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  1. ahaha nope, not even close confession: i still enjoy watching who framed roger rabbit in my free time. np: will confess something along the lines of their favourite hobby.
  2. LMAO you did brain imaging as well?? i used MRI and PET scan. for MRI i used London taxi driver (McGuire et al) and HM case study. for PET scan i used Tierney et al and Gur et al. the paper was relatively easy. what were the studies you used?
  3. Did you happen to find any reference to war in that poem? I saw the date Church wrote the poem was 1955, so I immediately thought about WWII and how that would be an influence on the poem, and how a lot of the poem is symbolic for other aspects of war. What do you think? Because a lot of people in my class said they talked about destruction of nature. I only mentioned War briefly, nothing too major. Mostly about nature :/ like i said it completely depends on the examiner and how he/she feels about how far your idea is justified. Yeah, post-war trauma that's what i thought of. My problem is I think too much about it, and I think I went too deep into analysis... What were your texts for paper 2? I'm hoping my paper 2 grade improves my overall. my paper 2 texts were look back in anger and streetcar named desire. well, don't worry you'll be fine.
  4. from what i've been told writing in pencil indicts that your answer is not the final one, but merely just rough work which the examiner can ignore. however, i'm not too sure about this. PLEASE APPROACH YOUR IB COORDINATOR ASAP!! you could be in some serious trouble.
  5. Did you happen to find any reference to war in that poem? I saw the date Church wrote the poem was 1955, so I immediately thought about WWII and how that would be an influence on the poem, and how a lot of the poem is symbolic for other aspects of war. What do you think? Because a lot of people in my class said they talked about destruction of nature. I only mentioned War briefly, nothing too major. Mostly about nature :/ like i said it completely depends on the examiner and how he/she feels about how far your idea is justified.
  6. yep, my HL's are messed up tho HL : physics, english, psych SL: history, math, spanish ab-initio.
  7. Did you happen to find any reference to war in that poem? I saw the date Church wrote the poem was 1955, so I immediately thought about WWII and how that would be an influence on the poem, and how a lot of the poem is symbolic for other aspects of war. What do you think? Because a lot of people in my class said they talked about destruction of nature. well, i can't say that it's completely right. but i might be wrong. it completely depends on the examiners because the papers are corrected subjectively. it does seem kind of far fetched because WW2 ended on the 8th of may 1945 (history SL student waddup) so it completely depends on your examiner. the theme of war is far fetched but something like post war recovery seems to fit into the criteria since you can relate it to the overall theme in the poem.
  8. well, for my physics EE i did it on thermographic surveys and infrared cameras (i think it's the first of its kind so they'll be lenient while correcting it) i made sure all the criteria were met. the aspect which made my EE special was the use of an actual infrared camera which costs a lot, luckily my father helped me out and lent me his camera. it was a great experience. the most important thing you should do is follow the criteria. don't go overboard in explaining concepts just keep it simple so you don't go over the word limit. trust me cutting down on words is harder than adding words. it's always better to have a little less than a little more (ONLY FOR YOUR EE AND IA's) so you know where you should put more emphasis. cheerio!
  9. woah!! thirteen pages? damn. well i attempted the second question "significant arrivals and departures" i wrote about 7 pages but that was it. my texts were streetcar and look back in anger.
  10. well, usually i just head out for an hour, a walk along the shore or walk in the park. most importantly i go alone, try to figure things out on my own and if i'm really really down i talk my phone with me to the roof and i generally listen to music up there with my phone on airplane mode. the most important thing is for you to understand yourself better and to do that you've gotta give yourself some time. it doesn't have to be music it can be anything you want. for instance, sometimes i draw. sometimes i read. sometimes i just talk to my friends. do what makes you happy.
  11. I chose "The Pigeon" by Richard Church but I didn't really mention the structure. I spoke about the auditory imagery and gave a lot of interpretations. Do you think you did well, though? i think i did well i felt pretty confident about it. how was your paper in general? and what texts had you studied for paper 2?
  12. I chose "The Pigeon" by Richard Church but I didn't really mention the structure. I spoke about the auditory imagery and gave a lot of interpretations. Do you think you did well, though? I also did "The Pigeon". I discussed structure, but not the visual structure, sounds pretty interesting though - I would never have thought of it! For structure, I took more of a traditional approach with it, discussing the use of a variety of accents, line lengths and caesura/enjambment etc. What themes did you pick out? I also did The Pigeon by Richard Church! I took into consideration the images of the 'concrete jungle' against nature. He had used certain onomatopeia like 'hiss' and another word I cannot remember right now (pretty drained from Philosophy HL paper 1). I played an important emphasis upon religious imagery also. How the construction workers are referred to as 'serpents' (this is also animalistic imagery), as well as how in the last stanza (I think it was the last stanza), Church utilised the phrase of a deflowered bed, symbolising a sort of funeral to the nature that once lived in that area. To me this was quite a powerful poem, and the title was quite deceiving considering one would first think that a pigeon is to do with something peaceful, yet in the actual poem, it plays a minor role until it leaves the imprint within the concrete displaying the new world vs. the old world. I also mentioned how the people stopped and watched the construction workers as they went about with their job, the fact that the people passing by were 'fascinated' by the workers could symbolise that they themselves were 'pigeon-brained' a common expression in the English Language for when someone is not very knowledgeable overall. These were just some of the things I had mentioned within the poem! Hope others had similar or interpreted it in their own way I did not focus upon the physical structure. However, I did point out the common use of punctuation as well as the sibilance in the first stanza. Good luck to everyone else sitting for the rest of their exams! Oh, wow, I never even considered the religious connotations to the word choices, but looking back, it does make sense. I think my thematic interpretation may be a little off then. I did look at the whole auditory symphony of the sounds of the mixer though and likened it to a jungle as well, so that's somewhat promising. But I did have some strange attraction to the idea of the destruction of nature by industrialisation/industrial processes that appeared as ominous and threatening and linked it to the later idea that on the surface the products of such processes may seem pleasant (the whole mirage of water and the romantic imagery around it glimmering) as well as the people's fascination with the cement, but that in essence, the cement was just an illusion. Consequently, the pigeon (nature) stood as a warning or symbol of the possible destruction and deception of industrialisation. At least that was my "personal interpretation" in my conclusion, sounds a bit odd thinking about it now though! Ah well, bring on July I also did "The Pigeon". I discussed structure, but not the visual structure, sounds pretty interesting though - I would never have thought of it! For structure, I took more of a traditional approach with it, discussing the use of a variety of accents, line lengths and caesura/enjambment etc. What themes did you pick out? I also did The Pigeon by Richard Church! I took into consideration the images of the 'concrete jungle' against nature. He had used certain onomatopeia like 'hiss' and another word I cannot remember right now (pretty drained from Philosophy HL paper 1). I played an important emphasis upon religious imagery also. How the construction workers are referred to as 'serpents' (this is also animalistic imagery), as well as how in the last stanza (I think it was the last stanza), Church utilised the phrase of a deflowered bed, symbolising a sort of funeral to the nature that once lived in that area. To me this was quite a powerful poem, and the title was quite deceiving considering one would first think that a pigeon is to do with something peaceful, yet in the actual poem, it plays a minor role until it leaves the imprint within the concrete displaying the new world vs. the old world. I also mentioned how the people stopped and watched the construction workers as they went about with their job, the fact that the people passing by were 'fascinated' by the workers could symbolise that they themselves were 'pigeon-brained' a common expression in the English Language for when someone is not very knowledgeable overall. These were just some of the things I had mentioned within the poem! Hope others had similar or interpreted it in their own way I did not focus upon the physical structure. However, I did point out the common use of punctuation as well as the sibilance in the first stanza. Good luck to everyone else sitting for the rest of their exams! i had similar ideas running throughout as you guys had mentioned and the i think the last two stanza's of the poem i wrote something about the pigeon resembling a deity having been disappointed and bewildered at man kinds extreme urbanisation which lead to nature's extinction, and it thrushes the air as it leaves in anger. i was kinda confused about my last idea but other than that i felt pretty confident. sorry if i'm not clear enough... Psych HL is very draining. best of luck for all your exams! cheerio!
  13. in HL tz2 i chose the poem "the pigeon" by Richard Church. i found it easier as compared to the prose. and i'm not sure if i'm correct or not, but my teacher told me to always notice the printed structure of the poem (this happened when we were studying Neruda) and in the paper i commented that the structure of the poem (how it visually looks) is similar to that of a structure being built horizontally. I was very unsure about this, but then after the paper i approached a grade 7 student and he approved of it. did anyone else happen to mention it?
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