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  1. Shorty

    IB HL Drinking

    I did my EE in this course...
  2. I think its important to discuss also some of the implications which a lot of you have put forth. First off, Caffeine is not "bad". If you assumed it was because it was labeled a "drug" than you have a long way to go. These labels are used to refer to substances that interact with hormones, are involved in bodily chemistry and have immediate effects on your body systems. Is that bad? no. There has been extensive research that shows caffeine consumption in higher quantities is a health benefit. And I wont quote just any study, here is one that has gained recognition internationally. Under 20 years of study, people who drank more than 4 cups of coffee a day were 20% less prone to cancer, arthritis and etc I cant remember. Than it was determined that each cup of coffee you have, the health effect was compounded by a given factor. So really, you should move away from the superstitions that say you will grow a tail and have your brain eaten away at, and just maybe look at what some of the things valuable studies are saying. And another thing, while we may all be working under the network of an international organization, please be mindful that not everyone's classroom is the same. Especially since I can see how some people can be completely misinformed about things that they see. You might see someone on this site complain about staying up, but all in all they are wonderful students. The fact is our teachers use very different approaches to our coursework and therefore everyone's schedule is different. For example, the school next to us who has an IB program has different ratios of projects/quizzes/tests/homework in relation to my school. And with the extracurriculars that some people have,caffeine will be the only thing to get you through the day. So really, you should consider things differently, and I would definitely say at some point you might find that a cup of coffee will be the thing that pushes your due dates in their right place. None of you are reporting about the caliber of student which you are, given ranks and other academic weight. all I hear is random blurs about how you find the time to do things. Good for you, but where are you going with that and where are you currently. I will be the first to brag at this moment to say, not a single assignment has slipped my hands. Not a homework, not a paper, not a deadline, not anything. and yes, I drink anywhere from 2-4 cups of coffee a day. Caffeine is not doing the work for me, I am He never said caffeine was bad. I'm pretty sure he means that the only reason that people take coffee or smoke cigarettes is to feel 'energized' or to stay up late to finish assignments. The simple act of continuously staying up late is considered unhealthy. Here is an article you should take a look at: http://www.bt.com.bn/en/health_fitness/2007/10/02/sleepless_nights_unhealthy_days. I would like to see a source for the study you referred to in your post. I've never heard of any of the claims you said. "Than it was determined that each cup of coffee you have, the health effect was compounded by a given factor. " So you're saying if I drank litres of coffee each day I'll have major health benefits? Again I'd really like to see where you are pulling the information from instead of just you claiming its internationally recognized. "These labels are used to refer to substances that interact with hormones, are involved in bodily chemistry and have immediate effects on your body systems. Is that bad? no. " Steroids interact with hormones and body chemistry as well, just like caffeine. So that makes them alright to take as well?
  3. Shorty


    I got through IB just fine without spares =)
  4. If you need to rely on a substance to get through IB, you shouldn't have enrolled in the first place. I can safely say that I have never used caffeine, nicotine or any other substances to help me get through IB. All I needed was my friends and some time to myself.
  5. Keegan I would apply to McGill, UBC and U of T. They generally will have more money to fund their medical programs and other related programs. I'd say your best bet is UBC because its not out of province for you. If you recall the McGill Rep. said out of province students have a 0.01% chance of getting accepted into the medical school.
  6. Take a look at this link. http://findoutmore.uwaterloo.ca/thenextstep/applicants/aif.php
  7. The competitive average is different every year. They would have to see the admitted scores from last year and do a reasonable average for the next year. A big part of applying for UW is to do their AIF. TRUST ME it will be well worth it in the end if you do your AIF, especially if your program is competitive.
  8. 1. That purely up to the listener him/herself. Since We have freedom of choice we have full control over the type of music we listen to. As for blasting the music, I tend to turn up the music a tad bit when I'm driving but when I'm stopped at an intersection I turn it down because I know it may be irritating for other drivers. 2. Artistic Freedom. 3. Again, its up to the person and it wouldn't be fair to the artists since it may alter their hidden message in the song's lyrics.
  9. That the year has to end and that I'll probably never see some of the students in my graduating class ever again.
  10. Your name is Muhammad...I'm not really good at this. HAha..
  11. I'm probably going to take my Geo credits. I've heard from friends, currently in university doing the same courses, that there are new things learned in university in respect to Chemistry and Biology. So chances are I'm not going to take those credits because I'm going into Sciences.
  12. 90% of men kiss their wife goodbye when they leave the house. The rest kiss their house goodbye when they leave the wife. I filled out an application that said, "In Case Of Emergency Notify". I wrote "Doctor"... What's my mother going to do?
  13. My friend got in to UCLA for electrical engineering is predicted a 39/45 I believe. I'm not too sure about his SAT scores but I believe its over 2000. One thing you should try to do is participate in as much extracurriculars as possible with important positions because American universities really look for things like that. Good luck with your SATs
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