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1. ## English HL Paper 1 and 2

Could someone just tell me which exam is which? I know there is a comparative and a commentary. Is the commentary on poems? Also what are the time restrictions on both exams? I have been looking for the answer to these questions for a while now but all I get are how to succeed in writing these papers.
2. ## Math Portfolio (Math IA) Citation method?

What is the citation/ bibliography method for a math studies portfolio/ IA? Chicago, MLA, APA....?
3. ## Math Portfolio Topic Ideas

As it currently sits, probably not because you can't really employ a lot of math to do much. If you are still interested in functions in the real world, you could try using functions to model a situation and exploring how they are used, and if there is an advantage to one function over the other. You could pick a particular type of function to explore (power functions, for example) or a general class (linear functions, non-linear functions, or whatever). When you say functions to model a situation, you mean like a real life problem right? But a particular real life problem. Like if I wanted to shoot a spider with a slingshot that was 2 metres away, what would the chances be? Or something like that?

5. ## Math Portfolio Topic Ideas

Based on what you've said, I looked into the math topics I was good at. And I wondered, and still wonder about this thing about roads. You know when there is an intersection, and they have that green arrow that signals the cars from your side of the road and the opposite side to turn? They don't usually collide if the driver doesn't slip up in some way. So when I was studying asymptotes, I thought that maybe when they were building roads, they used the asymptotes as lines that wouldn't be touched so cars wouldn't collide like this: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/05158/index_clip_image004_0000.gif Problem is, I don't know how much math I can incorporate into this. Plus to get good marks in the portfolio, we need to demonstrate math beyond the curriculum right?
6. ## Math Portfolio Topic Ideas

So, our teacher has finally given us the long dreaded math portfolio(for me at least). She has also given us two examples of the previous math portfolios (one good, one bad), BUT they are both statistics. Also I've been looking around for a while and no where does it state how to formulate a topic! Except for creating a topic in something I like. Could anyone provide me with tips or examples of how to create a topic? I've been stuck on it for a while...
7. ## URGENT help needed in EE topic!

You could do George Orwell's Animal Farm. It's basically animals that represent people in the Russian Revolution. Such as the working class is represented by the admirable horse and the pigs represent the leaders. It's a favourite of mine. However, I didn't do my extended essay in english. From what I remember, the book is around 200 pages. You can also take a look at these if Animal Farm doesn't work out : http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/historical-fiction-war Actually, The Book Thief by Markus Zusack is pretty lengthy and has a lot of literary devices. What is interesting about the book, is how the book is written in the perspective of Death in the Nazi era. So that's a good one too. I read it during grade 10 for school but a friend of mine also did it for their EE so you can take a look into that too=)
8. ## Psychology Extended Essay-Footnotes, in-text citations, graphs/figures

I'm having a little trouble with my extended essay. I want to use a figure I found in a psychology study but after looking around how to cite direct quotes, it says I need to ask the person who wrote the paper or something for permission to use it. Is this true? Also does anyone know how I cite direct quotes plus their footnote? I'm having a lot of trouble finding it, because when I search online, I'm given multiple answers and I don't have a clue as to which I use. Here is the site that says copyright footnotes need the "required authorization": http://classroom.synonym.com/footnotes-apa-format-1911.html
9. ## Philosophical Ideas and AOKs-ToK Essay

Isn't epistemology TOK itself? I hear it's the more fancier term for TOK. Would it be an area of knowledge because the areas of knowledge I am provided with are: -Human sciences -Natural sciences -History -Arts -Ethics -Mathematics (I'm following the previous curriculum from this year's, so there is no religion or any of the other new ones)
10. ## Philosophical Ideas and AOKs-ToK Essay

I'm having trouble with my ToK essay: That which is accepted as knowledge today, is sometimes discarded tomorrow. I want to use Tabula Rasa as a concrete example, but I don't know which area of knowledge it would fall under. Any ideas?
11. ## Biology Internal Assessment lab(about Transpiration)- Is my research question well focused? And would this experiment work?

I have two possible questions: How does the maintained temperature of water constantly surrounding a ficus plant(a fig tree) affect the rate of transpiration? How does the maintained temperature of the closed environment surrounding a ficus plant(a fig tree) affect the rate of transpiration? If I change temperatures what's surrounding the plant, the water in which the plant is submerged (at the bottom) in is also affected so would this experiment work? Due to the fact I might be changing two variables instead of one.
12. ## Psychology Extended Essay Topic- Is it too broad?

"To what extent can flotation REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) help reduce stress related symptoms?" Is my topic focused enough? Too narrow? Too broad?
13. ## Psychology Extended Essay Topic- Is it too broad?

"To what extent can flotation REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) help reduce stress related symptoms?" Is my topic focused enough? Too narrow? Too broad?
14. ## Psychology EE: Is my topic too broad?

No don't apologize! This is really helpful! I didn't want to reply without doing anything so I just visited our library today and because of what you previously told me, I have found much more information(most of them were academic journals) regarding my EE choice and found some sources I hope to skim through the weekend. I have also found a little section from a digital encyclopedia which tells me who started REST. If you'd like, I can link you to these journals to give you an idea of what I'll be doing plus, I'd like to share a topic I've thought of after looking through the articles. Perhaps we could communicate by messages on IBS messages?
15. ## CAS online ?

You're welcome, and if you do lead this event, I'm guessing it'd be easier to apply for scholarships=)
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