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  1. Omg, I have the same problem. Since May my mind is just kind of on autopilot in doing work. I've been trying a bunch of things and some kind of worked and some nooot so much. For the first one, I suppose: make use of any free time u have. Whenever there is a day you have slightly less work ( i know there is not a lot of those) just stay up an hour later to do some extra work. Even if you have a 20-minute train commute make use of time with that. I'm still trying to figure this problem out too, to be honest. From the people who seem super on top of stuff in my class, what they seem to do is they try to get as much work done in class. So they try to do some work during lunch while chilling with friends, asking questions in class. Making use of time in little pockets. 2) Notes take forever, dont they? Especially for me, bio notes from the textbook seem so redundant. What I try to do is I still take notes, but I write the minimum, referring in my notes to perhaps read up a diagram on page xx. And when I'm especially short for time, I write down all the main concepts on a sticky note and stick it in the textbook. That way I read the textbook and understand it, and have a list of all the main concepts 3) Of course, motivation varies because we all have different quirks. For me, I dont as much motivate myself but rather remove all surrounding stimuli, like my phone. I make small goals, for example, I will cover this bio page in 10 minutes. Try the standard, "work for an hour and take 10-minute break/snacks". Also talk to your friends, because yes you guys can stress together but more importantly make goals together. Finally, tell yourself that there isn't that long before summer holidays and really its this year and the next that is what defines you! WOW I rambled. Hope that helped. You have no idea how much I related to your problem lol, comforted to know I am not the only one!
  2. a major part of the rubric is to find implications, so perhaps to narrow down your topic find the effect of symbolism on a particular subject in the novel. Perhaps how symbolism shows the characterization of a certain character or theme? treat it like a thesis and sub-thesis. Best of luck!
  3. its because we are all internally dead...😅🤣
  4. Ah I just got to read all of this. Thank you so much! I really like the idea of pretending to be Shakespeare and your perspective on both of the plays are insightful :D. Your presentation sounds very creative and well done too Thanks for the help! I still have a few weeks till mine is due so im still brainstorming.
  5. what about a deadpan expression 😑 and upside down smile expression
  6. Hey guys, I will be doing my IOP this year, and my topic will be Macbeth and Hamlet ( Macbeth being the book we are reading this year). In terms of comparing the plays, I most likely will speak to Supernatural elements and what makes them both Greek tragedies. There is so much I can compare between these two plays though! However, I'm rather stuck on making it into a creative solo format. When we've done something creative presentation in class, it was with 2+ people. Just wanted to ask any of your previous creative formats for Solo IOPS (just for inspiration /an idea!), or any potential random ideas that come off the top of your head. When I think of a creative presentation I can only think of acting...which requires two people at least *sighs* . So help, please
  7. In timed essays, dividing time and writing speed is the key. What I do during timed essays is I take at least 3-5 minutes to plan. It is a very rough plan of course. But those few minutes of planning are essential as you can get arguments down rather than just writing aimlessly Then it is important to mentally plan out. Such as " I might take 5 minutes on the intro, 10 minutes on the first argument, and 5 minutes on the counter-argument paragraph". And while writing, those arguments that you wrote down in your initial planning may even become developed, as your brain will be "sleeping on it" I know these are general tips, but I do hope these help as it's the little things that do!
  8. Agreeing with @introspectivebeat, if you speak to your topic well, any book can have literary merit. And in terms of what you mentioned for natural sciences: that you don't have enough resources to conduct research, its the same in my school. BUT, you can use secondary data from databases to collect data! Just thought to let you know that if that is the only factor holding you back from an EE in the natural sciences. An EE in sciences looks great when applying to science-based fields Good luck
  9. You said you enjoyed the Odyssey ( mentally I went: WOAH because it is a hard read-impressive though!). If you really understand it perhaps you could write on it as you could connect it to Greek conventions. Aspects of Greek culture have also impacted western society, so you can also bring that in so you have a real-world connection. You can also find a lot of online help for this particular book. Of course, in the end, it is totally up to you. good luck!
  10. It is definitely a good textbook. It basically all the essential information in one place, and with suggestions on how to answer questions. However, I don't think you should rely solely on one textbook. This is, after all, a condensed study guide. Have another source of information to supplement just in case, such as the Oxford IB biology textbook. This way you can understand and read explained concepts, while, Essentials BIology gives you the condensed information in "IB like" statements. Goodluck
  11. Hiya! I was doing French for my language B, and I had a pretty bad vocabulary until a few months ago as well. Tip: don't try to blindly memorize lists. Yes have them for reference, but don't memorize them. what you can do is perhaps learn two words a day and write a sentence containing that word. Also what really helped me pick up my French was going online and watching videos on youtube with captions. Slow it down, and repeat it out loud to yourself. You are this way building on your comprehension, vocabulary and speaking skills. This will also reflect in your writing as well! I'm not even joking I have watched shows for 6 years old just because it was the only easy enough video in French on Youtube Bonne chance mon ami!
  12. Agreeing with above, try narrowing your question, so that with it you can also make sub-thesis. That would make your IA more organized as well. For example, if you do the economic, cultural and political aspect of the war and its effect of -blank- ( specify here as well) Korean families. That was just an example, feel free to take inspiration from it though. Best of luck!
  13. Well for starters, English HL. I even see Psychology as potentially useful as a social science. And I know for sure film studies which is basically like English except you learn to analyze films ( most people assume you act only, that is only a small part of it). Good luck!
  14. I totally get where you are coming from. You just gotta pick yourself up, ignore that test and move on. This is what you can do in the future: Sit down and go through your tests and on a separate sheet of paper write down a trend of mistakes you notice. Conceptual, numerical etc. Additionally, make sure that ALL concepts are crystal clear in physics. I find it helpful if I take notes and then reteach and resay it to myself. When you do practice problems, if you get it wrong you understand what you did wrong down to the details. Redo those questions over and over. Go in for extra help as well, get your teachers to re-explain concepts if you need to. They are there for a reason. And don't go in thinking you are gonna do bad. Becuase you aren't if you're trying hard. That effort has to show somewhere. Forget that test and move on. My first test in physics and second for the matter, I did SO bad, but then I practiced so much that I can do them confidently! I know, allot of this sounds cliche, but it really helps. Use your resources and just practice, don't dwell on past mistakes because honestly, you don't have time to do that.

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