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  1. 2 points
    Same. I literally felt the same way. I was thinking of dropping out as well about a month ago cause I was so overwhelmed I really felt like I couldn't do it anymore. I don't feel that way anymore though. I guess it's just about waiting and being patient. The IB is a rollercoaster. That's what they've always told me and what I now actually believe myself. There are moments where I just want to leave everything as it is and drop out and then moments where i feel so on top of my assignments and so organized that for a brief moment I think I can get a 45 (hah, I wish). My suggestion is to just wait, it's going to get better soon and then it's gonna be bad again. I guess that's just how it works. Just surround yourself with positive people that will push you when you feel like dropping out and people that will encourage you to always do your best. Good Luck! V.
  2. 2 points
    If it's like most EE subjects neither is "the right one", IB just asks that you be consistent in whatever style you choose to use. So don't worry. 🙂
  3. 1 point
    is business management easier then econ (both at hl) honest answers please i need help
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  5. 1 point
    No, you will be absolutely fine so long as you reference the original piece. You should also explain why you chose it as your inspiration.
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    I guess it's similar to the difference between Group 2 (Language B) HL and SL. About 40% of English A Lit HL students get a 5, 20% get a 6 and 5% get a 7 (assume at least 80% of HL students are native speakers). So definitely it is a difficult HL but I do not know just how much more difficult it is than SL. It looks like a ~90% work at SL could be around 75% when scored using HL criteria. That's just my estimate but the actual difference should be somewhere near there. If you are not very strong in English writing maybe you can try Language and Literature because it is less focused on literary analysis to which some students may have little exposure.
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    https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/become-an-ib-school/dp-general-regulations-en.pdf (published April 2014) See, Article 13.2 (copied below) 13.2 The IB Diploma will be awarded to a candidate provided all the following requirements have been met. a. CAS requirements have been met. b. The candidate’s total points are 24 or more. c. There is no “N” awarded for theory of knowledge, the extended essay or for a contributing subject. d. There is no grade E awarded for theory of knowledge and/or the extended essay. e. There is no grade 1 awarded in a subject/level. f. There are no more than two grade 2s awarded (HL or SL). g. There are no more than three grade 3s or below awarded (HL or SL). h. The candidate has gained 12 points or more on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count). i. The candidate has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL). j. The candidate has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the Final Award Committee. So, with a 2 in one subject, you should be fine.
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    Silly Putty can be more easily be the topic for a physics IA brcause of its viscosity that is non-proportional with velocoty (a non-Newtonian fluid). Chemistry IAs should focus on phenomena that can be explained by behaviours at the molecular level.
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    To be honest, most schools don't require 500 words per reflection. But if your CAS coordinator tells you that you should, then do it. Your CAS coordinator is the one approving your CAS activities and so it's their word that counts. That said, you could still ask them about the length of the required reflection compared to the examples IB provides. When it comes to CAS activities, you should always show initiative, but the activity itself doesn't have to be anything huge. If you decide to plan a dinner, that's great! But smaller things like simply going running every day could still count as CAS. Even just playing soccer or making an art piece for 2 or 3 hours count. Do check again with your CAS coordinator though, because different schools might accept different things as CAS activities (it's up to the supervisor's discretion).
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    Hello I decided to conduct an experiment to investigate the lift of a toy helicopter for my Physics practical, and I am kind of stuck, does anyone have any ideas on which procedures do I have to take to measure all the necessary factors such as lift force, speed of rotor, air density etc. and I'd also be extremely grateful for suggestions on formulas which I could use. Thank you in advance, I will appreciate any help.
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    I come home from school at 4:30, and then I do some homework/revision, eat and go to bed at 7PM. However, I wake up at 3:30AM to workout, take a shower, clean, drink my coffee and of course, do school work. All that until 7:00AM when I need to catch my train, and of course there I either do IA's or some reading ahead. I have my entire schedule organised to make sure I don't fall behind. I do give up socialising though I catch up on that during CAS hours. Weekends are for IA's, EE and TOK, and revision, as I do my homework as soon as I get it (in class, sometimes) I learned the hard way that I study insufficiently after 9PM.
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    So i've decided to switch my Math IA to population growth instead. I know that there is already an equation created for population growth and this confuses me because would that mean my ia would only consist of plugging in numbers into an equation and then simply manipulating it a little (because I want to find the optimal population in a country)? :/ Like, what else am I supposed to do?
  13. 1 point
    IB was explained to me as a program "where all the classes can intermingle with one another". Playing off this idea, perhaps you could include the effects of the population gain/loss on the location. For example, you could consider how losing 5 million people could affect the price of food. (supposing that X percent of the country are farmers) You can expand this beyond just finding the optimal population. PM me with questions Best of luck
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