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  1. Sarusta

    Japanese Anime vs. American Cartoons

    Art would be the most appropriate subject for this comparison. And I disagree with your analysis of anime, Bishup. If you've ever actually watched anime there are many things that could apply from literature analysis (FullMetal Alchemist being the strongest example in my opinion. I could write an entire paper on it, easily.) Of course there are many anime that ARE just simple entertainments, but generalizations like that really tick me off.
  2. Sarusta

    Japanese Anime vs. American Cartoons

    I'm not sure how you plan to compare the two, I find anime to be a whole lot deeper than cartoons, there's not much analysis on the part of the cartoons. If you're dedicated on doing anime, and are passionate about it, maybe you could write your essay on the annoyingly popular belief that anime is nothing more than (to use the words of a friend) "retarded japanese cartoon", and demonstrate how it isn't so. I'm sure there's a research question in there somewhere. (I think it'd be better if you come up with the wording for the question yourself so you can get a better feel of your topic.) ...damnit now I want to do that topic... If you do that, promise me you'll do a good job on it and show it to me.
  3. Sarusta

    Matrix Pattern?

    We were given this bonus assignment from our HL math class, to find a pattern for the matrix A in terms of n, defined as: A [2 1] [1 0] That would work for any given matrix A^n For example: A^2 [5 2] [2 1] A^3 [12 5] [5 2] Where n = 2/3/etc, and the vales in the matrix are determined based on n. Our entire math class could not find a solution to this, even our teacher. Any ideas?
  4. Sarusta

    First year of Eco

    Yeah, you'll learn everything you need to, starting with the basics. You shouldn't have any problems, my class had absolutely no Economic background but we're doing fine.
  5. Sarusta

    The mathematics of sudoku?

    I'm confused about what you mean about "certain board positions" though. And for the record, you'd need to find several Sudoku examples that are impossible to solve, and I actually think it might be harder to make one that's impossible than to make one that works.
  6. Sarusta

    Indirect Taxes?

    Ooh, now I get it. ...how come they say "shift to the left" when the curve is moving up then? O-x; I had mine drawn with the supply curve literally moving to the left =/
  7. Sarusta

    The mathematics of sudoku?

    I think we've had a total of 3-5 Math EE's in our school, ever. It's generally considered hard because it's really hard to find a topic or research question to do, but since you already have one in mind I think it might be simpler for you. But determining whether or not a particular puzzle is solvable might be difficult. As long as you know the equations you plan to use you should be fine. But I would strongly advise having a backup plan if you can't figure out a way to make it work. As for the equations themselves, the only things that come right off the top of my head are: Each 3x3 box has to total 45 Each Hori/Vert line has to total 45 But those are just the most obvious ones, I can't think of any other real relations right now. (Then again, I just woke up and you probably already have some ideas in mind.)
  8. Sarusta

    Indirect Taxes?

    Thanks, I get the definitions and uses... but I just can't visualize the graph >_< (Always been really bad at them =/) (I apologize for the double post but I really need help, so bump =x)Is the vertical distance between the two curves you describe between the two Supply curves or between each Supply curve and the Demand curve?And isn't the shift to the left caused by the tax? I thought the horizontal distance would be the per unit tax... >_<
  9. We've been covering some stuff in class, but my book just doesn't quite detail indirect taxes well enough. How do indirect taxes affect supply and demand? I also could use a graph of this effect, if possible.
  10. Sarusta

    Comparative Essay

    Basically, that's it. You'll do that 3 times, once for each paragraph (or more, if you're feeling sassy), and each paragraph should explain a detail or support an argument of your thesis. does that mean each little point you've stated should be a separate paragraph? i think this is a very neat way to present the essay. i handed in a comparative essay with big chunks of paragraphs that just focused on one aspect on both books (comparing them at the same time) for each paragraph, and i ended up getting into trouble about paragraphing. From what I gathered here there seems to be many different ways to approach a comparative essay, but I think whichever way you choose, you shouldn't make the paragraphs too big because firstly you will confuse the marker, and secondly, it won't look to good on a page. =) Well, my school's always taught me to pick up the three most important details, and to highlight them with examples in each paragraph. A main point in each paragraph, that is, something like endless_blue described. I guess each school grades a bit differently, but there shouldn't too large of a contrast.
  11. Sarusta

    World Literature Help! :help:

    Unfortunately I haven't read those books either, but there are several things you can do to brainstorm and come up with a rough outline (such as Sandwich's list of thesises (thesi? theses? o_o). It seems to me you've got some sound evidence for a thesis in the making with those three aspects. You might consider comparing/contrasting the actions and judgment of the mothers in the context of their situations, the roles they are expected to play in society, the time frame, etc. Once you come up with a thesis, I have a sure-fire way to get my mind rolling, taught to me by my teacher. Instead of trying to struggle with a full outline, go through your books and pick up quotations that you can use for your essay as evidence. Jot them down, then write a couple of notes analyzing them. A couple of quotes per book per paragraph is enough. Sort the quotations by category based on your thesis, and voila, half of each of your body paragraphs are completed, all that's left are topic sentences, some complimentary adjectives and explanation, and you basically have your essay completed.
  12. Sarusta

    Comparative Essay

    Basically, that's it. You'll do that 3 times, once for each paragraph (or more, if you're feeling sassy), and each paragraph should explain a detail or support an argument of your thesis.
  13. Sarusta

    Physics quick memory revision

    Doing sample questions is a great way to learn anything, especially for math-y subjects. The IB Summary books are great, they give almost all the facts in a simple, concise manner.
  14. Sarusta

    Comp Sci

    I took Computer Science this year, and we focused almost entirely on programming with Java. We spent some time doing our Dossier, but other than that, nothing much else. Edit: Oh right, and we're using the "Computer Science Java Enabled" text book next year. But nothing for the first year.
  15. Sarusta

    Concerning the New CAS

    I haven't heard anything about this new ruling on CAS, we're still doing the 50 hours per part.

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