Everything posted by imdyinghelpme
Hi, I'm taking IB 20th Century History and the HL History exam next year and took IB History of the Americas last year. (My school only offers the HL exam and there is no other option to fulfill that requirement and get my diploma so I have to take them). I got an A but that's because it was not even a class. I turned in 2 assignments all year that took about 30 minutes each at most, and read half of 2 documents. My teacher never taught us anything or gave us any resources at all. (She said the IB curriculum was dumb and gave us a few random documents but mostly we watched ted talks or she ranted about how annoying the freshmen were) However, my classmates with a different teacher and they actually learned stuff, so my whole class and I are a solid year behind. How do I learn all of this material in order to be prepared for the class next year in order to keep my four-point and hopefully score moderately well on the exam? Is there any all-encompassing textbook I can buy or a study guide to follow or a video series to watch? I have the whole summer to study and the school year, so I have a fair amount of time. Anything will help, thank you!
I got a 9 out of 20 on the IA and I'm freaking out. How much does the IA really matter? I think I'm going to do well on the actual exam because I've been taking practice exams and feel fairly confident, but I don't know if my IA score is going to screw me over... Like if I got a 3 on the IA and get a 6/7 on the exam what will I get overall?
So I'm trying to come up with a topic for my EE, and I really am wanting to work with queer studies, but I haven't taken a straight forward anthropology class, so is that a problem? I've taken a year-long class called 'Values and Beliefs' and I generally do independent studies into social issues and value systems along with a volunteer job that deals directly with social issues and queer issues, so I feel that I can generally keep up with terminology. I also feel that my experiences as a member of the LGBT community and work within the queer community give me a fair amount of background information. I want to do my essay on either the social implications of homosexuality and transgenderism being classified as mental illnesses or sexism within the trans community. (Obviously, these would be refined). Should I go in a completely different direction?? AAAaaAaaAA I have no idea what I'm doing. I do have some backup plans that still are slightly interesting to me but less comfortable for me to write an essay about.