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  1. Yeah, the markscheme includes points for justification. Nobody expects you to get it spot on, just generally the correct region/area with good evidence for why you think that is so.
  2. Definitely agree. Stay mentally prepared for the work coming ahead of you and you'll feel better. In terms of teachers treating you differently, that's mainly a problem for students who don't turn in anything: IA's, EE, TOK etc. At my school, the CAS coordinator got so tired of people waiting to even start turning in CAS forms until the end of year 2, so he made it a rule saying that you couldn't go to prom if you didn't have them in by February of year 2. As long as you don't annoy your teachers like that, however, teachers shouldn't be too much of a problem.
  3. Most of what you describe seems fine. I did my IOP on a short story from The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, and I acted from the point of view of one of the characters where he's describing his paranoia in war in a series of acted-out diary entries. After about 9 minutes a transitioned into analyzing the performance in relation to the story. Your idea for a creative IOP seems like a great idea as long as you focus on the topic and implications found in the poem. The only thing I would suggest is that the analytical part could just be like a formal speech. This might create a better distinction between when you are performing and when you are seriously analyzing that performance. Making the entire thing creative could make the analysis part not as strong. Regardless, talk to your teacher more about this. Sounds like you're in a great place, and I wish you luck on your IOP!
  4. Alright, so I am furious and panicking right now. I finished my TOK essay over a month ago, something I slaved over. I did the suspension of disbelief title, and back in September, I asked my teacher if having the arts as one of my two areas of knowledge was okay, and he said that was fine. I turned it in for him to submit. But now, guess what? I just read I'm not allowed to use the arts for that title. I don't know exactly the mechanics behind it, though. I focused on "music" in the arts, which is different from "theater" (which the title specifies), so can I get away with it? Or do I have to rewrite it all together? Is there any hope? If anyone could help, I'd really appreciate that. Thank you.
  5. I know they have past paper questions but I'm not sure if that's it or not.
  6. I want to find past papers without stealing them. On reddit there are various links to specimen papers. Are these free for everyone to use?
  7. Hmm, I think you just gave me editing permissions. Here, I can just post my answers right now: How old are you? 17 How tall are you? 167 cm How many hours do you do physical exercise weekly? 0 (so <1) yeah i gotta get on that Hope that works!
  8. It says that I need permission to open it.
  9. First, I am very sorry about your issue. I wish the best for you in terms of social anxiety. Second, there are ways to achieve CAS despite your fears. As said previously, IB requires 150 hours of CAS total, though my school says at least 40 in each category. That means that (at least, for my school,) you could do 40 hours of creativity, 60 hours of action, and 50 hours of service. Every school varies on the per-category requirements, but typically it is still 150 hours overall. The IB requires one of your projects to be a "self-initiated" project, in which you create the activity yourself and go through with it with some supervision (keep reading to see what that means). Though the IB wants variety, they never specify that most of your projects can't be self-initiated, provided that you follow the self-initiation guidelines. (You do have to do at least one project in a group, but that is just one. For the rest, you can find ways of doing self-initiation.) Basically, an example of a self-initiated project would be writing a short story. Say you never wrote stories before and wanted to try. You spend time researching how to write a short story, take notes, make tables of ideas, write a rough draft, maybe have someone look at it, and make a final draft. All the while, you record your hours at home. To keep academic honesty, you have a teacher at your school "supervise" you by continuously updating him/her on your work to make sure you've been going through with it. This could also work with learning how to make a song, draw, make Youtube videos, even create a Minecraft map (yeah I did that back in MYP). In that activity, you wouldn't have to interact with others as much. You could also do things such as start exercise goals and keep track of exercising and have that same sort of supervision technique for action hours. (Note that lots of people have tried counting exercise as action. It's fine, you just need to make sure you are frequently reflecting and writing down goals for yourself.) For service, are there some small activities you can help out with around your school? I got some service hours just by putting the school laptops away after school (plugging them in, reorganizing, etc.), and that required minimal social interaction. See what your school has to offer. Everybody, and I mean everybody, has one category of CAS that they dread. (For me, it's action.) For the ones you enjoy, find activities you enjoy, and don't overpush yourself. I wish the best for you, and I hope for your success in CAS. You got this.
  10. Here are a few examples: http://www.brentnell.org/home/ib-history/ib-internal-assessment-introduction/2017-ia-history-exemplars You should end up dividing your IA into specific sections. After your title page/title/whatever shows your research question, you start with section 1 and explicitly name it "Section 1: Identification and Evaluation of Sources". Here, you need to introduce your research question (and restate it even though you already state it in the title) and introduce two of your sources which you will evaluate for values and limitations with reference to origin/purpose/content. That takes approximately 500 words. Next, section 2 should be "Section 2: Investigation", which is where you essentially write up your paper like any IB History paper, citing your sources along the way (citations do not go into word count). That's approximately 1300 words. Finally, section 3 is "Section 3: Reflection", where you reflect on how your experience made you recognize the methods historians use to analyze history and what they are limited by. You can find more information on that in the IB History guide. Word count is approximately 400 words. Then, of course, a bibliography (and possibly an appendix if you so choose). The word counts above are recommended; you can technically have a 200-word section 1 and a 1500-word section 2, but no matter what, all three must total to no more than 2200 words (the titles that say "Section _..." don't count for word count). Hope that helps, and I wish you the best of luck on your IA!
  11. Our school is finalizing our written assignments for the IB, and we had written our reflective statements reflecting on one of the interactive orals seen that semester. However, one teacher has just notified us that we messed up, and we were supposed to reflect on TWO IO's in the reflective statement. I had not seen or heard of this anywhere, and there's another teacher at our school who doesn't think that's true. Regardless, the former teacher still holds his view that it's supposed to be reflecting on two. I really don't want to redo mine, since I only reflected on one. I'm at 389 words and can't add much more (400 max). Can anyone help clarify this issue? Thanks in advance!
  12. My IA topic was enthalpy change of solution, which, although it does not focus on chemical processes between two "chemicals", my teacher said that if I explained it from a molecular perspective then it works. Now, enthalpy change of solution is a byproduct of lattice enthalpy and enthalpy of hydration. I was testing the enthalpy change of solution of transition metals going across the periodic table. The issue is that both lattice enthalpy and enthalpy of hydration generally increase in magnitude across the periodic table, so mathematically, the enthalpy change of solution balances out, resulting in no clear trend. I had not known this before, but I explained in my IA the trends of lattice enthalpy and enthalpy of hydration and I explained how this resulted in no trend. I spent months trying to find literature values but finally find them, and those had no trend, either. By mini-trends, referring to my investigation, the resulting enthalpy change of solution literature values for my five salts (going across the periodic table) were -65, -64, -65, -31, -55, or something like that. I talked about why -31 was so different than the other values (this is a mini-trend because it doesn't encompass all the data into a single regression equation or something like that), and explained why it then jumped back down to -55. I know that the pH of water changes, albeit only very slightly, with temperature, (between something like 6.8 and 7.2), but because its concentration of H+ and OH- are still equivalent, it is still considered neutral. In your titration curves, the center of the vertical line (equivalence point) is the pH, so a change in temperature may only have had a miniscule effect on the amount of NaOH needed to titrate a barely-changed-pH buffer solution. You could discuss how there might technically need to be a small increase/decrease in the amount of NaOH but because of random and systematic errors this is too negligible, thus resulting in a stagnant trend. That's the very basic science behind it and I probably got some facts wrong, but you get the idea. Talk about what should have happened, how that still results in a small trend, why this wasn't exactly seen in the experiment, etc. Hope this helps!
  13. I had the same problem. My data had virtually no trend but my teacher said that if I could explain why this was the case with deep analysis, then I could show my scientific knowledge even without a clear trend. I wouldn't worry. Even if you don't have formal research or literature values, just explain the lack of a trend using what you know about the topic, and possibly explain mini-trends (i.e. an increase from one setting to another, followed by a more dramatic decrease, etc.)
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