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  1. Hello everyone, I am working on my HL Math IA, and the final version is 12 pages of content. But, together with the references, the total page count is 14 pages. My question is, do references count towards the page count? Or is it still acceptable to have 12 pages of content, and 2 pages with listed references at the end? Thanks in advance!
  2. Hello, I am almost done with my CS IA, and I have a question. The guide says that we are supposed to reference all our sources in criterion C. However, should I reference any pictures I used there too? If so, how? I know how referencing works in general, but in this case it's a bit weird/confusing. Also, I used a ton of sources for little things, consulting stackoverflow forums etc. Should I reference one by one individually? I think this is unrealistic, as many of them are just simple things that anyone could think of. Others are things that I didn't even show at my Criterion C, because they weren't even worth to put them in. They were that simple. Is it okay if I just put a bibliography section at the very end, where I will provide links to all my sources? Thanks in advance!
  3. Giannis

    Physics HL paper 3 questions

    Hello, I have a question with two scales. 1. Our teacher said that the IB Physics Paper 3, includes questions that concern lab experiments. However, I did some research and I found that it concerns the options? Can someone confirm this? Is there even a Physics paper that concerns lab experiments? It's our teacher's first year doing the IB, so I don't exactly trust her. 2. I found this site online which has past papers: https://freeexampapers.com/exam-papers/IB/Physics/Higher/2015-May/ Here, if I click on "Paper 3", it only has options E, F, G, H, I and J. Where are options A, B, C and D? Me and my class have chosen option B - Engineering. But it doesn't seem to be here. Am I getting something wrong here? Thanks in advance!
  4. Hello, For the EE I used a book which was published in 2008. In the "References" section I correctly wrote it was published in 2008. I have 3 in-text citations referring to this book. For one of them, I correctly wrote (author, 2008, p. number). But for the other two, I accidentally wrote (author, 2010, p. number), although the correct date of the book is 2008. Is this likely to cause me a big issue? Edit: There is no version of this book published in 2010, which shows that I did not mean a different book. I think this also shows that I just confused the dates and made an honest mistake (which I did). I don't think anyone will notice, but even if they do, I don't think they will accuse me of anything. Edit 2: My school doesn't let me change anything anymore in the EE. Edit 3: If someone opens the 2008 book on the page I provided in the citation, they will find that on that page of the 2008 book is the thing that I cited. Can anyone say for (almost) certain if there'll be an issue? Thanks
  5. Giannis

    Retrieval dates

    I will make sure I am more careful next time. There is a number of students from my class that did this, so I would assume that it is a common pitfall for IB students (either this, or there is something wrong with me and my friends ). Regardless, I guess the IB would "understand" and not fail us because of it. Anyway, thanks for the reply, and I'll make sure to include it next time!
  6. Giannis

    Retrieval dates

    Hello! I read online that when you cite an online source for the EE, you ought to write the date when you last accessed this source. I wrote my EE in Chemistry, and I used some online sources, but since the referencing style I used was APA6, I did not write the date when I accessed my sources. I only followed the structure of APA6. That is, I wrote in-text citations like (author, year, p. number) for printed sources, followed by a reference in the end as: Author. (Date). Name of book (edition). City, state: publisher. Now, for online sources I wrote the in text citations as: (author, year), and in the references section I wrote the reference as: Author. (Date). Name of article. Retrieved from: ... . So I did not include the date last accessed of the source. Are all the aforementioned okay? The IB coordinator in my school, who has some years of experience, said that students are generally not expected to reference without any mistakes, but they are expected to reference at all, and that it will "most likely" be okay. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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