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Interview: Who are you?

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1. Mika

2. Aurora, Colorado, United States

3. Trying to find syllabi for some class years ago when I didn't even take IB (as a middle schooler?)

I was weird

4. I thought it looked like a good community.

5. Again, middle school

6. I don't know. I'm sort of just trying to survive right now, but underneath it all I think I like them all equally.

7. 2015

8. Want to get out of Colorado and go to California. Probably UC Berkeley or stanford

9. Piano, percussion, reading, watching shows and movies, hiking, camping

10. I would make the mobile site easier to use. I'm using it right now and this response is very difficult to write!

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1. What is your real name?

Because of privacy reasons, not answering this one :)

2. Where are you from?

Istanbul but I'm a minority. My dad is an Eastern European Ashkhenazi /Ukranian and my mom is partly Greek.

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

Google

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
The appeal of IB-related procastination

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
Probably a few months ago

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Chemistry or biology
7. When are you graduating?
June 2016 (yay...gap year...) But I had a french foundation year before 9th grade so I have to endure 5 years of high school

:hang:

8. What are your plans for university?
Originally I wanted to go to US but because of the difficulty of studying Medicine there (especially for a non-citizen) I changed my aim ,I want to study in UK or somewhere else in Europe. I will apply to Kings and Hungary is my back up plan (probably Szeged)

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

Watching TV series, shopping, being with friends, gossiping about people I don't like, modern art related stuff (studio work, visiting art galleries etc), reading some contemporary books(IB lit is BS through) not showing any convenient function, procastination, sleeping, complaining about IB or BS politicians, sports like fitness, swimming etc (I hate sports like volleyball), running, jumping around and most importantly food.

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Faciliated access to essays and making the site easier to use in general

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1. What is your real name?

Ellie (nickname)


2. Where are you from?

Vancouver, Canada

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

From searching up sites that will help me with IB

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
Thought it would be very useful to asks questions

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
January, 2014

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Biology and French!

7. When are you graduating?
May 2015

8. What are your plans for university?

I want to go to UBC and study nursing

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

Anime, manga, drawing, browsing sites like Wikipedia, Wordreference, IBSurvival, tumbling (tumblr), singing, learning languages, sleeping

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Instead of over 9000 pages, make it infinity scroll!

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Seems I never got around to doing this so :o

1. What is your real name?
Christina, or Tina. Either or.
2. Where are you from?
Georgia, USA!
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Was trying to find tips on how to not cry over IB every single night of my life basically.
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
I needed a lot more help and wanted to become a member in case I ever needed more advice on questions not asked. Also, I find that connecting with other students around the world seems interesting!
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
I think OCT. 2013?
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
HOA and Visual Arts
7. When are you graduating?
May 2015!
8. What are your plans for university?
Trying to get a Major in a field of art and perhaps minoring in gender-studies or business management.
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
I like reading comics (ranging from DC/Marvel Comics to webcomics [i used to read Homestuck as well!]), painting, watching makeup gurus on youtube, and sewing!
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

I think it's ultimately fine as it is.

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1. What is your real name?
Daniel
2. Where are you from?
Finland
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
I was searching for whether choosing Psychology SL is an easy subject or not
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
It seemed to be a very good website where I could find a lot information for my two years as an IB student.
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
About one month ago.
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Maths or Physics
7. When are you graduating?
May 2016
8. What are your plans for university?
National University of Singapore :)
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Driving my motorcycle, go to the gym, and party.
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

I don't know :/

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2. Where are you from?
Virginia, United States (Native Somali)
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google
4. What made you register on IB Survival?

Needed help with my subject choices
5. When did you (approximately) register here?

February
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Don't know yet! (Would probably be Maths/Economics)
7. When are you graduating?
May 2016
8. What are your plans for university?
US (Georgetown/UVA) - major in finance/economics
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Art! <3 (Drawing), Working out, Reading
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Nothing

Edited by pink97

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1. What is your real name?
Bella
2. Where are you from?
Sweden
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Googling for information about IB, lol.
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
Finding it a good source of information and also quite funny.
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
This week
6. What is (going to be) your favourite IB subject?
Economics or math probably.
7. When are you graduating?
May 2017
8. What are your plans for university?
I would like (if I can afford) to study in the US.
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Photography and strength-training
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Nothing I can think of right now.

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1. What is your real name?
Garrett
2. Where are you from?
Texas
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
Seemed like a good resource for help
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
A couple months ago
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
English or Physics
7. When are you graduating?
June 4th, 2015
8. What are your plans for university?
UT-Austin, UCLA, or Cal
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Band, JWAC
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Nothing the site is great!

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1. What is your real name?
Nikhil
2. Where are you from?
Mumbai, India
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
What better way to procrastinate from IGCSEs?
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
I think around the end of Feb.
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Economics, History, Psychology and Chemistry
7. When are you graduating?
May 2016
8. What are your plans for university?
Go to the US, UK or Australia and get either a double major in economics and psychology (if US) or single/dual degrees in economics and (if possible) psychology.
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
What free time? Seriously though, probably Hitman: Absolution or NFS Most Wanted.
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

The background bluish white colour is very, bleh. I'd make it a shade of light red or green.

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1. What is your real name?

Andrew.

2. Where are you from?

USA, near Philadelphia.

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

Found it while googling information about Math SL and Psychology SL IAs.

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

Thought it would be a good resource for information/advice about IB; have two exams coming up in May 2014.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

A few minutes ago.

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Psychology SL, History of the Americas HL.

7. When are you graduating?

May 2015

8. What are your plans for university?

Top choice is Penn State, specifically Schreyer Honors College.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

Watching sports (baseball, basketball, American football) and playing video games.

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Significantly reduce the number of subforums.

Edited by metsfanAJM

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1. What is your real name?
Loujain

2. Where are you from?
Jordan
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
procrastination
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
10 minis ago
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Math studies lol
7. When are you graduating?
27th of may this year
8. What are your plans for university?
Bachelor in international business in france
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
i dont know haha
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

no vip

Edited by LoujainQuba

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1. What is your real name?

Cristina

2. Where are you from?

Spain

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

I think I was looking for some help on the IB History exam

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

It seemed a nice web to find about other IB student's experience

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

Some weeks ago

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Emmm, maybe Chemistry SL

7. When are you graduating?

May 2015, but I'm taking IB History exam next week D:

8. What are your plans for university?

I think I will finally stay in Spain but I'm not sure

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

I used to read a lot, but with all the IB books I don't really have time any more to read anything else. I like going swimming

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

I don't really know, I think it's really good

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1. What is your real name?

Thrashmaster Jones... no joke :P


2. Where are you from?
USA, probably.


3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
A centuries-old prophecy predicted its existence and was revealed to me when I was only an infant.


4. What made you register on IB Survival?
A fellow IB student used mind control to force me on here.


5. When did you (approximately) register here?
What is time, really?


6. What is your favourite IB subject?
IB culinary studies (AKA lunch)


7. When are you graduating?
I graduated just the other day in chemistry. I filled that cylinder until it hit 10mL!


8. What are your plans for university?
I'm going to become rich and start my own - Thrashmaster Jones University


9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Necromancy and long walks on the beach.


10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

These interviews are taken too seriously :D

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1. What is your real name?
Martín

2. Where are you from?
Ecuador

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Fb!

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
I needed some files, but still I couldn't download any of them :/

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

About 5 months ago I think

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Visual Arts HL

7. When are you graduating?

Ib exams: May 2014

Graduation: July 16

8. What are your plans for university?

I'm going to study Aerospace Engineering at the USFQ in Quito, Ecuador

9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Painting, gaming, guitar, etc

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Free all the files for members :D

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1. What is your real name?
Kate

2. Where are you from?
Hong Kong! (just fyi it is NOT in Japan, and we don't consider ourselves part of China either!)

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

Google search while hunting for some English P1 tips

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

Burning need to have an English question answered, plus everyone seemed really nice. also thought I could help out here!

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
Sometime in early 2013 / late 2012? Profile says 25th March 2012, so that date then :P

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Visual Arts & English

7. When are you graduating?
Part of the May 2014 cohort- actual grad date is the 22nd of April, my last exam day!

8. What are your plans for university?
Design in UK or English / Fine Arts in Aus.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Procrastinating? #trueibstyle

hanging out with my friends, reading manga + books, being lazy.... basically enjoying whatever time I get away from the IB!

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Less double threads! I always post in one and then find that there's an exact duplicate that ALWAYS seems to have more responses. Then I go post in that one, and then the other thread erupts with conversation until I return to it. ....most definitely a viscous cycle.

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1. What is your real name?

Dawid.

2. Where are you from?

Poland, but I'm currently living in the United States (state of Virginia).

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

Hien/Graeme told me about it and then I checked it out for myself.

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

Found it looking for some info on IB before I joined the programme.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

Right now! I was honestly confused for a second as of what to do, so I simply decided to post here. Because hey, why not? :D

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

Chemistry and Biology, on par.

7. When are you graduating?

June of 2015. Hopefully.

8. What are your plans for university?

Denmark, Sweden or the Netherlands. Poland if everything fails. I want to major in medicine, or pharmacy if that one fails.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

Reading, watching movies, working out, playing video games ^__^

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

It's a tough one, considering I just joined, but I'm sure there is something to improve ;)

Edited by Amer

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1. People simply call me "the weirdo who is sitting at the very back all the time" (alright, I just made that up) call me Zey if you like

2. Turkey

3. I don't remember, I think a teacher mentioned it

4. To ask people the questions I have, because I have to admit, not all of my teachers are very helpful

5. Few months ago

6. English, Turkish and film

7. Next year ...

8. Studying journalism in US

9. Listen to music, read some books, watch some good movies, bake cupcakes, creep on my friends ...

10. I don't know, actually.

Edited by Your Favorite Survivor

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1. What is your real name?
Firas
2. Where are you from?
Palestine
3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google searching for physics exam discussion
4. What made you register on IB Survival?
all of us here are ib students which makes getting answers about any think easy and fast.
5. When did you (approximately) register here?
1 week ago i guess
6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Business
7. When are you graduating?
1/6/2014
8. What are your plans for university?
Business
9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Swimming and Soccer
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?
Fix the comments problem :P

Edited by Firas Hommos

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1. What is your real name?
Har s h i t a :) (IBS that is my NAME! :( Why do you have to sensor it? This is why I use the name "Harshi" :P )

2. Where are you from?
Indiaaaa.

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google. (I was looking for IB help as I start this July!)

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
It's really helpful and I wanted to be a part of the community.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
Umm I have no idea, sorry. :)

6. What is your favourite IB subject?
I've not started with the IB yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be loving HL Bio the most! :)

7. When are you graduating?
May 2016 ; ;)
8. What are your plans for university?
My ED will be Dartmouth and if I don't get in there (surely I won't,) I'll be applying to UCLA and NYU. (Not really sure tho.) Majoring in Biology.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Photography, Singing, Writing, Teaching the younger sistaah, Listening to music, Helping out at the orphanage and Cooking
10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?
I think that the forum is good JUST the way it is :))
Edited by Harshi Shah

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1. What is your real name?

 

Zuzanna.

 

2. Where are you from?

 

I'm from Poland - the country of complainers. ;)

 

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

 

Chemistry SL teacher mentioned it. 

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

 

I wasn't confident with my academic performance in IB so I decided to sign up and ask for help once in a while. After that I realised that giving other IB students advise is actually much more enjoyable so I decided to stay and gain stars. :)

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

 

Approximately in October 2013, at the beginning of IB1.

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

 

I guess it's Polish A: Literature but I enjoy all of them to a rather similar extent.

 

7. When are you graduating?

 

In April 2015, a week or two before IB exams.

8. What are your plans for university?

 

I really want to study Comparative Literature at the University of Copenhagen to later become a great (or at least readable) novelist.  :note:  :nerd: 

 

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

 

Reading, sitting on Reddit and IBSurvival, sleeping, eating, daydreaming, wandering through the streets, discussing supposedly important matters, playing with my cats. Mostly sleeping, though. :P

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be? 

 

Of course I wouldn't mind having access to all files but I understand the decision about the restictions so... to my mind the IBS is perfect. :)

Edited by Sceptyczka

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1. What is your real name?

Fransisca C.
2. Where are you from?
Indonesia

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Xtremepapers Community, I think.

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
I love forums/community and I need to know more about IB by asking other people who already experience IBDP.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
30 June 2014

6. What is your favourite IB subject?
I haven't start IB.. so I would say every subjects that I take except for English?

7. When are you graduating?
May 2016

8. What are your plans for university?
Maybe going to one of the best business school in Jakarta (Indonesia's capital city), Prasetiya Mulya School of Business and Economics.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?
Writing, reading, listening to music, sleeping?, eating, go to Xtremepapers or IBSurvival and watching TV

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be? 

The theme colour of the forum? and more active people?

Edited by rhapsodysiscaa

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1. What is your real name?

2. Where are you from? Hong Kong

3. How did you find out about IB Survival? Trying to find advice on how to survive the blasted Ib

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

5. When did you (approximately) register here? Last week

6. What is your favourite IB subject? Art

7. When are you graduating? This year and I'm terrified

8. What are your plans for university? I'm unsure

9. What are your free-time hobbies? Photoshop

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be? More fluid format

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1. What is your real name?

Clockwork

2. Where are you from?

Hong Kong

 

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

student-based discussion

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

I want to engage in a forum where different people from around the world are doing the same curriculum as me so we can discuss and ask for tips from the veterans :)

 

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

3-4 months ago, I don't actually remember 

6. What is your favorite IB subject?

History, English Lang/Lit and TOK

 

7. When are you graduating?

2016 

 

8. What are your plans for university?

I'm planning to Major in History and probably minor in English or Linguistics for me undergraduate, then a masters for History and if it goes well P.h.D. 

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

I watch South Park critically and read books

 

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be? 

Becoming a subscriber

Edited by Clockwork

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1. What is your real name?

Joseph

2. Where are you from?

The USA (Texas)

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?

Late-night googling :)

4. What made you register on IB Survival?

I thought it'd be cool to have a place where I could come with all of my IB related questions and advice, and to also meet people who are also experiencing basically the same thing I am.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?

Probably about 2-3 months ago

6. What is your favourite IB subject?

My favorite subject at the moment has to be Chemistry and Biology just because of the labs

7. When are you graduating?

2016

8. What are your plans for university?

Currently praying for a 30+ ACT and admission to a top-tier university with a great bio or chem program, so I can go to med school :). My dream school is Stanford and I would definitely be ecstatic if I got accepted.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?

Reading (The last book I read was The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest), Biking, Golf, binge-watching tv on netflix, and listening to music (anything Beyonce related will instantly get me dancing [badly])

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

Free Files, but I understand what the money from VIP is for

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1. What is your real name?

Ximena.

2. Where are you from?

Ecuador.

3. How did you find out about IB Survival?
Google. I wanted a place where I can find some IB stuff.

4. What made you register on IB Survival?
Curiosity.

5. When did you (approximately) register here?
April, 2014. I think.

6. What is your favourite IB subject?
Lirterature.

7. When are you graduating?
For the IB: November 2014.

For my nacional baccalaureate: May 2015.

8. What are your plans for university?
I am planning to study English.

9. What are your free-time hobbies?
I write quite a lot.

10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?

To get to know more IB survivors.

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