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  1. The universities do not care too much about your High School course choices. Admissions looks at you as a whole person. High School only counts so much -- more in performance, if anything. And... even more in terms of *where* you went to school (at least it did for me), than even grades. I think your subject choices are fine, either way, but as I understand it there is now increasingly a concern for how employees can communicate, write and express themselves. Too many business major and tech specialists without these qualities and it is creating a quiet (not so quiet, anymore) mayhem in the industry. If you read the New Yorker or Atlantic Monthly or the Guardian, you'll see plenty of talk about what employers are looking for as business and tech specialists are being churned out. So your last combination may serve you a little better, give you that edge, later on, as employers look for people not only with "Know How" (I hate that term, but it's here to stay) but with the "wherewithal" to get things done, promptly, efficiently and with more precision and less sloppy ambiguity. That means excellent language skills!
  2. Can you write 4000 words on just this one motif? If the answer is "yes" then go right ahead. I think you'll be struggling to say something more after 3-5 pages. That's my hunch, anyway. The other problem is that this question, though well formulated, does not lend itself to genuine research. You already have an answer right-off-the-bat and therefore are not really doing a proper investigation to find something out (or proving a hypothetical) but writing a P2 type essay. The paper 2 is concerned with getting you to demonstrate what you already know; the EE wants you to "investigate" and is therefore very different in nature and aims. Let's see what others have to say.
  3. Change your aka from "I Just Wanna Pass" to something more ambitious- maybe that'll help strike the right note in future. It may just work for mad people like me, .
  4. MUST you ask? How about: 1) little investment, 2) reduction in interesting and involved class discussion, 3) reduced personality A wasted education. Consequences? Cynicism and mediocrity (getting the grades is all that matters ... Hey! anything to get to doctor's school or legal profession.) So. What kind of doc or lawyer are u gonna be? But, if you wanna join the mass of "educated" mediocrity, go ahead. Lots of these around. Your IB Diploma hanging on the wall will be all the more meaningful for what you put into it.
  5. It's all language. It's English. And it is a quote. It's all good. You have nothing to worry about.
  6. Aziz is partly right -- you are expected to keep close to what you actually studied in your course. Did you look at Disney movies or discuss adaptations of movies from texts? If so, then you can go right ahead with your proposal. If not, then you should get it cleared by your teacher (and even then, get that double-checked if your school or teacher is new to the programme) Did your teacher already approve of your topic? Or are you alone on this? One other thing you should be clear on for your WT2 if you go forward with this topic is to have a good idea what the significance is of your findings. A merely descriptive Wt won't score highly.
  7. Hi Gupta, As you probably know already (or should) we cannot give you claims and counterclaims for your TOK. That is your job and an important part of your assessment on this major assignment. If you offer some of your own examples first, we may be able to help nudge you in the right (or a more conducive) direction, but we can never tell you your claims and counterclaims and which ones you should include for your own TOK. You will need to make up your own mind on that score.
  8. Check the marking criteria for the IOP-- that will give you a good sense of what is expected. It should be clear from your skit that you have knowledge and understanding of the topic you studied in class -- the text will provide a source for analysis ... Make sure you discuss its significance to the topic, according to your roles (for the skit). That is how the relation is made.
  9. Sorry, we can't tell you (exactly) what you should do. That's your job -- and part of the evaluation, btw. Also, tell us what you know already about the IOP so that we don't have to go through stuff you already know -- a question of saving time and effort. Or do you have no idea at all, except that you must speak for 10-12 minutes?
  10. Hi, You'll need to give a lot more information if you want us to help you out. Remember also that we can only make suggestions and nudges and not much more, the real footwork will have to come from you. First off, did your supervisor approve of this topic question already? If so, then that would be odd because it does not suggest a literary approach, but more a psychological one, which will be a big disadvantage to your prospects of doing well on this EE. You're starting on the wrong foot (judging from the question) The best start is to have a solid foundation/research question for your EE. And for cat. 1 that means a clear literary aspect. Here's something else to consider: What is the significance of your topic? For example, if you conclude that books have had a big impact on the protagonist's mentality, then what? What will be the significance of your research findings overall and in literary terms? You should think about that if you insist on pursuing this topic. Also, when is your EE due? Can you still change or rethink your topic -- or are you already midway in your research and writing?
  11. The two books sound like a fine choice. Much of your success with the EE or its viability will depend on the quality of your topic/thesis, though. What is it?
  12. We can't do this for you: thinking about the cultural aspect of your topic is part of the assessment . Suggest some of your own ideas first and we can help you refine these.
  13. Give them a shot of something. Or watch TED talks or Malcolm Gladwell and see how they entrance an audience. Perhaps the audience is ready to be interested. That may not be the case in a classroom.
  14. There is no totalising one-size-fits all "interpretation". No easy formula. Sorry. All interpretation takes judgement, sensitivity, care and time. And yes, there are approaches and English is (though not always apparent in school) a *discipline". Read Robert Scholes on "Textual Power".
  15. If you want answers you will need to tell us more. For example, tell us what you know about the FOA already and what you have been studying in class for parts 1 and 2 (what you choose for an FOA will depend very much on that.) We are all volunteers here, so the easier you make it for us the better chances you'll receive a helpful answer. Also, we cannot give you a topic. That is for you to do.