POLITICAL POWER

Method - Commenting on 2 documents : faire un brouillon pour l'oral

Le jour de l'oral du bac vous n'aurez que 20 m pour préparer votre analyse de deux documents. Et la lecture des documents va déjà vous prendre un temps précieux. De plus, si les examinateurs vous voient lire votre brouillon, ils vont vous le prendre ou vous pénaliser puisque la lecture ne fait pas partie des compétences à évaluer.
Sur votre brouillon, ne doivent donc figurer que les éléments essentiels et/ou ceux que vous avez peur d'oublier.

Intro

// Topic : -> guideline
  Context : the end of G.W.Bush's 2 presidentiel terms
    only 2 terms allowed : re-election impossible
  Define notion /
1st doc cartoon published by... on... about...
  2nd doc article by/from... posted on/published in... about...
Plan In a 1st part, I will explain the presidential nomination with doc.1
  In a 2nd part, I will analyze the presidential election using doc.2

Analysis

 DESCRIBE THE DOCS
What I see (=DOCS)
 INTERPRET THE DOCS
What I know (=NOTIONS)
1ST PART : (Doc.1) THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
In the cartoon, we can see :
Scene, background :
describe "live"
Characters : elephants & donkeys.
- appearance : describe "live"
- expression : /
- action : describe "live"

=> Indeed, we know that
Notion 1 : the party primaries.
Notion 2 : the party convention. Define orally with "Becoming the US president"

2ND PART : (Doc.2) THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
In the article, it is said :
P1 (main idea) Barack Obama elected 1st black president
-Rephrase "live"
P2 (main idea) ... against Rep. John McCain
-Rephrase "live"
=> We can say that...
Notion 3 : the election.
Notion 4 : the inauguration. Define orally with "Becoming the US president"
The results are :
- Obama : 365 electors
- McCain : 173 electors
=> In fact, it can be explained by ...
Notion 5 : the US electoral system. Define orally with "Winning the election" & "US electoral system"

En fait votre tableau contient le plan très détaillé de votre analyse. Tout le reste est directement dit à l'oral.

Conclusion

Assess docs To conclude,  
  reliable / unreliable + detailed justification
  biased / unbiased
     
Recap ideas To sum-up, these docs showed...
  Open on something you know well, you want to talk about

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