Congratulations, you have now reached the final task to complete your IST and IB CAS requirements. The CAS Essay is the most formal CAS assignment to go in your records. It needs to be an honest reflection of your past two years of CAS experience. It must be completed to a high acceptable standard and will be sent with your final transcripts to universities. Please spell-check it carefully and have it proofread by a friend, parent or teacher. A copy of your essay will be included in your final CAS Report of Completion and Transcript.
Your CAS Essay is to be emailed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) as an attachment, no later than 2:00 PM, February 16th . Please do not delay in writing it. The earlier you email it to me, the sooner I can approve it. If it is not acceptable, I will reply to let you know. In your email subject line please type your name in the following order: “LAST NAME, First Name - CAS Essay”.
All of the CAS Essays together with the CAS Reports from your class will form a booklet that serves as lasting evidence of your accomplishments. This will also give you the recognition you deserve for a job well done. For this reason, the CAS essays need to be standardized and typed neatly using 12 point, “Times New Roman” font. Write a descriptive and interesting title centered at the top of the page in bold (20 point font) and your name centered just below it (12 point font), in Italics. Use the format of this page as a model of how it should look. Do not use the letterhead; I will add your essay to a standard letterhead.
The 500-word CAS essay needs to be a critical self-evaluation and reflection of your entire CAS experience. You need to think back over all of the CAS activities you have been involved in over the past two years and critically reflect on the personal performance criteria shown below as you write your essay. Also, keep in mind, we learn not only from the pleasant experiences,...