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  1. I recommend staying in HL – the math is a lot more rigorous and you get course credit for it in the US for scores of 5 or above. You will very rarely get course credit for SL subjects, even if you get a 7 in them.
  2. Yes, I can guarantee you that you can major in Economics in any U.S. school, and possibly most Canadian or British schools. The mathematics needed for most econ majors are rarely stringent -- typically requiring only 2 semesters of calculus, 1 statistics course, and then applied mathematics integrated over various quantitative econ courses e.g. econometrics. A background in economics during high school is somewhat uncommon and all schools will have introductory economics modules so you'll be all good.
  3. Also look up 'dimensional analysis' and try to understand it. It's universally critical to mastering all the physical sciences.
  4. Indeed you add % uncertainties in multiplication or division. For gravitation with satellites and planets you need the Coulomb Force law application for gravitationalforce -- you can look up gravitational force equation and it should give you. R represents the radius AKA the distance between the center and the rotating object... in no way is the molar gas constant related at all to those topics... The sign of 'g' is related to how you're setting your reference points and depends on whether you're dealing with scalars or vectors. Uppercase P typically represents Power but lowercase p does not always denote pressure. For approaching ratio questions, you should master general algebra, roots and squares, and know how to work with physics equations. I'm going to be candid here -- you seem to be lacking an immense amount of understanding. If all those topics will be covered in the exam, then I'm sorry to say that you're extremely underprepared and one night's worth of cramming will solve little. What you need to start off with is understanding the basic principles and laws governing each of those toics before moving into specific scenarios. For example tan(theta) = V^2/Rg is a specific derivation of circular force for a particular situation, which is in itself a derivation of Newton's 2nd law. Also looking at your thermal physics equation you can see it's impossible for the equation to hold consider both of the same species are on both sides of the equation -- it would only work if Lf = 0 or m = 0 which is extremely unrealistic. The key to doing well in Physics is indeed a lot of practice, but even before that you need to gain at least some background understanding in the concepts which can be achieved by reading the textbook or watching youtube videos (Khan Academy and Boseman Physics are great for these). Good luck.
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    Math IA

    You should look at some optimization mathematics that deals with optimizing relevant day to day scenarios that may be of particular interest to yourself so that you can optimize yourself to demonstrate optimized authentic personal engagement.
  6. I think she ended up going to Harvard followed by law school
  7. The way around it would be to do 4 HLs + 2 SLs for regular diploma and then add 1x HL subject making it 5 HLs and 2 SL courses you're taking. You can't have only 5HLs and 1 SL.
  8. there's someone who did 3 extra HLs on top of a regular DP courseload and ended up with a 66/66. The sky's the limit – you should go for whatever you want to go for.
  9. Perhaps to provide context, what's a "matric student"?
  10. Women and Gender Sexuality Studies. Cuz why not.
  11. I get this might not be the advice you're looking for, but if you're aiming for a high grade I would completely avoid blog posts. There are exceptions, but because blogs really don't have standardized conventions, you're often forced to resort to a language style that can easily be misconstrued for a lack of expertise in the language. If it's not too late, I would suggest other forms of writing e.g. letters/memoirs/diary in the writing style of the text author etc.
  12. Taking SL Maths wouldn't disadvantage you in actual U.S. Engineering curricula, however, taking Maths HL does make your application more competitive. I personally took Maths SL and upon transferring to my university's engineering program, found the math extremely cope-able. Just to make life even easier though, I would swap Chemistry HL with Math HL depending on the engineering you plan on going into. If you plan on keeping SL Math, doing well on the SAT Math II subject test will more than make up for not taking Math HL to admissions.
  13. IB`NOT`ez

    Social Life in IB

    Parties every weekend, long game nights, billiards with friends almost everyday after school, lots of movie-trips – yeah no you can still have a huge social life in the IB.
  14. I think at the end of the day it's consistent revision of concepts and paying close attention to the syllabi that netted me a 7. Although my IA scored pretty highly, I could still have done well without it as exams are really the make or break. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses allows you to focus revision too.
  15. Without knowing your general level of preparedness prior to revision it's hard to say. I consistently made 7s throughout my final year of HL Biology and so I was confident I didn't need to revise that much during the last couple of weeks. I'd say general rule of thumb if you've already been consistently getting 6s, then it's definitely possible that through these last 2 weeks of hard revision you can get that 7. May also depend to some extent on the score of your Bio IA was.

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