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  1. I don't know. Maybe that's the answer. Let's TOK about it.
  2. Ethical theories are proposed by different philosophers illustrating dilemmas, often in the mind experiment. What about ethical facts? Are ethical facts = ethical judgment?
  3. Welcome to IB! I would recommend start with exploring some Youtube course videos for your subjects. It's easy to do and enjoyable. Most importantly, it could be a great foundation for your mindest. I have one for Economics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjzgB_tUJ8&index=3&list=PL72F6BDC91310C0DA Economics is heavily based on understanding the concepts (kind of a common sense). My teacher is a textbook reader so the class is quite boring. Though the fun part is that you can apply them to the real-life context! Enjoy!
  4. I think the idea sounds so great! It's just, a bit sounds like an IA, not the Extended Essay. Maybe include "so-what??" kind of thing into the research question might make the question sounds deeper?
  5. I have some of the same courses. I played through my Year 1. I just kept my study on studying the concepts, not practicing doing the questions. It ended up with a bunch of free time for hobbies in my year 1. I got rid of CAS and most of the EE as well. But, it seems not for Year 2 (All IAs are done in Year 2, EE is due, ToK is finalizing, and the paper practice)
  6. I just finished my final IOC yesterday... I think I did quite well this time! I feel like it is basically the "oral paper 1", but the difference is that you can actually prepare for it in many ways. It just takes time... It's nice you still have 6 weeks!!! Knowing the commentary structure is quite important. The awkward silence is the least thing you want during IOC because 10 minutes is actually quite short to analyze the 30-40 lines passage. (and it is how I screwed up my mock IOC) Make sure you talk about the background information of the text. Theme, purpose, context, author... Make sure you know about the characters to talk about, as well as the stylistic feature that the author uses for each character. Depending on the text type, talk about some special thing about it. For instance, we have stage direction for the play, tells more about the characters, background settings, etc. It sounds so basic but it is what you need for crit. A&B. Don't forget that the stylistic techniques should be the main focus for your commentary. It is good to use the fancy literature vocabularies for Crit. B, but make sure you don't say the wrong thing... Most important tip I would say: It is probably better off to ignore the guiding questions. They are meant to be helpful but actually confusing. The syllabus says we don't have to care about guiding question, either. What I did to prepare: Writing the commentary for various random passage helped me a lot. Try to read it out just like the presentation scripts, so that you get the idea of how much you can speak in 10 minutes. When I finished revising the contents of my written commentary to perfect 10 minutes, I realized I'm so familiar with the structure. TRUST ME! If you are good at memorizing the text, just write the commentary for every single possible passage and memorize it... It is the easiest way to approach 30/30... For poems........ just write, get teacher's feedback if possible, revise, and try to memorize. Yes. Just do it. Hey IOC and FOA together makes up 30% of the whole Lang&Lit grade! Survive!
  7. Chemistry (2016) Updated May 2015 View File Chemistry Data Booklet 3rd Ediition. Updated May 2015. Submitter pppraz58 Submitted 05/02/2016 Category IB Syllabus & Data Booklets
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    Chemistry Data Booklet 3rd Ediition. Updated May 2015.
  9. Thank you very much! The book we are using now is Oxford 2014 version, which I think is good but not so great. I was really seeking for the supplementary materials and your video works perfect for me! I got less concerned about the contents now, but it seems I really should look at the syllabus to see if I covered the standards. My teacher does use the numerical value from AP course sometimes. I should be aware of that.
  10. So... I'm taking Chemistry HL. It's about to finish my first year of IB. - I started my revision as I'm almost done with my year of Grade 11. - I realized my teacher didn't cover some parts of the syllabus. We covered up to kinetics chapter, but my teacher didn't make any test for us yet. I realized my teacher haven't even read the syllabus yet, and he basically taught us from his intuition as former AP teacher. ... It seems I have not much choice but learn from Mr Richard Thornley's video on Youtube. It's his first year of teaching IB Chemistry and I understand about his confusion for the curriculum, but I'm wondering about other stuff - IA, Group 4, mock exams, etc. Question: My teacher is new to IB programme - Is there anything I should be aware of as a chemistry HL student?
  11. Language and Literature Guide (2015~) Mandarin Version View File The official guide for Language A - Language and Literature, Mandarin Version. Submitter pppraz58 Submitted 02/26/2016 Category Language A2 Pre-2013
  12. Don't worry! I think it's the perfect timing for you. I'm currently taking Econ HL. For first 6 months, my feeling was like this: "Can I not attend regular class for this ****? " since the basics are about your common sense. Although it really depends on the person, but I believe Econ HL is relatively easier than other courses, for me it was Chemistry HL, to learn chapter 1-7 by yourself. The videos from this website are really helpful for my preparation: http://www.econclassroom.com/ I also recommend the textbook Economics for the IB diploma published by Cambridge. Just be careful of some typo, which might confuse you. Good luck!
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    The official guide for Language A - Language and Literature, Mandarin Version.
  14. HL is great if you are confident on little algebra.
  15. I am using the Physics study guide from Oxford, and I like it except for it has little space for me to write into the book. I believe e-book version should be fine for use. ... their textbook is horribly made, though.
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