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  1. I'm planning on doing an experiment on the effect of antacids on protein digestion - using the enzyme and acid to recreate stomach conditions. I will then test for how much protein has been digested. I have a feeling the antacid is basically just altering the pH - which I could do it simply by changing the acid's concentration. I'd like to use the antacid but is the antacid an unnecessary step? Another experiment I could do is testing the effect of antibiotics on seed germination.
  2. Hey guys, I spoke to my biology teacher (from Manchester uni) and asked about Manchester as well as Birmingham. He said Birmingham wasn't as nice a place (he probably mean't - not at all a nice place) He could be biased towards Manchester - but he might not. What are your thoughts on the two universities?
  3. All the other medical schools in the UK have A100 as their UCAS code. Why does Manchester have it as A106? Is there a difference in the course structure, etc.? If so, what is it? If not, why is it different to the others?
  4. It's great you're considering writing down daily tasks on a whiteboard! To-do lists on paper are great, but if you've got a whiteboard in a place where you look at often you're reminded of the tasks subconsciously. I think 3 hours or - roughly 3-4 tasks including homework - is a good idea, because often people over-plan activities for a short amount of time.
  5. We've done quite a bit of selling and organised events and I can say face-painting is a sure-fire success.
  6. My EE is in English and my supervisor said an abstract isn't necessary. I'd avoid it because of confusion in word count as well as having to work more! Basically the abstract serves the same purpose as your intro but has an added conclusion. And as mine is in English, I need a thesis statement (I believe it's a good idea for an essay in any subject) which is very similar to a conclusion. So, if you have the urge to do something abstract-like you can follow the following: Intro: background info + what you believe/thesis statement/hypothesis Body: discuss your thesis statement by analysing things Conclusion: Simply state your hypothesis was correct/partly correct/(very rarely) wrong BUT REMEMBER: if it's an experimental sciences EE, the format is a bit more solid and specified
  7. Yeah... the flight would be a hassle. Is the link the actual IB exam schedule? I came across it but it wasn't on the IB's website so I'm doubtful.
  8. Hey guys, I'm Indian and I was just wondering whether Indian universities would accept me for the MBBS course as everyone says physics is required here. Subjects: Bio and Chem.... NO PHYSICS Also, I have to give the NEET (UKCAT/MCAT similar) exam and I don't study in India so I'd have to fly there while the IB exams are occurring. Does anyone know whether physics is mandatory/ they accept IB with only 2 sciences? And would it be worthwhile flying to India for the entrance exam? Thanks a million!
  9. My teacher gave us another nice acronym which is quite similar to azara ACTSS A= Audience & Purpose what is it trying to do and how might different audiences view it (e.g. Burkini) C = Content & Theme what is it made of (ideas/thoughts/actions) and what the running idea or moral is T = Tone & Mood Remember: Tone is the way something is said/written (This is my pen vs THIS is my pen vs This is MY pen); while mood is what is created/ the audience feels S = Structure Does it have short/long sentences; Is it in paragraphs; Is it in a regular couplet; Is there rhyme S = Stylistic devices Look up literary devices on this page and just read through as many as possible. DON'T FORGET TO TREAT ANY IMAGES IN THE SAME WAY
  10. Hi guys, So I'm getting a little tight on space for my EE. Is it okay to exclude all the in-text citations from the total word count? Will the IB penalise me? (We use Harvard btw) Something like this: I am giving you an example (Befuddled, 2017). Is it okay to count it as 6 words instead of 8?
  11. Hey guys, So my draft (for which I'll receive feedback) is due tomorrow and I had a question. I recently found something unexpected for my EE. I'm thinking whether to incorporate it or not. If I do end up using the info, I think I'll need my supervisor's feedback in general. Is he still allowed to comment after the feedback? (He won't look at the thing I'm sure - he's too rule-driven XD)
  12. I meant in terms of knowledge not application
  13. Ahh. Well my class is made up of 2 Biology HL students and 1 Physics HL student (I know tiny class). The thing is my teacher's been a Physics teacher so he enjoys the energy topic.But me and the other Bio student want to do either option B or esp. D. Hopefully, majority wins! So my question is, would it be significantly beneficial for uni if I do option D? If not, like you said option B is revision, easier stuff is welcome by me
  14. That's great! It has a few units that are VERY similar to chemistry, but there's also information about proteins/lipids and DNA structure/replication you need to do. AND, if you choose the biochemistry option in chemistry, life will become that much easier for you
  15. My career choice would be Medicine, and my school has only just begun thinking about which options to do. I believe Medicinal Chemistry would be the obvious choice, but is it so? Or would I be better off doing Energy?