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  1. Thank you. Of course, I have started working now, and I am progressing quite well, and I do hope it will bump up my predicted grade, or at least my Grade 12 grades, which is what universities will look at before IB.
  2. Or am I good? I'm in Year 1 right now. My predicted grades are this so far: Math HL: 5 Biology SL: 5 Geography SL: 5 French SL: 6 I want to bump myself up to a 6 in Biology and Geography at the May exams for this year (we do two of our SLs in Year 1, and the HLs and French in Year 2), and I'm working and making good progress towards that so far (I've been doing much better than last semester). I also started HL Chemistry and HL English this semester, and I want to work as hard as I can for both and score a 6 or 7 (I know it's difficult, but I'm working at it). But should I still be worrying? I'm also trying to keep my normal Grade 12 percentages as high as I can, just in case I don't get the diploma. Everything I'm doing so far for boosting my marks are going as per plan now, but I still feel somewhat nervous.
  3. Hi. This doesn't specifically apply to Geo, but could apply to other subjects. I've been doing my Geo IA for the past month, and I had to hand part of it in just for my teacher to get feedback last semester. A week before, I freaked that my IA was doomed and will fail miserably for no reason, and I've been feeling that way ever since, even though I got a decent mark on the part I handed in (7.5/12, doesn't count for the final IA mark). I'm literally scared to even look at it since it gets me all tense and I start freaking out. I know this fear of my Geo IA sounds super irrational, but I can't help it. I mentally freak and get nervous every time I even open the document on Word. I even asked my teacher from this semster (way better than my last semester's teacher) for feedback, and she gave tons of feedback and assured that my topic was fine, and I just needed to figure out how to go about doing things to fix my IA. She told me that I was on the right track, but I just can't help but feel that my IA is doomed and destined for failure. Was that kinda clear (I'm sorry, I suck at explaining things like this)? So, my question is, has anyone else experienced this (not just for Geo, for anything else)? Is it normal to experience this? How do you overcome it? I really want to perform well and I don't want this to stop me from doing so.4 Thanks!
  4. Hi. This doesn't specifically apply to Geo, but could apply to other subjects. I've been doing my Geo IA for the past month, and I had to hand part of it in just for my teacher to get feedback last semester. A week before, I freaked that my IA was doomed and will fail miserably for no reason, and I've been feeling that way ever since, even though I got a decent mark on the part I handed in (7.5/12, doesn't count for the final IA mark). I'm literally scared to even look at it since it gets me all tense and I start freaking out. I know this fear of my Geo IA sounds super irrational, but I can't help it. I mentally freak and get nervous every time I even open the document on Word. I even asked my teacher from this semster (way better than my last semester's teacher) for feedback, and she gave tons of feedback and assured that my topic was fine, and I just needed to figure out how to go about doing things to fix my IA. She told me that I was on the right track, but I just can't help but feel that my IA is doomed and destined for failure. Was that kinda clear (I'm sorry, I suck at explaining things like this)? So, my question is, has anyone else experienced this (not just for Geo, for anything else)? Is it normal to experience this? How do you overcome it? I really want to perform well and I don't want this to stop me from doing so.4 Thanks!
  5. Yes! I've watched Reply 1997! I still have to watch 1994, though, but yes, it is awesome! And yes, the songs are also amazing. And that is so cool that you are from Busan! Please don't mind me asking, but can you do the accent? But still, really cool! Most of the Korean transfers I tutor are from Seoul, so I'm more familiar with how people are there, but the countryside seems really fascinating! (I've been into Korean countryside stuff thanks to Big Bang's Seungri who's from Gwangju ) I'm a total DBSK lover! I obsess over them so much! I still listen to Big Bang, but not as much the other YG artists, I don't know, I just kind of "grew out" of them, I suppose. But yes, Wonder Girls and Big Bang have made some great changes in k-pop. I feel more withdrawn these days, mainly because of the "Americanization", and because concepts are done way too many times, like Hiphop//Rap for the boy groups, and sexy for the girl groups. I just stick to the 4 or 5 groups I like the most. BoA is wonderful. I just got into her last year, and I couldn't believe what I had been missing out on. She's got awesome songs, and great dancing skills.
  6. Some of the people I follow on Twitter think it's cool to turn their Instagram into flippin' Food Network. Like bro, seriously, I don't care that you're eating a Big Mac at 1:32 pm (really tho? Big Mac? How unhealthy can you get?), and I'm positive no one else cares either. So many links to their Instagram where you'd expect to find something cool, but instead it's a pathetic-looking cheesecake or something (I love cheesecake, but if I wanted to post a picture of it, I would make sure it wasn't a measly crumb the size of Thumbelina) And I never understood why people do duck faces. It's just looks weird to me. Like, why? Why a duck, of all living beings out there? Why not a cat, or a bunny, or even better, a HUMAN? You don't have to take pics all the time to prove you're having a good time. I never post pics on Twitter, but I know I'm having a way better life than all the Food Network wannabes I follow.
  7. The Internet.... I have such a love-hate relationship with it. But if I were to be more specific, I would say: - Tumblr (all the memes, gifs, and other awesome stuff just mesmerizes me) - Twitter (it's looking up one person's Twitter, then reading all their tweets and checking out all their followers. Yes I creep on Twitter, we all do it!) - Youtube (I've subscribed to way too many Youtubers to not get distracted, and I don't have the heart to unsubscribe) - Fanfiction (I live for it) I also partake in other useless activities like walking up and down the stairs, drinking water, grabbing midnight snacks, and crying about my life. I REALLY need to get myself together.
  8. Or K-drama lovers as well! I've been listening to Kpop for the past three years, and I've recently been getting into K-Indie, where there are quite a lot of talented artists and amazing music, which makes for some sweet study music (Both Kpop and K-Indie artists have funny names though...)! I'm not too much into K-hiphop, but I've heard some of it and it's pretty awesome ! Anyone else into K-stuff or J-stuff? I barely even have time to keep up with my favourite idols and artists these days, because of IB... I've been literally having withdrawals, since I used spend all my time on YT, allkpop, etc., because I finished all my work early.
  9. Basically, we have glucose solutions of varying glucose concentrations, and we mix it with some yeast solution in a respiration chamber and time the reaction for 120 seconds. During the reaction, we used a CO2 sensor to collect the amount of carbon dioxide released from the reaction. The CO2 sensor is connected to an interface, which shows the amount of carbon dioxide in the chamber during each second. After the 120 seconds, the interface stops recording, and the CO2 sensor is taken out and the respiration chamber is emptied and cleaned. The same thing is repeated for four more conditions. The conditions were 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25%, and the amount of yeast solution and glucose solution used in the reaction was 10mL each. The yeast solution was a 5% dry active yeast solution. the reliability of the equipment used, perhaps? or the no. of trials for each condition? were they sufficient? I got the reliability of the equipment used, but I thought talking about the no. of trials was a human error...
  10. Yes, oh my goodness yes! I read it way too much for an IB student. Gosh, all those Bio classes reading Lord of the Rings fanfictions... I do ship sometimes, but only if I feel it's.... feasible, I guess? I can't describe perfectly, but it has to make sense in a way (AKA I honestly do not think Harry/Snape, Dramoine or Drapple or whatever makes sense at all, it's just downright weird and impossible), and some LOTR fics I've read make me want to curl up in a corner and cry about the future of humanity (gosh, these crazy perverted 13-year-old girls have such an imagination!). I do read LOTR fics way more than HP fics, although I'm a huge HP fan (I have a Pottermore account and everything). I just find it odd sometimes in HP fics because we literally know what actually happens to everyone since there's the 19 years later epilogue, so if I do read HP fics, its almost always about the Next Generation (i.e Rose Weasley, Albus Potter, James Potter, Hugo Weasley, etc.) I'm a bit of a Scorpius Malfoy/ Rose Weasley shipper, since I can actually see it happening. As for LOTR fics, I can't stand Frodo/Sam slash fics, because I hate the fact that the beautiful friendship that Frodo and Sam have is completely misunderstood by a bunch of crazy 13-year-olds as a homosexual relationship (guys touching and/or hugging each other doesn't always equal gay, you know). I do read a lot of OC fics, and I have a bit of a thing for spoof fics (I recommend this one, had me clutching my stomach in laughter: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3163665/1/Jackson-Where-s-My-Paycheck ) I tried reading some Kpop fics, but like I said above, touching and hugging between guys does not always equal gay relationship, and that seems to be so prevalent in Kpop fics. I also found people shipping couples for dumb things like wearing the same clothes and whatnot (I know that's a couple thing in Korea, since I have some Korean friends, but still, I doubt that every two people wearing the same clothes are dating). And the rest of them are literally poor attempts at recreating Kdrama plots, but with their favourite idols and OCs. I'd rather just watch the drama. Wow, that was long, but that's about it. I even wrote a LOTR spoof fic, which I've put on hold for the past year (I'm such a hypocrite), and a Kpop oneshot, but that's it. Yay, I'm not alone!
  11. Basically, we have glucose solutions of varying glucose concentrations, and we mix it with some yeast solution in a respiration chamber and time the reaction for 120 seconds. During the reaction, we used a CO2 sensor to collect the amount of carbon dioxide released from the reaction. The CO2 sensor is connected to an interface, which shows the amount of carbon dioxide in the chamber during each second. After the 120 seconds, the interface stops recording, and the CO2 sensor is taken out and the respiration chamber is emptied and cleaned. The same thing is repeated for four more conditions. The conditions were 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25%, and the amount of yeast solution and glucose solution used in the reaction was 10mL each. The yeast solution was a 5% dry active yeast solution.
  12. Hi! I'm doing a lab on the effect of glucose concentration on the rate of carbon dioxide production by yeast. I'm having a hard time finding limitations/errors in my experiment that aren't human errors, such as not using the amount of glucose solution required, etc. Are there any suggestions on what errors I could include? Thanks!
  13. Thank you so much! But our teacher provided info on the way the glucose was measured, and we could find the uncertainties. I'm not sure why we have to do this, but then again, I've read some past IAs online and it feels like my teachers seem to make us do way more for our IAs. We used an interface and a CO2 sensor. The increments were 1 ppm, so dividing that by two would result in +/- 0.5 ppm. But thanks! Wow, really? A lot of people are doing the same labs, since I even just saw a lab on enzyme rate of reaction, which I've done before as well. Thank you for the link! It was quite useful! Helped me with my data processing a lot. We were provided the units of the container used to measure the solution, and the units of the amount of sugar. So that kinda saved us. As for the ppm, I was just curious because since ppm stands for parts per million, I found it kind of odd that it would be half a part. It goes up by increments of 1 ppm, so I guess the logical uncertainty would be +/- 0.5 ppm. Thanks a lot though! Sorry for the late reply! And thanks again!
  14. Pretty much the same thing here in Ontario for me. The SL courses run for two semesters and count for two Ontario high school diploma courses, and the HL courses run for three semesters. It's actually really convenient in case I fail IB, but it does put a lot of pressure into making sure I get great marks every semester.
  15. Hi everyone! I'm creating the data table for my IA experiment and I'm running into a few problems. This IA is about the CO2 production of yeast in relation to the concentration of glucose in a 10mL solution. However, I'm having a hard time calculating uncertainties for the glucose an the CO2. The glucose is given in percents, and the CO2 is ppm (parts per million). For the glucose, would I need to put the uncertainties in mL, or is there a way to calculate uncertainties for percents? And would the uncertainty for ppm be +/- 0.5 ppm? I'm quite confused.... Thanks!
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