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  1. The best tip I can give anyone asking for how to practice for IB Economics SL/HL is to do practice exams. It is the most applicable way to practice for the exams, as it is what you will be doing on the exam. Find past papers, practice them and do as many as you can. It helped me tremendously in my revision for Economics HL for May 2013 exams. For content, your textbook is probably enough, but you could supplement it with other textbooks. I personally used the Pearson IB Economics book, which was very helpful both content-wise and for practice exam questions.
  2. Do not choose an article from a magazine like The Economist; such magazines/websites always analyse the news for you. The point of the Economics IA/Commentary is meant to be an opportunity for you to explain a newsarticle, it's economic concepts and possible impacts. Your article should generally not contain any form of analysis, rather it should be a plain newsarticle about a policy change (i.e. for example a change from tariffs on solar panels from China in the US or agricultural tariffs changing in the EU). Please take a look at posts in the Economics-subforum for more help/information regarding the Economics Commentary: http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/9088-sources-for-economics-portfolio/http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/22435-economics-internal-assessment-evaluation-part/http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/11573-tips-for-economics-portfolio-commentary/http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/24276-economics-ia-graph/#entry188278
  3. Firstly, it seems that you are very confused about what an IB Economics commentary is supposed to be. There is no need for any research question, as the commentary is short (maximum 750 words). Secondly, the point of the commentary is not to present a particular problem it is to analyse a news article that has a clear economic concept embedded in it (for example externalities, taxation and the like). For example, if an article talks about pollution from cars, negative externalities is the economic concept to explain and analyse in your commentary. In such cases it is also appropriate to propose a solution (for example a tax on pollution) and considerations on what a possible solution can lead to. The article you have linked is not appropriate for a short IB Economics commentary of 750 words because it does not have any clear economic concept in it. You should find articles for which you can clearly identify what economic concept is being discussed, not an article about a hotel launching a new kind of suite. Please take a look on these resources and please check the IB Economics Subject Guide: http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/11573-tips-for-economics-portfolio-commentary/http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/9088-sources-for-economics-portfolio/http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/22435-economics-internal-assessment-evaluation-part/Also take a look in the files and notes archive for IB Economics (requires VIP-status to download) for sample assignments and guides: http://www.ibsurvival.com/files/category/27-sample-internal-assessments/
  4. dniviE

    What is the best way to lower your EE wordcount?

    There is also an obvious, but potentially dangerous, way to solve this: lie about the word count! One of my friends actually ended up with a word count in the range 4100-4300 and he wrote on the cover page and official documents that it was 4000 words. Nothing happened to him and he actually received an A for his EE as well!
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    Who is an 'international student'?

    Anyone who is not a student from the country which the university resides in is considered an international student. So, a person from England studying in the United States would still be considered an international student despite that person having English as their mother tongue. Proficiency and command of the English language has nothing to do with being an international student or not. TOEFLs and SATs are required for some universities but not for some other ones. I study in the Netherlands and I could waive TOEFLs by showing that I had studied the IB Diploma in English. It varies though, because in the US they require SATs for most universities.
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    Economics Price Discrimination

    I would advise you to work out your research question by yourself as posting it online could possibly get you in trouble regarding plagiarism. As for direct advise on how to form a research question, try to figure out what groups of consumers you wish to investigate and how price discrimination of these groups change the revenue of the cinema firm. I'd assume cinemas have lower prices for different groups such as children, students, adults and the elderly (pensioneers), so try and look into those groups. Try to work out theoretically, or just in your head, how different price segments affect the revenue of cinemas!
  7. This should be absolutely fine. I remember citing some resources in one of my Economics HL IAs and I included it in a bibliography. Remember to use a correct and consistent citing style (ie. APA or Chicago style).
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    Universities in Netherlands

    @Calculus: contact them directly and ask about it. In my experience it is far more effective than checking their webpages. Good luck!
  9. dniviE

    Universities in Netherlands

    I am a current student in the Netherlands, more specifically Universit College Maastricht. For that program I only needed to pass the IB Diploma to get accepted. However, they asked for predicted grades above 34 to make sure that the students they accept can handle the workload (which is, IMO, quite heavy). I also agree with @XeoKnight: it always helps to contact them directly.
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    Boarding School

    I went to a boarding school and the time that I had there was definitely the best that I have had so far in my life! Check out www.uwc.org! If you want to know more about it, feel free to contact me in a PM, it is just too much to write here!
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    Citation Styles

    What citation style you use in the IB does not matter, as long as you are consistent in your individual assignments (ie. do not switch your citation style in the middle of your written assignment). I always used the Chicago Style, but that was mostly because I love footnotes. APA is most commonly used for social sciences. Wikipedia has a great article-section on what citation styles are used for what subjects, maybe that could serve as a guideline for you?
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    Scholarships for US students going to Europe

    AFAIK the Erasmus Programme and their scholarships are only available to European (EU, EEA and EFTA) students/residents. Doing a quick search on Erasmus' webpages gave no universities in Switzerland, so it seems you are out of luck @Guinievre. Their webpage is this one: http://erasmusprogramme.com/erasmus_scholarships.php There is a program for Masters and PhD levels as @veregudmen points out, but this is a separate program called Erasmus Mundus: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students_academics_en.php
  13. dniviE

    best way to study eco?

    The best way to study for IB Economics, or any subject for that matter, is past papers. Past papers prepare you for exactly what you are going to face on the exam: little time, quick writing and thinking. It also prepares you very well to be able to define and explain economic concepts, draw diagrams and logically structure an answer. As I have outlined in several other threads: past papers are the most superior way to go about doing well on the exams: Picked from: http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/28556-how-to-study-for-the-econ-sl-exam/

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