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Studying SL Biology - BioNinja vs IB Guides

I've recently started studying for my Biology exam in May (I know, late to the party) and I would like some help on which resource it would be best to use. As I don't have a lot of time, since I also have to study for my other exams, I decided on using either BioNinja or IB Guides, instead of the book, as the information is a lot more to the point in these two. The question is, which one of the two would if be best to use?

 

I've found that the two guides are sometimes contradicting as to what you should know to answer the question right. I'm currently studying Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic cells and, as you can see, the information that they give is quite different, especially when enumerating the cell's parts:

 

BioNinja: http://www.ib.bioninja.com.au/standard-level/topic-2-cells/22-prokaryotic-cells.html

              http://www.ib.bioninja.com.au/standard-level/topic-2-cells/23-eukaryotic-cells.html

 

IB Guides: http://ibguides.com/biology/notes/2.2-prokaryotic-cells

                http://ibguides.com/biology/notes/2.3-eukaryotic-cells

 

Which one should I stick to? And, if the right approach is to use them in parallel, in a situation like this, where they offer contradicting information as to the extent of the knowledge needed, which one should I follow? I'm also more than open to suggestions for other better studying guides. 

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Hi, well... they both address the same syllabus points (based on the links you attached) so it really is just a matter of how it all comes down to you and which one you prefer in terms of language and illustration of ideas perhaps?

They really both are based on the correct syllabus for your exam, and that's what matters the most. It just depends on what suits your style more.

As for 'contradicting information', I'm guessing both will usually give pretty similar information as they follow the same syllabus statements. However, if one has more intensive notes, then I guess it'll come down to your judgment of how much information is adequate as the official IBO Guide just states the syllabus points and not exactly the full content that is supposed to be included, that is just based on different sources and publishers' initiative and judgement. If the different in content is little, then I guess a little bit more knowledge won't hurt :P 
 

Good luck!

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Go with BioNinja my friend, I am not very familiar with IB Guides but i have been told that Bio ninja captures the essentials of each topic. So if you are looking for a speedy revision, BioNinja is the way to go.

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BioNinja is better than IB Guides, but your textbook is infinitely better

 

I find BioNinja very simplistic and reduces a lot of the more complex context down into tiny shredds

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