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  1. UF is the Gators, right? Obviously, the higher the GPA, the better. At the same time, one or two low marks isn't the end of the world as U.S. schools look at a bunch of other factors. U.S. schools also factor in the difficulty of the classes you take in high school. (So, getting As in underwater basketweaving is not viewed as strongly as getting As in real classes.) They also look at trends in grades. Such as did you fall off and start getting lower grades, or it is just a random low grade. Your best bet is to look up what each school's averages are. That will give you an idea of what they expect from applicants.
  2. Your question appears to be incomplete. The use of 'would' generally requires a hypothetical condition. Such as, would John have had more reason to kill Bill if he walked home that night? We know John killed Bill. We are hypothesizing that John would have been more justified had Bill walked home. Its generally not advised to do a hypothetical question in history as history deals in fact and their analysis not in what would have happened. As historians, we don't ask questions like would the purges in the 1930s been avoided had Lenin lived beyond 1924? We can argue that the purges were not consistent with Lenin's leadership and that they were a new concept the Stalin brought to the USSR when he assumed power. It's possible to rephrase your question without straying far from what I understand is your main idea. 'To what extent', 'For what reasons', etc. will accomplish the same idea of showing justification for the British opening fire in the Revolutionary War. Book wise, I am not sure as I haven't studied the history of the revolutionary war since grade school.
  3. Her assistant had difficulty getting information as the IB office had been overtaken by the dead.
  4. Slavery seems a bit general to cover in 2200 (I think) words. Is there a particular element/policy of slavery that's possible to talk about its influence. There's also the issue of slavery happened more than 100 years after 1980 and there were multiple attempts to block racial equality after slavery was outlawed in 1865. In order to answer your question well, you have to cover those 100 years of history and show the extent to which slavery played a role. You might consider looking at Jim Crow Laws, the KKK, etc. and how they play a role in the in creating wealth disparity between 1980-2000. Coming of Age in Mississippi By Ann Moody is might be a relevant read. It's a biography of growing up in the Jim Crow South. There's also a handful of supreme court cases that go back and forth in terms of citizenship rights for free slaves pre 1865, and about the rights of blacks post 1865.
  5. The short answer is, they most likely won't. CAS is one of the IB things that relies a lot on the student being principled (see, principled in the IB learner profile) in terms of doing it. The expectation is you record it accurately and honestly. Although it clearly defeats the point of CAS, I will admit faking your CAS activities is pretty creative.
  6. Assuming, it follows the same pattern as most of the new IB criteria, it should start May 2019 (This academic year's May exams) and last for about 5 years. Hope this helps, IB_taking_over
  7. To the best of my knowledge, there's nothing that says you cannot put a picture on the title page. Although, generally, paper title pages don't have pictures on them. Can I ask why you want to put a picture on it?
  8. You could look at ways/reasons why regimes censored the arts. For example, the Soviet Union made an effort to censor anything that wasn't Socialist Realism during the regime of Stalin. Or May 1968 in France has some neat protest art. I not sure if theatre/music/dance were part of it, but it might be worth looking into.
  9. You might look at socialist realism (and it's anti-socialist realism counterparts). It's more of a result of the revolution, but it does have direct ties to it. Propaganda is always another option. For example, you could see how a historical event/theme influenced how propaganda styles shifted.
  10. I played clarinet back in the day and still get it out to play every once in a while. Mine is a student model Jupiter. Unfortunately, I don't have it with me, or I would give you the model number. I've had the same one since 4th grade, so more than 10 years, 7 years of daily playing (concert, pep, and marching band). Short of some bent keys from dropping it middle school, I've never had a problem with it. It's been played in the rain and heat with no damage to the corks. (A few rainy football games/marching band rehearsals, so like two hours in the wet at a time) Back when I played it daily, I tried to keep the corks well greased in order to prevent cracks in them. I have a few, probably temporary, troubleshooting suggestions: ~How frequently do you grease the corks? You might try greasing them more frequently so the parts go together smoother. They shouldn't slip out when you play still. (The grease should also help to keep the moisture out.) ~Dry the instrument corks when you're done. If you can keep the corks free of water, you might get the glue to hold longer. ~Store it in a dry place. If you can, you might consider getting them a dehumidifier.
  11. This might help. It's a powerpoint intro lecture on ethics from my TOK teacher (from back in the day). https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=c291dGhzYXhvbnMuY29tfGJyaXR0b258Z3g6MWFjMGZkMzFmODA5ZDU0NQ
  12. I am not terribly familiar with MLA, but I found this that might help you. http://www.asjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/MLA7.pdf Generally, when I have to use MLA (I generally use Chicago) I use something similar to this in order to figure it out. If nothing else, your instructor will probably be able to help you.
  13. From what I understand about the IB program, you must take a language A. You can take two language Bs as long as you still take a language A. So, you cannot only take English B and Mandarin AB as there is no language A. Best, IB_taking_over
  14. To further KW, From what I understand, A-G is a UC gen. ed. sort of thing. American universities generally don't care about your new grade when you retake high school classes in high school. The old grade still is the one factored into your GPA when they look at admissions stuff.

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