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  1. Hello~ I am in 9th grade currently, and I am planning on applying at MIT and Harvard when I graduate. I heard that both of these schools look at your reports from grade 9 onwards. However, I am on the borderline of a 6 and 7 (6.9) for my semester 1 english a report. Will this be a 6 or a 7 for my final report? Should I also ask the teacher if there are any extra tasks I can do to raise my grade? Thanks
  2. Hey people, In few days I need to hand in my EE, the problem is I have done 3800 words but my teacher told me I won't pass because I am missing the artifact. I was thinking about analyzing few punk songs (my theme is actually talking about the influence of the movement on people throughout the years) and now I don't know is that a good idea? First I was thinking about documentary movies but they are all crappy quality and mostly don't show any influence on the society and now I'm stuck here without an artifact... what would you recommend me to do?
  3. Hello~ I am in 9th grade currently, and I am planning on applying at MIT and Harvard when I graduate. I heard that both of these schools look at your reports from grade 9 onwards. However, I am on the borderline of a 6 and 7 (6.9) for my semester 1 english a report. Will this be a 6 or a 7 for my final report? Should I also ask the teacher if there are any extra tasks I can do to raise my grade? Thanks
  4. Hey there, A friend of mine @notyouobviously takes English A: lang & lit and currently works on his Written Task 1. He was wondering if anyone could help him with his Written Task? He basically does something with speech and looks for an idea (because of I don't take this course, I am not very familiar with these things). Could you please give him some ideas about the speech for his Written Task? Any help/suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  5. Hey guys:) I need to start my extended essay soon, but I don't know what to write about, I am definitely doing it in english though. I have an idea, which is to analyse an album and talk about the literature in the album. For example, if I take the album "Vessel" by twenty one pilots, I could talk about the use of metaphors and highlighting the characters mind set. Is this a valid idea, or should I stay away from music completely Thanks for the help means a lot
  6. Hi, I'm a junior IB student and we have started looking into our Extended Essays for a little while now. As my topic I choose English specifically language. As a sort of an idea for my question my teacher and I decided upon, " How has social media influenced the portrayal of women today in society?" I found several sources, but I feel that it's so broad that it will be difficult to structure my essay. Furthermore, it seems like such a broad topic that I do not know what I will be arguing. I have been reading several examples to help me out and from what I've seen a lot of the essays are based on books and examining them. I was wondering if maybe I should center my question upon a book I really like. For instance, my favorite book is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I was wondering if maybe I could argue something along the lines of how Veronica Roth's portrayal of women within the novels is a form of feminism? I think this would benefit because it is my favorite book so I could really elaborate on this topic. If anyone could help me out on narrowing down my question or whether I should change it. Thank you!!
  7. Hi! My english teacher is making us do many passages in part 4. We are a class of 9 students and he is making us pickup chits with passages. He gave us 15 chits for an English Lang & Lit SL batch. Its just a pain to study all that and the curriculum document says we should do some 6 or 7 passages minimum. Do all teachers follow the minimum requirement or they do more passages than required? Thats so bad for students. Please help me so i can tell him.
  8. Hi!!!! Recently i got to know that i should start my IA's for IB soon...But am just confused on what to do! Especially for FOA in Lang and Lit...I have been asked to choose my topic soon ...Can anyone suggest ideas or explain what exactly i must do...i know its an oral and i have to present some text type right? Im really really confused!!!!
  9. I am wondering if this would be a good subject combo: HL Economics HL Biology HL English (not sure yet if I want lang & lit or lit) SL Math SL Finnish SL Chemistry Unfortunately I have no idea where I want to study after the IB, or what I want to study. I am wondering if these seem like subject choices that wouldn't close too many doors for me. The thing that troubles me the most is if it is "useless" to take HL bio without taking HL chemistry with it. I don't enjoy chemistry that much, but then again I've always had horrible teachers which has drawn me away from the subject itself. Though in the IB I would have a new teacher. I really don't know if I should take chemistry at all or if it is important. Thank you for any replies in advance
  10. hello.I am required to do WT1 in English language and I decided to do it on language and culture. I am focusing on dying languages and I want to do an opinion editorial. I tried to write on Should Dying languages be saved, however this topic is very broad. please help me with the topic?
  11. So I am a little confused how I demonstrate in my writing how meaning is created. For example, there may be a rapper singing about his identity and uses various techniques. I think I can spot them but how should I write about them? I find it's a very important part because it is judged in many marking criteria from the FOA to the WT to the EE. Help please!
  12. hii So I have to write an imaginative piece for my external assessment where I have to write a letter to a paper editor or popular tv channel criticizing an editorial stance. That could be an ad they published, pictures, stories, political cartoon etc... I'm having a difficult time finding a recent piece that I could analyse and write a letter about let me know if you have ideas. Thanks in advance
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    Hey guys, I am stuck on researching on how Goldstein feels throughout the book for Hate week, The Book, 2 Minute Hate? Please help me with this, I need to use this subject on my WA on Language B English, or if you have ideas how can I change or improve my topic. Thank you
  14. Hey! Just quickly, our english class has an in class essay on Antigone tomorrow. This is our first in class essay of the year with no revealed question (We are not told the question) So, I want to ask you...what is the most effective way of preparing for an inclass essay on Antigone without knowing the question? *Some ideas would give me a great boost (Areas such as theme, characterization, literary devices??) Thanks a lot, much appreciated!
  15. Ok, so I have my Written Task 1 assignment, and I am thinking of either doing a blog or a magazine article. The problem is that I have to list my task in APA-format (as required by my school), so I was wondering if I should list the sources in APA as I would have listed the sources if I was writing a regular essay (using brackets inside the text itself and so on)? I feel that this would look very wrong, but then my teacher said that we had to use the APA format.
  16. Sorry for being so petty guys, but this choice thingy is really stressing me out lol rip. I'll try to stop annoying everyone here so frequently, and honestly thank you for all those amazing responses.As I said before, I'd be taking chem bio HL, and I need another HL subject that will be relatively less demanding and easier, but at the same time well respected by universities. In terms of my passion towards these subjects, it would be 1. History 2. Geography 3. English, but from what I hear the difficulty of them is quite varied. So which of the above would strike a balance between workload and being respected ( slightly more emphasis on being less demanding and difficulty of getting 7), and which one would you recommend overall? I cannot stress how much everyone has helped me, and I sincerely apologize if I've wasted your time
  17. So I've got an FOA that is to be done soon, and my question is How does media affect the image and play of upcoming, young football players? What I want to do is look at two different articles and show how the article influences other people's perspective. I was then going to expand and go on to other different types of media. But what else should I do for my FOA? I need some help
  18. Hi there, My school in NZ is teaching a new course as part of our IB Programme next year in that we are offering English as Language B to our Chinese students. I will be teaching the course and am trying to put this together now. I would be extremely grateful if anyone on this forum that already teaches this course has any course outlines and any tips for a point of reference as much as anything. Thanks so much!
  19. Hi, So I am 2 months into my IB program (1st year). I take English A LaL at Higher Level, and I was wondering what it really takes to ace this subject (a 7)? I would love it if you guys can give me some tips for getting a 7.. What kind of flair or analysis is required to get to that top band? P.S: My teacher told me that she never met a person who got a 7 in this subject in her career (except for 1).
  20. Hey guys, How do you go about preparing for english lang&lit exams? I just had my exams and got a mark for the paper 1 lang&lit that is well below what I usually get on paper 1 practices. The main problem with my essay was that I seem to not understand the purpose of the text. The purpose that I sometimes write it usually almost right, but not quite. Is there any way to improve my text understanding, especially with the purpose of the text? Thanks Also, as I am applying to uni next semester, which is end of this year, do these y12 final exams play a huge role in y13 predicted grades? My teacher said that it's hard for y12's to get 7's at the end of the year for english lang&lit sl and that students tend to improve during year 13. However, during y13 will be the time where I will be applying to uni. So how would the teacher create a predicted score?
  21. So I am writing a pastiche and trying to imitate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's style, and not sure how to write a good rationale. Could anyone give some tips because I know this is very important.
  22. Hi I'm suddenly having second thoughts about my EE topic (mysticism in Tagore's and Emily Dickinson's poetry). I feel it may be overdone and mysticism isn't something I'm really passionate about. I've been thinking about switching to a mythology-related topic. I looked up on possible texts I could draw parallels to Indian mythology, but didn't find anything interesting. If you have any suggestions here, please help me out. I absolutely adore Greek mythology, but then again, isn't it overdone? Are there any texts I could do without making my essay seem cliche? Or should I just stick to my original topic? Thanks in advance I'm just so lost right now!
  23. Since 24 hours have passed now I just wanted to know how everyone did. I personally found the selections of questions hard. I chose question 5 in the end and I think it turned out alright.
  24. Hi IB-ers and ex-IB-ers, Found this great set of titles for Ibsen's A Doll's house in case any of you need titles / quotes (or want to use variations of the titles): Good luck!
  25. In what ways do Harper Lee and John Steinback examine the different facets of hope in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men?