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  1. lelu

    NYU AD acceptance

    in case you're still looking for answers... here's where you can find more data like acceptance rate (you have to calculate it): http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/admissions/student-profiles.html NYUAD differs from other schools in that they don't go by points or scores only, personality and passion actually do matter to them quite a lot, this increases your chances. on average, the admitted student has 40 total predicted points, and achieves a high 30 in the end, from what I've heard. Several of my friends go there, so if you have any very specific questions, feel free to reply here and I'll ask them for you. good luck with your application!
  2. lelu

    Resources for Calc

    Hi all I'm really struggling with calculus, with integration to be specific, so I'm wondering whether anyone has any good study resources.. youtube channels, websites etc. Thanks
  3. that's really weird, and definitely not the way IB does it. check out online classes if your school refuses to offer it...
  4. hey whether IB grades you harsher or less harsh than your school depends on your teachers... I'm in a school with a wide range of competence when it comes to teachers, all the way from great to useless (in regards to how well they grade you compared to how IB grades you), and I've learned that in order to get an accurate idea, it's best to go by IB markscheme directly. so if you want an accurate idea, I suggest you get a couple of past papers, and grade yourself with the corresponding mark scheme and grade boundaries. The advantage of this is that IB examiners have to go by the markscheme exactly, so they're much more objective... also, keep in mind the grade boundaries. many schools have internal boundaries that are much harsher than IB's, you should find out about that
  5. just search any school in acceptancerate.com, it shows you the SAT range...
  6. to find out about colleges, here are the websites I have used: acceptancerate.com topuniversities.com thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk commonApp and the College Board can also help you if you've taken the SAT, enter it into collegesimply.com, it'll give you how likely you are to get in for all colleges in the states... good luck
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    SAT superscoring (NYUAD)

    Hey, I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me whether the New York University Abu Dhabi super-scores the SAT, and if yes, whether you still have to send all of them if you decide to send them (I know it's optional)? (2016 applications) Thanks
  8. lelu

    Tips for first year of IB?

    hey i honestly think you'll be fine not studying too much in advance, you'll get flooded with work soon enough hey... if you really want to, there are a couple of cool youtube channels (econplusdal etc.) that give you nice introductions to econ. As soon as your IBDP starts, you can maybe start to google newspaper articles that cover the topics you do in class, that got me interested and more connected to the topic... The Tragakes Econ book follows the syllabus pretty closely, in case you really want to study ahead...
  9. you've got plenty of time don't worry. keep in mind also that IB basically cuts up your life in suggested hours you should spend on everything, and the suggestion for the EE is only 40 hours for one useless point, so whatever you spend on it that exceeds this time, you have to take away from another class's study time... prioritizing is really important here...
  10. hey you, don't worry, TOK is one.five points max I finally got the concept after a year of struggling, so I'll try and share a couple of things, but your teacher might look at things differently. Anyway, here's what worked for in terms of presenting and grading: Structure first. I structure the skeleton of my presentations like a written essay. 1. question/topic 2. Interesting/necessary background 3. definition of key terms 4. thesis statement 5. Three claims that support the thesis. All of those go as follows (SEED concept): a. statement - what am I saying. (example: indigenous people have beauty standards that haven't been contaminated by western media) b. evidence (example: studies, surveys, artwork etc) c. explain (how does my evidence support the statement?) d. develop (now why is this relevant to my thesis statement? how does this individual claim relate to the question, and why is that important) 6. a conclusion that paraphrases the thesis statement followed by all three claims or however many you have 7. for good impression and brownie points etc include some concluding questions you had when you did research etc. What I have found is that a TOK presentation lives or dies with examples. Include a ridiculous amount of them, always, and make sure they are short, relevant, and match exactly what you want to say. A TOK presentation often discusses a conflict or a difficult question, often also controversial. With the right examples, you can get your audience interested in your dilemma or conflict to a point where they listen to you out of honest interest, because you make your problem appear important. Ideas now: I try and always link different areas of knowledge to create conflicts or dilemmas. you can be as bold and shocking as you want. for example: to what extent can the systematic killing of handicapped people be justified? should be possibly legalize poaching to save the lives of the poor villagers who poach? to even consider these questions sounds horrible, but TOK is exactly the right space for these kinds of things. It gives you a logical way to look at dilemmas. The next thing to do is to be two or more AOK's that you can use to find contrasting opinions on the topic. if possible, find AOK's that offer legitimate, equally loud "yes" and "no"s. Then compare all this evidence, put your own personal knowledge in, and don't forget to explain which ways of Knowing were used to obtain all your information in the various AOK's. Good luck, I hope this helps
  11. I haven't read the first book you mention, but my friend and I both recently got 7's on our essays on Paradise of the Blind, hers on the cripple, mine on the flowers, so I can say from experience that that one works really well... Neither one of us is stellar at Lit, but it's really easy to use either one of these topics well, as there is tons of evidence, and you can interpret almost anything into it and make the evidence work... Also, the "appreciation of the author's choices" becomes really easy because Thuong writes in a very unique and descriptive way, you can use this almost as one of the main claims for any point you make... If you choose to do symbolism though, jus make sure you don't get too broad, because there is a lot of stuff to say... Good luck!
  12. lelu

    Writing a good Historical Investigation

    The resources at http://www.activehistory.co.uk are very helpful when it comes to IA. There are several examples of history IA with very high marks so you could write yours with the examples in mind. You could also ask some people at ibsurvival to read your IA and give you some tips. There are plenty of resources on ibsurvival and google in terms of the format. Hope this helped! thanks a lot, this helped. I just keep worrying that the examples are too old because the syllabus changes all the time and IBO doesn't give any dates on their examples. but this will be helpful, thanks a lot
  13. lelu

    Writing a good Historical Investigation

    Hi all I'm a May 2016, currently writing my History IA. problem is, my history teacher refuses to grade our IA's, or give us any sort of indication about how good they are. So we could be a 4, or a 7, we really have no idea, and it's stressing us out a bit because it counts a lot for SL. we also didn't get any instructions on formatting, table of contents etc.? Does anybody have any suggestions what I could do?

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