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  2. If you do French as an A language then I don't think there would be a problem. I don't know if you do it as a B language.
  3. Yesterday
  4. AsmauG

    Personal Statement

    Hey everyone, This is my first post on this website but I would really appreciate the help because I am going to be starting the IB next year and our teacher wants us to write a personal statement. Although, he hasn't given us clear steps to write it so I would like to know how to start with my statement. I have 2 weeks to submit it. What do i start with? 'My name is Asma'u and and ...... years old..... I come from.... or does it have to be more professional? I could really use some help.
  5. i am not an examiner, but usually examiners don't assume students left an entire paper blank.
  6. so is that rule still going? hopefully they´ll at least open it and check?
  7. At least a few years ago, examiners were told to mark all options and the highest grade in all options is kept.
  8. tiredstudent7

    History IA Topic

    I can tell you've already given some thought into the topic. Based on what you mentioned in the first post, your main thoughts have been about the effects of the Hitler Youth instead of what impacted them. If you want to stick with the idea of propaganda, I'm curious if instead of shaping the 'ideologies' of Hitler Youth you could explore 'actions' to allow for more exploration of the significance of propaganda. I think that both could easily be worked with, so either one sounds like decent topics. Some ideas you could explore (keep in mind that these are just suggestions - I haven't personally conducted research so I don't know how they fit in with your topic): -How Hitler took advantage of these youth groups to promote institutionalized fascism; exclude people who don't fall under his ideology from a young age -The promotion of fearlessness and war-mongering among youth -Anti-church indoctrination to promote classlessness and easy introduction of Hitler's ideals I'm not exactly an IB teacher so I can't give you super detailed help. I think you've thought a lot about this topic, though, so I'm sure you'll do well. Best of luck!
  9. Hello, kinda panicking here, so I did a retake in chemistry HL and yesterday I did paper 3. After finishing I just wrote "ALL" in the box on the cover sheet, I didn´t write "Option B" beside it. Do you guys think IB examiners will just toss my paper without marking it? I´m afraid they might misunderstand and think I did all the options and not just one and fail me for it. Omg they won´t right? how strict are they when it comes to the cover sheet? I´m just hopping they are aware that I just forgot to write my option and will check to find my answers on biochemistry ┗( T﹏T )┛ please tell me there are others who forgot this tiny detail..
  10. Hi Nickolakhs, Your gf would likely hear from the IB by the end of exams, but that is no guarantee, I am sorry to say. I would ask her to be patient and wait a few more weeks. Sometimes the process drags on due to backlogs, etc. Hopefully a single sentence doesn't do her in! Best, Rob
  11. IBPRO

    IB subject choices for marketing

    Hi mel123, At first glance, those classes look like a nice blend and with good balance. Bus Man could always be replaced with Econ and/or Psychology, which would be helpful for marketing. I always recommend students look at a few university websites they may be interested in to see if they had any specific requirements for entry into their marketing program. With many years experience as a DP Coordinator, university counselor and principal of IB schools, I now run a consulting business and would be happy to offer you a free consultation to help out if you want. Check out my site: IBPRO.CO. Cheers! -Rob
  12. IBPRO

    IB Certificate/Course

    Hi, what year/grade are you? A 4 is an acceptable grade for a class; not great but average. Certainly enough to get you into a university. I worked as a university counselor and principal for IB schools for many years: there are literally thousands of schools that will accept certificate/courses students. I'm happy to provide a free consultation any time. My website: IBPRO.CO. Thanks and good luck! -Rob
  13. Hello everyone, I am an IBY1 student, but my gf just finished IBY2 today (finished with the french exam I think). She has had a problem for quite some time, which was that she forgot to reference 1 sentence she used on her EE (and she copied it word by word). It wasnt too big of a sentence, but she forgot to reference it nonetheless. She was told by our IB coordinator that if the IB is to accuse her of plagiarism, they will do so during her exams in May. Seeing how the exams are officially over in all around the world, and she has not been accused yet, does that mean that she is on the clear? Or is there a chance that she may yet get accused? Thank you all very much in advance
  14. kw0573

    Math SL Bearing Question

    Let the lighthouse be at the origin (0, 0). From the lighthouse perspective, the ship's initial position A is at a bearing of (230-180 = )50°, and the position of (20 sin 50°, 20 cos 50°). See diagram. a) b) Travelling westward only decreases the x coordinate. After travelling for d km, d > 0, the position is (20 sin 50° - d, 20 cos 50°), which is 16 km away from the origin. So 16² = (20 sin 50° - d)² + (20 cos 50°)² = 400 sin² 50° - 40d sin 50° + d² + 400 cos² 50° d² - 30.642d + 144 = 0 d = 5.796, 24.846 So ship needs to travel 5.80 km before 16 km away from lighthouse, and another (24.846 - 5.796 = )19.05 km before 16 km away from lighthouse again c) θ = arccos ((20 cos 50°)/16) = 36.5°. The ship is -36.5° from the lighthouse, so the lighthouse is (180 - 36.5 =) 143.5° from the ship.
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  16. I have had the privilege to read the new IB guides of both subjects. In general, Applications and Interpretation covers a broad range of materials, but Analysis and Approaches covers a narrower range but in greater depth. Below lists key similarities and differences. Common topics: Algebra: scientific notation, arithmetic/geometric sequences and series, compound interest, annual depreciation, exponents/logarithms Functions: lines, graph of a function, domain/range, definition of inverse, identifying extremas, intercepts, symmetry, vertex, zeros, vertical/horizontal asymptotes Geometry/Trig: distances and midpoints in 3D, volume and surface area of common 3D solids, angle between 2 lines or line and a plane, right triangles, solving triangles, angles of elevation/depression, bearings, length of an arc, area of a sector Probability/Stats: sampling, reliability, outliers, data presentation (tables, graphs, mean/median/mode, cumulative frequency, box and whisker), modal class, measures of central tendency and spread, linear correlation of bivariate data, Pearson's correlation coefficient, scatter plot, equation of the regression line of y on x (y given x), definition of probability, complements, Venn/tree diagrams, combined events, mutually exclusive events, conditional probability, independent events, discrete random variables and expected value, binomial/normal distributions Calculus: limits, interpretations of a derivative (gradient and rate of change), increasing/decreasing functions, derivative of polynomials, equations of tangents and normals, anti-differentiation of polynomials, solving simple ODE with a boundary condition, definite integrals, first derivative test, optimization, A/I SL topics: Algebra: amortization and annuities Functions: modelling Geometry/Trig: equations of perpendicular bisectors, Voronoi diagrams Probability/Stats: Spearman's rank, null and alternate hypotheses, significant levels, p-values, chi-squared test for independence, chi-squared test for goodness of fit, one-tailed/two-tailed t tests Calculus: Approximations with trapezoidal rule Additional A/I HL topics: Algebra: complex numbers, adding sinusoidal functions of difference arguments, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors, applications of diagonal matrices Functions: composite functions, finding inverse functions, transformations, scaling with log notations, log-log and semi-log plots Geometry/Trig: radians, sin and cos in relation to unit circle, Pythagorean identity, solving trig equations graphically, matrix transformations, determinants, unit/base vectors, position vectors, normalizing, vector equation of a line, dot/cross products, components, graph theory/trees, adjacency matrices, walks, Eulerian/Hamiltonian, MST, Kruskal's and Prim's algorithms, Chinese postman problem algorithm, Travelling salesman problem, nearest neighbour and deleted vertex algorithms Probability/Stats: design of data collection, non-linear regression, sum of square residuals, coefficient of determination, linear transformation of a random variable, unbiased estimates of mean and standard deviation, central limit theorem, confidence intervals of the mean, Poisson distribution, critical values, test for proportion using binomial distribution, test for population mean using Poisson distribution, bivariate normal distribution and p-value, Types I and II errors, transition matrices, Markhov chains, solving system of linear equations using transition matrices Calculus: common derivatives, chain/product/quotient rules, rates of change, second derivative test, common antiderivatives, integration by substitution, definite integrals, area enclosed by a curve and the axes, volumes of revolutions about the axes, kinematics, setting up rates of change ODEs, separation of variables, slope fields, Euler's method of a single ODE and of a system of 2 ODEs or a second-order ODE, phase portrait A/A SL topics: Algebra: binomial theorem/Pascal's triangle Functions: composite functions, finding inverse functions, quadratic functions/equations/inequalities, reciprocal, rational functions, graphs of exponential/logarithmic functions, transformations Geometry/Trig: radians, sine rule ambiguous case, sin and cos in relation to unit circle, exact sin and cos values, Pythagorean identity, graphs of trig functions, solving trig equations graphically and analytically, quadratic trig equations Probability/Stats: equation of the regression line of x on y (x given y), conditional probability and independent events, standardized normal distribution Calculus: common derivatives, chain/product/quotient rules, rates of change, second derivative test, common antiderivatives, points of inflexion, definite integrals, area enclosed by a curve and the axes, area between curves, kinematics Additional A/A HL topics: Algebra: permutations/combinations, partial fractions, complex numbers, De Moivre's theorem, proofs by induction/contradiction/counterexample, analytical solutions of system of 3 equations Functions: factor/remainder theorems, sum and product of roots of polynomials, odd/even functions, inequalities, absolute value functions, square of functions Geometry/Trig: reciprocal trig functions, compound angle identities, symmetries in trig functions, unit/base vectors, position vectors, normalizing, vector equation of a line, dot/cross products, components, system of 2 lines, vector equations of a plane, intersections of line/plane, of 2 planes, of 3 planes Probability/Stats: Bayes' theorem, continuous random variables, linear transformations of a random variable Calculus: informal ideas of continuity and differentiability, derive with first principles, higher derivatives, l'Hopital rule, Maclaurin series, related rates, implicit differentiation, trig antideratives, integrate with partial fractions, integration by substitution, integration by parts (may be repeated), first order ODE, Euler's method for a single ODE, separation of variables, homogeneous ODE, integrating factor, calculus of series TL;DR 1) Applications/Interpretation SL is harder than Studies but remains the easiest of the four options 2) Vectors are now HL only. 3) A/I puts less emphasis on getting an answer analytically and encourage more use of the calculator. 4) In addition to A/A HL, A/I HL discusses matrices, graph theory, trees, R², Markhov chains, critical values, test of proportion/mean using binomial/Poisson, bivariate normal distribution, Euler's method applied to system of two ODEs, initial value problems, slope fields, phase portraits, adding trig functions of different phase shifts. For compensation, A/I HL discuss less of the advanced topics in functions and integration methods. For comparison, some of the A/I HL content is discussed in second and third year university level courses, while the vast majority of A/A HL content is first-year only. 5) Rank of difficulty: A/I SL < A/A SL << A/A HL < A/I HL (note that I would rank Studies SL << or much easier than Math SL) Two reasons to rank A/I HL as the hardest course: i) More topics: A lot of the former Stats, Discrete Math options and some new Calculus content are included in the new A/I HL course. It is a challenge for students to grasp such a wide range of topics and for teachers to cover all the material in a limited time. ii) More emphasis on comprehension: sometimes the basic stuffs are the hardest to understand. The A/A HL content has greater connections with A/A SL than A/I HL does with A/I SL. In other words between A/A HL and A/I HL, A/I HL has less of the easy content and more of the hard, abstract content. With that said, it's certainly possible that A/A HL has more objectively difficult questions, simply because A/A requires a deeper understanding of all topics covered.
  17. wilsonkarlij

    History IA Topic

    But i would love any suggestions on where to go with that
  18. wilsonkarlij

    History IA Topic

    Yes it is To what extent did use of propaganda shape the ideologies of the Hitler Youth during the Third Reich?
  19. DiviDivi

    Hot or Not? IB edition

    Hot because I found this thread thanks to your post showing up in the What's New section
  20. i wanted to ask if these subjects are okay? 1. Art HL 2. English LangLit HL 3. Business and Management HL 4. Math Applications and Interpretations SL 5. Chinese B SL one year 6. DT SL
  21. BookHerondale

    IB Certificate/Course

    I tried Diploma, but I kept getting 4 on my school report from the beginning of the year and the school recommended that I change to certificate.
  22. kw0573

    IB Certificate/Course

    Well can you do something like English language/lit SL then you'd be a diploma student?
  23. BookHerondale

    IB Certificate/Course

    I'm honestly terrified knowing that 3/4 universities require the diploma and I'm a certificate/course student. My subjects are: Biology HL, Chemistry HL, Math SL, English B HL, World Religions SL, and Arabic B HL I want to study pharmacology, medicine or anything health related. Can anyone recommend me universities that accept certificate/course students or you know of anyone that went to universities with the same ambitions as me and was a certificate/course student?
  24. Hello I have a friend who wrote only 40 words for his Spanish SL paper 2...... When the word count is atleast 250..... I’m concerned that this will put there diploma in danger, can they still get a passing score with this??
  25. Certified_IB_Cultist

    Hot or Not? IB edition

    Hot because you got a 7 on the physics SL exam props to you 👏👏
  26. kw0573

    How easy is it to get a 1/0?

    Judging by only what you said, you should be able to get a 2, which is the most likely result. Depending on how good your guesses are for paper 1 and how well you did on the IA, 3 is possible, but 1 is very unlikely if you attempted all of paper 1 and did ok on the IA.
  27. my HOTA IA is due next Thursday and. I'm. Struggling. I wanted to do something in regards to the cherokee nation because my great grandmother was a cherokee indian. I came up with the question: "To what extent did the trail of tears affect the women of the cherokee indians" but my teacher told me it was too broad and to focus in on one of the tribes instead. so I came up with the question: "To what extent did the Trail of Tears affect the passing down of traditions in the wolf clan of the cherokee indians?" She said it was alright, but I'm struggling to find information on it and I really don't know what to do. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice that they could give me? It would be greatly appreciated.
  28. Certified_IB_Cultist

    How easy is it to get a 1/0?

    So I took the IB Physics papers last Friday and two days ago. When taking the first paper, I only knew of about 3 or 4 questions I answered correctly (out of 30). When I got to the second paper, I knew nothing except for one question part. My teacher completely skipped over a few topics, and paper 2 was almost entirely one topic (I don't know if I'm allowed to say what topic). Paper 3, the option, was better than Paper 2 but still not good. My teacher chose astrophysics for us without telling us what the other options were, and then told us she didn't have time to teach it in class and gave us worksheets and videos and told us to basically teach ourselves. I could have answered a few other questions on the other options, but none of the astrophysics questions. I believe she told us she didn't have time to teach it in class because we spent a lot of class time on the IA because she gave it back to us about two and a half weeks before it was due in ManageBac. We did the experiment and a rough draft of the report in November and were told we would get it back after Thanksgiving Break (and after that, in a few weeks, then Christmas Break, ect. until we finally did get it back). I feel like I did decent on my IA, but horribly on the tests. How hard is it to get a 1 or a 0? I'm hoping for a 2 so that I'm still eligible for the diploma, I'm only at my school because I moved to the area last summer, and IB was the closest thing to my previous school, an early college high school. I don't want to move schools again, but I have some friends at the school I'm zoned for and one of my friends loves their AP program, but I love the arts programs at my school. If I do get a 1, I don't know what I'd do. I've spoken to my principal about my physics teacher and the principal is going to help me, but the tests are already over and what's done is done. Did anyone last year get 1's or 0's on any IB tests?? What are my chances of getting a 1 or 0?
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