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  1. I'm not sure because I already graduated and I have a really vague memory of the actual deadlines. Also, deadlines are set by your school
  2. You should follow the formal rules for the IA's as well and having in text citations lets the reader know where you got specific parts from. If you don't follow the formal rules and neglect adding in-text citations in the IA's, you could be tagged for plagiarism.
  3. This isn't really that bad, but rather annoying So during my first final exam for uni, the fire alarm went off twice within like 20-30 minutes of each other. Thankfully, the prof gave us extra time to make up for the time lost. Also I haven't personally witnessed this, but someone I know said that back in high school, in her chemistry class, a girl cheated on an exam and my chem teacher caught her. He spazzed at her and she was reduced to tears at the end.
  4. To be honest, I think you do have a pretty solid chance. No guarantees of course, but I think you should be fine if you can maintain your mark and have a solid personal profile
  5. I can speak a bit for UBC (current UBC student here) and U of T With UBC, I am not too sure about how they look at SAT scores since I'm a domestic student, but I can speak in terms of grades and extracurriculars. Depending on the faculty you're going into, 35 is solid marks wise, and with your EC's.. it all depends on how you wrote about them and you also don't just talk about your EC's but some questions also prompt you to bring in some other life experiences. You will have a decent shot at getting into UBC if you maintain that IB score and if your personal profile is up to snuff (they want to know what you learned from your EC's/other experiences rather than a description of what your EC's are). With U of T, I don't think you need to worry about bringing in EC's unless you're going for Engineering or Rotman Commerce because those have supplemental applications as well. If you're not going into either of those two faculties, then I would focus more so on marks. Again, I can't speak SAT-wise so sorry about that again Hope I helped a bit!
  6. hot because you had your exams in 2016 too
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  8. Yeah I think that's fair game as well so good to look into that and do some annotations No problem
  9. Wow you guys are reading the Antigone (I read it for first year poli sci and wrote my term paper on it) Ok so since you do get the question on the spot, your teacher will consider the time pressure. I would look at key themes (for example, you have the conflict between divine law and state law, you have family loyalty vs. loyalty to the state, you have gender) and also examine the development of major characters such as Antigone and Creon. Mark down key quotes that pertain to key themes and motifs and also quotes that pertain to the development of Antigone and Creon as individuals. If you can, also look at minor characters because minor characters could be fair game for an IB English essay.
  10. First off, sorry to hear about that How do you know you actually failed though? Because you could have done a lot better than you thought as well. Your exams are worth the most in IB English and you also have other coursework (if you're in Literature, you have the Written Assignment, for example), so you can definitely bring it up to a 5 (albeit you have to work fairly hard, but it is not impossible). Best of luck!
  11. As a university student, I would say that in some ways, it is more challenging than full IB (I do find it easier for the most part, but that's besides the point). You should have at least some free time if you have decent time management skills, and in uni, you will need to take courses that are outside your major (at my university, science and engineering kids have to take some humanities courses while arts kids have to take some science courses). If you go into uni with the same attitude, you will not succeed.
  12. First, I would check to see if you are allowed to do this because I know schools as well as universities have a policy where you cannot submit a paper you already wrote and that you have to start the paper from scratch unless you get special permission.
  13. I did the IOP in April of my grade 11 year and I do have some pointers. The key is to practice often. Do NOT leave working on your IOP until the last minute because you will need all the time you can get to practice and edit what you want to say. In terms of dealing with nervousness, I would treat it as if you're having a formal literary discussion with friends. I felt that really helped and you can also practice in front of your friends to get a feel for it. You should totally limit how much you put on your slides because seeing blocks of texts on the Powerpoint is extremely distracting for the audience as they try to read it. Just take the main points of what you're saying and put them on the slide. I would not read off the Powerpoint, but use it as a guide if you ever lose track of what you're saying. You can also write down what you want to say on cue cards (that's what I did). You should try to kind of memorize what you want to say, but it's ok if you don't memorize your whole presentation.
  14. Like Emilia said, it depends on the university. I do have friends who got into engineering with math SL.