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  1. Hi everyone, I was just wondering whether it is actually allowed and acceptable to use abbreviations such as p's / pp's (participants) and indv vs coll (individualistic vs collectivist, idk if this is the right abbreviation for it but ya) for the exams? If so, does anyone have like a list of abbreviations that we could use for the psych papers? Also i tend to use "&" instead of "and" for all my subjects, does anyone know if this will affect my grades?? Thank you!
  2. Hi! My Maths SL IA is statistics/correlation based, where I see if theres a correlation between age and rankings given to the top 10 photos of a photography competition. I was thinking of excluding scattergraphs from my IA because constructing 1 graph each for my ten pics take up a lot of space. Plotting 2 pics on 1 graph is really messy too. 8/10 pics have no correlation, so including their scattergraphs seem kinda pointless. However, having a visual representation of my data will be nice, especially since I can do my line of best fit for the 2/10 that has correlations. i have chi square, pearsons and spearmans so far. Would excluding scattergraphs be detrimental to my ia? Thanks so much!!
  3. That makes sense, thank you so much!!
  4. Hi everyone, My Biology IA is based on the rate of photosynthesis and I will be discussing about its limiting factors in my background information and their affects on the rate of photosynthesis. Most of my knowledge comes from IGCSE, or from an online teaching/textbook-course thingy called Kognity. Would that be citeable? As you can only access Kognity pages if your school as registered. An example Kognity page is this: https://isb.kognity.com/study/app/biology-sl-fe-2016/molecular-biology/photosynth-core/limiting-core/ Also, is this link citeable? Because its basically a document that outlines everything and there is no clear author/not sure if this is counted as an article/website/manuscript?? http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/content/filerepository/CMP/00/001/068/Rate of photosynthesis limiting factors.pdf Any help is appreciated, thank you so much!
  5. Thank you so much for your help! Wait so i don't have to explain why Spearman's rank formula works, but the results from using the formula right?
  6. Hi! The Maths teachers in our school said for SL IA's, we could base our IA's on statistics and use formulas like Pearson's and Spearman's and Chi-squared (not in the SL curriculum but is in Maths Studies). However, they said we have to explain the steps of each equation, as in like why do you need to multiply d^2 by 6 in Spearman's rank. Is this really necessary for a 7? If so, how would you get sources like this that explain how equations are derived? Thank you!
  7. Hi! For the LO of "Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes", will I still be able to get 8/8 if I just say one study (Rosenzweig on brain plasticity) and subtly mention another effect (e.g- mirror neurons)?
  8. I agree with the person above ^ You should do chunks of your subjects everyday, and if you need motivation or something then remember that you spent more than a year of your life in the IB, and it will be a shame that you fail the diploma after all this time spent on TOK/EE/IAs all that stuff For each subject, highlight which areas youre weak on and focus on those. I suggest working closely with your teachers as they can tell you what areas youre weak on. Look through old class tests and learn from your mistakes there Physics is a pain, i don't do it for IB but I feel it. Maybe studying by the syllabus will be effective, especially in topics youre weak on? As for skills, it can be worked on via question banks/past papers/textbook questions. (many questionbanks on reddit) As for sports science since your teacher sucks and didnt teach, you can teach yourself from youtube/the syllabus. I was in a similar position in igcse, and taught myself the whole biology syllabus 3 weeks before the exam (did many small chunks of stuff everyday) which turned out ok! It's best to study in a quiet environment with NO DISTRACTIONS (phones, tv, youtube) and to study a lot in small chunks (30-45 mins chunks) I can't give advice for korean sl, sorry maybe try reading korean news/short stories/past papers/kdramas (i do malay sl, and many people say that watching malay subbed shows/malay dramas actually improved their vocab)? All the best!
  9. http://www.sci-int.com/pdf/1066298242825--830- -ANEELA.pdf was finding psych EE sources!
  10. agree! you know you're in ib when you constantly stress about accidental plagiarism and citing (or is it just me?)!
  11. I will delete this post once it's answered Is this OK for my main KQ? Is our perception of the world affected by the various types of knowledge around us? RLS: why people are scared of flying in planes eventhough stats show the probability of being in one is very low + plane crashes over the years has been decreasing WOK: intuition, emotions, imagination (touched on language) AOK: maths, (touched on human sciences and the arts) I talk about how movies (the arts), the news (hyperbolic and constant coverage on plane crashes), make us think plane crashes are very common. Thank you for your time!
  12. that is so true what am i thinking LOL // oh yeah thats actually smart HAHAH for psychology ee's, is it necessary to base it around notable studies? Because I found a couple of studies from sagepub journals/researchgate that are quite decent in helping me develop small points, but have yet to find proper sources for "notable" studies" (have yet to find notable studies related to my KQ too!)
  13. WOKs are a fundamental part of TOK, surely you can include WOKs SOMEWHERE in your presentation? maybe you can see what WOKs are used in order to create the knowledge claims you identified? For me, I don't know how to discuss about AOKs in my presentation haha!
  14. That is true, but what if the source doesnt cite the articles? or what if they reference multiple sources in the end, but do not specify which part of what they wrote are gathered from which articles?
  15. Hi all, I know that journals are the best sources for information in terms of psychology ia's, but would it be bad if i cite sources such as: a slideshare that has concise information about the topic simplypsychology.org psychyogi.org A citation/reference used in a wikipedia article? I am having trouble finding free (clear and concise) sources for the studies I will be talking about in my IA (Pickel 1998, loftus 1987, Yuille & Cutshall 1986)
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