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  1. How do you typically answer a "to what extent.." research question in order to form a thesis in history? My research question is "To what extend did the Suez Crisis impact British influence in Egypt". Thanks!
  2. Hi, I just transferred into IB this year (grade 11) and am still adjusting to the school. I have heard rumors from grade 12s about how crammed their first semester is, and I am worried that I won't be able to manage my time wisely when I get into grade 12. I was going to take IB Japanese, but I had to move it to my grade 12 year because my Japanese is currently not good enough yet. For next year's first semester, I will have History, IB Japanese 11, Math HL, Physics HL, Chemistry SL, and English HL/TOK. I currently volunteer at a salmon hatchery and work part time at McDonald's. I am also on the cross-country team and track and field. In February, I will also start volunteering at a local hospital. So far, I have managed to balance my school life and my extracurricular activities, but I'm not sure if I can survive grade 12 without dropping any of them. Do you guys think I should drop an HL course, my volunteering, my job, or something else?? Also, please give some advice on time management
  3. Hey I am stuggling with my history paper. Can you tell me if question do you: How and to what extend Russian minority enriched and influenced cultural development of city of Lodz during 19th and beginning of 20th century? or To what Russian minority in Lodz contributed to the development of the city in 19th and 20th century? are they good topic for IA because I am not sure,.
  4. Hey guys I need some help before I make this decision. My 3 HL subjects are Physics Arabic B and ITGS. Lately iv'e been really struggling with physics so I think I will switch to CS HL but sadly my school does't offer to teach it so I'll have to learn online.I recently started the second term of the first year. I scored an A- in CS SL and a C+ in Physics HL. I started learning Java a week or two back but I have to learn some other topics aswell, how do you guys suggest I go about arranging my time/ learning them? I'm a bit confused what to do first? We have completed Topic 1 and 2 in class(SL) and will be starting topic 3 next class.We have a CS guide listing what we should learn, should I just follow that? Any replies are much appreciated thanks for reading.
  5. Hey I am stuggling with my history paper. Can you tell me if question do you: How and to what extend Russian minority enriched and influenced cultural development of city of Lodz during 19th and beginning of 20th century? or To what Russian minority in Lodz contributed to the development of the city in 19th and 20th century? are they good topic for IA because I am not sure ?
  6. So, I haven't actually started the IB yet, (I'm in PRE-IB, starting IB next year), and will be taking HL Maths. My maths teacher gave the the following question: "A CD has 10 different songs on it.The CD is put on shuffle and repeat, so no matter which song plays, any one of the 10 songs could be up next. What is the probability that at least one of the songs will be played at least 3 times before all of the songs have been played at least once." I NEED help with this question, or it will drive me crazy. So, i thought working out the probability of this NOT happening would be easier, and then just subtract that from one. So, for this not to happen, once all the songs have been played at least once, all the songs need to have played either once or twice right? (No more, no less) So, let the number of songs that play twice be x. We know that x ∈ {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}. So, i just need to calculate the probability for x to be any of these values. P(x=0) = ((10/10)(9/10)(8/10)...(1/10)1) * (10!/(0!*(10-0)!) P(x=1) = ((10/10)(9/10)(8/10)....(1/10)2) * (11!/(2!*(11-2)!) P(x=2) = ((10/10)(9/10)(8/10)....(1/10)4) * (12!/(4!*(12-4)!) etc. Then I can calculate P(x=∈ {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}), and 1 - P(x=∈ {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}) should be my answer, correct? What i want to know is if this way of solving the problem is correct. If not, what's wrong? Additionally, this will take a long time to calculate, is there (i assume there must be, but as I sad, I'm not in the IB yet, so i haven't learned any of the fancy techniques) an easier way to solve this? Sincerely, A future IB student who is about to lose his sanity.
  7. i have a topic for my Bio IA which is, the effect of sugar on seed germination. I don't know what seeds i'll be using yet, but i will place them in a container surrounded by cotton buds and will add water every day, with plain water as the constant. I not entirely sure what concentration levels of sugar to use or how to calculate molars. I'm not sure what the results would be. How many seed have germinated? the growth of the seeds? and how it could become meaningful data, e.g. tables, graphs. if anyone has done an IA or prac similar to this or has some knowledge, any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you. Chris Collins.
  8. So currently the courses I'm taking are as such: HL Bio, HL Chem, HL English Lit, HL American History, SL Japanese, SL math, and of course, TOK. I'm conflicted about whether or not to switch to Math HL for several reasons: 1. It's kind of late into the year. 2. I'm already in 4 HL classes. 3. I want to apply to a research University, and I don't know if taking two sciences on an HL level would be sufficient in their eyes or not. So far I've been able to manage my courseload and keep my grades up, but I don't want to be overwhelmed. Help?
  9. I'm in the process of writing both my extended essay in History and my History IA. I know that an even younger than 10 years in the past can not be investigated. The question is: Can I use sources published after 2006 (10 years ago) in my investigation or do the sources also have to be older than 10 years?
  10. Hi, so I take Visual Arts HL (now Y13), and am preparing my artworks for exhibition 2017. Would I be in any sort of trouble if I published photographs, sketches, etc. onto the internet? For example, could Turn-it-in find it and penalise me (based on the same photographs, writing, etc.) even if the work was completely mine anyway? I understand that the IB is extremely strict when it comes to plagiarism, so I have refrained from doing so so far... but I had this idea a while ago because I think writing it out informally at first, maybe even presenting it online to an audience and getting feedback on techniques/processes etc. would be good for my final write-up/projects. Can anyone help me out here? >_<
  11. Hi everyone, I am currently in the DP in the 11th grade. Unfortunately, lately I've been kind of struggling in my contemporary history class (HL). Right now we are focusing on WWI and WW2 (the causes, effects, dictators, battles, etc.) What are some good websites I can use to understand these topics? Thank you.
  12. Hey everyone, I've noticed that there is a lack of Theater Arts students on this website and I struggle to find help and advice for my Theater class. Today I decided to put that behind me considering I have been through a lot during my theater journey and decided it would be easier for me to just create a forum for the new Theater Arts students from 2016 onward. This forum will be a discussion point for everything Theater based from the Nov 2016 session and for the years to come (unless they change the syllabus again). Please feel free to ask me any questions that might concern you about the Theater Arts course as I am graduating this November so I've gone through the ups and the downs of being a Theater student.
  13. Hi, I'm confused with this question. Does anyone help?
  14. Hi all, I'm currently doing my French B SL written assignment and was wondering whether anyone had any examples of old IA's that received very good marks. I am struggling with the specific layout and points that need to be covered. Much appreciated, Thanks.
  15. Hello, First year chemistry SL student here. I am struggling a lot with this subject, so I was wondering how all of you chem geniuses study? Any useful links would be much appreciated!
  16. Hi I am a HL Geography Student and we started thinking about what we should do for our IAs today. And I was suggesting the push and pull factors of migration within an international company to my teacher. But she sounded unsure about whether we could do it or not because she apparently read some where that it is not encouraged that we do Populations in Transition. She did say that she will find out if it is a possible idea or not but I wanted to do my own research. If anyone of you have done your IA on Migration please share your experience. Also I am looking for Human Geography IA ideas however, we are very limited because I stay in a very isolated country which does not have much tourism or sporting facilities which is also making it really hard to choose optional chapters. Thank You
  17. Are repair services considered to be merit goods
  18. Hi, I want to do my extended essay in history, as I'm taking HL. The topic I'm leaning towards is on Napoleon Bonaparte and how/whether he influenced the increase of nationalism in France and throughout Europe. Is this a good, broad enough topic for the ee? What are your thoughts on this topic? thanks guys
  19. Hello, nice to meet you; I'm very new here, so please forgive me if I'm a little weird/rough around the edges lol. However, the main thing is that right now I'm quite conflicted. I'm a British student currenty in Year 11, going to an IB sixth form in 2017, and I have had a massive dilemma for the last few months. I want to do Computer Science at university, or at least a STEM subject to be broader, and my current choices are: SL Literature and Performance (as I like creativity, and Drama appeals to me more than normal English) HL Maths (daunting, I know, but for where I want to go I'm willing to take it on) HL Physics (to keep my options open rather than taking Computer Science, which would be a one-way route) A SL Humanity that I haven't decided yet as I hate them all I can't decide between them just yet. However, for my Language B and Group 6, I have 3 subjects I want to do, but only 2 spaces open to take them: German, which I've taken for 4-5 years now and have LOVED; Music, which I'm 'naturally gifted' for and have done all my life; and Japanese, a language that I'm absolutely fascinated in and have always loved, to the extent where I have tried studying some alone, despite not learning the language in school. The TL;DR of this text is that I can only choose 3 of the following combinations; HL German and SL Music, HL German and AI Japanese OR AI Japanese and HL Music, and I'm not sure which one would be the best in terms of enjoyment, doability and point-getting. There are points for and against each subject, which makes the overall decision process much harder. German is something I know I love and do well in, but I'm not too confident in getting a 7 at HL due to a low turnout of 7s in HL Language B in IB schools throughout my area. Furthermore, I've heard that many Germans speak fluent English, making the need for fluent German pretty unnecessary. Music is something I find relaxing and natural, but I've only been doing my grades for a year or two now (I'm Grade 4 piano right now, learning Grade 5), so the performance part of the syllabus is quite hard/scary for me (though I still believe getting a 7 in HL Music to be slightly easier than getting a 7 in HL German) and I can continue doing my grades without taking IB music lessons, meaning I won't close any doors by not taking it. Japanese is a subject I've wanted to take my entire life* and have made an effort to teach myself, which I find fun and interesting though I don't have the self-discipline to sustain self-study lmao. I already know hiragana, katakana and some very basic kanji from my time in Japan, so learning it shouldn't be impossible, but the problem is that I've never actually taken Japanese, hence the choice only being Ab Initio. I think I prefer Japanese, but should I really place it over Music and German, which I know how to do and know I love, on the hope that I'd like Japanese more than them? Honestly, I know that none of these subjects are particularly useful for my career path, but I LOVE creativity through logic, which is what attracts me to Computer Science, composition in Music and languages in general, meaning that I feel like I'll make the IB draining, boring or too stressful if I don't make the right choices. I've thought about this dilemma for ages and have made many past conclusions, but for some reason I can never seem to stick to an idea once I believe in it and always find myself back at square one. Please help me; I've been stressing about this so much, especially with my GCSEs still getting closer! (P.S. If it means anything again, I used to be conflicted between German, French and Music, but from everyone I asked in my school, people were overwhelming for Music and German. I've never asked about Japanese however, due to it only recently becoming a possible option, and Japanese and French are worlds different, so I'm not sure if this holds any value lol) * = (Not important but kind of a backstory, but I've originally always wanted to learn French and Japanese since I was little. When I first got into my secondary school however, I was placed into doing German without choice, as a compulsory GCSE choice for my form and I, which sucked at the time until I realised how much I enjoyed it lol. I was given a choice for my second language in Year 8 though, which I placed down as Japanese, but as there were insufficient numbers of pupils, Japanese as a class was cancelled and so I was placed in French, which saddened me A LOT back then. I've disliked and confused myself with French for as long as I can remember, but I've tried as hard as I could regardless because I thought it was an undeniably useful language in the working world. Now, I finally have the chance to take Japanese once more, but at the price of dropping German for it, which is a VERY hard choice to make...)
  20. Hello, I have to do my Biology IA and its in HL. I have some topics in mind for my IA but I dont know if it is fine to do them in Biology HL or if they are too simple. I would like to do something that has to do with plants' growth and the relationship between plants' growth and light. Another thing that I had in mind is also seed germination. I would really appreciate other topic recommendations and clarifaction if the tooics that I chose are too simple for Biology HL IA. Thanks in advance, Youssef Jumaa.
  21. 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).
  22. So let's say that (theoretically, of course, as no one would ever be left without a teacher) I didn't have an IB psychology teacher and the few of us in the class had to resort to teaching ourselves. Can anyone give any tips or keys to study so that I can actually pass the tests in May? Also, I know the class is relatively simple so I've thought about doing it as a fourth HL.. Thoughts?
  23. Hello, I have decided that its time to drop HL math. I've figured that if struggle the entire year to get a 3-4 in math HL, its not worth it. I rather get a 7 in SL math. My other HL subjects are physics (going good), ITGS (going good). Both subjects 6 or 7 (mostly 7). Question 1) If I drop HL math I can choose from 3 other HL subjects (i'll be taking math SL): Business management, Chemistry or English. I'm good at English, okay at chemistry and have a small understanding in BM. Question 2) I want to be a software engineer. I know both python and Java and have multiple extra curricular actives logged in (including the silver DOE award, planning on doing gold). I've looked into what requirements one needs to become a software engineer but if someone could streamline the requirements it would really help. Question 3) What GOOD universities are there that will accept me with all of these recommendations. I will answer any questions anyone has
  24. i am interested in the Bussines and Management course in the UK I am currently doing my IB DP course and i look at some requirements. But i have some questions which someone can help me I am currently taking HL Bussines and management HL Economics HL Computer Science SL French SL English SL Math And my question is I’m doing SL math right now but i was considering Maths studies. And if i do math studies can i still apply UK universities because im feeling SL math is hard and i think if i do studies i will easily get a 6 or 7 making my IB points go higher and also i can focus on my HL subjects and get them at a higher level at around 6-7 What do you guys recommend Thanks A lot,
  25. Hi there! I'm i year 2 and I'm really concerned with the Visual Arts Investigation Workbook requirements. Last year I was doing my portfolio (sketching, writing, and comparing artworks here). Since we need to make screens with our scanned pages, I thought that we will only need to retype the text by computer and add it to the screens. However, a month ago, my teacher told us that investigation workbook is not the same as portfolio and that we shouldn't retype the text when making screens but evaluate on how we were doing the portfolio, and add even more text and even add some sketches done with computer... The problem is, I've written really much text in my portfolio and couldn't possibly add much more. Does anyone know what are the precise requirements? Do we need to add much more text and sketches or only to retype the text included in portfolio?