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  1. Hello all! For my individual oral presentation for IB Literature, I am planning to give a performance based off of the book The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. I want to do a performative-type IOP, where I will be talking from the point of view of one of the characters named Dave Jensen. The purpose of my IOP will be to explain/perform the development of his relationship with another character in the story and what that means for Jensen himself. I was a bit confused on how to do this at first, but my idea now is this: my IOP will take the form of my character writing several diary entries, each creating a near story-arc in the characters' relationship. While reading aloud the entries I will be miming the actions that I describe in the diary. I feel that this can help me build emotion while still digging deep into what one of the characters is feeling. My main question, however, is about the "analytical purpose" of this performance. Acting is great and all, but is that enough? If I had to physically analyze the character, how would I be able to do that in a dramatic performance rather than a formal speech? Should I include a little introduction describing what my performance is supposed to convey? And if so, should that introduction simply be that "this performance seeks to reveal Dave Jensen's characteristic that _______" ? I'm sorry for bombarding you with questions, but I hope that this was specific enough to ask for help. Thank you!
  2. Ok, but what if I want to make a new theorem, and it has already been done before and I just don't know it? Sure, it wouldn't be unique, but it would be very hard to be original if I think it is my own work when really I am doing the exact same thing that someone else has done.
  3. For our extended essay, we need to come up with an original idea. I have one, but I am not sure if anyone else has done it. How can I make sure that my idea is entirely new and has not been done elsewhere, even in the littlest bit? P.S. I rather not share my specific topic yet since it is still in the works, but if it helps, I am doing a mathematics EE and I have a new proof I would like to try. If you really need me to, I can outline the basics of my EE.
  4. I would say that doing a paper stimulates the testing environment, so that is more useful. That does not mean, however, that you can't use questions from a question bank. You can do that, however I suggest that at least once you take a full practice test along with those questions for your individually-needed topics.
  5. I'm in IB Chem, but at the moment I am only able to answer the first question. (Sorry...) It gives you that molar volume is 24 dm3 mol-1, so if you want to get from dm3 of O2 to moles of O2, you do the following: 2.4 dm3 O2 x (1 mol O2 / 24 dm3 O2) = 0.10 mol O2 We put the molar volume flipped because the dm3 cancels out that way, leaving the remaining value in moles. From there, we use the equation's coefficients to find moles of NaBrO3. Since the coefficient of O2 is 3 and the coefficient of NaBrO3 is 2, we have the following: 0.10 mol O2 x (2 mol NaBrO3 / 3 mol O2) = 0.067 mol NaBrO3 Again, the mol O2 cancel out this way, and thus we are left with mol NaBrO3. Therefore, the answer is B. I hoped that helped! Sorry I can't answer the other ones at the moment, but I hope you get the answers soon.
  6. From what I have heard, it would be a lot like analyzing music in different cultures, and you would probably need to know many ib music terms to write the paper. I'm not doing a Music EE myself so I would not know much, however I am in IB Music. Basically, the class is a combination of music theory, western music history, and world music (hence the "analyze a culture" part of ee). The main skill that the IB wants to see in IB Music is your ability to analyze a piece in the context of its culture or time period. I would suppose that an EE would do that and compare it to many other pieces or musicians like you said, but I guess that finding a piece to analyze would be a starting place. Not sure if this helped or not, so I'm sorry if it felt kind of jumbled. Regardless, I wish you luck on your EE!
  7. Hmm, I would say that Math HL is probably the harder one. Of course, I do not take physics HL, although I have heard of how hard that was as well. I strongly advise you not to force yourself to do something you do not want to do, let alone at HL. You seem to like physics, so that could be a possible HL for you, but if you feel in your heart that you will not enjoy math, then don't do it at HL. I see what you mean when you say that physics might be weird for your specific major. but if you really love it, then I think you should do it. Are there any other sciences that your school offers? I suppose that you could take bio and physics HL but I am just curious to see what other options there are if any. I realize that this post was really jumbled and probably was not very helpful, so sorry about that. If you have any more questions I can try to answer them to the best of my ability.
  8. maths

    I believe that on the right side of google forums, there should be an option to add a picture. If you want, you could then add a question below that and just refer it to the picture, because I too cannot seem to get the question and picture to be in the same exact box.
  9. Without a doubt:
  10. advice

    14. TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS. They are there to help, not to watch you suffer. If you need help on a question/topic, if you need revisions, if you even need stress management for that class, talk to those teachers. You are strong, but your teachers will be there for those times when you strength seems to fail you. 15. Don't force yourself to do anything. If someone says you are really good at history and thus should do it HL along with the three other HL's you were planning to do, be cautious and think for yourself. If you really want to become a lawyer but you would like to write a physics EE, don't force yourself to change it to something related to your desired major. Do what you want to do. What you want to do. WANT. I stress this because I found this out the hard way. I forced myself to compete in speech and debate outside of school despite my stage anxiety, because everyone told me not to quit and that I was very talented at it. 16. As soon as your school begins you on your EE track, start working immediately. However, do not think that this means you have to pull an all-nighter once a week and never do anything fun. Spend 30 minutes to an hour each day, or even just every other day, looking for topics, planning out organizations, collecting sources, outlining, writing, or even just thinking. Seriously, the sooner you start doing something as simple as thinking about it, the more time you will have if you need to change your topic at any point.
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    I feel that a google forms would work much better for this. If you need help creating it then by all means ask away.
  12. The thesis is the backbone of the written assignment, so the first thing to start with is a topic. This could be a character you feel resembles some importance in the story, or a recurring symbol/motif/theme that adds to the story, etc. From there, you need to think of what the author is trying to say to the reader by using that character/theme/symbol etc. For example, for my written assignment, we read Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, and I noticed that a character in the book, Kirsha, seemed to stand out as a character who defied social norms. That is where I started: I found a character, found his purpose, and from there, my thesis evolved from that idea of defiance. (For context, I believe my thesis was "... it is true that defiance of social expectations still exists in the alley, ultimately blinding a person from loving others and drawing him to a stronger desire for others’ destruction" since Kirsha's defiance led him to hating others) I read Antigone a few years ago, and I remember Cleos (is that his name? I can't remember) who seemed to resemble ethics, the idea that no matter what morality exists, rules must be followed. Try following that and see how and where Sophocles uses that element of Cleos' belief in ethics to build a thesis. Also, I would make it very important to choose a topic/theme/whatever that you are interested in, and that you feel the author clearly develops throughout the story with a purpose. I wish you luck on your written assignment! And you are okay posting in this place. If you want a more specific place to post, there are groups of post designated to each class (lit, second language, history, sciences, etc.)
  13. Also, 6-12 pages is more of a suggestion. The IB is not as strict on length for the Math IA since tables and graphs often extend the length. Thus, the length of your paper should really just be a) as much as it takes to get across your point and b) as much as it takes without going overboard. If it feels like you have done a good amount, then you are probably good.
  14. I apparently copied non-existing matter...