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Loïk Steininger

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  1. Thank you so much! I have not felt such relief in a long time! Phew I can chill a bit then, as much as one can before taking finals...
  2. Hey everyone, So I have looked all over for the list of failing conditions, both at school and online and I'm very confused. My school is terribly equipped to teach IB, and all students are confused about a variety of different aspects, none of which are properly clarified. Due to health and strong anxiety, I've been allowed to do my IB diploma exams over two sessions (that is not to say they were retakes). Last May Idid 4 subjects, including my EE and TOK but my teachers are worried that I'll get a 2 in my Maths HL course and that I will therefore fail my IB, no matter the points I get in total. So these are my grades so far: Biology HL = 4, French A SL = 6, English A LaL HL = 6, History SL = 4. So that's 20 points total. I just did my Chemistry exam last week and I think it went alright but can someone clarify the failing conditions for me? Will I fail if I get a 2 in Mathematics HL, despite having over 24 points? I'm super worried as it is the subject I worked on the least and I might very well get a 2 in it! My school claims that one 2 at HL is an automatic fail! Sorry to bother you guys but thanks to anyone that can help me out! Loïk Steininger
  3. Hey clauiblovelanguages Thanks a lot for your reply! I appreciate that you took the time to read my initial comment and that you managed to give me a very good answer! From what I understand, I shouldn't be worrying much about the research question just yet. I have my topic and I guess I must just start writing what I think this includes and along the way I will get be inspired for my RQ. I really like your template RQ, it has given me a lot of ideas. Thank you for your help, and since you kindly offered further help, I might get back on this thread when I get lost again (lol). 32 out of 34 is outstanding, congratulations!
  4. Hey everyone, I've just started working on my EE or perhaps I should say that I have just started planning what it is I am to write. I have decided to write my EE in English A LaL, and I thought it would be interesting to read and write about George Orwell's 1984 as I hadn't read it before and it is a very famous book. My supervisor has approved of my choice and I have done much research but I don't seem to be able to start writing since I am unable to narrow down my RQ. As I am writing this EE for my English course, I thought it would be a good idea to investigate the importance of language within the society Orwell creates in his novel. The whole concept of Newspeak, Oldspeak, thoughtcrime, totalitarianism and loss of free will seem to be intertwined with language. I've narrowed it down to wanting to discuss the power of language, both as a tool of Big Brother to control the masses, brainwash the population and limit "heretical thought" (thoughtcrime), and as a force of rebellion, as seen by Winston and his diary and the props whom are considered too weak to be a threat but nonetheless are the only ones that escape Big Brother's mass mind control. I have spent weeks trying to come up with something more narrow and specific, so that I can finally get going, but so far I am still stuck and with deadlines coming up, I must say that the stress isn't helping. Perhaps some of you could share some tips based on your EE experience (although I have read many posts already to try and get inspired) and maybe some of you erudite would have some tips for my particular topic and question? I appreciate it if anyone can give me any type of help and sorry to bother you all haha.
  5. I have been keeping my Chemistry IA for last as it is the one causing me the most problems. MY school is new to IB and therefore the help given is quick limited and we only start doing IA's in IB2. Our teacher more or less let us fend for ourselves to develop a RQ and Protocol and after a long time of research I was wondering whether some more experienced students or ex-students might tell me if my topic is any good. I wanted to calculate the rate of reaction when adding different salts (NaCl, CaCl2, MgSO4, MgCl2) to Ice (H20). Along with this I would of course analyse the temperature changes throughout the reaction in order to conclude which salt has the most effect on the ice (melting obviously). This would allow me to graph my results. I thought of this as I am Swiss/Norwegian and therefore have always been in an environment of cold weather, which should help me for Personal Engagement. Unfortunately beyond that I do not know how to proceed as my teacher has essentially told me to figure it out myself, but perhaps some of you have tips or a certain idea on what specific apparatus I should use. So far I have the salts, the basic things such as beakers/conical flasks, gloves + lab coat + glasses, a temperature probe and lab quest, a stopwatch, a freezer and I'll need to find some sort of thermos to keep the reaction in a closed system. Any help whatsoever, from criticism, to tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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