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  1. As the cliche goes, leaving it too late. This isn't really because you can't complete a decent EE in a short period of time (though, the chances of that dwindle quickly), it's because the stress you'd go through is probably unhealthy. It also increases the chances of you believing the falsehood that "you only work well under pressure". When you're writing, assuming your reader understands your train of thought before you've put it on the page. Reading aloud helps with this. Not checking for duplicated words. Again, reading aloud helps. Having extremely long sentences which would benefit greatly from a full stop or three.
  2. Here's a poem that has helped me tremendously: The Value of a Smile It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away. And if in the last-minute rush of the business-day, some of our colleagues should be too tired to give a smile, may we ask you to leave one of yours? For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give! So the first thing I'd say is smile. The second thing is to understand that other people will be in a similar situation as you (looking for friends) so that'll make the whole process easier. The third thing is to appreciate that everyone has something interesting to say so become interested in people. They're generally quite cool and when people start talking about things they know (themselves) they'll open up a bit more.
  3. As a non American, I'd rather neither but I only see Clinton (far from a Queen lmao) as the viable one because Sanders can't win the nomination and independents don't do anything. But Trump could very well end up being president and that's remarkable.
  4. Why are you doing HL VA? I've only heard bad things about the workload. Other than that, your subjects are ok as there is no mandatory subject for journalism in many cases and you'll probably just want practice in writing long form pieces of work.
  5. I agree with IB_taking_over. Trying to make progress over summer is also increases the likelihood of learning things incorrectly and increasing your study time over the IB period.
  6. That's dependent on the school, not the IB. Since there are no official tests in first year and you finish everything at the end of the two years, it is possible as long as your school allows the possibility.
  7. No. All higher levels will require a lot of effort. Your subjects are skewed a but more towards memorisation but I know people who have taken those highers and done well.
  8. They took a backseat but they were still done. All work no play is no fun. I don't like studying much so I tried to limit the amount I did which left space to do other things, or do nothing at all. I thoroughly recommend scheduling them in.
  9. I'd be happy to help a bit if you want to discuss those topics. I studied Plato's Republic and ethics. I also study Philosophy at university now.
  10. As long as you're trying to improve in those subjects, I don't think finding them tough is pathetic. It's an unfair attitude to hold tbh - I struggled a lot with German SL even though I had studied German before.
  11. Your HL subjects look fine. The biggest barrier you'll probably face is not enjoying them much.
  12. My hardest was probably German SL. My easiest was probably Philosophy. Which, ironically, I got a 6 in somehow and study it at university now. Or Maths studies.
  13. As people have mentioned, the sample that you get from sites like this aren't a perfect representation. So you aren't doing anything wrong. The fact that you're here makes it more likely that your grades will increase because of the help you'll receive (please ask for help as much as you want!). People with very good grades are more likely to display them and people who are attracted to this site tend to be more invested in their education in general meaning they'll aim for higher grades. Plus, a small trend I've noticed is people putting predicted grades or goal grades as their signature so make sure you aren't mistaking those for actual grades!
  14. Don't do that. EEs tend to be hard enough (or at least the marking is incosistent) even if you know something about the subject. Although I'd probably recommend against this too, consider doing an EE in your SL subject?
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