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  1. You're in the states right? If so, a good number of colleges offer intensive summer language programs/classes. (Meaning they cover a year's worth of stuff in roughly 8 weeks.) You might be able to learn Spanish over the summer in order to be able to do SL in the fall at your new school.
  2. Ideally, you should know enough content to cover at least three topics (6 questions). It's risky to just know two topics (4 questions) as you never know what they are going to ask. If you only know 2, you don't give yourself any options. You're kind of suck with whatever you get.
  3. If it's any consolation, I got a 12/20 on my math IA and got a 6. So it's doable, there's just not a lot of room for error on the exams
  4. If I remember right, you color in the box with a pencil. But the proctor (or the exam itself) should indicate the correct way to use the bubble sheet.
  5. Paper 1 is a commentary. There are two options - poetry and prose. You pick one and write a commentary for two hours. Paper 2 is an essay based on a prompt. You get three (I think) choices in each category. The prompts ask you to base your essay on the works you read in class. At my school we read four plays for paper 2 - I don't know if there's a standard amount for this or not.
  6. This is the Discussion Timetable NOT the exam schedule. Exam schedule can be found here. All the discussion about the exams has to be in the EXAM DISCUSSION forum, not in the subject forums. It is EXTREMELY important that you do not post those topics in any other forum as it will not be possible for us to properly moderate them. Thank you. Three IBSurvival guidelines: 1. The topics you start are invisible until a staff member approves it. Therefore, do not start another topic when you can't see yours. No discussions via PMs before the 24-hour wait is up. Yes, we can check PMs. For more information: Is your post not showing up after you've posted it? 2. General exam inquiries are allowed anytime. Do not discuss any exam question/topic. Do not start a topic whenever you have a general inquiry. First check the Conduct of the Examinations topic to see if it has what you're looking for: Conduct of the Examinations. If it doesn't, then you may ask your question in the following topic: General Exam Inquiries 3. If you feel IBS may distract you during examinations, you may request a temporary suspension. You just have to PM Mahuta or Sandwich the dates. For example: From the 5th to the 7th. For more information on temporary suspension: Exam ban on request Good luck to all of you on your exams! Morning exams are discussed after 13.00 (GMT time) Afternoon exams are discussed after 18.00 (GMT time) Saturday 28 April Afternoon Business management HL paper 1 Business management SL paper 1 World religions SL paper 1 WEEK 1 Tuesday 1 May Morning Business management HL paper 2 Business management SL paper 2 World religions SL paper 2 Afternoon Excluding English, French & Spanish: Language A Literature HL paper 1 Language A Literature SL paper 1 Language A Language & Literature HL paper 1 Language A Language & Literature SL paper 1 Wednesday 2 May Morning Excluding English, French & Spanish: Language A Literature HL paper 2 Language A Literature SL paper 2 Language A Language & Literature HL paper 2 Language A Language & Literature SL paper 2 Afternoon Economics HL paper 1 Economics SL paper 1 Thursday 3 May Morning Economics HL paper 2 Economics HL paper 3 Economics SL paper 2 Afternoon Mathematical studies SL paper 1 Mathematics HL paper 1 Mathematics SL paper 1 Friday 4 May Morning Mathematical studies SL paper 2 Mathematics HL paper 2 Mathematics SL paper 2 Music HL paper 1 Music SL paper 1 Afternoon Geography HL/SL paper 1 ITGS HL paper 1 ITGS SL paper 1 Philosophy HL paper 1 Philosophy SL paper 1 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 1 Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 1 Saturday 5 May Morning Geography HL paper 2 Geography HL paper 3 Geography SL paper 2 ITGS HL/SL paper 2 ITGS HL paper 3 Philosophy HL/SL paper 2 Philosophy HL paper 3 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 2 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 3 Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 2 Afternoon Computer science HL paper 1 Computer science SL paper 1 Design technology HL paper 1 Design technology SL paper 1 Design technology HL/SL paper 2 Environmental systems & societies SL paper 1 WEEK 2 Tuesday 8 May Morning Computer science HL paper 2 Computer science HL paper 3 Computer science SL paper 2 Design technology HL paper 3 Environmental systems & societies SL paper 2 Afternoon English A Literature HL paper 1 English A Literature SL paper 1 English A Language & Literature HL paper 1 English A Language & Literature SL paper 1 English B HL paper 1 English B SL paper 1 English ab initio SL paper 1 Literature & performance SL paper 1 Wednesday 9 May Morning English A Literature HL paper 2 English A Literature SL paper 2 English A Language & Literature HL paper 2 English A Language & Literature SL paper 2 English B HL paper 2 English B SL paper 2 English ab initio SL paper 2 Literature & performance SL paper 2 Afternoon History HL/SL paper 1 History HL/SL paper 2 Thursday 10 May Morning History HL paper 3 Afternoon Language B HL paper 1 Language B SL paper 1 Language ab initio SL paper 1 Latin HL paper 1 Latin SL paper 1 Mathematics HL paper 3 Friday 11 May Morning Excluding English, French & Spanish: Language B HL paper 2 Language B SL paper 2 Language ab initio SL paper 2 Latin HL paper 2 Latin SL paper 2 Afternoon Physics HL paper 1 Physics HL paper 2 Physics SL paper 1 Physics SL paper 2 Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 1 Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 2 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 1 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 2 Saturday 12 May Morning Physics HL paper 3 Physics SL paper 3 Sports, exercise & health science HL paper 3 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 3 Afternoon Psychology HL/SL paper 1 Global politics HL/SL paper 1 WEEK 3 Tuesday 15 May Morning Psychology HL paper 2 Psychology HL paper 3 Psychology SL paper 2 Global politics HL paper 2 Global politics SL paper 2 Afternoon Biology HL paper 1 Biology HL paper 2 Biology SL paper 1 Biology SL paper 2 Nature of science SL paper 1 Wednesday 16 May Morning Biology HL paper 3 Biology SL paper 3 Nature of science SL paper 2 Afternoon Classical Greek HL paper 1 Classical Greek SL paper 1 Spanish A Literature HL paper 1 Spanish A Literature SL paper 1 Spanish A Language & Literature HL paper 1 Spanish A Language & Literature SL paper 1 Spanish B HL paper 1 Spanish B SL paper 1 Spanish ab initio SL paper 1 Thursday 17 May Morning Classical Greek HL paper 2 Classical Greek SL paper 2 Spanish A Literature HL paper 2 Spanish A Literature SL paper 2 Spanish A Language & Literature HL paper 2 Spanish A Language & Literature SL paper 2 Spanish B HL paper 2 Spanish B SL paper 2 Spanish ab initio SL paper 2 Afternoon Chemistry HL paper 1 Chemistry HL paper 2 Chemistry SL paper 1 Chemistry SL paper 2 Friday 18 May Morning Chemistry HL paper 3 Chemistry SL paper 3 Afternoon French A Literature HL paper 1 French A Literature SL paper 1 French A Language & Literature HL paper 1 French A Language & Literature SL paper 1 French B HL paper 1 French B SL paper 1 French ab initio SL paper 1 Further mathematics HL paper 1 Saturday 19 May Morning French A Literature HL paper 2 French A Literature SL paper 2 French A Language & Literature HL paper 2 French A Language & Literature SL paper 2 French B HL paper 2 French B SL paper 2 French ab initio SL paper 2 Further mathematics HL paper 2
  7. "To what extent... " is always a good option. It generally forces you to look at both sides of the argument and explain why your side is better. "Analyze the reasons why..." seems like it would work as well.
  8. Just writing "source A" is sufficient for paper 1.
  9. IB_taking_over

    History IA

    Since history is rather time period and region specific, you might want to clarify what history you are looking for help with. For example, I have a strong understanding of late Imperial and Soviet history but do not know very much about French history or most of American history. (So, I am essentially useless with French history.)
  10. In general, it seems a bit broad, so you probably should focus your question a bit more. You might consider picking a social group (EX: women, children, the family unit, etc) to investigate. You also might want to consider a certain aspect of the Korean War as well.
  11. I think, correct me if I'm wrong, you are hinting at schadenfreude. (There's a song from Avenue Q, "schadenfreude," about this very topic. [It's got adult language/themes or I would post it here as I think it does a good job at pointing out the normality of being happy at the misfortune of others.]) There's also a part of a Simpsons episode that deals with the concept: I think that as long as we live in a society that values having material goods we are going to be envious of those who have more than we do. Along the same lines, having more things than the next person makes us happy.
  12. I can assure you it's not a scam. With a paid membership, you can access/download the files. Currently, you can look at the titles of the files. I would encourage you to look at the titles and see if there are any of potential interest to you.
  13. Yes, you choose two of the sources that are used in your paper. Generally, it's best if the ones you pick are ones that you reference frequently. They should be some of the more important ones to your investigation.
  14. Most likely, you won't get college credit for SL in the states. AP will probably cover your gen. ed. requirement for math. But, there's always a 'rocks for jocks' version of math in college (I highly endorse it if you have no need for advanced math). If you aren't pursuing math in college, I don't see a huge benefit for AP if you don't want to do it. You will probably get more out of IB due to the holistic approach, particularly if you like this method.
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