourage students to stop bullying.

Words: 113

Stop Bullying Foundation Rallies High Schools

My name is Arnold Spirit and I am Indian American teenager living in the reservation which we Indians call as the Rez. Outside of my part time job in the Stop Bullying Foundation, I am currently a Senior student in Reardan High School. In fact, in my school I am known as one of the smartest students in class and the best basketball shooter in the school. I might sound like an extra-ordinary student. However, my life isn’t that perfect. As a matter of fact, I was bullied my whole life. I was born with many disabilities. One of them was my being hydrocephalus, which means there is too much cerebrospinal fluid inside my skull. My brain damage left me nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, so my ugly glasses were all lopsided because my eyes were so lopsided. I looked goofy on the outside, but it was actually the inside stuff that was the worst. Because of my hydrocephalus, I suffered from seizures from time to time and suffered from stuttering and lisps. These horrible things earned me the nickname of “retard” in the Rez and I got bullied verbally and physically for it.

When I moved into Reardan High School, located outside the Rez and out of the comforts of the community of Indians, I was the only Indian there in an all-white school. I was humiliated and called names such as Chief, Sitting Bull, Tonto, Red Skin, and Squaw Boy just because of the stereotypes of my ethnic background. Although I eventually found out a way to deal with the other students, teachers were also prejudice towards myself. Once, I experienced a racist teacher who called me out as a dumb and stupid person just because I am an Indian. The discrimination and the bullying has literally scarred me for life and caused me depression and anxiety.

I know for a fact that these things that happened to me are outright racist and has to be stopped. As a student who was a victim of bullying, I want to help others who are currently suffering from this epidemic. In fact, the problem of racism and discrimination is really serious in many areas around the world. A research finding shows that every seven minutes a child gets bullied. This means that by the time I am finished with my talk, a child somewhere in the world will get bullied. Research also claims that every day 160,000 students stay at home to avoid being bullied at school. Bullying is devastating and such a serious matter!

Our young generations are our future leaders. I believe that we should not allow abuse to happen to our young generations, even to anyone! Therefore, to anyone who is a victim of bullying, stay strong and report your bully to your teachers. To you bullies, I have just described how my life has been affected by the bullying that bullies like you have done. Now, let me ask you a question. Do you bullies want to be in the situation that we victims have faced? Do you want to be discriminated and treated differently from others?  Let’s stop with the bullying, racism and discrimination!

Word Count: 539

4 thoughts on “IB English HL: Written Assignment Example [Speech – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian]

  1. Thank you for sharing this.

    One question I have about the written assignment is: Did you do the writing in class or at home? The book my class uses says that the writing is to be done in lass but the English B Language Guide states something different.

    Hope you can help.


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