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  1. By the way, even though I already answered I feel like I should add one more point: There are no good IB parties. It's simply too small of a community for that (at my school, anyways), so the main time that us IBers interact with the rest of our grade is on the weekends, when we're all goin crazy and having an awesome time, when no one cares if you're in IB, AP, Honors, or on level. However, only about... 2/3 of the full IB kids (maybe 40-50 in 12th grade) actually go to parties... (Not sure if that has to do with IB, or just those people's preferences). But I suppose, as far as in school interactions goes, it's clique-ey, but not exclusively so, since there definitely is interaction outside of IB, especially in classes that aren't only full IB kids (such as English, History) and from there you end up interacting with other people, who you become good friends with.
  2. Caffeine and vacations would be my two....
  3. Welp, got my first UCAS reply.. Denied Then again, it was ICL, which was a lul-why-not school for me... Here's the rest: University of Sussex (?) University of Edinburgh (?) University of Nottingham (?) University of Birmingham (?) ICL (Nope...) All for MSci in Comp Sci/Software Engineering. Sussex, Nottingham, Birmingham are my targets (34-36), Edinburgh would be sweet but is a bit higher (38 i think)... Will update this as I hear back.
  4. I don't even want that to be true, just so y'all have to go through the same hell that I did actually tho, I doubt they will. It's very much the signature thing of IB.
  5. Hahahahaha, oh man. Trust me, not true. But, hilarious rumor to start...
  6. Hmm, I think you're thinking along the right track, find something that you're 1. interested in 2. are reasonably experienced with, and think about how to write a 4k essay about it. Now, math is a more difficult subject, but it is not impossible. There are many different areas of math you could look at: - the applicability of mathematics to solve both real and abstract problems - the beauty of mathematics as in, for instance, geometry or fractal theory - the elegance of mathematics in the proving of theorems as in, for example, number theory - the origin and subsequent development of a branch of mathematics over a period of time, measured in tens, hundreds or thousands of years - the links between different branches of mathematics and the powerful structures that enable many seemingly different problems to be solved by a single theory - the way that a branch of mathematics has been born, or has flourished, as a result of technology I think you'd benefit by looking at the EE handbook http://cghs.dadeschools.net/Academics/magnet/Essay_Guide-2009.pdf Just browse, looking at criteria/rubrics for subjects you are interested in, such as math, and think about which one you could write an essay about. You still have looooots of time, so maybe come up with different ideas, and take some time to explore your interests for them. Also, as said above, the final thing is: you have to write a 4000 word paper on it.
  7. What is your real name? Nils Where are you from? Germany *living in the US How did you find out about IB Survival? looking for help on my math IA... What made you register? Thought I'd contribute a bit. When did you register? Some time january 2012 What is your favorite IB subject? Physics When are you graduating? June 2013 What are your free time hobbies? Snowboarding, producing/mixing music, programming, writing, sleeping If you could change one thing on IBS, what would it be? More real time interaction...
  8. I had it split up into 2 semester classes over 2 years. End of 1st semester, 11th grade... WOOOOOO, time for a useless, EE writing class where we don't do anything. Free period! Start of 1st semester 12th grade.. Awww ******* ToK on my schedule again. Now, I'm done with it, and it feels GLOOOORIOUS. Except for the part where I can't stroll in 30 minutes late after lunch... That was nice... It's just been a rollercoaster of emotions with me and tok. But yeah, I'm happy to be done... It was just an annoying class, in which I just disagreed with everyone.
  9. A billion times this.... I'm missing 50 hours (pretty much all service... ), my EE is due in a couple weeks, and I'm still editing it.. All the fun things. Get. Stuff. Done. Early.
  10. Honestly, from my personal experience, now in my 2nd year of HL Physics, the most important thing is to examine the relationship between two variables, which is exactly what you're doing. You are not graded on the complexity of your experiment. Now, that was the answer to your question, the rest is just me rambling about physics labs, and coffee filters, and things I'd do, so read it if you like I'll also tell you, your specific idea is perfectly fine, and is actually similar to one that we did. Now, one thing that I will recommend is to be careful with air resistance. The actual models for air resistance are extremely complicated, because of the calculations of surface area, shape, which involve some advanced mathematics. Essentially, varying m of the coffee filters by stacking multiple ones inside each other will be better, as it won't alter the shape or surface area, allowing you to do a relationship with mass to say, acceleration or terminal velocity, or anything else, without having to account for varying air resistance (there will be some, but it is minimal enough to where as long as you state it, you can assume it constant.) This could allow you to find other things as well, say a constant to define the density of the air, in relation to the (reasonably) constant shape of the coffee filter, with different mass (using the above stacking method). Not sure if I can give out my ideas here... if not, a mod can message me and I'll edit this out, but with the above you could look at something like terminal velocity, by simplifying an existing model, to include constants for your specific experiment. So, while you may have 4 variables in the actual equation, several will remain constant since you aren't changing shape, or the air, so that you could rewrite the equation to include 1 or 2 constants say v = (a)(m)^(b) where a and b are constant relating to the shape of the coffee filter, subsequently, its air resistance, the density of the air, and gravity (those are pretty much the variables of terminal velocity ) then you could find your own defined variables by measuring v and m and processing data. Just thinking of ways you can bring in some cool concepts (air density, shape) without having to do some crazy calculations, since you seemed to want to do that. But that's a pretty advanced lab, and I'm really just playing around with ideas here, if you're crunched for time, your original idea (aside from the washers) will be perfectly fine. Anyways, food for thought. In summary though, your idea is definitely a good one for a lab, especially one where you have to come up with your own design.
  11. what... that's actually ridiculous. Talk to the administration (principal, head of science department, whatever...) because 19 lab reports is way enough... I think we (at HL) have like... 7? maybe max of 10... over 2 years. And generally like 1 every few weeks.... Anyways, see if you can't get your class to talk to your teacher. Hope it works out for ya
  12. No problem That sounds good, but I'd play with the wording a little bit. First off, be aware that if you are saying "to what extent" you have to analyze every other influence/cause! If you want to do that, then your question is good. Maybe throw in the year, for example: "To what extent was religious belief an influential cause of the Irish Confederate Wars of XXXX" because that always looks better for history papers If you want to focus just on religion (not sure if you could write 4000 words about that, but I also don't know about the wars at all), you could say something like "How were the Irish Confederate Wars of XXXX influenced/caused/affected by religious beliefs/ideas/(whatever is applicable)," or, if you want to write a more argumentative paper (recommended by IB) "Causes of the Irish Confederate Wars: Why religion was so critical to the conflict" or something like that. Again, I don't know that much about the wars, so some of these might not be possible, but I hope it's at least giving you an idea of how to format the questions/ how the question determines the direction of your paper.
  13. Yup, Math HL is probably the hardest. Workload wise, though, I'd say Visual Arts HL, because holy hell, they do soooo much writing. It's insane. Easiest? ToK
  14. I think the general approach is fine, but yes, be more specific, not only with forms of art, but even to one or two artists, maybe compare/contrast. Look at this example question from the EE handbook: Topic: Cultural influences on Pablo Picasso’s work Research question: Picasso: individual genius or cultural thief? Approach: An investigation of the extent to which selected images in Picasso’s work may have been appropriated from other cultural sources. Of course you shouldn't just copy that format, but that gives you an idea on the broadness of the question/topic. Definitely focus on one or two artists/pieces of art, I'd say. Although, I did not write my EE in arts, I think that should put you in good shape, reading these examples.
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