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  1. violetsholmes

    How much work is given in IB ?

    Latest I've stayed up doing homework: Probably 10 pm. And the amount of work varies, from teacher to teacher, from school to school, from country to country. Here we have basically not have homework at all. Of course we've done all IAs and stuff, and we've had tests + mock exams, but other than that the teachers have pretty much made it our responsibility to revise the material.
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    How do you 'chill out'/relax from IB?

    I mostly relax by doing things I enjoy, like binge watching Netflix or blogging. Also, I run a tumblr, so I spend quite a lot of time on there to take breaks.
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    How hard was your Ib school to get into?

    Everyone that applied to the IB at my school got in. Our IB class is tiny (16 people) and in aiming to grow the programme, everyone is still let in. We don't have to take a test or anything, but eventually wether you get in or not will be based on your grades from 11th grade (the last grade before starting the IB).
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    Relationships with other IBers

    It was pretty easy to make friends with people in my class, as we were only 16 people. As for maintaining frienships, we just hang out, go see movies/go to parties/whatever. Also, there are varying degrees of friendships, of course, but we also hang out a lot while at school. Since we're so few, we all just hang out all the time.
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    Study Techniques

    I think the most extreme I have gotten is that I made tonnes of mnemonics for history and first memorised what each one stood for and then what topic each belonged to. Basically I memorised everything we ever wrote for USSR history.
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    what is the best topic in micro economics to choose for IA?

    I agree that market failure is great to do it on, but things like taxes and subsidies in itself can be great as well. You will naturally use that in a market failure analysis, but you could just do taxes and subsidies without market failure.
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    IB courses you wish you could have taken, but couldn't

    Definitely wish I could have taken Business and Management, as that is much closer to what I want to study than Economics (which is what I'm currently taking)
  8. violetsholmes

    do you consider a 5 to be a bad grade?

    Depends entirely on the subject and how I felt that I did on the test in question. Economics is one of my top subjects, and normally I'd have been crushed at getting a 5, but for our last mock exams I got a 4 at one of the papers and I could only laugh, because I got everything so horribly wrong.
  9. As you say, it says in the IB guide to economics that it should be three different sources. Our teacher, at least, told us that the article has to be from a different source for each commentary, which would mean that you can't use two articles from BBC news. I'd recommend you to talk to your teacher, as there apparently is some confusion.
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    Maths Exploration on Elasticity of Demand

    So I've decided that I'm going to do my maths exploration on the topic of Price Elasticity of Demand (PED), as I also take Economics. I think I have the theory down and everything, and my teacher seems to think it's an alright topic, but I'm stuck when it comes to a specific research question. I have no idea what kind of question to answer with this theory. I was thinking of connecting it to Total Revenue (TR) and Revenue Maximation and do something along the lines of "To what extent is a knowledge of PED important for a firm seeking to maximise revenue?" Although I think that might be a bit TOK. I was also considering something like "What is the link between PED and Total Revenue?"
  11. violetsholmes

    IB books you absolutely loved

    We're reading Sense and Sensibility for Norwegian Language and Literature right now and I absolutely love it
  12. violetsholmes

    How to study for History

    I have my exams in May 2015 and I am sad to say that I have yet to find an effective way to study for history. Fortunately I find the subject pretty easy to understand. Also, I am predicted a 6 in the subject, so it is not as if I am really struggling. However, i am really interested in the subject, and I really want to do the best that I can do. Therefore I'm looking for suggestions as to how I could effectively study for the first and second paper. I don't feel like I learn a lot from just reading the book or even my teacher's notes, as I just zone out after about 10 seconds. So what should I do? Rewrite the notes? Make flashcards? Make mindmaps? What has worked for you guys?
  13. I have my exams in May 2015 and I am sad to say that I have yet to find an effective way to study for economics. Fortunately I have a good understanding of it and I find the subject pretty easy to understand. Also, I am predicted a 7 in the subject, so it is not as if I am struggling. However, i am really interested in the subject, and I really want to do the best that I can do. Therefore I'm looking for suggestions as to how I could effectively study for the first and second paper. I don't feel like I learn a lot from just reading the book or even my teachers powerpoints, as I just zone out after about 10 seconds. So what should I do? Rewrite the notes? Make flashcards? Make mindmaps? What has worked for you guys?
  14. violetsholmes

    English A EE - Word count

    My research question is "To what extent was Dr. John H. Watson an unreliable narrator of A Study in Pink?" I feel like I have written just about everything there is to write at this point, and anything more would just be babbling. However, I'll have another look at it when I hear back from my supervisor, and I'll try to think of anything. If any of you have suggestions, feel free to give me some ideas.
  15. violetsholmes

    English A EE - Word count

    I am currently int eh process of finishing my first draft for my ee, which is due on the 27 - oh god. I was forced to start over by my supervisor, as apparently there was some discussion about whether something like I was doing was okay. Long story short: I am out of ideas for what to write about, and with my (unwritten as of now) conclusion, my essay will end up at about 3,200 words. Is this too short if it fills all the other criteria?
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