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  1. Do we put our name on the reflective statement, for the 2018 cohort? I believe it is not allowed anymore.
  2. So I have a KQ- To what extent is natural sciences objective? (objective as in free from personal bias or interpretation) My two perspectives would be a) that the aok knowledge is more objective and b) the knowledge is less objective. What is it in the knowledge framework or WOK that makes these two perspectives different? Is it the link to personal knowledge or scope/application? Or a WOK like emotion that influences the objectivity of the knowledge?
  3. Oh thanks so much! I realized what I was doing wrong--I found out moles of LiCl and CaCl2 and with that I could have found out moles of Cl-there are 2 mol Cl in CaCl2 and use that to find volume..
  4. Sorry, I might have phrased that wrong. I used the molar mass of both compounds to solve for the moles. I know, but the final concentration of Cl, doesn't that mean the concentration of Cl in LiCl plus the concentration of CaCl2. So don't we need the concentration of each compound to find the concentration of both Cl?
  5. 25.0g of LiCl and 55..0g of CaCl2 is mixed together with water to make a solution. The final [Cl-] is 0.632 mol dm-3. What is the final volume of the solution? The correct answer is 2.5 dm3. I solved for moles for both compounds first. C1V1 = C2V2 , which is the same as n =C2V2.. so I need concentration of each compound right? How do I figure that out from the final concentration of Cl?
  6. I'm doing my IOP on Things Fall Apart and my topic is the indirect characterization of Okonkwo through his relationship with Nwoye, Obierika, Ezinma and Unoka. I will have three characteristics of Okonkwo and support my arguments with evidence from Okonkwo's interactions with the other characters. I want to make my IOP more creative so I will be using a mind map to illustrate Okonkwo's relationships. However, if I do not want to use a powerpoint, how can I add quotes into my presentation? Is there any other way to approach an analytical IOP so it engages the audience?
  7. Well I'm Indian by ethnicity and Canadian by nationality, so there are a lot of stereotypes that apply to me. An Indian stereotype is that all of us want to be engineers or doctors. I want to be a commercial pilot for Air Canada, but I'm studying to become a doctor, too, because I enjoy challenges and there is a shortage of doctors in Canada. But my inner dream will always be to become a pilot. And I'm not vegetarian- that's not an Indian thing, it's a religious thing. I eat all types of meat except for the extremes and seafood because I don't like the taste. Yes, I love maple syrup and no, I don't put it on everything- just pancakes and waffles, and maybe vanilla ice cream.
  8. Haha, I think that we are either the excluded group and thought of as the extreme nerds, or we are revered because everyone seems to be amazed when I say that I'm in IB. Also, most people in the regular curriculum at school seem to think that only Asians take IB and only because of their parents- I'm Indo-Canadian (Asian? South Asian) and I'm taking the IB diploma for myself as a challenge.
  9. I agree with Davey_dM - I watch youtubers such as Cyprien, Théo Gordy, and girlyaddict, It's a fun way to learn French and you don't feel bored because the videos are entertaining. Some other good movies are Le Petit Nicolas (easy to understand) and Le Petit Prince. I also started watching the tv show Les Malheurs de Sophie and most of the episodes are on youtube, and if you have Netflix, you can watch Les Parent. It's a tv show set in Quebec so the québécois french might be harder to understand, but I believe there are subtitles available too.
  10. Hi I personally think that SL maths isn't a big jump from grade 10 maths. I'm three months into IB and we have done functions, quadratics, and sequences, nothing too hard yet. I did the Canadian curriculum math challenge in grade 10 and I think that was harder than IB maths. What part of math are you struggling with? Understanding the concepts or the applications of the content and doing word problems? The basics of math still remain the same even in grade 11- in my opinion, you should review the parts of math you struggled with this semester and get a good grasp of them before moving onto any grade 11 maths because the concepts build on top of each other and if you don't understand one, it can be difficult to understand the other. I can only offer you some general tips because I don't know which part of the maths you are struggling in. Do all the practice problems you can get. Use resources like your textbook, questions you do in class, and try doing a google search for your topic to get some other problems as well. The questions in math might use different figures and different wording, but the main concept and how you apply it will remain the same across most problems. If you can expose yourself to as many types of questions there are for the topic, you guarantee yourself a higher mark because a) you will understand the problem on your test when you see it, and b) you will be able to solve it faster since you have already done some practice ones. Double-check all your answers. There are so many calculations to do in math- you are bound to make a few mistakes in copying over your answers from your calculator to the sheet, or silly mistakes like forgetting to add a negative sign. Leave some extra time at the end of the test to double-check you answers and, as mentioned below, make sure you are answering the question. I usually allow myself around 5-10 minutes to re-check longer problems. Make sure you are answering the question. This is by far the biggest mistake I made on my first IB math test. You will not get the A marks (answer marks) if your answer is not correct. If the question asks you to find the positive value of k, and you get, for example, -2 and 2, you must reject the negative value or you will not get all marks as you have not answered the question properly. Be strategic with the marks. In IB, there are marks for the correct method and the correct answer. This way, you will get the marks for using the right method to solve the problem even if your end result doesn't match the markscheme. Aim to get all the possible method marks at least, even if you cannot always get to the correct answer- this is where doing practice problems also comes in. You will be able to better apply the method to a problem if you have done similar ones before. If you really want to study early for SL maths, then you should start with the "easier" topics that carry directly over from grade 10 such as quadratics and sequences. I think after you have reviewed the harder topics from grade 10, you could start with sequences and series if you wanted to work ahead. The main concept is understanding patterns in sequences and series and then applying that knowledge to "real life" questions like compound interest problems and bouncing ball questions. Maybe a IB maths teacher could provide you with a textbook that you could use for understanding the course material- I use this one. Sorry about the long answer. I'm in IB SL Maths 11 right now and I've been trying to pull myself up from a 6 to a 7 by doing the same that I mentioned above. I hope this helps If you have any other questions, I'd be glad to help.
  11. I'd like to add that for McGill applicants who live outside of Quebec, they are first regarded as a Canadian applicant, not an IB applicant. So your percentage marks are what they see first, and then your diploma points. If your percentage is within the range of the subject, you have a chance of getting in even if your diploma points are not. I talked to a McGill rep a few days ago and this is what she told me
  12. I'm aiming for around 40-42 and for each individual subject, I'm aiming for 7 in Biology HL, Chemistry HL, Psychology HL (although I'd be okay with a 6), French B SL and Math SL, and a 6 in English HL. For TOK and EE, I'd be happy with even 1 bonus point haha.
  13. So in English A HL, criterion A in the IOP focuses on knowledge and understanding of the novel. How do I show this in my presentation? I am doing character analysis through the main character's relationships and interactions with other people (indirect characterization). So would I show understanding by using quotes to support all of my points, analyzing the phrases and explaining their significance, and then concluding it by how this new knowledge adds to the reader's understanding of the novel? This is what I think I should do. . . To those who have done their IOP, can you guys please help me? I want to get really good marks on this
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