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  1. At my high school, we only did it on one IO. (And it was the IO that matched the book we wrote our WA on.)
  2. You need pretty decent marks, but U.S. uni admissions rely on more than that. You also need outstanding extracurriculars, excellent letters of recommendation, near-perfect SAT scores, and a whole lot of luck. It's also worth checking individual websites for specific details on what they want.
  3. For the most part, I think so. Generally, because IAs are so short, it's best to pick a specific aspect to investigate. Country seems rather broad for ~2000 words. For example, how did "an event" affect "a specific aspect." EX: economy, role of women, military, etc.
  4. please don't re-open old topics. Locking
  5. They should have as many words you need to convey your point and stay under the word count. The overall format is up to you. You can have as many or as few words in your 'sub-sections' as you want. (Unless IB specifically states otherwise, which I don't believe they do for the EE)
  6. They should be fine. That's what I did for most of my CAS hours. As always, the most accurate CAS related info comes from your IB coordinator as it varies by school.
  7. 1) I think of the many times my uncle would say this when I was a kid. Mostly, it was a joke sort of thing. 2) absolutely. I was raised to be an independent thinker and to stand strong for what I believe. 3) Not really. 4 not really.
  8. I wouldn't bet on any questions being repeated word for word. But if you mean concept wise, sure there are repeats. I mean balance H2 + O2 => H2O is asking you to use the same skill as balance Al + CuSO4 => Al + AlSO4 but are two different questions. They might ask similar questions year to year, but they aren't close enough to be able to predict what's going to be on the exam. In my opinion, it better to become familiar with how IB structures their exams/questions rather than trying to game the system and guess what the questions are going to be on them.
  9. Here are my old notes on the Authoritian States. Topic 10 on the new syllabus, I believe. They cover Stalin, Mao, and Castro because that's who we studied. (https://sites.google.com/site/ibhistorypaper2/topic3) There are a bunch of review sites/notes online that cover bits and pieces, but you may have trouble trying to find a site that matches exactly what you studied. If you have specific questions, feel free to PM me and I can attempt to answer them. -IB_taking_over
  10. When I took the exam, I wrote out the numbers fully for the most part. For example is the number was 9386345 I wrote out 9386345. The only time I used the 3 sig fig rule was when the number was something like .986843354567. Then I wrote .987. My guess is they aren't super particular about when you use it. It probably is just there so people don't get an answer of .9385632598 and just write .9. (This is purely my speculation, for the record.) We were told exact or 3 sig figs. (and use your best judgment when to only write out 3 sig figs.)
  11. To go off of kw0573, most universities will require some sort of literature course. Like many general education requirements, it may not directly pertain to your major but you are still required to take it. (For example, I don't see a lab science or math as very practical skills for majoring in history and Russian, but I am still taking them in university.) Since every university has different general education requirements, you are best to look each one specifically. My guess is that language (whether your native language or a foreign language), literary studies, and probably any of the humanities would require a literature class.
  12. please don't reply to old topics. Locking.
  13. 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. Morning exams are discussed after 13.00 (GMT time) Afternoon exams are discussed after 18.00 (GMT time) Tues 31 October Afternoon 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 Wed 1 November Morning 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 Physics HL paper 1 Physics HL paper 2 Physics SL paper 1 Physics SL paper 2 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 1 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 2 Thurs 2 November Morning Physics HL paper 3 Physics SL paper 3 Sports, exercise & health science SL paper 3 Afternoon Economics HL paper 1 Economics SL paper 1 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 1 Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 1 Fri 3 November Morning Economics HL paper 2 Economics HL paper 3 Economics SL paper 2 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 2 Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 3 Social & cultural anthropology 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 Sat 4 November 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 Computer science HL paper 1 Computer science SL paper 1 Environmental systems & societies SL paper 1 Tues 7 November Morning Computer science HL paper 2 Computer science HL paper 3 Computer science SL paper 2 Environmental systems & societies SL paper 2 Afternoon Excluding English and Spanish: Language B HL paper 1 Language B SL paper 1 Language ab initio SL paper 1 Latin HL paper 1 Latin SL paper 1 Wed 8 November Morning Excluding English and 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 Geography HL/SL paper 1 ITGS HL paper 1 ITGS SL paper 1 Philosophy HL paper 1 Philosophy SL paper 1 Thurs 9 November 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 Afternoon Chemistry HL paper 1 Chemistry HL paper 2 Chemistry SL paper 1 Chemistry SL paper 2 Design technology HL paper 1 Design technology SL paper 1 Design technology HL/SL paper 2 Fri 10 November Morning Chemistry HL paper 3 Chemistry SL paper 3 Design technology HL paper 3 Afternoon Business management HL paper 1 Business management SL paper 1 Global politics HL/SL paper 1 Sat 11 November Morning Business management HL paper 2 Business management SL paper 2 Global politics HL paper 2 Global politics SL paper 2 Afternoon History HL/SL paper 1 History HL/SL paper 2 Tues 14 November Morning History HL paper 3 Afternoon Mathematical studies SL paper 1 Mathematics HL paper 1 Mathematics SL paper 1 Wed 15 November Morning Mathematical studies SL paper 2 Mathematics HL paper 2 Mathematics SL paper 2 Afternoon Excluding English and 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 Thurs 16 November Morning Excluding English and 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 Music HL paper 1 Music SL paper 1 Afternoon Biology HL paper 1 Biology HL paper 2 Biology SL paper 1 Biology SL paper 2 Fri 17 November Morning Biology HL paper 3 Biology SL paper 3 Afternoon Psychology HL/SL paper 1 World religions SL paper 1 Mathematics HL paper 3 Sat 18 November Morning Psychology HL paper 2 Psychology HL paper 3 Psychology SL paper 2 World religions SL paper 2 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!
  14. We had a rule like this at my high school as well. If you didn't keep a 3.0 (B or 80 Average) they could kick you out of the program. Although, I don't know if this was actually enforced or not. My guess is that it's probably a bit selective. It's probably there so they can weed out the people that aren't trying and don't really care. But, your best bet is to ask you diploma coordinator at your school (or someone of that nature).
  15. 13. The answer is C-H in the CH4 a. C=O : 3.4-2.6= .8 || b. C-H : 2.6-2.2= .4 || c. C-Cl : 3.2-2.6= .6 || d. N-H : 3.0-2.2= .8 (For reference; I am aware you don't get these values on Paper 1) You can deduce based on the trend that C-H will be less polar than N-H and that C=O will be more polar than C-Cl. So, now we are down to C-H and C-Cl. We know that Cl has a relatively high electronegativity as it's on the far right. Which means that C-Cl has more polarity. (For the most part, if one of the options has a N, O, F, or Cl they are going to be the most polar option.) So, C-H is the answer.