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  1. Hey, So essentially, you want to apply what you learn in theory to real life. This is how it goes: (A) Find an article on part of the course (eg: microeconomics could be an article on bad rains reduce supply of corn; trade could be Trump's tariffs etc) (B) Analyse said article. You want to define a few terms in the intro and set up what happened (ver very concisely). Then its like a part B. Draw your graphs and explain them. Use quotes from the text to show your point. (C) Write a conclusion summing up your key points. (D) Make sure it's in the word limit. IDK if it has changed from my time, but run a word count a few times. Also, don't forget there are rules regarding chart titles etc. I'm not sure exactly what they are but if you're above those limits it comes into your word count. Done. Hope this helps
  2. Hey I just glanced over the website and 300K seems right. Roughly 60K a year times 5 is 300. Med school is an expensive option. If you take the undergrad then MD program you'd run up similar costs (arguably higher). All the best.
  3. Hey Well, first up, you need to figure out where does the issue lie. Are you struggling with concepts because there is an issue with the very basic concepts or the later ones. Once that is identified, if I were you, I would write up model part (a) answers and have your teacher look over them. This should help you start to create a level of understanding of what's going on. Alternatively, if you really "get" the math, try to break down the formula. What is it trying to say? Largely (from what I remember), IB econ math is very close to the theory; and therefore you can certainly reverse engineer your understanding. Hope this helps.
  4. Hey So at my uni (i major in economics) B&M is not needed, nor is math HL needed. I don't think Economics HL is needed either. I think the best bet for you is to figure out which unis you like because the requirements tend to ping pong a bit (EG: London School of Economics needs HL math). Best of luck
  5. Hey. Unfortunately, it's never a certainty. You certainly stand a good shot with a 44; however American universities often look at other things, such as your essays, extra-curriculars and recommend letters very heavily. So sadly, I don't think anyone can say "yes you're going to get in with a 44". I would urge you to of course have top grades, but also to try to build your list of extra curics and talk to teachers to get great recs in Best of luck!
  6. Hey there! Well, if I'm honest with you, it's tricky deciding what you want to do! First up, before anything else, I highly urge you to reconsider your HLs as Math, Physics, Chem HL is a lot of work. Also, just so you know, your career choices are more influenced by Uni (which is affected to some extent by high school), so I wouldn't sweat it too much. However, for now, let's assume you stay with this choice. You have a lot of options of what you can do/study. Certainly teaching mathematics is an option. Here, it would depend on whether you want to teach High School students or university students. Generally (and there are exceptions), high school teachers do not have PhDs; and arguably most don't have masters (depending on the country, state etc etc). For university, you certainly need a PhD. So you can consider that. In terms of other options, you're quite free honestly. At university, you could study (and this isn't a comprehensive list): Economics, finance, engineering (such as aerospace, chemical or electrical to name a few). And then career paths are strange depending on the major you choose. A few paths that I can think off the top of my head are: Engineering, Consulting, Finance (investment banking, hedge funds etc), Weapons development, automobile design. Tl;DR: There are plenty of options for you to choose from. Hope this helps
  7. It depends on what you want to study mate. Most Unis let you work with Math SL etc. The Chancellor programme is a scholarship program; it is seperate from the course you want (BComm, BA etc etc) Hope it helps
  8. It depends what you want to study mate. After you decide that, you can take a look at the uni requirements for the subject and adjust accordingly. Best of luck
  9. Honestly depends. Personally, I didn't use any textbooks. Found that they didn't work for me. Rather, I made my own notes. So I would urge you to consider your learning style before buying IB textbooks, as they are quite expensive (a 10 second Amazon search tells me they're generally ~$30). Assuming you decide to get books, I don't think multiple books are needed. For one, often various books have different ways of labelling figures (I heard this for economics), and therefore, it can get confusing. Hope this helps.
  10. My understanding is the A is the only thing that matters. I don't know how it is in your country, but the IB will just show your grades as an A. Second, I don't believe you can publish your EE separately as it would count as self-plagiarism. If you enjoyed your topic, you could certainly look into writing a fresh paper to be published in a uni student journal etc. Hope this helps.
  11. Mate, Honestly, don't worry. You've got 3 years before IB. Just work hard at your grades, and enjoy life. Go out with your friends etc. Don't go crazy worrying about something that is so far away. I didn't do the IB in your region, but really I wouldn't worry till its closer. Just enjoy high school and the opportunities it presents.
  12. You've got plenty of time. IB starts in year 11. So honestly, just relax and enjoy the two years before IB begins.
  13. Right, so you need SATs for Yale-NUS, and NUS if I remember right. Yale-NUS is going to be tight, not gonna lie. They need solid everythings, so I would apply but don't hinge your hopes. I'm not going to waste your time by going through every uni, but I think you should be OK for most of them academically. I would take the SATs because most of the unis listed need them. Also, I would try to boost some extracurriculars. Maybe start tutoring younger kids in your school? Or join a sport team or something. Heck, if you can, an apprenticeship/internship with a firm would look great (and give you heaps you talk about on your essay). TL;DR: Academically look good, save for the SATs. I would try to boost your extra-curricular activities if you can.
  14. Don't know if there is a fixed number, but I went for 14ish sources. But like IB_Taking_over said, quality>quantity. Also, I think 3 claims, with a counterclaim for each, is a good way to do it. So essentially 3 points, with a counterclaim which you prove to be false/dismiss
  15. Yes. Most unis look at the overall. They have a cutoff (at least UK/Australian) unis do, and often requirements in that cutoff. So for example, Uni X says "we need 32 points with a 566 at HL with Physics HL" (just an example). So then they will look at the overall grade and the specific requirements. It is possible, and I'd say likely, that if you meet the requirements they will look at the other grades too. So let's say a uni needs 27 points, and you meet that, then they will look at individual scores. Depends on the uni though. Hope that helps.

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