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1. ## I NEED HELP PLEASE! I ONLY HAVE A WEEK LEFT!

Congratulations! I'm glad everything worked out for you. I wish you much success in your future!
2. ## Math IA Topic Idea Help

Another thing you should think about: what does area under the curve of his jump represent? My teacher mentioned that people in her class in the past have often tried to incorporate area under the curve for various topics, but they are not able to explain what the area represents. So explain that well!
3. ## Math IA Topic Idea Help

Since you are modelling his jump, you can also model the slope (of increase) of his jump. You can use derivatives. I think it would represent how quickly he is rising to his maximum point. I don't know if you'll want to, but its just an idea. I think its a good topic. You are already incorporating calculus and some statistics I guess.
4. ## Internal Assessment Survey

Done! Hope it Helps!
5. ## Area under the curve for a medication's concentration - time graph

Thanks. So just to summarize, the area under the curve in the picture shown above is how long/how much a drug remains active or present. This is the amount that is available to the body to absorb (the amount it can potentially absorb). But the actual amount absorbed will actually be different (because it may not all be absorbed). Am I correct?
6. ## Area under the curve for a medication's concentration - time graph

Hello everyone! As a part of my math ia, I am analysing the pharmacokinetic profile of a drug. A part of the pharmacokinetic profile involves finding the area under the curve of the medication's concentration - time graph. I think this area is meant to represent the total exposure of the drug to the paitent's body. This is what it says online as well. In other words, it would be the total amount of drug absorbed by the body. However, I'm not quite sure how this works, as the units used for the y axis (miligrams of the drug in each litre of drug - mg/L) are completely different from the x axis (time in hours or minutes). Multiplying these units would give you (mg*hr)/L. What does this mean?! My question is: what would the area under the curve of a concentration - time graph represent? Please take a look at the picture below if you need a visual. (I found this picture online) Thanks for any help you can provide!

I agree with the poster above. I think you need a way to motivate yourself to go beyond the minimum, and go beyond what is expected of you. You're probably going to have to invest more time in your studies, but if you seriously want to increase your points, then the work will be worth it. Its okay that you are not meeting your goal yet, but keep working towards it. I hope you achieve all that you want to achieve. Good luck!
8. ## I NEED HELP PLEASE! I ONLY HAVE A WEEK LEFT!

Ok, if you have only 7 days left, then you really need to prioritise. Think about what college/uni program you are interested in going to, and what courses your program would like to see you excel in. Focus on those subjects. To study smart, you need to be hitting the main points of each subject. Go through the syllabus and get the main points down first, and then go back and learn the less - important details. I know this is generic information, but it could really help. I think the most important advice would be to keep your stress levels in check. If you spend most of your energy stressing, then you reduce your ability to study effectively. Eat good food, drink water, keep your mind sharp. It will help you. I hope all goes well.
9. ## ib Repeating IB

Hi, I'm not sure if this will help your situation, but I'd just like to point out that it may not be necessary to do what you are proposing to get into medicine, depending on what post-secondary institution you will be applying to. I was just wondering: Is it possible for you to get into a medicine program with only one HL science (HL bio)? I think in countries, such as Canada, where you have to complete an undergraduate degree before applying to med school, HL biology would suffice. (However, I do know that some universities in the UK may require you to take both sciences at HL.)
10. ## Is IB worth it in terms of commitment? Does it actually help?

I think people's perspective on IB varies depending on how much time they are willing to commit to completing advanced courses, where they want to go to school/what courses they want to take. Many people in my program dropped out last year because they believed extra-curricular to be more important than learning university-level content ahead of time (since they might have to repeat this once they actually get into uni). IB definitely gives international students an edge, so they may see it as a worthwhile program. Some people, like me, stay in IB because we believe that the transition into uni will be easier. I don't think of TOK, EE, etc. to be a waste of time. They're great, especially if you want to go into the humanities. Projects like this give you the opportunity to learn how to investigate and take solid stands on different issues, which universities value. In my personal opinion, if you're leaning towards AP, then go for it. If you believe the IB to be unnecessary work (i.e. history SL), then you probably won't enjoy it.
11. ## Subject Choices *URGENT HELP*

Firstly, I have to agree that history is one of the heavier subjects in terms of the amount of new and unfamiliar content you have to learn. In my personal opinion, I believe business to be easier (but this is obviously different for different people). I think both subjects are pretty good for the humanities type fields you like, so it doesn't really matter. Are you willing to work harder for something you like more (history)? That's something you should really reflect on. As for the french/theatre dilemna, it seems that you desire theatre but you believe french is a more beneficial investment in your future. You might not pursue future studies in theatre. But just remember that high school is not all about planning out your life right now. This might be your last chance to participate in theatre. Plus maybe it'll maximize your score? Maybe this might be a good solution: take french and join theatre-related extracurriculars. For example, I would join the drama - acting club at my school. Plus, these extra-curriculars can also count for cas.

15. ## IB Subject Choices

Hi, It sounds like your really interested in the humanities, and your subject choices couldn't reflect that better. So don't worry about your subjects. The last poster has pointed out that your choices make you a competitive candidate. I think now you should focus on how you'll do well in these courses. People have told me psychology and biology require intense memorization. Overall, I think you will have a pretty balanced schedule but do well to keep yourself competitive.
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