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  1. I'm applying to the Gates Millennium Scholarship, and I'm still going over my essays. The prompt for Essay 2 is as follows: "Discuss the subjects in which you had difficulty. What factors do you believe contributed to your difficulties? How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you again? In what areas have you experienced the greatest improvement? What problem areas remain?" In my essay, I've only brought up mathematics, but the prompt as for subjects, plural. Should I bring up another course I've had trouble in?
  2. I'm writing on title #1: There is no such thing as a neutral question. Evaluate this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.I was so very ready to give an offended reply, but then I saw your IB track record and I reconsidered. Thank you for your input!
  3. I'm writing my ToK essay, and I wonder: Is using the story of Adam and Eve a good example to use when talking about neutral questions? I noticed that the exchange between Eve and the serpent would make an interesting point, but my concern is if whether or not marks could be taken off because the Bible is a religious text that not everyone believes to be true--i.e. possibly not a real life example. Anyone who cares to clear up my confusion is highly appreciated.
  4. Okay, so I've been racking my brain for a possible math exploration topic, of which a proposal is due to my teacher the week after next. I've been looking at topics related to math in art, since art is my life. However (as I should've figured), a lot of these topics are on geometry, something we're not going to cover much of, if any, in my class. So I've just started considering a possible IA on vectors, and I was thinking...is it possible to do a subject on vectors and the golden ratio? Any suggestions on either or? Thanks in advance!
  5. This is the RLS for my presentation (interesting, huh?), which is due in six days. I promise you that I'm not cramming at the last minute, but I still need help on coming up with possible "derivative/sub-knowledge questions". My ultimate KQ is how reasoning can endure in the face of culture and tradition. I've taken notes on both sides of the situation as well as my own, and separated each argument under "reasoning", "emotion/ethics", and "culture". I'm also painstakingly trying to not make this a debate about ethics, since I've heard that that's the quickest way to bomb any ToK assessment. Am I on the right track as far as taking notes and breaking stuff down is concerned? Can I make good points on not just the issue, but on the language/articulaton/style of the news article itself? Would you say that a topic like this would also concern the human sciences? Any further advice?Thank you so dearly.
  6. Wow, this was pretty cool to read. If you don't mind answering, what was your grade on your ToK presentation?
  7. Hello! I need to start research for my IA soon. One of the cool things I learned I could do with this assignment is compare a movie and a written account, so for my topic I came up with: How accurately does Barefoot Gen portray the devastation caused by the Hiroshima nuclear bombing? Can anyone recommend a good read that gives accounts of the Hiroshima residents that survived and/or were witnesses to the effects of the bombing? Also, I hope the fact that the film is animated doesn't mess things up. It's historical fiction, so I wouldn't think so, but just to be sure..... Thanks a bunch!
  8. "Voices" by Disclosure, featuring Sasha Keable
  9. Do you know what has to be done for the Music exam?
  10. What are final examinations for Group 6 courses like? I know what Visual Arts involves, but what about Theatre, Music, and Film? What is the most amount of multiple-choice questions an IB exam has had? Which exams, other than History, are completely devoid of multiple-choice questions?Thank you for helping me write my article!
  11. Greetings! My individual oral presentation is due in less than 10 days. Right now, I'm choosing to do my IOP on So Long A Letter by Mariama Bâ, since the novel's length allows time to re-read completely, and, of course, I actually like the book. But I'm still kind of hazy on what to do for a topic. I was thinking of analyzing the reverence and adherence to religion and tradition, and I just want to know if this is a viable topic capable of a good thesis. Thanks in advance for any help that is given!
  12. I'm about to start my EE, and I've already finalized a totally awesome topic: To what extent did the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics influence Bruce Timm's work?Bruce Timm is best known for his animation and producer work in the DC Animated Universe, including his character designs for Justice League, Batman Beyond, and the animated series for Batman and Superman. But he's done his fair share of comic book penciling, too, both in and out of DC Comics. For examples of his work, I want to include images and character designs from some of the cartoons he worked on, both those listed above and likely others. But my concern is this: Does animation even count as a visual art? The EE guide says that visual arts are "broadly defined also to include architecture, design and contemporary forms of visual culture". Would American animation fit anywhere under that definition?
  13. Right now, I'm pretty ahead in my CAS hours--a total of 88! But I do indeed have doubts: Should juniors even be this ahead? Or is it likely that I'm doing something wrong? One of my first activities was the Heart Walk in Atlanta last year. I did over and hour--probably two--of walking a nice 5 kilometers. But my adviser gave me 10 for Action. This probably included the planning for the event, but still, it's on my mind. What should I do? My school uses the ManageBac software. So does this mean that I don't have to fill out the CAS Summary/Log Form?
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