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  1. A- I can't spell at all (I run spell check before every post so people don't know...), and I'm taking English HL, so that does not matter. B- I know someone who has both add and ocd in IB, and he's doing fine so don't let that stop you. C- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain D- Go for it, and there is no shame in dropping out if something happens.
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    What Drugs to Buy-~ (Experienced Users Come-In)

    and that is why I don't drink energy drinks . Seriously, you don't need drugs to survive or even strive in IB. I got through my first year with no drugs, all nighters, energy drinks, coffee, or even caffeine. I did fine, your body doesn't need drugs to work properly your mind only thinks that you need drugs when really all you need is a different attitude. My advice is to try it without drugs and then drop IB if you discover that you can't get through by yourself.
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    Support Diabetes!

    I'm participating in a local American Diabetes Association - Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes on September 27th and I was wondering if any of the people on IB Survival would like to sponsor my walk. Please visit the following website for more information on diabetes, the walk, and how to donate. Please donate and spread the word about this worthy cause because I'm trying to collect $500. [url="http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=personal&fr_id=5279&px=4312528"]http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=person...&px=4312528[/url] Thank you in advance.
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    Post your favorite quotes!

    "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." Albert Einstein "Lose your temper and you lose a friend; lie and you lose yourself." Hopi Indian Proverb "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." Confucius "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius "And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Abraham Lincoln "All generalizations are false, including this one." Mark Twain (Although I think he stole this from someone else) "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Mark Twain "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Mark Twain "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin Oh yeah, and- "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." Ralph Waldo Emerson Sorry it's so many (that's why I've been avoiding posting on this thread), but I love quotes, and if I get bored I'll probably post more. And a special thankz to http://www.brainyquote.com/
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    Rant of the day!

    It least you guys get to go to uni and not just watch your only sibling prepare to leave for college while leaving you behind to suffer through one more year of high school (and IB) relatively alone.
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    No social life = IB diploma?

    Zero - it's summer! I wish it was true all the time, but even now I have to start doing something every day in order to finish all the summer work I've got. But last school year I did about three hours of homework a night. As for a social life, I never really had one so...yeah.
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    This or That!

    straight lines - cause I can make a circle with them (or close enough) deaf or blind?
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    Survey - Grades and Motivation

    blindpet - Your comments are true and most of the time I wonder why I am still studying history and lit when I'm 99.9% sure I'm going to go into a technology/science field. As for the second comment I was going off of the thought that all years of school would be without grades. As for my mark, I wish I knew - my teacher never told us, but if you have to ask me I think I did very well. Thanks to a lot of help from you guys.
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    Interview the person below you

    yes, more times than I could count (I thought that I was the only one ) do you have any more plans for the summer or are you already thinking about school?
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    Survey - Grades and Motivation

    First off, I gave this presentation like three months ago, so no more answering of the question is necessary for my sake, but it is an interesting discussion and by all means should continue. The thought the pops into my head when reading blindpet's post is that if only the students that are motivate went to school and actually learned then where would society be. We can all say "yeah sure, I would study if I didn't have to", but I know that a lot of us (me included) wouldn't study near as much or even at all. Take me for example - I would skip most English because it tends to bore me and I would barely pay attention in history. This means at the very least I would be less educated when I graduated and a less productive member of society because my writing and knowledge of history/lit would be worse that it is with studying. Now take the person that doesn't care at all but does everything because his parents make him have good grades. Say that he then goes to college and finds out that he really enjoys ancient egyptian studies or whatever. Now he goes off and makes the greatest discovery since the pyramids. Where would this guy be if school had no motivation? Probably another unproductive member of society like millions of other people. You get what I mean? I know this goes away from my original question, but it doesn't matter like I stated before.
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    Harvard University

    Although I admit to not being an expert in college admissions, and I don't think anyone here can take that title, I would just be honest. Say that you did golf in the past, but don't do it any more and instead you found that you really enjoy martial arts. The worst thing I could think of you doing would be wasting your summer playing a game that you hate, instead I would put that effort into martial arts. My advise is to be your self in college applications, there is no "magic formula" that will make every college accept you because everyone and every college is different.
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    Harvard University

    This is the last thing I'm going to say - http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/apply/...about_402.shtml I know it's not Harvard, but MIT again because MIT is my top school choice, not Harvard. Oh, thanks for the support cranberry_isle, hope you get into your top choice.
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    Harvard University

    Not saying that it won't help, just that you shouldn't say "my SAT scores are not perfect so therefore I have no chance to get accepted and I should not apply". I mean someone with 1400's has to get in. This is straight from MIT's website - it's a bit messy, but it shows the SAT scores and the percent of students admitted with those scores (form http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/apply/...cs/index.shtml) Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Critical Reading) Applicants Admits Admit rate 750-800 2,811 604 21% 700-740 2,406 359 15% 650-690 2,197 300 14% 600-640 1,539 165 11% 550-590 879 52 6% < 550 988 27 3% Distribution of SAT Reasoning Test Scores (Math) Applicants Admits Admit rate 750-800 5,805 996 17% 700-740 2,436 335 14% 650-690 1,460 139 10% 600-640 596 30 5% 550-590 328 7 2% < 550 195 0 0%
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    Interview the person below you

    because Star Wars is awesome - and not only for its great characters, plot, and action scenes, but also for its classic themes of good vs. evil and self developing quests/journeys what's wrong with Star Wars? (to QueenSara, but anyone can answer)
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    Harvard University

    reply to above - your scores alone won't get you into any of the top colleges, but that doesn't mean that you can't get in For most schools (in the USA) your SAT scores won't make or break your application (unless they are extremely high or low for the school - like getting a 1000 would break your Harvard app. and getting a 1600 would get you into an unranked college). My math and reading total is 1410 and it puts me in the middle 50% of students for all schools except Caltech and Harvey Mudd (off by like 10 points), so theoretically I can get into any of those schools, but having a higher score would definitely help my app. Most schools look at the person and not just the test scores, so all you can do is try your best on the SAT, but if you don't get perfect then it won't be the end of your chances at a top college.

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