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  1. Hi, Your topic has potential, but the lack of research can be a big problem. You could look at a company and look at specific trade/labour union movements in that company (e.g. strikes, creation of new unions, etc.), and then analyse the effects of those union movements on how the company has performed over time (in terms of productivity). In terms of theories to apply, it doesn't have to be trade-union specific theories, but you could refer to motivational theories and how those can lead to resistance, labour movements and so on. But yes, finding information on this topic is difficult. If you cannot find any good sources, consider changing topics. Did you have any other ideas? If not, consider brainstorming. Use the IB syllabus to consider which topics may interest you. Also, regardless of the topic you choose, make sure you use a company which has a lot of information available (large public companies usually have the highest amount). If you are still stuck, why not look at business or financial news to get an idea of of what topics/issues you could approach. If you have any other questions, let me know!
  2. It is a hard combination of HL subjects, but if you want to do aerospace engineering, you should definitely do Maths and Physics HL. If you had to change HLs, it would be "better" to drop Chemistry and do Economics instead... But that would be pointless. You want to prepare yourself for engineering, so you would benefit from doing Maths, Physics and Chemistry at HL. Economics will not give you any benefits. Yes, it will be tough with those HLs, but if you like the subjects and are good at them, you should be fine if you put in the work. If you hate economics, maybe you shouldn't do it at all; otherwise, keep it at SL so you enjoy your IB more.
  3. If you can't amount sufficient interest in some subjects, you can try to get your school to take self-taught subjects. There aren't many, but from what I know Further Maths can be taken as a self-taught subject, so you could also look into that if you'd like.
  4. Hi everyone, I've been looking online for some IB help for the summer. Does anyone know any good IB summer courses? Thanks in advance!
  5. Economics will help with Business and will give you a more complete picture of the business world. But don't think that if you do Econ and Business you will automatically score 6s or 7s. You don't need the other to perform well in one. Also, only microeconomics will be relevant to your Business course - macro will give you a better picture of where businesses operate, but it's not focused on business itself. But in comparison, Economics will be more useful than Psychology for your Business and Design degree. Still, it won't make such a big difference in the future, as there are several areas of business you can specialise in and which do not require any knowledge of economics. I think IB Business is underrated. Everyone thinks it's easy, but it's not like everyone gets 7s or 6s. Like with all IB subjects, you have to put in work if you want to do well. The syllabus is very long so although the topics are intuitive, you have to work hard. In any case, you should totally do Business if you want to study a Business degree, as it lays out a great foundation for your future studies, so don't worry about the difficulty of subjects, just care about preparing yourself well for the future and doing what you like.
  6. Hi, Your introduction should include your research question. Sometimes, sticking a question in the middle of a paragraph may look weird, so if you want you can rephrase your question so it flows better grammatically, but make sure it is obvious it's your question, otherwise leave it as a question. Don't forget that your introduction should also include your thesis and a brief outline of what you will discuss. Hope this helps!
  7. It's normal to not understand everything after just two weeks of IB. Don't worry, you will eventually come to understand everything. There's no point in stressing about it now and trying to cram all the information you can. Papers 1,2 and 3 are your exam papers which you will take in May 2020... so you shouldn't be worrying about those yet. For now, focus on your classwork, but if you want to do some research, search online for advice, free resources and so on.
  8. Doing 7 subjects is very hard, especially if you are doing 4 HLs. If you are a hardworker and tend to consistently get excellent grades in all your subjects, then you could handle 7 subjects, but your free time will be greatly reduced. You could ask your school if you could sign up for obtaining an irregular diploma instead. An irregular diploma is an option given by the IB where you can take 3 sciences instead. If your school lets you register for it, then I'd recommend you'd do it, as it allows you to do 3 sciences while still just doing 6 subjects. If your school does not allow you to do this, then you have to be honest and think whether you can handle 7 subjects - it's better to perform well doing 6 than poorly doing 7. At the end of the day, your university would not expect you to have studied Computer Science in the IB, as many schools do not offer the course. Physics and Maths should be your main focus. Hope this helped!
  9. This is completely correct; ideally you would stick to the guidelines as closely as possible. If one section is way shorter than the guideline, then you might not be able to get the required in-depth analysis to score high in that section. But yes, the only word count that matters is the 2,200 limit, and you must stick to it. If you feel like you can't remove anything you've written already without decreasing the quality of your answer, try to be more concise in your writing - e.g. remove the amount of connectives, use shorter equivalents (e.g. "and" instead of "as well as") and so on. You only have to cut down 100 words, so hopefully you won't have to edit much. Hope this helps!
  10. Hi, You should try to get a proper meeting with your adviser where you can discuss your questions properly. A lot of advisers don't dedicate enough time for student guidance, but your adviser should be your first and most important source of help for your EE. Meet with him/her and try to get all your concerns answered. If you still need help, you could find literature EEs online and see how they approached their work. Keep in mind that there's no right or wrong answer to how you structure or approach your question, so don't copy a past EE, just get inspiration from it. In the end, you should write whatever feels right for you - it will then be easier and less confusing to write for you. Also, if you change your mind as you are writing your EE and want to start all over in a completely different manner, then do so. It's okay to edit and change your EE, as you may not get it right the first time. Good luck!
  11. This gives you the general entry requirements, but if you want to study specifically Economics, then the typical offer for 2019 is:" 38 and above International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) points, including 7 6 6 in Higher level subjects, with 7 in Mathematics". More info. on the course is here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Undergraduate/Degree-programmes-2019/BSc-Economics If you want to see the courses available at LSE and their specific entry requirements, you can find them here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Programmes/Search-courses?query&f.Study Type|type=undergraduate&=query&f.Subject|subject=Economics Good luck!
  12. AndresLopez

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    To explain the whole IB would take way too long. As the comment above says, your teachers will explain better, and you will get a better understanding of the IB as the two years progress. But there's also several blogs and articles online to help you understand, just search your query online. If you can't find what you look for, feel free to message me and ask me any questions.
  13. Done! Good luck!
  14. Hi, If you have mixed feelings about Economics, then why not give Psychology a chance? You might find it more enjoyable. I don't know your school's policy, but some schools let you change subjects within the first few weeks of school... So if that's the case of your school, I would advise trying out Psychology and if you don't like it switch to Economics. Regarding your SLs, universities won't really ask you for Computer Science if you want to do Business and Design. Thus, it's not necessary for you to take it, as you will learn all the skills you need for that when you study your Business and Design course. You should choose the one you think you would enjoy the most and would perform better at. Having a good teacher is also very important, so that could be an advantage for Biology. But as I said, choose the one you will enjoy the most.
  15. You can still enjoy the IB with 2 science subjects if you are interested in sciences! Even if you do a bridging course later on, you will benefit from taking a science in terms of preparing yourself better for said course. If you want to study vet science, I would do two sciences (it might seem like extra work but it will be worth it in the long run). As to which one you should do, take the one you enjoy the most and/or perform better at. Biology and Chemistry have some similarities in the IB: both teach biochemistry in some way. I know from experience that people who did Bio and Chem understood biochemistry better, whereas people who only did Biology had a hard time understanding it. So Bio/Chem would be a nice combination to have. But again, choose the science you'd rather do at school.
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