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  1. Gee :)

    Favorite IB Course and Why?

    I liked HL English
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    Skin lightening and tanning

    Thanks for your point of view The problem I have/had with her bleaching her skin was probably due to the fact that I can't separate the idea of racial motivation and vanity motivation. As a black girl, I know that the standard of beauty consists of being a white,thin,bue-eyed blonde girl. So essentially,to me,a black woman,aspiring to look "prettier" and caucasian seems like self-hatred."She wants to be viewed as pretty" & "She doesn't want to be black" are married in my mind. On a much smaller scale, I wonder if what I do to look "pretty" is self-hatred because I'm aspiring toward a white ideal.On a larger scale, i wonder if the existence and promotion of beauty ideals causes us all to hate ourselves ...
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    Skin lightening and tanning

    Hey, I believe that the woman bleached her skin severely.How exactly, I am not sure. And I would have loved to do my TOK presentation on this topic but I thought of it WAY too late I think your point about how skin lightening is like plastic surgery is interesting.I wouldn't have thought about it that way because as a dark-skinned black girl, it's an issue I can relate to quite personally. It seems a lot deeper than having fake boobs or something to the effect.Also, I come from a country where plastic surgery is almost non-existent and thus,I wouldn't associate the two.
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    Guess something about the next poster

    Ermm...no...I haven't NP likes photography
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    The Change One Letter Game

    Grape gape gap rap raw row crow cow caw cat scat seat heat beat beast yeast yeas year rear near sear smear swear sweat sweet sweep weep wep web wet yet yen yes yews Jews pews peas seas sets bets pets jets nets lets less mess fess fest feast beast yeast least last past part park perk pork work wok wonk conk coak cork cord core bore bare dare ware wore word ward bard yard hard card car cor cot coat boat boar bear beard heard herd herb her herd head had hard card cord cork dork dark dart fart fat fad dad dads pads pats pass piss kiss hiss his sis sir sit bit bits hits sh.its ships skips slips lips flips flits flirts tits tots toes hoes does woes wees weed seed seer sheer cheer cheery cheeky cheek check chuck huck luck lock lack mack back bark berk jerk perk peak beak beam team term berm berg beg bet best rest test nest west went want wand wend wind wine wife life lift left cleft clef clefs chefs chess chest crest crept crepe crede trede trade trace truce true drue drug drag brag bag bad bed beg bet but bus bug hug mug mud mad mat math bath bat ban ben bend band bind mind mink monk monks honks hooks books book hook hood hoof hoop loop look cook cool coal goal goat boat oat hat had hard yard yarn barn bard card cord chord chore chores wh*res phores pores cores corps props preps press dress drest crest crust trust rust rush rust just must musk mask task tase base bases based baked faked fakes faker maker baker taker take rake rape raper rapers papers paper pauper paupers pampers dampers dampens dampen damper dumper dumped pumper pumped plumped lumped bumped jumped
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    Should I request remark?

    Hmm,I'm going to agree with the next poster.If you're a mid-5 in english, I wouldnt take the chance. I feel the same way you do however,I thought my WLs and other IA's were really good.19+19 but I ended up with a 5.I don't have the grade break downs though so I can't be sure where it all went wrong.All I'm saying is you're not the only one staring at your results and going "WTF???".
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    Guess something about the next poster

    Disney made me wish I was a princess,but after the reality checks...its okay.I'll pass on that. NP desires deeply to visit Japan.
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    Effective ways to back up all of your IB work

    I had my worked all saved on my flash drive. Every time I finished an important assignment (or made progress in an EE/TOK draft) I saved it onto google documents.
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    November 11 Results

    Thanks Schrödinger's Cat I have decided to look on the bright side since I already have uni acceptance.I guess it was just a bit of a shock :/ Congrats to you & good luck to all other Nov2011ers for uni acceptance and the future at large
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    November 11 Results

    I got 31.I feel like the poster below me. I was predicted 36. I feel like a disappointment. but whatever,I should be happy I have a diploma.
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    November 11 Results

    Well Done so far IBsurvivors I'm so proud of everyone who gets a diploma! IB was so challenging! I'm nervous because I have to wait for mine to be released online.But I promise to post :/
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    How does the IB affect your life?

    At first I didn't think IB impacted my life significantly.That is why I initially,did not reply to this post But the other day,there was something about racism on the news and then I started thinking about racism and what causes it and analysing situations where my friends had conflict because of race and I wondered "what is racist?are people racists or are thoughts or words racist?" "if someone says something racist,are they racist?" Yeah...then I realised that IB has made me think deeper than before.
  13. My motivation to stay in IB...was that I didn't really have a choice.Once I was in it,I couldn't abandon it to do A-Levels because my parents would never allow such a thing.With that knowledge,I always just tried to make sure I got a diploma.Afterall,no matter how hard IB felt,I couldn't let my guard down because that would mean I wasted 2 years of my life.
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    How old are you?

    18 & a nov 11 candidate
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