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    Hello everyone, I have found a website that offers help to both HL and SL physics students. It includes videos explaining past paper questions by topic and by year from May 2016 to May 2019. The videos are very analytical as they show the question and go through a detailed solution that would get full marks. It also has a question bank and practice papers. I did my exams in May19 and I wish I had known about this website as it offers the ideal help that physics students need. It doesn't require payment for the majority of the videos meaning that you have access to them with no need to sign in. I would suggest though to buy the membership for the full package as it is only 39 euros comparing to other websites where you need to pay more than 100 euros and they don't have video explanations. This website can help you achieve a solid 6 or 7 in physics as going through paper 1 and paper 2 analytically is the best practice for your IB exam. https://paperplainz.com
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    Honestly if you don't like the subject, don't do it as an HL. I'm not in Chem HL, but I don't like science very much, I struggled with honors chem so I chose not to do any science HLs. Since you need a science, do a science SL and pick whichever one sounds the easiest from the classes your school offers. Talk to some of the IB people in the grade above you; they'll either have taken the class or are taking the class or know someone who has. Hope this helps!
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    hey, ur subjects seem great, however, u need to choose the subjects based on ur major. so since ur gonna major in business or economics... u can do this. Math HL, Business HL, Economics HL, and the rest SL Math HL and another since HL is too difficult and will be stressing and art HL has a lottttt of work. so u should be wise about what you choose or else ur gonna end up not having enough time for ur courses.
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    Hi Lana, I was shocked to see you on here, it's been ages since we've last talked. Remember our IB1 and IB2 days? Dear Lana, please reply and tell me how to get in touch with you. Lana , please allow me to give you private tutoring for your math ia ;). I love you too, Lana
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    If you want to do something science-y or medical in university, do biology HL. It is a really interesting syllabus mostly for those who are biology inclined.
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    Recommend HL, Biology is not too difficult, however it depends if you are going for physics or chemistry and the field you want to base your future in
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    I would go with HL Econ in your scenario. HL Physics isn't necessary.
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    Hi I would like to say that you should take HL Economics. I do HL Economics and Physics and as of right now, HL Physics is very hard for me(There is a lot of math). From what I've heard, HL math is pretty hard, but if you are willing to do Economics in UNI, I would advice you to take HL math (Econ in UNI has a lot of math). HL Econ has more theory related (There is a bit of math), but it's more depending on your writing skills(BS skills). Good luck in IB, wish you all the best. (頑張ろう!) (Basically, don't choose IB physics, cuz you WILL die, unless your math concepts are very good, then go for it, but you're already planning doing Econ, Business related subjects, so don't do it)
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    Of course it's possible, as you know, there is an EVS spectrum with a variety of EVSses that sort of fall in between (environmental managers, soft ecologist, etc.). You could add this as a challenge you faced while reflecting, or maybe add more categories of EVSses (from what it sounds like you are doing), where you categorise people according to soft ecologist, environmental managers, ecocentric, etc. Show evidence that you were prompted to add more categories, and it will show how you developed your method. Good luck!
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    These notes are good for revision before the mock exams, or revision before the final exams (but they only contain material from the first year)
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    1.1 Introduction to Business Management 1.2 Types of Organizations 1.3 Organizational Objectives 1.4 Stakeholders 1.5 External Environment 1.6 Growth and Evolution 1.7 Organizational Planning Tools
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    1.6 Growth and Evolution.docx
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    Hello! I'll be doing my TOK OP soon and my teachers aren't very helpful.. so I was wondering if I could show you all my brainstorm here and if you guys could deduce if it is doable? To what extent is language a reliable way of knowing in the natural sciences? My RLS is: The Father of Genetics, Gregor Mendel, in 1865 presented his results in German, the language of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of which he was a citizen living in Brun now in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, his work was not noticed by the rest of the world until it was rediscovered by American researchers in the early 1900s. Much to their credit, they attributed the discovery of Mendel's Laws to him. How much more would the Science of Genetics have progressed had Mendel's work been known by the rest of the world instead of just among the German speakers since 1865? I'm arguing whether language is a reliable WOK in the natural science and my stand is that it is not because of it's inherent flaw as a WOK (language is subjective, the ubiquity of languages makes it difficult for the AOK in natural science because natural science is an objective study and language is tethered to emotion, culture, etc.) There's also the issue of loss in translation. In my presentation, I'm planning to talk about how monolingualism is a solution to the issue of the unreliability of language in natural science (i.e. adopting a universal language in natural science, it's always been a thing. Today, it's English) and real life examples of this is the use of IUPAC. On top of this, the use of models, diagrams help to overcome the unreliability of language. The reason why people need to come up with ways to work around the flaw of language is because without language, scientists would not have access to earlier established and accepted theories which means they would all have to start from the very beginning, the very basic ideas in their science. My counter-argument is that in practice, this 'homogenous' attitude selected a very specific way of looking at the world (due to monolingualism), therefore one can make it easy to discount other types of information as nothing more than folklore. I'm arguing that knowledge that isn't produced via traditional academic research methods which commonly exists in other languages still have scientific value such as indigenous tribes in Indonesia who knew from oral histories how to recognize the signs of impeding earthquakes, enabling them to flee higher ground before the 2004 tsunami hit. Furthermore, the very act of eradicating different languages in the approach to natural science might actually be a disadvantage to the construction of knowledge in general as less scientists may be motivated to conduct these experiments if the audience is not wide enough in their native tongue. What do you guys think? How can I improve? Thank you!
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    This is my Polish A Literature HL Extended Essay. The topic is Wpływ pamięci o życiowych doświadczeniach na konstrukcję psychiki bohaterek „Cudzoziemki” Marii Kuncewiczowej i „Persepolis” Marjane Satrapi. The result was 32/36 and an A grade. Enjoy!
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    Hey everyone - I've been giving heaps of tips lately for people's French studies, so I've decided to make a master post, filled with everything that I can think of which has helped me over the past two years (sorry for my lack of accents, my laptop doesn't like inserting them in!) So firstly, get hold of a past exam (SL/HL/ab initio - whichever you're doing). Look at paper 1, and the sort of language you need to understand, and the type of questions you're going to have to answer. Then look at paper 2, and see what you need to write about, how much you need to write, and the sort of language (vocab/grammar etc.) you might need to know. That way, you know the sort of level you'll need to be at by the end of the IB. Vocab and grammar Quizlet is a great place to start for vocab and grammar - there are literally thousands of flashcards, and some are even dedicated to IB vocab! Additionally, if you don't have one already, buy yourself a French grammar book, complete with exercises (a good one is Schaum's French Grammar http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/0071828982 - it covers everything, from the basic to the advanced). Set yourself a challenge to do 40 mins every night, just to make sure you cover heaps of grammar, and that you're maintaining constant practice of the language. Also, with the Schaum grammar, it gives you heaps of vocab as well, as it makes you write out sentences, so make sure to translate any words you don't know, and learn them. Any words you're unsure of? Dedicate a notebook to writing down the French word and the English translation (make your own vocab list), and revise as much as you can. What I do is I browse http://www.wordreference.com to find French translations for any English word that I want to use. I also do this in my spare time to boost my vocab (yes, this is essentially just reading a dictionary but trust me this helps so much!). Paper 1 To practice for paper 1, literally just do heaps of past papers. When you read the texts, translate any words you don't know (obviously you can't do this in the real exam, however this helps you to learn useful vocab). Keep in mind, it's not expected that you understand every single word, you mainly need to know the general gist, and understand the grammar. In the actual exam, read the text once through, slowly, making sure that you understand all you can to the best of your ability. Once you've done that, read each question carefully, and make sure you understand exactly what they're asking of you (there have been cases where I have misinterpreted a question because I skimmed through it without actually realising what it's asking). With the vocab questions (e.g. trying to find an equivalent word), look at the tense of the word, whether it is a verb or a noun, and that will help you to narrow down to the answer. With the grammar questions (e.g. filling in the blanks with a connecting word), see if the next word begins with a vowel, then you know that if it's something like "bien que", the IB will actually put in "bien qu' " in the list of phrases to choose from, so you know that it's definitely that answer. Paper 2 I suggest to do your best to write a piece (even if it's only 50-100 words) and hand it up to your teacher to get it marked with feedback. Maybe try to increase your responses by 25-50 words every month or every few months so you can eventually get to that word limit (250 minimum for SL, 100 for ab initio (I think, don't hold me on this)) The feedback from your teacher is priceless because it allows for you to learn even more grammar in the context of your own work, as well as seeing what you're good at, and what you can improve on. Take their feedback, and rewrite your response, incorporating all the feedback and advice they're given you, that way it sticks in your mind. For the actual exam, make sure you read the question extremely carefully, and make sure you address everything that needs to be addressed. Incorporate as much from the question as you can in your response (e.g. if they want you to talk about what you've learnt from a bad holiday, make sure you describe a bad holiday, and interweave things you've learnt throughout your response). Proofreading is key: when you're under stress, you'll make heaps of silly mistakes. Make sure you allow 5-10 mins at the end of the exam just to read through your response, check your tense, accents, and spelling in particular. Make sure you've included connective phrases where possible, and try to include some French idioms too (but don't force them, only use them to enhance your response). Individual Oral I personally loved the individual oral, as I'm strong with my fluency and pronunciation. So, the best way to improve on your pronunciation is to read aloud as much French as possible - read extracts from your textbook, read aloud your written responses. When you're speaking, speak slowly at first, and make sure you're pronouncing it right - to 100% make sure you're doing just that, record yourself and play it back, so that you can hear what you sound like, if you're speaking clearly enough, and you can pick up on any slight mispronunciations. Additionally, try to listen to as much recorded French as possible - find some YouTube videos in French, watch them, listen to how they're speaking, and try to mimic their pronunciation. That will guarantee an improvement in your oral work for sure! General tips for the IO - I find that in the preparation time, I just practice the oral itself, and write down any key points I want to discuss, so that I don't forget. Usually, I end up running out of time to say everything, so I prioritise my key ideas, to make sure I cover the most important ones first. When it comes down to breaking up your time for the actual oral, this is what works for me: Start with something along the lines of "J'ai choisi cette photo car la legende dit que (state the caption) et ca montre la theme de (state the theme e.g. Loisirs) Describe the photo, but don't spend more than 2 mins all together on steps 1 and 2 Come back to the legend - restate it, and if possible, state whether or not you agree with it. Then, relate it back to the theme, and basically talk about what you've learnt about it. I usually apply it back to my own life, and try to say things like "j'avais trouve une texte du bac qui a mentionne que..." and link it to the option. This should take up the bulk of your oral, and maybe talk for about 4 mins about this. Always (ALWAYS) say "en conclusion" once you've finished (yes, it's kinda lame but trust me it makes life for the examiners so much easier, so they know that you're finishing up, and they can prepare to ask you questions at the end) and summarise the points you've made, and come back to whether or not you agree with the legend. Enjoy the questions from the examiner, they may ask you "nasty" questions, but seriously consider them a blessing, because there's a whole section in the mark scheme dedicated to your ability to expand on complex ideas, and your teacher is trying to boost your mark for that.Make sure you include connective phrases and idioms where relevant - the IB loves that so much (but don't just put them in for the sake of it). I hope I've helped a bit, and feel free to expand upon anything that I've said, or let me know if there's anything else you find helpful. Feel free to send me a message if you ever need help with anything - I'm always happy to help
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    At my school IB students are seen as ones who are rich spoiled brats or the elite students.
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    My friend's commentaries, I have permission to upload. Received 38/45, which gave her level 7.
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    Hi all, thought I would just upload the IB Psychology HL revision guide I made for my CAS Major. This guide isn't perfect but from the feedback I got from my teacher and people that are using it I feel that it is a very solid revision guide. There is generally evaluation for most of research and I have lots of supporting and counter research provided. I hope this helps you guys revise because I know Psychology is a pain in the ass to revise for. Please don't take this work and say its your own, I spent a lot of time on it. By the way, in case your interested the major sources I used are the Pearson Baccalaureate Psychology textbook, the IB course companion and the oxford a level psychology revision guide and some class notes. P.S. I may upload the health one in a few days if you guys want it. EDIT: You can download it from this link too. EDIT EDIT: I've added the Health one too. Please do not reupload this onto any other site, these three documents were reuploaded onto scribd without my permission. I don't mind if you reupload but please ask me before you do so. IB Psychology Revision Guide- FINAL.pdf IB Psychology- Abnormal Psychology Revision Guide.pdf IB Psychology Health.pdf
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    Internally marked, Level 7, 14/15.
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    This is my Mathematics SL Internal Assessment, which scored a 20/20 in the May 2014 exam session. It is a project centering on the modeling of the segment of a roller coaster. It was a real pain in the ass and it took a lot of time. Take into account it is way over the page recommendation IB imposes, but was not sanctioned. Please review!
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    An Economics Internal Assessment in Macroeconomics discussing tax cuts in France and their likely effects on the French economy, unemployment and inflation. Contains teacher comments. Enjoy!
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    My Extended Essay in Mathematics, which I wrote on the Rubik's Cube. In this essay I show how many different configurations there are of the Rubik's Cube. This essay received 31/36 points, and hence an A.
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