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  1. Pretty much everyone has said it - Chemistry SL is a relatively easy subject. But it really depends what subject you are comparing it with and what are is your alternative if you don't take SL or if you chose to take HL? Comparing HL and SL, I would say the SL content is a LOT easier than the HL stuff we do. HL basically extends on your SL knowledge and your ability to do some problem solving. Ultimately however, I would highly recommend taking chemistry as an IB subject, SL or HL, as it is a great course and is a pre-requisite for most science related degrees in Australian universities
  2. This could make an interesting TOK presentation haha
  3. Physics is a science that heavily relies on a few core concepts, and pretty much all questions stem out of these concepts. Therefore, if your theory and understanding of the fundamentals is strong then you really should not be having any troubles with answering IB style questions. I'd really recommend viewing the BrightStorm Physics channel on YouTube. Although it isn't strictly "IB", the channel provides tutorials from pretty much basic kinetics to the more complex topics such as electromagnetism and nuclear physics. I hope you find this channel helpful - I use it all the time, this guy finds the most ingenious ways to explain concepts, often in a creative and engaging manner
  4. If it helps, my research question for my IA (24/25 marks) last year was: "How do the workplace conditions at the Chengdu plant in China affect the motivation of assembly-line workers and ultimately the brand image of Apple Inc" This is just an example of how narrow and specific your RQ should be..
  5. A physics EE should either by experimental or theoretical... your research question seems to be addressing none of those topics, you're merely investigating people's opinions on a physical phenomena?.. In fact, if you wish to investigate nuclear power in any way, I would suggest you take a strictly theoretical approach on this rather than doing some sort of experiment on nuclear energy :L... just to be safe
  6. You're basically allowed to bring in no other material other than your stationary into any formal IB examinations. For P1, a fresh copy of the case study will be given to you and you are allowed to annotate/scribble/draw on that during the exam as you wish. Also, you'll also be given official IB graph paper (mostly useful for P2 got sketching break-even graphs) and the IB data booklet on simple analytically ratios (e.g. liquidity etc) and formulas. For P1, be prepared to be given extra information/material during the examination. I remember last year in our case study, we were given pretty much no financial information and numbers and than on the day, the last question on P1 gave us additional information and asked us to calculate ratios from that... so be prepared
  7. Firstly, I'd avoid using a passive voice or 1st person narration in your EE. I've read the 2012 EE physics report and the examiner's don't seem to like candidates using 1st person. Secondly, I'd say a minimum of 10 valid resources should be cited for experimental sciences. Remember for your EE, you're not meant to include a 'bibliography' per se but rather 'works cited' i.e. only write up a reference for materials that you actually refer to in the body of your essay. Just out of curiosity, what's your EE topic? I'm doing astrophysics specifically focusing on prime-focus astrophotography and Kepler's laws of motion to determine the mass of celestial objects.
  8. That's true but after the bio medicine degree you must sit the GAMSAT and there is no guarantee that you'll ace that and land into the MD program at Melbourne... I must mention Melbourne is among the most prestigious medical universities in Australia and hence it is not that easy to get entry into MD as they also look at your GPA and conduct an interview as well. Well my careers teacher and melbourne uni reps said that if you perform well enough to get a post-grad scholarship, you get a direct entry, without doing GAMSAT or GMAT in Australia. Also, doing a undergrad degree at melbourne uni gives you a reasonably big advantage. Also, I think after getting an initial degree, not many unis would want another test done to get into the post-grad courses, especially if you do well. if you get an ATAR 99.90 + (IB 45) then you'll be guaranteed a place in the MD via the Scholar's program. Otherwise, you must sit the GAMSAT... just saying That or if you do well in the Biomedicine thing The uni reps can't lie to students in a specifically orientated seminar mate alright i trust you, calm down LOL
  9. That's true but after the bio medicine degree you must sit the GAMSAT and there is no guarantee that you'll ace that and land into the MD program at Melbourne... I must mention Melbourne is among the most prestigious medical universities in Australia and hence it is not that easy to get entry into MD as they also look at your GPA and conduct an interview as well. Well my careers teacher and melbourne uni reps said that if you perform well enough to get a post-grad scholarship, you get a direct entry, without doing GAMSAT or GMAT in Australia. Also, doing a undergrad degree at melbourne uni gives you a reasonably big advantage. Also, I think after getting an initial degree, not many unis would want another test done to get into the post-grad courses, especially if you do well. if you get an ATAR 99.90 + (IB 45) then you'll be guaranteed a place in the MD via the Scholar's program. Otherwise, you must sit the GAMSAT... just saying
  10. That's true but after the bio medicine degree you must sit the GAMSAT and there is no guarantee that you'll ace that and land into the MD program at Melbourne... I must mention Melbourne is among the most prestigious medical universities in Australia and hence it is not that easy to get entry into MD as they also look at your GPA and conduct an interview as well.
  11. Hey ! How is everyone preparing for their ab initio examinations this may? In particular, German ab initio students, what topics are you particularly focusing on? Since this is a new syllabus do you reckon the exams this year will be relatively easy or hard?
  12. Sounds interesting! I've also chosen Q3 as my topic and I was also going to explore Chemistry (Natural Sciences) as a AOK. The other AOK I'm looking at is ethics. How are you going about structuring your essay so far? What are some of the KIs you've discovered that extend from this question? Also, just curious, what are you exploring in Chemistry as a AOK?
  13. Hey, Check this out: http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/conversi/Globalization.pdf
  14. They won't officially come out until March 2013 (Joyce, 2012). http://www.ibtokessaytutor.com/ibtokessaytopics/Nov2013/ibtokessaytitlesNov2013.shtml
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