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  1. I did option B and F. For Option B, the 2nd question left me a bit confused as i did not recall the Rf value of chromatography being mentioned in the syllabus (especially to calculate it)..And the only thing that Option B mentioned about Rf in the book was that "it can be calculated and hence, the amino acids can be compared" or something like that...... Chromatography and Rf as such are parts of Option A..... So why was it here, if the book and syllabus did not urge me to know it? (Yes i know its apparently just a simple division, and a 1 point question, but....)
  2. I'm curious about everyone's study methods for the Final Exams. I am currently halfway through my 2015 May exams, and i'm feeling pretty confident.. All i do is quickly read the study book or the syllabus for like an hour or two on the previous night and i'm all set... Which is funny because we were given 6 weeks off from school as a "study break", but to me that was simply vacation time instead.
  3. Nope, options are only included in paper 3. Thought so. Wouldn't make sense to ask questions from Options in P1 as obviously not everyone would know the answers..
  4. I was practicing some Chemistry P1 for the upcoming Chemistry final exam. I noticed that in the May 2008 Paper 1, it asked about the NMR Spectroscopy: "Which compounds show three main peaks in their H NMR spectra?", three choices of organic compounds were given I thought NMR Spectroscopy was part of Option A? Or is this just a case of the exam being outdated? I don't even know which of the core topics would include it originally.. They cannot include questions from Options into P1 and P2 at all, right?
  5. For quesiton 2 in F I said that there can be different abiotic factors and different climate conditions, but that's what I had to know for the other option so I'm not sure they are right I mentioned the differences in the environmental conditions and also the difference in the method of spreading the virus (meaning: does it transfer from bee to bee, or does the virus get transferred from another source/species...)...wasn't completely sure, especially since we are not talking about humans here..
  6. The IBs usually mingle with just the IB students in our school, except when they have friends on the normal side previously already. We also feel better than the normal students (well duh, normal side students can basically just sleep through their courses and simply do exams at some point and pass the school...yay Finland....). Me and my friends refer to the normal side students as "peasants". We also have our own "Cave", a common room which is intended for all the students of the school, but the IB has exclusively claimed dominance, and no normal student ever dares enter.
  7. I did options E (neurobiology and behaviour) and F (Microbiology), HL. I was rather disappointed by how simple the questions were.... I actually tried to remember all the names for the eye, brain and ear structures, and studied everything in detail.... And all that option E asked was some silly short questions about behavior, the names of 2 psychoactive drugs and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system...... Like really.... The only question i found hard was the Option F "give 2 reasons why the virus could have distributed like that" (I didnt even recall that being mentioned in the syllabus or studybooks, but i improvised and put some pretty valid guesses.)...And even so, the question wasnt exactly "hard".
  8. So in about 1 hour starts my final exam, Language A1 Literature (Finnish). As you might have figured out from the title, i do not speak this language as my mother tongue. In fact, the first time i heard the language was about 4 or 5 years ago, after which i spent almost a year learning to speak it (language courses). Nevertheless, when i moved into this country and wanted to go to IB, i was basically forced to take Finnish as my A1 Literature subject, as there really weren't any other options available (I already have English A L&L)... My predicted grade in Finnish is 4, which i suppose can be considered to be quite good, even though i'm greatly hindered by the fact that my grammar is bad and i cannot even understand all the "hidden messages" in texts that i have to analyse... No wonder it is my weakest subject and lowest grade. I was curious if anyone else had faced this situation, where they have to take an A1 Literature subject that is not their mother tongue?
  9. Or does it belong to another AoK, such as Mathematics or Natural sciences? I need to know this for my presentation, where im talking about algorithms which are made using computers, and then turned into models (automatically).
  10. So would they really start counting manually, if i state that my EE has 3998 words but i actually wrote like 4100? Lol good luck to them.
  11. I got curious...so lets say an EE has a max word limit of 4000 but i wrote 4100 words, how would examiner know that? Or if some IA essay or something has a word limit of like 750 but you write 800 words... Do they like scan the works once they have been sent (why the heck would we need to ''submit two copies'' of some works then?), and then check carefully the amount of words by using Microsoft Word?
  12. Yes thats the order the questions were in. I also got those answers but i was unsure if i even did it correctly. Just like you, i solved the difference before the first term. OH you can put those into simultaneous equation for question(a) --- a + (3-1)(d) = 10 and a + (5-1)(d) = 16, than rearranges it , take d as the subject and it will bring you to the answer a =4 I used the simultaneous equation to solve it like this. (I had 2-3min left on the clock before the exam ended to do this entire task, so i panicked and did the first thing that seemed logical to do..)
  13. Yes thats the order the questions were in. I also got those answers but i was unsure if i even did it correctly. Just like you, i solved the difference before the first term.
  14. Could someone explain to me how to do the following (in steps): (This is a question from my exam) -Knowing that the third term is 10 and the fifth term is 16. a) What's the first term? b) What's the common difference? c) What's the sum of the first 20 terms?
  15. Well obviously it will contain all of them, but i was just curious as to which parts i should focus on? I've noticed that derivation/integration and vectors seem to be rather abundant.
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