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  1. Paper 1 I scored a high 6. I'd say you must find a balance between structure and general knowledge. Basically, what you want is something that flows. Start by defining the key terms, even the most basic ones as these are easy marks and fit well into the introduction. Then proceed with the PEE structure i.e. Point, Explanation, Example. Real life examples for both Micro and Macro of current affairs will be the difference between that high 6 and that 7 so its worth having a few of them on hand.
  2. An important point to mention here is that you should not let stress of the IB exams have an impact on your performance. Fair enough, you need a specific set of grades to achieve your offers but once you finish the IB you'll realize how such stress hindered your performance. Go into each exam fresh and give it all you got. Then, regardless of the outcome you'll know you gave it all you had and left everything in that exam room. That's all one can ever ask from anyone. With that said, I wish each and everyone of you the best of luck in your upcoming exams.
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    Math Studies Calculus requirement

    Not only this as @VeronicaG stressed, but also the fact that you will most likely not be able to cope with an engineering degree with Math Studies knowledge. If I were you I'd take Math SL and self-study a bit of HL content i.e. HL Calculus during your school breaks to ensure you have the necessary knowledge to achieve a high mark in your Engineering Degree.
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    Is Math Hl compulsory for engineering?

    As Mac117 said it depends on where you want to study. For the US, I believe you can take Math SL as long as you do SAT Math Level II. However, do not that the content in an Engineering course is heavily mathematical meaning that Maths SL will not give you the preparation necessary to succeed in an Engineering degree and you'll most probably have to learn additional material. Thus, to make your life easier in the long-term i'd take Math HL. If you cannot cope with it, then perhaps you'll suffer with an engineering degree. I do not say this to discourage you but solely to ensure that you know what you are getting into. Best Regards, Djsporting
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    Paper 1 Tips??

    Sure, send me your email and i'll send it over
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    Tips for B&M

    Having taken Business this session (May 2016) I feel like I can give my two cents worth of advice here. First off, just like you I started off Business and Management with a horrendous teacher, which resulted in quite low scores. However, as soon as she left my scores rised immensely. I would like to give you some advice: Practice Past Papers and Use the Markschemes: Past papers and Markschemes are your best friends throughout this course. The Business and Management markschemes contain a lot of information and are presented just like the examiner wants the answer to be presented in order for you to achieve a 7. As soon as you practice enough past paper questions you will get the hang of it and answers will begin to come naturally to you as you become more and more confident. To prepare for my examination I did all papers from 2003-Nov. 2015 and when I got to the exam although feeling like I messed up I managed to achieve the 7, whilst in term 1 I was barely scraping a 4. (Also due to the teacher I had, which was later replaced) As you do textbook questions send them to your teacher and ask him to grade them and give you advice on how to improve your answers: When I was first presented with this new teacher he was quite demanding but immensely helpful, he told me I had to better the structure of my answers in order to achieve top marks. Every day for the course of 6 weeks I would send him two textbook questions for him to grade (I would type them up on my laptop and email it to him) It was additional work but I cannot begin to express how much it helped, firstly because of how much I improved but also because I feel like it helped my exam structure immensely. Now, I know not all teachers are as commited to correcting work done by students and therefore if this is not the case I would suggest you search for a friend or even someone on this forum (i.e. me) who would not mind to correct your responses to your business questions. Focus on your IA: Just like IB`ez stressed I cannot begin to express how important your IA is in terms of your grade. Look up a sample level 7 IA and try to follow the structure, which was used. This will help you to achieve top marks, and once again ask your teacher for feedback as you go along, this is imperative. Get the Paul Hoang Revision Guide: I cannot begin to express how much this revision guide helped me on the day prior to my Business Paper 1, it was imperative in achieving the grade I did because it sums up everything with examples. If you do past papers, and then go over the revision guide (Assuming you're willing to purchase it, or ask your school to purchase it) it will help you immensely. Furthermore, it is also important to practice CUEGIS questions, and make a table with the six CUEGIS concepts and then make bullet points for your business as well as answer as many sample questions as you can. (I answered three in preparation for my exam and when I got to the exam I just emulated what I had done in previous past papers, now although this depends on the question you will get on the exam it is important to note that practice is the most fundamental aspect of Business and Management and perhaps all courses to be honest) I have quite some Business and Management files, which can help you. If you need feel free to PM me. If you need any type of help hit me up whenever. I've been in a similar situation to yours at the beginning of my IB journey thus I can relate. Best Regards, and Best of Luck.
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    SPANISH FRIEND IN NEED (FOR TOK)

    Here's a link that might help you out, it comes from a spanish website and has been translated into English. If this is for your Spanish WA then this might help you out. Good luck.
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    2016 May past papers

    Once your IB Exam is done teachers received a scanned copy of the Exam paper. Say if I am a Math HL teacher, 24 hours after my students finish the Math HL Paper 1 I will have a copy of the exam paper on my desk. This is how teachers often feedback to the IB regarding the difficulty of the paper, which then allows the IBO to adjust grade boundaries.
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    IB MAY 2016 RESITS

    The deadline was somewhere towards the end of July. Presuming your school is also in Portugal the deadline should be the same and therefore I would suggest you contact your IB Coordinator as soon as possible, he/she should be able to run you through whatever is necessary for registration. I think retakes are taken care by the school you attended and information is only given to coordinators. If you are unable to contact your coordinator I would go to school and talk to someone who can register you as soon as possible. Best Regards, and Best of luck.
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    Subject combination

    Sounds like the combination one must have for that type of course. Make sure you know what you're going into, and then work your hardest. Best of luck
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    PHYSICS HL - TIPS/TRICKS

    Both @Vioh and @kw0573 seem to have more experience when it comes to Physics than myself. Personally @Vloh helped immnesly during my IB days (which just finished two weeks ago). I used question banks to practice for Class tests. However, since you're from the new syllabus I would suggest purchasing the Tsokos book to prepare for the new content, it really helped me out especially with the new Nuclear Physics AHL content and Kerichoff Laws (Circuit problems). Best of Luck
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    Notes on paper or on laptop

    Personally, throughout the IB I took notes on my laptop and then printed it out and read from them. This worked for me, but what works for me may not work for you. I just feel like having everything on your laptop makes it much more organized. For example, for my Business notes I wrote them down according to the number on the syllabus and when it came to revising for the exams apart from past papers I just read the notes, it was crucial for achieving my 7. I would make them on your laptop and then read them over and over again. If you feel handwritten notes are better I'd get a notebook and write them down and then perhaps write them over again. A girl in my Physics class did this and she achieved some pretty high scores too.
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    Written Task

    A Magazine article seems like a good idea, how about an opinion column? I did an Opinion Column (Although not in the topic of Gender and Sexuality) and got a 7. Opinion columns seem to be the easier way out, especially because you can use several stylistic devices that are typical of opinion columns. You could also refer to biases in the media as a result of Gender and Sexuality.
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    PHYSICS HL - TIPS/TRICKS

    I did the May 2016 Physics HL Exam, and like you during my preparation time I had some trouble grasping concepts too. I cannot stress enough the importance, which past papers have. If you do enough past papers (I did all from November 2015 until May 2001) you will succeed and you will see that as you go, you'll get better and better. Check the Markschemes, they exist for a reason. Also, when you are faced with a question you do not understand post a screenshot on this forum and someone will help you, or check the Markscheme. As you do past papers gaps in your knowledge will surface and as that occurs you can check your textbook. Also, i'd absolutely recommend the Tsokos tectbook, it is a lifesaver, especially for the new content.
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    Paper 1 Tips??

    Sure, PM me your email, i'll send them over.
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