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    IA Body Mass Index

    Yeah, I have the same question. Did anyone find the BMI data? That's the only problem I'm having now.
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    Rant of the day!

    Why is it Virginia Tech that's always hit with the drama? Haven't they had enough?
  3. I'm famous for staying awake all night. Even if I finish sooner, if I go to sleep then I run the risk of oversleeping and missing my morning classes.
  4. My extended essay is on Psychology. I'm comparing students' personality types and comparing it to their class achievements to see whether the two are related to each other. The personality type test I used was the MBTI, so the extended essay is basically checking if (for example) you have a ISTJ personality, does that mean your grades would normally be higher than a person with an ESTJ personality type? Of course, it's comparing all the different 16 personality types, and explaining it gets a little hard, but anyway. I have all the data, all the personality types and the corresponding class achievements, but now I'm supposed to compare them using a statistical test that compares the mean values. I've searched and searched but I have no idea what test I have to use (most likely because I have no idea what the difference between a nominal, ordinal, or interval variable is), but I know the [i]t[/i]-test obviously won't work here. Can anyone help me?
  5. I'd help you, but I have no idea what a SWA even is. But I think websites like SparksNotes, PinkMonkey, or CliffsNotes might be able to help you.
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    Procrastination !

    What's really nice is that all of us are procrastinator's together. So if one of us made it, so can the rest. There's hope for us after all!
  7. It really depends on the university. Most of us don't need TOEFL for where we want to go if we manage to get a good English grade, but one of my friends (who wants to go to Japan) needs a TOEFL grade either way. University requirements can normally be found on their website.
  8. I agree, especially since personally I'm not willing to waste away my whole life on studying. It's important, but it shouldn't dominate your whole life. After all, we're supposed to enjoy living, right? Just get everything done while you're at it. Though there was a girl in my school who studied day and night; she didn't even give herself a break long enough to shave her legs (no kidding). And in the end she graduated as the top student in her class...she got a 42 in her IB diploma. But did she enjoy high school at all? Anyway, whether or not grades motivate a student can depend on the teacher as well. If you study really hard, but your teacher gives you a bad grade just because you forgot a few lines (or you didn't write a few words or something), then you're really not going to be motivated anymore. You'll basically think you'll get a bad grade no matter how much you study, so there's no point in studying that hard.
  9. If I don't get enough sleep during the week (which happens more often than not lately, especially since our coordinator started demanding we finish all our essays), then my body usually goes into full-on-sleep-mode during the weekend. I sleep late and stay asleep until whenever...thankfully I don't have the type of family that insists on me waking up insanely early on weekends.
  10. That's probably the best way to do it. Study whatever you learned right when you get home. And you really do feel so much better when it's over. I'm the same. For some reason seeing things written down in my own handwriting is so much friendlier than in a textbook. Writing it makes it easier to memorize, and I actually enjoy going over it when it comes to revising it again.
  11. Seems like everyone has the general idea. Anyway, here's one more website that gives good food info: Food For Thought
  12. So true. Seriously. I have a dozen people in my class who say they never study, but then they get amazing grades. And I'm just like, "Ok, there's no way you never studied this topic." Maybe they studied it like a week or two weeks before-hand, but they studied it at one point or another. Again, so true. My biology teacher is constantly telling us that a few words here or there could make determine whether we get a good grade or a bad grade. Anyway, I have a friend who can read something once - honestly - and memorize everything there, and then remember it for a long time. There's no way I can just read something once and know it a week later. It works for him, but it doesn't work for me. And that's not bad; we just have to study in different ways. It's like how some people just have genetically fast metabolisms and some people don't. It's not bad, it just means one person can eat more often without any consequences, while another can't. My point is this holistic learning could work fine for some people, and if it does, good for you. If not, then you can make your own study method that works for you. We're all individuals, after all.
  13. I'd actually say that the role of language is a lot more important in areas like the Arts (all the arts, I mean, and that includes Literature, Drama, and all that), where a single word can change the meaning entirely, or where some words have more meaning than others. And people can interpret things in their own way. But in places like Math, we're basically working with a language that has no flexibility. Though now that I'm writing all this, I'm beginning to see your point. Though you could explain that when we're talking about actual languages (like English, or French, or whatever), Math doesn't need a language because it's the same in almost every country. We all play with numbers the same way. Don't know if you get what I mean... Hope this wasn't entirely useless.
  14. Ok, let's say some people believe that restricted diets don't work because it shuts down the metabolism (I suppose you can relate this to Biology, but it's just an example). However, you're one of the people who believes that restricted diets do work, and you start looking for evidence to prove your point. What you do is you ignore all the contrary evidence, i.e all the people who claim that their restricted diets failed, and instead look at the cases that follow your belief. That's confirmation bias. The point is, you get justification, but ignore all the opposing justifications. It's supposed to be a balance of both, but it's biased: it's not. Hope that helped.
  15. [quote name='eblake' post='28314' date='Nov 12 2008, 09:12 PM']What may be a knowledge issue implicit or relevant to "how do you know which university is right for you?" Also, what is a knowledge issue? >_<[/quote] I don't think a debate on universities is a good T.O.K topic. I wouldn't suggest it, anyway. After all, universities really just come down to people's opinions. Anyway, to answer your question: "[i]Knowledge issues are questions that directly refer to our understanding of the world, ourselves and others, in connection with the acquisition, search for, production, shaping and acceptance of knowledge. These issues are intended to open to inquiry and exploration not only problems but also strengths of knowledge. Students sometimes overlook the positive value of different kinds of knowledge, and the discriminatory power of methods used to search for knowledge, to question it, and to establish its validity. Knowledge issues can reveal how knowledge can be a benefit, a gift, a pleasure and a basis for further thought and action, just as they can uncover the possible uncertainties, biases in approach, or limitations relating to knowledge, ways of knowing, and the methods of verification and justification appropriate in different areas of knowledge.[/i]" Got it from [url="http://xmltwo.ibo.org/dp2006-03/dp_x_tokxx_guu_0603_1_e/7"]here.[/url] Had so many plagiarism warnings that I'm not even ok with doing it outside essays. Anyway, it's a good website, check it out for some tips.
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