Students must ensure their assessment work adheres to the IB’s academic integrity policy and that all sources are appropriately referenced. When orally presenting in this assessment task, students must clearly distinguish between their words and those of others by either verbally stating a citation or through the use of a visual cue, such as a reference on a keynote slide. This must occur at the point of use in the presentation to ensure there is no doubt when work is attributed to another person. A student’s failure to appropriately acknowledge a source will be investigated by the IB as a potential breach of regulations that may result in a penalty imposed by the IB Final Award Committee.
You must cite every image, diagram, quote and idea that isn't yours, and images that are yours should be clearly marked as such. Cite at the point of use, and add a full reference at the end. Forgetting to cite, or not knowing you have to, will not change the consequence you get when it is discovered (it can mean losing the whole IB Diploma).
See the box below for suggestions on how to do this: Citing & Referencing in an Oral Presentation
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. West Sound Academy recommends that our students use MLA Style for citing the sources used in the External Assessment Task for IB Theatre - Research Presentation.
You must cite sources in two places:
For more guidance on using MLA Style for the citations for your research project, see
All sources consulted must be attributed using a standard referencing system. It is challenging to cite sources during an oral presentation, but you must! Your options are:
Watch the video below for ideas on how to give verbal citations in your presentation.