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  2. Best fit modelling by itself is insufficient for HL IA. Good IA topics should link multiple disciplines of math (eg vectors and trig) and in the topics you have mentioned, it is easiest with euler's identity.
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  5. Help. I am currently trying to write an extended essay on game theory. The basic idea of it is applying a simple prisoner's dilemma game to strategy to a popular game show (both group strategy and individual strategy). The problem is that my extended essay is not really about math and more econ; however, i don't think I can include much of the in-class concepts into the paper (class didnt talk much about game theory), so what should I do. Also, is it way too shallow for me just to explain game theory (without any mathematics), explain game rules, and explain the two different applications (group and individual)?
  6. My research question is What is the significant effect of pH in irrigation solutions in the allometric relationship of growth in Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. Sativus (Radish)? How do I change question so that it is more EE relevant? (deeper, more insightful, original) My teacher thinks that it is like an IA Topic however, it can be changed to make it more significant to analyze, as how EE should be. Please help! Thank you
  7. I just finished IB1 with quite solid grades, and the October predicts will be relatively high (41 with the 3 points added), but I feel that I have not done enough of the 'extracurricular activities' to actually amaze those guys at the oxford admission office. I am planning to study law and have not done any mooting/debates, I will however be in the ICJ at the September MUN. I have done some translations of articles for a thinktank's website, have conducted an interview with a philosopher of law, and have done some serious readings, but is it enough to impress them? Can I do something over summer to actually improve my personal statement? Btw., everyone in my family are lawyers, so I guess i feel the spirit of the metier, have understanding of legal issues and so on. Edit: I was thinking of doing a coursera ( / course related to law, but I don't know if it is worth it. Any opinions?
  8. I'm considering going into the US Coast Guard to get the GI Bill after I complete high school. That requires 3 years of service. Can I wait to use my IB credits until after serving or should I go to school and then serve? What are benefits and disadvantages of both routes? Thank you
  9. These seem like perfectly fine ideas for a Math IA, provided that you expand them adequately in a 6-12 page essay. The first two ideas seem to be about abstract math, which I am a bit unfamiliar with in terms of how to write a Math IA. Regardless, the IA is all about EXPLORATION. The IB wants to see you take an idea, explore what is interesting about it, and show how engaged you are with the topic. I guess, for example, you could take Euler's Identity and possibly prove it (but that requires a bit of higher maths and information from the calculus option), but you do not have to prove it. Instead, you could take it and perhaps change some of the variables in the left-hand side of the equation ei(pi)+1 and see how that changes the outcome, make a table/graph of the results on the right-hand side of the change, and try to model it with a suitable graph. That is just an idea, but I hope you get the point. Take an idea, and find a way to engage with it through exploration. It should also be noted that a very common thing to do in Math IA's is modelling, where you try to find a best-fit model for some data, which is what I just showed in the last example. Not sure if that helped, but I still wish you luck as you write your IA!
  10. Hi Guys, I'm having trouble choosing a topic for my Math HL IA. I'm currently considering Graham's number, Euler's Identity, and time travel and the speed of light, ideas I got from this site I'd like to know if any of these ideas would be suitable for my IA, or if not then any possible suggestions
  11. Hello Ramandeep08, Sorry to say that but you are a bit late with these exams tips as everyone pretty much finished their exams by now, But I appreciate your thought about it. Now as everyone enjoying their holidays in behalf of this I am actually worried about my Holidays home work specially essay Writing, So If you have something about the topic " surfessay online writing service " then please help me out because our English teacher is so strict about internet copying. I need some help about Writing Skills. By the way Cool thoughts about " How to prepare for Exams " Kind Regards Alen Kane
  12. I was just instructed that my research would be unethical to carry out. I was testing how caffeine would affect reaction time, and because I was giving caffeine to humans my teacher said that she would not approve it... I now need to find another idea but I am really struggling with coming up with a new research question that I am interested in... Can anyone help me come up with a new idea? I would be extremely thankful!
  13. I use an Apple laptop, but it seems like your asking what type of computer you need for computer science? (Please correct me if I assumed wrong) The reality is that nearly anything you buy will no matter the price range will be sufficient for IB Computer Science and likely you first year of study of computer science in university. The programs (and their accompanying graphics) you will be producing will be simple. You only really need something more powerful for professional-quality video-editing, playing games, and some other uncommon activities. Personally, I like Apple computers for their reliability, but I could easily survive without mine. The price point of Apple products is disappointing and potentially exclusionary. Honestly, if you're willing to spend $400 dollars or slightly more for a PC you'll get a quality product. With so many powerful tools at your fingertips like Google Drive through the web for free, there's not a great necessity for Apple's suite of applications or anybody else's. Unless you're trying to do one of the aforementioned resource-intensive activities, you'll probably be happy with a PC in that range as a typical IB student who writes lots of papers and surfs the web.
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  15. What is the effect of different pH on the allometric characteristics of Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. Sativus (Radish)? This seems kind of elementary of a question however, I want to make this into a more sophisticated question. What aspects of this question can lead to a more sophisticated, EE research question? Even suggesteions would be helpful in determining one. Thank you!
  16. I need advice more for computer science, but I just wanted an idea on what others are using.
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  18. Step 1 :> Preparing to Study (a) Start studying early. Give yourself more than enough time to review the material that was covered in class. You might want to gauge how soon to start studying by how much material you need to review. (b) Read through the entirety of your notes that will be on the exam. It will refresh your memory of the material and help you remember what you learned. (c) Get some good notes. If you’re not a good note taker, or if there are “holes” in your notes, then ask a friend if you can copy his or her notes. Good notes can make all the difference when you’re studying. (d) Ask your teacher about the test material. One of the easiest ways to begin your studying process is to find out what is on the test directly from your teacher. Step 2 :> Reviewing the Information (a) Re-read your notes. This time re-read your notes for understanding. In other words, you are going to study your notes. Start with the most basic information. (b) Take notes while you study. Yes, take even more notes. You can highlight and underline the information as well, but writing the information down really helps you retain it better. (c) Review your syllabus. The syllabus is an outline of everything that you should have learned over the course of the class. It’s a good place to start to understand major ideas and topics that you should be learning from the class. (d) Write down the major topics and themes that you pulled out of the syllabus. Then, go through your notes to see if you have any notes at all on those topics. Once again, if you don’t, you should ask someone for notes on those topics, and re-read the sections in the book pertaining to those topics. (e) Review study guides and sections. In some books, each chapter has a short review or summary. This is a great place to quickly review and get a gist of a concept. Of course, if you have no idea what the summary is referring to or you need more details to jog your memory, refer to the study guide in the back of the book. (f) Re-read important selections of the textbook. All of the titled sections of the book from your syllabus should be re-read so that you can pull out important information. Step 3 :> Preparing for the Exam (a) Make flash cards. After you have taken notes from studying all of your materials including the book and your notes, use that information to make flash cards. (Grab an index card, or cut paper into squares to use as a flashcard.) Turn statements into questions. (b) Quiz yourself. Once everything is written down on flashcards, quiz yourself with the cards. Keep reviewing the questions that you get wrong until you get them right. (c) Do practice questions. This is especially helpful for subjects such as math. Practice doing the questions in the book that you were assigned for homework. Do extra questions in the back of the book. Re-do questions that you got wrong, and try to figure out why you got them wrong. Do practice questions until you feel more comfortable with subject matter.
  19. A few things to consider: Variance: Even though IB is an internationally-recognized program, different schools are going to give different amounts of homework. The IA's, EE's, and CAS all take a fair amount of time but your school is going to have a significant influence in terms of the time you spend on general homework. Variety: This is something that I find especially true for pre-med, science-heavy kids (sorry for promoting the stereotype); they hurt themselves by choosing all of the most work-intensive classes. Stay away from four HL's. If you want to do both Bio and Chem HL, great, but I'd suggest that your third HL not be something as strenuous as Math HL. What you want: You say you're not ready to give up dancing, which is good because IB will quickly kill your motivation for any activities to which you are lukewarm. If you love dance, then it will be a great way for you to wind down. If not, then it will just be an extension of an already too long school day. As for my personal experience, eight hours is certainly doable. I would advise against doing more than eight hours. Really anything that books you for more than ten hours a week is when you will start to suffer. Another thing was that because I worked a job I would be free one day and then have a six hour commitment another day. That's much harder than doing an activity for an hour or so. So don't do that if possible. You say you're a fast learner; I'll contend that while it may be true, but there will definitely be some subjects that are taxing. You won't be a superstar in all of them, and the weaker ones tend to where you'll sink in a lot of time (or at least the time will pass slowest for them). I managed my time by trying to do stuff in advance when I could (read: not very often) and sacrificing a lot of personal time. Is IB worth it? Generally no, but I s'pose that's part of the appeal.
  20. Hi! I'm taking IB next year but I'm wondering if it's actually worth it. At first, I decided to do it because I figured that I should probably get used to the workload now and learn some valuable skills for uni (planning on going into med but of course, that may change at any time). And because I have strict parents that I know would like me to go into the program. The problem, though, is the fact that IB kids are generally really busy with schoolwork and I'm fairly involved with dance (8 hours or so a week) and I'm not ready to give it up. I like to think of myself of a fairly fast learner, so my homework time shouldn't be as long as others but let's face it, I'll probably have a lot of homework. I was also thinking about only taking partial IB but if I were to take IB anyways, I wouldn't see the point of only going halfway. (I have a bit of an all or nothing attitude.) I suppose it wouldn't hurt to take chem or bio IB (see above: med school) So I present to you my two questions: to those who are involved with extracurriculars/athetics, how do you manage your time? (and is it even possible to do so?) and, is IB even worth it? Thanks
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  22. I got to know that CAS is no longer marked and is not accounted for the extra 3 marks given to us. So, is it important for me to focus on the proposals and reflections of the activities I carry out? Because I take quite a lot of time writing my reflections. Also, how many hours of CAS activity do I have to do to satisfy the IB requirements? Anybody? please help me! Your help will be sooooooo much appreciated !
  23. I am going to start my internal assessment in BM and I have identified my client. But, as I am a HL student, my IA should be mainly based on primary research and I do not know what different kind of primary research is there other than doing a survey or an interview. Can anyone please tell me different types of primary research? Thank you so much! your help will be really appreciated
  24. How do we actually prepare for paper 2 section C? In our school, we are currently just trying to answer different section C questions and memorizing them but I do not think it will be possible to memorize answers for allll different types of section C questions. So, how am I supposed to really study for Section C? Anybody? Please help me! Your help will be very much appreciated
  25. Depends on how much that career option appeals to you, really. I myself take bio chem maths HL and find it rather manageable. Maths is my hardest HL for sure, followed by biology. Chemistry is the easiest for me, though this is not the case with many of my classmates who take both at HL. Doing only bio and chemistry HL will definitely take a large chunk of workload away, but together with it many career options. I take maths and want to study medicine, which isn't maths-oriented at all, though it still is helpful during admissions. Weigh out your options, or start with 4 HLs and drop maths to SL if you struggle too much at the end of year 1. If you have any further questions, just hit me up.
  26. I balanced 4 HL's up until mid Grade 12. It is not as hard as it seems especially if you take HL English as there is no big difference between HL and SL but yes I would recomnend to drop one before it is too late.
  27. Thank you for your advice, but then if I only did two of the HL's prescribed, I would possibly be missing out on a career option? Is it worth it?
  28. Hey guys, Over the summer we were asked to come up with our TOK presentation which we will be giving once we go back to school. I have formulated some questions but I am still a little lost over which one I should choose. Here are the one's that I have shortlisted: 1. How is knowledge throughout history constructed? 2. What is the role of emotion in the construction of knowledge throughout history? 3. What is the role of authoritative figures in the construction of knowledge throughout history? 4. How does authority construct knowledge? I was thinking of using the first question as I feel that it is broad enough for me to explore. The other questions I felt were a bit more restrictive. Is the first question an alright question or is it too broad? Thank you for all your help!
  29. It may be recommended to study chemistry/biology at HL for application to Australia (I know the University of Queensland used to require chem HL, before it changed to graduate-only applications), but AFAIK no universities require one or both at HL anymore for direct entry. It can still help you be more competitive, however, seeing that medicine can be quite a difficult course to get into. Check university websites for more specifics. I myself started with 4 HLs, then dropped English HL for Further HL. 4 HL's aren't that hard if you're motivated, but it mostly doesn't seem to actually help much in applying to university. In terms of HL chemistry, I found it fairly simple, and one of my friends who takes both HL bio and chem finds HL chem easier. It's apparently more conceptual than bio (but not so much as physics), and requires only some memorisation.
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