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  1. Hello everyone, 2 weeks later my whole IB life will come to an end and right after that I will be concluded most of my applications there was one question that keeps bothering me. So I want to apply to some Dutch Universities but I take SL at maths while they want HL and I had no option as my school doesn't provide HL Math until this year (they waited for me to finish my IB I guess). Because of all these reasons I thought I had no chance for Dutch Universities but then I heard about a place which offers Math B exams and thats equivalent of Math HL, at least Universities accept it. Now I looked at some topics of it and they didn't look like Math HL and I can't prove myself wrong or correct as I cant reach any past papers of this exam. So my question is, what is the difference between Math SL and Math B (or Dutch curriculum's math lessons) ? Any answer is appreciated, thanks!
  2. Hi, Believe me I feel the same also, my classmates always understand the material in class but I can't unless I revise it after class and I have a heavier work load than them, just the way you feel about your class. I can understand your feelings and I know how it feels to think you're dumber than they are. That is not true. Everyone has a different way of learning (not saying that I like my way, I wish I understood the teacher and came back and lay down ...) and whether you like yours or theirs better all have a different advantage. You will remember it for such a longer period. And a quick note, don't try to memorise in Chem HL and instead put even more time to your revisions and understand the material so that when you see the question you will not come up with the correct answer in a second (after tons of repetition this might happen but lets neglect that fact please) and instead try to solve the question by thinking why the answer is the answer. By this way you will actually teach yourself and the next time you will spent less time on the revision. Hope it helps friend, wish you luck!
  3. Hello, As far as I know the last mock exams are far more important at least in my school. As we get closer to the exams they show the latest year's exams and they calculate our predicted point from there but again I'm not a may 2018 student, I'm november that might be the difference.
  4. hello everyone, I had done my tok essay and asked my teacher to give me feedback and she just said 'this sentence is not understandable, change it and I will look at it back.' but now she says IB doesn't allow for 2nd feedback. Is it true, I'm not trying to say whether she is a liar or not please don't get it wrong but just wondering is it correct and can't I get a feedback anymore because you know it doesn't feel ok when you give your essay and not get your feedback. (I did not pass the deadline though, I handed my essay the day she asked so it shouldn't be about deadlines right ?) thank you guys for any response
  5. hello everyone, I had done a physics ia experiment and the thing is my aim and the result didn't match quite much. My hypothesis was proven kind of wrong, there were no obvious relationship and now I don't know whether I failed my ia or not. I know how to explain that graph but still there is no relationship. Anyone knows whether I'm still on the right track or should I simply change the whole ia and do it again. thank you for any advice
  6. Looks good but a bit too much, don't forget to make at least one day less busy so that you will refresh. If you start this much this fast without gaining momentum step by step you will burn out quickly. Go easy at the beginning and then increase to this level in at least 2 week. Again don't forget to make one day a bit more kind of a relax day. Though this is my idea, you know yourself better. Good luck!
  7. Thanks for both replies, I have Oxford Study guide but I thought going over textbook firstly would be better to understand the material comprehensively and then when I find time or before mocks I can look at that plus my own little summaries I make on the textbook for not reading the whole passage again. I actually understand what teacher says but I kind of have a problem. I'm too into details and when I lose one I can't keep up with the class anymore because in my head I'm still trying to understand the past material; or for example in math class I go beyond our class and start to read our textbook ahead in class while others do the current questions.
  8. Hello everyone, My exams will be in November this year and I was thinking to revise all HL units comprehensively so that I can easily move to doing papers. Can anyone suggest good Youtuber's or any online teacher who teaches comprehensively, not superficial. Because I'm normally a self learner, I can't even learn concepts from my teacher at school, I just get familiarized and then head back home study and learn it. Therefore I either need good textbook or a good YouTube channel to reduce my study time to minimum but effective at the same time to start solving past papers. I currently use Cambridge book by Tsokos. Any help appreciated
  9. I would go for unknown life, not quite loving the 20 year or 10 year choice it has no effect on my choice but knowing your future.... man you can't keep your eyes off the calendar for waiting. Would you rather change the whole universe with your multiple inventions and investments to science (can be at any field of science) or still be a scientist but this time you don't find anything that will change the whole world but will advance the tech a bit plus you will be wealth compared to the first option? (for both options you will work the same amount; no more no less)
  10. hello everyone, I have 3 options for everyone who would like to try out 1) I would highly recommend Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut; fun, educational and philosophical if you like to think about what you've read instead of just passing the pages, 2) Siddhartha from Herman Hesse is really a good novel; again both philosophical and educational, 3) Lastly I will jump onto something rather different than novels and it would be comics. I would recommend everyone to give a chance to them as they're not a kids book but rather something everyone can find what they will like and read. If you like serious and more deep meaning you can go for writers like Grant Morrison or Frank Miller and believe me if you find what suits you, you won't regret it.
  11. hello everyone, this november my exams will conclude and I still have plenty of time to revise and my goal is to revise math(sl) physics and chemistry (both hl) but I don't want to overwhelm myself through the process. Can anyone, who experienced this process or someone who is in the the situation as I, help and give some advice to revise efficiently. I want to revise topics and at the last month(october) do only practice papers. all kinds of help are appreciated
  12. hello Alina, I dont think whatever I say would be fine when you apply it, because I simply have the same problem and cant get out of it But what I will try this summer is to get syllabus of my lessons and take notes according to it. Try that if it suits you. Hope it was helpful
  13. ok then my question is to the ones who do play games as I do when and how frequently do you guys play games, before or after study or just whenever you feel like it ( I play Overwatch if I ever play games )
  14. hello, I will answer as if you have more than 4 days, first of all I don't know what is your major problem- is it about not knowing the subject or not knowing how to tackle the question- but anyways I'll recommend you 3 things to do and you can choose either one for your situation. 1- If you have difficulties about the topic itself there is a guy called Steve Muench who had a very comprehensive notes which were shared on the ibsurvival's website, you can download it to study the chapters that you've a problem 2- Again for practicing the topics there is a youtuber called mathsl1 who has really good reviews too 3- You can look at to look at some pastpaper solutions and hpw to do it and again some more revisions of the topic by a great man called Patrick JMT, who you can find on youtube as well. Wish all this helped you and I learned these from a youtuber, again, called IB like Cole, so you can look at his video which tells you those 3 options that I've mentioned above if you want a more detailed one. (IB Exam Math SL tips May 2017! - this is the name of the video if you want to have a look at it) Wish you great luck and I know you will do well ^^
  15. and can you please open up your advise for working daily (sorry for sending like this I forgot to asking it) thanks again