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  1. Some of my friends made songs to memorise biology... Maybe that could help you. But also, I would use the summer to catch up. I had this problem but with chemistry. So you basically have to revise topic by topic, and leave like three weeks to just do past questions and practice. I think that the more past papers you can do, the better. It will not only test your knowledge, but you will get used to the format of exams and all.
  2. Well if the concept of uni in canada is the same as the US, then I can say that it is not similar at all to the UK system. Here its all very specific, I mean you have to be really sure of what you want to study. I would say that a very good science university is the university of Manchester. Its campus life is truly amazing and it is just beautiful. Also, a very famous UK physicist called Brian Cox graduated from Manchester, if you can look him up he's great, he does really good physics documentaries l. You also have Durham (which is up North), St Andrews if you are looking for a university in a small place and Bath is also quite good. And also all the others that mhelof mentioned
  3. I recommend bio HL and chemistry SL from personal experience.
  4. Wow!!!! Thank you so much!!!!! You really helped me a lot because this is my first time doing a TOK presentation so I needed some opinions to guide me. I'll try to figure out the main differences between shared knowledge and personal knowledge now. Thank you like more than a thousand times!!!! No worries! I remember my first time doing a TOK presentation... it was so difficult! I hope it goes well
  5. If your language A is different to the language you usually study in, the IB grants you a bilingual diploma. I agree that Spanish B would be an easy 7. Would spanish A be literature only or language and literature? Because if it is, you have to make sure you know how to do poem and text analysis and how to write a coherent essay with no gramatical or spelling mistakes. If you can speak, write and read spanish fluently, then it is not a bad choice. I have taken Spanish A SL and I must say that it is an enjoyable subject. However I'm spanish so I had been doing text analysis and stuff for a while. Also, couldn't you speak to the Spanish A teacher at your school? maybe she/he can give you better advice. As for chemistry, good choice taking it at SL and taking biology at HL. Chemistry HL can really be a nightmare!
  6. So when I read your topic, what automatically came to my mind is authoritarian figures such as Hitler, Stalin and others. I also thought of the novel 1984 by George Orwell, which actually explores this issue (i won't spoil the story in case you want to read it!) So my personal opinion is that authoritative figures do try to restrict everything, and try to make everything shared, so that individuals never think "outside the box". However, I believe that an authoritative figure can only control knowledge to a certain point. If we speak about personal knowledge in terms of our experiences, then really an authoritative figure cannot control our experiences, unless the figure is able to indoctrinate people and create a purely "robotic" society, in which people do not even think for themselves. Personal knowledge can also be skills or even your personal involvement in certain activities. To summarise, i don't really think that authoritative figures restrict our personal knowledge, it would be practically impossible to control every single person. I believe that authoritative figures actually have no control over our personal knowledge. I think its important to understand the differences between shared and personal knowledge, so i will attach the IB website in which it explains the difference between personal and shared. Make sure you know this very well as it is very crucial in your presentation. https://ibpublishing.ibo.org/exist/rest/app/tsm.xql?doc=d_0_tok_gui_1304_1_e∂=2&chapter=1 I strongly recommend you read it. Not only because it explains it all quite detailed, but also because it gives you really good examples to understand and not get confused.
  7. Some uni also require like a high school transcript, which is like a "collection" of your grades since 9th grade. But you should ask, each university might have their own requirements. Ive had to send high school transcripts to a few universities in UK
  8. I think the first one is actually really good, and it gives you room to write a lengthy IA. However, i recommend that you determine your time frame and make sure that the periods you cover are at least 10 years ago, because if less than 10 years have gone by, the IB does not consider that as history. So maybe you can explore media reactions up to 2003 or 2004? Time frames are very important, because the IB don't really like vague IAs, and it could lower your grade for a few sections.
  9. I'm going to go ahead and disagree with this statement as it's not necessarily true. Although you probably aren't applying to a university in the States, I know for universities in the U.S. they have holistic admissions which means they look at more than just your grades but rather you as a person. Now if you're applying to a university in the U.K., for example, they do look at your predicted grades and they do hold a lot of value however, they do take into account your other accomplishments as a student such as awards, your courses, extra-curricular achievement, etc. Try to be a well balanced student. This will certainly aid in the process of admission. If you don't quite meet expectations and are within a point or two of that 39 points, they could still consider you. Actually in the UK they're not so flexible, mostly in highly ranked and demand universities. If they have enough spots, then they will consider people with a lower predicted than they require. I'm saying that the best option is to apply to universities whose predicted grade you can achieve. Not only because you will have a greater chance of getting in, but also in terms of the final grade you will achieve in the IB. Your teachers will make a more or less accurate prediction of what you will achieve. Its not all about getting accepted, but actually getting into the uni after they have accepted you.
  10. Yeah History is a good one for Law. The people in my class who wanna do Law in the UK take history HL
  11. I started to watch death note recently
  12. In terms of applying to uni they're really important. If you don't reach their requirements then no, they won't consider you. Keep in mind that they probably get many applications and they might meet their requirements... As for like the future and your final IB scores, predicted grades don't really matter. They only count for uni applications previous to the date your final IB scores are submitted. Hope this helps!
  13. Im happy to help (I love Nazi Germany, i think it is so interesting) So if you wanna send me a message with your ideas I can help you out as much as I can (too much free time!)
  14. Yeah its really hard! But for example, if you take english B HL you can come to england. I mean i was asked for a 4 in english b by one of my unis. Many of my friends studying history do english B.
  15. I used to study two languages a and at one point it just became too hard... I had to read about 20 novels in total and analyse each in detail for later use (either in orals or exams)> Studying two languages A is only truly useful if you wanna do a language related thing later in uni. If not, its better if you focus on your other subjects
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