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  1. ShineeLikeMe

    IB courses you wish you could have taken, but couldn't

    I would independent study all of the B languages. Let's be honest. I'm obsessesive
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    Homosexuality

    I couldn't agree more. They are all human beings, they should have the same rights as we all do, but with that one exception of not being able to adopt a child. So basically you're picking and choosing the rights that a minority group can and cannot have. Either we have them all or we don't. Either we're equal human beings or we're not. Now which is it? By the way, some of the best people I've ever known has been raised by a single parent and two dads and two moms are jut as 'normal' as a mom and a dad. Yes children need a female and male role model in their lives but that does NOT have to be their parents. Personally my parents are the farthest things from role models I have. My aunts are the best role models to me and I have no male role model. I am a perfectly normal functioning member of society and quite a good one at that. In order to reiterate my point, please reread your statement. You say that gays are "human beings" and "should have the same rights as we do" while in the same breath you would take away the joy of raising a child and the proud moments that come with being a parent from someone you deem a 'human being'. That statement in and of itself is a contradiction. We've all heard of the argument that gay families will shatter the foundations of our society but let's look at this shall we? Interracial marriage used to be looked at as taboo. It was seen as dirty and the children born from these marriages were considered mutants and referred to as "mulatto". Furthermore DIVORCE isn't even allowed if you read the Bible. And don't talk to me about "Oh that's outdated" because it wasn't outdated until 1960 when divorce rates skyrocketed. You say that having two parents of the same gender will create "bad" effects on the child. Divorce have been PROVEN to cause major psychological damage to a child's social life. Drug addict parents even if they have both a mom and a dad and only one of them is a drug addict has caused not only psychological damage but oftentimes emotional AND physical damage as well. There have been no studies shown that having 2 dads or two moms have had ANY sort of damaging effect at all. On the contrary its been proven that children in same sex families have had a better sense of self and increased self esteem. Don't believe me? Sources: http://www.childadvocate.net/divorce_effects_on_children.htm http://www.hopenetworks.org/addiction/Children%20of%20Addicts.htm http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1994480,00.html The last article is a Time article from CNN. A largely unbiased news network. In summation, before you go around throwing out the completely foreign idea (to you) of gay families, I would do your research and see just what it is that bugs you about it instead of "bad" things may happen.
  3. ShineeLikeMe

    Course Selection Help....

    First off props on the goal of 39 points. Second I guess what you're asking is if you should take both chem and bio? My answer would be yes. Dooooooo it. One connects into the other really well especially during the chem options if you do biochem. The labs you do in physics will help you prepare for the labs you do in bio and chem. Promise. Have faith!
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    Homosexuality

    Last time I checked, gays hadn't acquired their rights yet in any sense of the word. If you look at the majority of the Constitutions of countries around the world they protect human rights based on "gender, race, and religion" there are some variations but those are the big three. I could count on one hand the number of countries that have added equal treatment to their constitution based on sexual preference. So no, gays have no acquired full rights. Yes you have the right to oppose being gay. Yes you have the right to ignore gays when they try to attain equal rights. But saying that you prefer it happen behind closed doors is just reverting back to the idea of separate but equal again. "Sure they can be black and get the same education but just at a different school" is the same as "Sure they can be gay as long as its in their house where I don't see it".
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    I need help narrowing down my IA topic

    Sorry we can't just give you the answer. you have to think up of the question yourself. If you're set on the final solution, then try to think up of a question that can be analyzed and researched. Usually this question is a "how" or "why" remember that you don't have to come to a concrete answer but what the IA wants you to do is see your research skills test how well you analyze what you ahve researched./
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    Paper 1 tips

    Ya hi. This is really effing late. My laptop is having issues so I had to get it fixed. Please don't hate me forever. Anywho I'll just explain to yall the format of the paper then give you some of the normal question formats that will be on the test. Mkay.Ready? Let's go! The Format Yall Ok so the paper 1 is divided into 4 different texts: A, B, C, and D. Each of these texts have their own set of questions and prompts. This paper tests two things: Your ability to respond to text based question and a written response to a text. The texts will be all in the language that you have taken and will be chosen externally. You have no say whatsoever in what they pick. Sorry. Although if you get lucky, one of the papers might have a ton of vocabulary from something you've studied already. So you win! But that's lots of luck so just be prepared. By reading the rest of this guide :*. Some Question Formats Ok yes I know. You all take different language B's. But in my experience a lot of the language paper 1's use the same questions. Sooooooo I'll cover what I think is pretty overarching and how to study for them. OR rather...how to BS them...cus let's be honest we don't know what to study for. Multiple Choice This one is always in a paper 1. Each text (minus text D) will always have at least one multiple choice in it. If you can figure this out you're guaranteed at least one point on that text :DDDDD. Alright, so the multiple choice is almost always directly within the text or paraphrasing a section of the text. The multiple choice could ask you to choose the best option that summarizes a certain paragraph in the text, or choose from a list of things that are most relevant to the paragraph in question. I know this is a little vague but before I get clearance from some higher ups I'm not going to go around posting specific examples. Unless you PM me and ask for them because then I'll explain them to you all you want. A really good tip for the multiple choice that works about 60% of the time. Read the longest answer first. A lot of the times its the right one. Matching Sometimes the matching is really easy while others it's a brutal pain in the tuchkis ( did I spell that right?). But the format of this is usually very straight forward. On the left side of the page you are given a list of words from the text with a blank box on the side of the word as well as the line number to the right. To the right of the page is a different set of words that is not within the text. Your directions are to match the words on the left with the words from the right. I find this to be somewhat challenging as you have to know what the words on the left AND right side means in order to match them. Ok after typing that I feel really stupid but I do find it hard. Another type of matching could be "Fill in the letters of the events that occurred within the passage". Here they give you blank boxes on the left and phrases on the right. You are to select the ones on the right that best match up with the passage. Sometimes it must be in order and other times the order does not matter. READ THE DIRECTIONS TO DETERMINE WHICH. Some very useful tips for matching. The most important thing is to use context clues. Fine the word in the passage and read the sentence it is in, it may help you find the connotation of the word. Another important thing to do if you don't know the words on the right is to use root words. Some words branch off of other words so you can find root meanings and even get connotations from them. Remember don't panic if you don't know a word or what a phrase means. Just relax, take some deep karmic breaths and try again. Sometimes words pop out of nowhere at you and you reach epiphanies and want to scream during a test. Just don't L). Fill in the blanks of the passage I freaking hate this part of the test. HAATEEEEE IT!!! Me le choca. While reading the passage you'll come across some blanks in the form of some numbers. These numbers in the passage correspond to the number of the question. For each question you are required to select, from a word bank, which answer best fits within that blank. You think having a word bank is easy don't you? Ya no. The blanks are usually for transition words which are always so vague. Some of the answers sound like they can fill more than one blank and then some of them sound like they don't fill a blank at all. The only tip I have for this is to brush up on your transitions. Memorize all of the ones you can because come test time its a nerve wracking section. Thankfully the max I've ever seen was 5 of them. Get through it and you'll be home free. Short response Self explanatory, you get a question you respond to it using text. The only I have to say for this is try not to use uber long quotes to cover your butt. Be sure of one good sentence and quote up to one sentence. Don't be paranoid and quote 2 words either that won't do. True or False Oh THIS is always fun (hear the sarcasm?). You get boxes to chek true or false then if its true you have to back it up with text from the passage or if its false you have to say how its false and then back it up with text from the passage. It's just straight up text quoting. Make sure you don't quote the wrong thing. Do your best to understand the phrase and don't over think it. Extended Response This part is the only question in text D. It's basically a mini paper 2 where they have you respond to a prompt using quotes from the passage you just read. And....you only get 100 words...For more formatting information on essay responses please refer to my other guide on paper 2. Tips tips tips. Quote lots. You can't misquote here. I've never seen them dock points for quoting too much. But if you don't cover all the points on the markscheme you won't get as many points as you can get. Formatting is like half the score and the other half is quoting. [space reserved for future additions to tips. which there will be. promise] Questions about the guide or want some examples? PM me.
  7. ShineeLikeMe

    French B SL Written Exam

    Did you happen to look at the stickies> I wrote some tips for paper 2 that you might or might no find helpful. Have fun
  8. ShineeLikeMe

    French EE Topics

    I don't know actually I'm having issues deciding a topic for my French IA myself. What interests you? Could you compare two types of education like that in france and another country? Or maybe you could do some french literary analysis. I know in my independent study we wrote an analytical paper on pere goriot. Umm what else, ... iunno...do something that you can have an analytical section for.
  9. Hiii. Ill write this real fast because i have a dentist appointment. Lipase is located in your duodenum of your small intestine and acts as an enzyme that breaks down fats in your foods. However lipase is very small whereas their substrates are usually very large and so it needs the help of bile from the liver to break down the fats into smaller peices so that the fats can be broken down more easily. IT depends on what size your substrate is. Whether the fat is already emulsified or not. But normally as substrate concentration increases the enzymatic actvity also increases as there is a greater chance of collisions between enzyme and substrate. However it'll only reach a certain point before all active sites are filled so the graph will plane. Sorry I wrote this in like 2 minutes. Let me know if you need more.
  10. ShineeLikeMe

    How screwed am I?

    Welps lots of people have you same problem, so don't stress. If the college is any good at all in providing a sound education they will definitely look at more than just the grades. They'll look at the difficulty of the clsasses youve taken and how you've improved. So don't stress. Drdge up some motivation and just find a mantra.
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    IB Schedule Next Year?

    Yes thoughts! Do bio if you feel prepared to study on your own for a lot of the material (when i say alone i mean you can always get on IBS and get help). Do psych if you want an easy 7 because over here its dirt easy to get a 7 and the teachers been at it for 2 years.
  12. ShineeLikeMe

    Physics or Biology?

    Ahem have you ever considered doing BOTH?!?!?!?! OR rather all three. Talk to Drake Glau. He's doing all three. And I know he was going to comment on this so I did it for him.
  13. ShineeLikeMe

    HL Theatre?

    Theater doesn't have papers. You just have pretty larage projects. It's pretty fun if you've got a good dynamic in your class. Because you have to work with the people in your class. If its just you, then monolgoue.
  14. ShineeLikeMe

    Detailed Guide

    Greetings humans. The following are some tips I've compiled in order to make your oral a less painful and rather care free process in which you talk with the examiner (which may or may not be your teacher) about a topic that you have chosen (or not). So here we go with the tips... The Format Alright. The oral for language B consists of 9-12 minutes of you purely talking in your chosen foreign language. Whether it be French, Spanish, German, MAndarin, etc. the list goes on and on, the format will mostly be the same. (Unless I'm delusional in which case it isn't). It is also divided into three 3-4 minute chunks. These 'chunks' if you will each have a different component to them. Chunk #1 So you sit down you say your name and candidate number. And then you start. This part is 3-4 minutes wherein you provide some background information about the subject you have chosen. Let's say I was doing my Spanish oral and I wanted to do it on the concept of the siesta. Alright so in this portion I would talk about the siesta, what it is, where it is practiced, when is it, etc. So the basic who what when where. Don't try to be too specific and don't try to be too deep. I know IB has made us robots and that "everything must be deep". But don't do it! There's time for that later . Tips for this chunk: Don't memorize your presentation: Just don't do it. NEVERRRRR. Now reread the last sentence. Here it is again. NEVERRRR. The examiner and the grader will know when you've memorized your presentation and they will dock points. Dock I say, DOCK! So just don't do it. Instead know what you're going to talk about, and say it. Don't memorize every single word you're going to say because if you happen to miss a sentence it'll trip you up like no other. Just be natural and if you have to pause don't insert space fillers such as "uhm" "ah" "oh" "ee" "oo" "eek" "omg" "gasp" you get the point. Just let it be silent for a few seconds while you recollect your thoughts and then continue like nothing happened. Also I would suggest using the formal conjugation of all verb tenses. Your teacher (like mine) may allow you to use the informal tense. No. I don't think the graders like that. Finally, stay on track. Don't be so robotic that you have no emotions but also don't be so giddy that you fill the 4 minutes with laughter instead of speech. Always remember to use a variety of tenses and colloquial language. Sprinkle in some idioms and bake at 350 degrees till perfection. Chunk #2 Alright then. You'd think the first chunk would be the hardest eh? Ya no. The during the second chunk, your examiner asks you questions about the topic you just presented. They could transcend cultures and these questions get a lot deeper. For example if you were doing that oral on siesta's your examiner could ask you "How do you think this tradition has affected the psyche of those who practice it" or "how do you think the people who practice the siesta differ from those who do not if at all". You get to improv. Yay! Tips for this chunk: Be prepared. Expect the unexpected. You will not be able to cover all basis. Always remember that the grader, if you are taking a B language, will not expect you to be fully fluent. They will expect pauses for you to think and they will expect that you will not be able to answer some of the more complex questions. If you can, good for you. In the event that you cannot however, there are ways to work around it. If you cannot answer the question asked say "I'm sorry can you reword that?" or "I am not able to talk about that aspect however I can tell you about another aspect...". In the first way, you can backtrack and allow the examiner to ask you the question in a different way while in the second you can avoid the question altogether and talk about something different that you have more knowledge or know how to word better. At the same time you will be showing the examiner and grader that you know how to navigate in a conversation in a language you are unfamiliar with. Let's see what else can I ramble on about in this...Oh! Ok, try to speak about one question as long as possible. If your answers are too short you'll be seen as incompetent but speak too much and they'll think you're rambling. Leave room for about 3 questions and you'll be good.Once again, just act natural (MOOOOO!). Chunk #3 Yayyyy. Now that the hard part is over, you get to have fun. Theoretically...In this section the examiners will ask you questions about your life. Where you want to to go to college blah blah blah. You know the generic type of questions. Another 3-4 minutes will make up 9-12. Tips for this section: Once again, no rambling. Leave room for 3 questions. Use a variety of tenses. If your life is boring and you have nothing to talk about pull a Duy (thats me) and make up stuff. Not outrageous mind you. Just spice up your life with stuff that you'd never do. It's exciting and shows of your vocabulary that you wouldn't use otherwise. So doooo it. Pull stuff out of the air. Dooo it. Thats pretty much it. Keep it consistent and you'll be good for this section. So I hope this helped. That's pretty much all I know. Maybe. I dunno. MAybe I'll add more stuff later...Meh.
  15. ShineeLikeMe

    Oral format?

    It's suppose to be conversation style. Go off on a rant if you must...I need to make an oral tip...goodness me. If your topic is about current events, then by all means go ahead and state your opinions. The whole point is to test your understanding of the language as well as how you interact in a conversation with another person.
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