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  1. I'm Swedish as well and I really think that it is a disadvantage for us IB students... We have to compete with all good IB 45:ers and I will most certainly not get such a high grade O__o. I had to apply to some courses for the autumn the last minute to be sure that I would get in somewhere at least. I don't understand how they could take this decision without consulting IB students or at least coordinators (or did they?) I mean, if there was a problem they could've talked to "IB-people" first? Anyways, soon finished the IB now! Only three papers left (chemistry, my worst subject) So I will have holiday on the 19th ^^ I should go back to studying now, thought
  2. Um, it is hard to estimate exactly and sometimes it depends a bit on the schools... but yes it is more, for us I would say it is quite much more. I have 1 internal assesment per week until christmas! In IB2 the first one was like in january and there were 2 more that term... now I have 4 important deadlines in a row. + all of the other homework. And then after christmas comes mocks and studying for the final exam, to the end if IB2 isn't that fun either. But don't despare my dear swedish friend!
  3. At least in my school it is not considered as creativity.. I'm waiting to take my license until after IB.
  4. Anyone having some knowledge issues for this question? I have started to work on mine: How do we gain knowledge about the past/the future – what are the differences? How does our time and culture affect our approach to history and the future? Do we value knowledge of the past/future differently? How and why? What are the weaknesses with knowledge about past/future?
  5. The t-test should be used if you have the means of to samples and want to compare them and see if there is a statistical difference. I do not know about Simpson diversity index thought... I hope the answer is not too late.
  6. My teacher gave us 4 questions that he thought should be answered in the statement of intent: What work is the task based on? (author, year of publishing etc.) What will you do? (the nature of your task, form, audience, style and language etc) Why do you do it? (the aspects you are focusing on and why they are interesting, why do you want to explore this particular aspect) How do you do it? (how do you bring the particular aspect forward, that style, stylistic devices etc do you use and why did you choose that way?) Hope this helps!
  7. lol, ok now I know thanks.
  8. We have mock exams week 8 (february I think) and after that we are supposed to be done with all syllabi and subjects! So then starts revision and we can go to classes that we need, because the teacher will go through different topics for revision. If we need help and so on. I don't know exactly when there are no more of these lessons but I would guess sometime in April. I think it is quite good.
  9. It's interesting to see that so many read the same books as we, around the world! So, our themes in A1 (I've got Swedish A1 HL btw) seemes to be "independent women" and "childhood", and then we have some others... They are not too bad actually (well none of them is exceptionally happy either) but some are depressing and boring! Here they are, don't remember the parts (titles may be wierd since I have swedish) Simon and the Oaks (M. Fredriksson) - Swedish book, about a adopted jewish boy during the 2nd world war, it was ok Jane Eyre (Brontë) - I liked it =) Nässlorna blomma (H. Martinsson) - Swedish, about a orphan boy, depressing Swedish Poems - nah i'm not to fond of poems Emmigrants (swedish title Utvandrarna) (V. Moberg) - I liked it =) but it's a bit long Madame Bovary - so boring! But I wrote my WL1 on it Therese Raquin - Se above comment A Dolls House - it was OK Miss Julie - Didn't like it (Amazed that so many of you read it aswell, swedish author and all!) 1984 - I find it very depressing, but it is kind of good Hjalmar Söderberg novels - some are good, some are less good The Dwarf (Dvärgen) (P. Lagerkvist) - I hated it first time I read it, now I like it when I can analyse it better. It is about an evil dwarf. A comedians childhood (En komikers uppväxt) (J. Gardell) - It is written by one of swedens famous comedians, but it is very depressing but still good. Gustaf Fröding Poems - some are depressing, one is totaly inappropriate (it decribes a sex scene ) they're ok. In English A2 we read e.g. Things Fall Apart, The Great Gatsby and The Handmaids Tale. They seem to be common. The HLs read Macbeth.
  10. I would guess its 1-2 times a month in Chemistry but not all are being assesed, just demonstrations. And in Biology it could be 1 a month or every second month... something..
  11. We have just started our revision (both A1 and A2), which means that we ourselves choose extracts and give eachother - then we have 20 minutes to prepare and then present the text in small groups. Then we get feedback from the group. Our real Oral commentaries are due to December in English A2 and December/January in Swedish A1. Personally, I think it is a very scary examination... But I tip is to take it easy and not show how nervous you are, it is better to take a pause than just babble about something irrelevant. Do not retell the story and what happens in the extract more than placing it in a context. Concentrate on the text you have got in front of you and comment on how things (e.g. characters developement, tone, feelings) are shown. Hope this helped!
  12. beccilini

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    Haha, I liked those two! We're not reading Animal Farm, however we read 1984. Maybe I could find something there
  13. Why does it say that I have only 14 posts? It doesn't change after I've posted and I'm aiming to get to VIP level. (No, not by spamming but trying to be useful.) Edit: Now it changed to 15 Does it only change when I write something "useful"?
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  15. So, I have almost decided this topic now! Our teacher demand of us to find at least 3-4 knowledge issues from the title we've decided. Anyone having any ideas for this? A knowledge issue is something we have to know to answer the question. I thought somehting like: what is it you need beside facts? Any more ideas?
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