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  1. How do I make sure I get into Cambridge? Even if I don't get the required grades?
  2. Hey, So I have been doing HL math for about the last 6 months of so, and I have done Topic 1, Topic 2, and Topic 3, and I more or less understand the topics, but the problem is when it comes to tests or quizzes I dont know how to attempt these questions, its like I have never seen them before. Can someone guide me on how I can study and learn these question as I am about 2-3 grade points under where I want to be. Thanks.
  3. Hi people! I am constantly getting a 12 on my Paper 2 practices, but am failing to reach that 7. I think the reason for this is my structure, and how it needs to be improved so I can write more coherently and tighter (if that makes sense). I was wondering how to structure my introduction and body paragraphs. For my introduction, I have been taught to primarily define the key concepts, give context, and then offer my thesis. The problem I have is that my definitions become to formulaic and choppy. I don't get a nice flow to it. I also don't know precisely what I need to define. If anyone have any pointers, I would to hear some on how I can tighten up my introduction. For my body paragraphs, I am very confused on how to organize my evidences and evaluations; and how many I should include. Should I state Evidence #1, and evaluate it? Then after that state Evidence #2, and evaluate it? And finally do the same for the third? The problem I have with this is to I fail to come up with a flow and being able to link all of these in a fluid format. This is my main problem; how to organize my evidences in my body paragraphs. Thank you for helping me or the time you took to read this. Kind Regards, a fellow IB Survivalist.
  4. Hi So I'm currently in the middle of drafting my final IOP for english HL for a poem by Bruce Dawe "Doctor to Patient" I've discussed with my teacher and we've bounced ideas around; so far, I'm planning to present my IOP as the character of Bruce Dawe's doctor, and present my response poem to my "prop" (classmate) before kicking them out, (trying to showcase the "laziness of the unemployed" that Dawe blames in his poem) then to begin the analytical part of the iop I would conduct it over a fake phone call, where the person on the other line is asking why I would write something like this in comparison to Dawe, then I would say "Well what do you mean she's done this? it's clearly because of ..." etc etc. I'm worried about this approach because I've never done a creative iop, and I don't want it to get too repetitive? any tips or comments would be appreciated thank you!
  5. Hello people, I know I will sound crazy/weird, but is it possible to self-study HL mathematics? My school does not teach the HL math, and so I am 'stuck' with SL. I really enjoy maths and I am quite pretty good at it. Also, I want to be a chemical engineer, so HL Chem, Phys, and Math are highly recommended. I am already doing HL Chem and Phys, which is satisfactory for most of the universities, but I really feel like I should also do HL Math. Thank you for your answers
  6. Could anyone give good examples/ideas on which business to choose for Paper 2 Section C? Thanks!
  7. Can someone please grade my IA for me and give feedback. My conclusion is very weak and I feel like my explanations are mediocre. Reply if you are willing to help and I will share a link
  8. Hi guys, So we're meant to be researching EE topics, and Ive decided I wanted to focus mine on neurobiology. Ive spent a long time online trying to look for EE's that had to do with neurobiology/neurology, but have had very little success. I wanted to do this so I could get a clearer understanding of what my initial research question may be. Unfortunately, I've had almost no luck so I'm resorting to this. I would ask my supervisor, but we haven't been assigned them yet. Basically, I need opinions on whether neurobiology would be a good enough topic for a 4,000 word essay/40 hour commitment, and furthermore what specifics in neurobiology could I actually do my research on? I am not asking for people to dish out research questions for me, but rather help me formulate one myself. I was thinking maybe something to do with human reflexes (vestibular/vestibulo-ocular) and how they differ with age, or gender? I'm not too sure, and in a bit of a pickle. Our EE proposals are due soon with our desired topic, so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you guys in advance
  9. Hi, second year IB student here who takes psychology HL. I just recently got my draft back from my teacher, with a quite low score. Is there anyone here who knows what they are doing, who would be willing to read over my fixed version and tell me what they think? Please PM me if you can God do I hate the one draft policy...
  10. I have my English IOP coming up, and I'm not sure how to bring a creative aspect to my English final IOP. I'd really appreciate any tips!
  11. If I use force field and SWOT analysis, are they included in the 2000 word count in my business HL IA? HELPP
  12. Hey everyone, I've noticed that there is a lack of Theater Arts students on this website and I struggle to find help and advice for my Theater class. Today I decided to put that behind me considering I have been through a lot during my theater journey and decided it would be easier for me to just create a forum for the new Theater Arts students from 2016 onward. This forum will be a discussion point for everything Theater based from the Nov 2016 session and for the years to come (unless they change the syllabus again). Please feel free to ask me any questions that might concern you about the Theater Arts course as I am graduating this November so I've gone through the ups and the downs of being a Theater student.
  13. I'm doing HL theatre, and I was wondering if anyone out there doing their solo project or done it has used Patsy Rodenburg as a theatre theorist. She has many books but I am having a lot of difficulty finding any aspect of her theory actually linked to theatre and I'm quite lost. HELP
  14. Hello:) I basically took a test for IB Physics HL today, on Topic 4: Waves - only paper 2. The problem is, that for the last question I mistook 0.882 ms for 0.882 s, which got me the answers 0.21Hz and 0.34m/s when the real answers were 210Hz and 340m/s. I had to get the frequency before the speed, but since I got the frequency wrong in the first place the speed was also wrong, although the working process was right. I thought that I would normally get at least 2 out of 4 marks, thanks to ECF. However, I just took a look at the mark scheme and it doesn't talk about any ECF on the notes section - will I still receive 2 marks or will I receive 0..? Thanks in advance:) For the files, the question is 4. b i and ii.
  15. Hi everyone, My class is beginning to write the first section of our history IAs and my teacher said that it will be okay to revise our questions. I have to write this first section in 2 days, but I am having doubts whether or not my research question is appropriate or not. Here is my question: "Was it inevitable for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings to occur?" I feel like the question is not specific enough and based on my research, there are so many theories that my IA could end up all over the place. I was thinking about changing it but with a topic similar to my original one, like this: "To what extent did the Soviet Union's declaration of war against Japan during World War II affect their surrender in 1945?" Could I still use my first question or should I try to revise it? If so, what are some ideas for topics? Thank you so much!
  16. Hi, I'm on the fence about a few of my IB courses. I want to major in Psychology and attend an Ivy League Law school after I graduate. I wanted to do History but our school, unfortunately, doesn't offer it. I'm currently in grade 10 Chemistry and have an A-plus; moreover, I'll be doing grade 10 Biology next semester. Apart from the fact that I like Biology, I believe that taking that course will make me appear to be a more well-rounded student who is good at both sciences and social sciences. I've never taken Psychology or Business classes before; however, I'm interested in them, especially Psychology. Option 1: HL: English, Psychology, Biology SL: French, Math, Business and Management Option 2: HL: English, Psychology, Business and Management SL: French, Math, Environmental Systems and Societies Option 3: HL: English, Psychology, Business and Management SL: French, Math, Biology
  17. Hello, I'm currently writing my history IA about what technological industries affected Japan to become a technological power. (If it doesn't sound right, its probably because I'm writing my IA in french but it sounds good in that language). My question is: I used this one book to learn about my topic but I haven't used it to cite anything, can I still use it in my bibliography since I used it to acquire some knowledge about my topic?
  18. Hey guys, Could someone pls give me feedback on the courses I have chosen for the DP programme. I want to go into the med field. My school doesn't offer both sci at HL. Without further ado this is what I'm thinking of taking: Hl Chem, Sl Bio, Sl French(mandatory), Hl Lang & Lit (mandatory), Sl Math, Hl History
  19. Hey, i was wondering how you can include, in paper 1 and 2, the historiography and discussion of historians' points of views: write the arguments of the essay and then prior to the conclusion do a separate topic discussing the historiography, or should I include historiography for each argument I use (e.g Imperialism argument and thus include the view of an historian which thinks it was a fundamental cause for the outbreak of WWI - do this for every argument). So far, I have been doing the first, that is, writing all arguments and in the end do a separate discussion (more less 8/10 lines), so that I can then conclude the essay. What do you think it should be done/how do you do it?
  20. Hey guys, So I'm taking HL Psychology on Pamoja (currently in week 12: UNIT 3: Biological Approaches to Behaviour) and I'm struggling a lot. I find it hard to keep track of everything I've read about even when taking notes. The class moves kind of fast and my teacher constantly tells me that I don't use enough psychology terms. I've tried constantly reading each rubric for how to answer questions and even listing down words I don't understand to use it in the future. I'm engaged in discussions and I continue to keep trying harder to hit all the necessary things when answering an SAQ. If anyone has any tips, it would be a great great help. My teacher had also said that everyone is getting from 1-6 out of a nine. He mentioned that a 4-6 is okay but I still want to achieve higher. Any help will be appreciated! Even just notes or input!
  21. the problem is below: I am doing a project called The Periodic Graphics of Elements which basically use graphic design/illustration to visualise and introduce chemical elements. Now I have 30 graphics finished out of 118, and when I hit 50, I am planning to submit the project as a supplementary material for universities along with my art portfolio. (You guys can look at those graphics at my program Alchemy: For that project I have received several good recognition, publication, awards and a handful of followers. My teachers say that this is a 'masterpiece' project and I should carry it on. Specifically, my chem teacher mentioned that people will love my passion and hardwork and no one cares about 4 HLs (I have heard about some people say that 4 HLs could show dedication and hard work as well to the adcoms). So what do you guys think? I choose to keep on my project but I would also like to hear you guys opinions Do you guys think unique extracurriculars or dedication towards an extra subject is more important?
  22. Hey everyone. So next year I’m going into the IB with- English A Literature, Chinese B, Economics, Chemistry, Maths HL and Physics. I really wanted to do Film HL but I thought it’s better to keep my options open and do two sciences instead as I would like to study engineering or medicine in uni. So im just wondering, would doing HL maths, physics and chemistry be way too much? I really love maths and I’m pretty decent at it. I’m also pretty good with managing workloads and im really interested in sciences but I still want to get a good final grade. Or would it be better to swap HL chemistry for HL Economics? Thanksss
  23. So I started my DP in September and now it's December. My HLs are physics chemistry math and English and SLs are business and french. i was going to planning to go into a engineering direction but now I'm definite to go towards architecture but I realised that I need a portfolio of at least 12 pieces. its been 3 months into the programme and the art students have already done 2 pieces and 2 essays and I'm not too sure I'll be able to catch up. Is it too late to try and change??? SOS ??
  24. Hi, I am 10th grade student currently in American British Academy school Oman. I have somewhat picked my DP subjects already but I wanted to ask you guys which ones are the hardest and easiest. Also I don't have any experience and prior knowledge with Geo. Will prior knowledge be needed to take HL? Is it difficult without prior Knowledge? How will I mostly be assessed? ( Projects, Tests, Presentations, All?) HL Geo HL Econ or Buissness HL Physics SL Math SL Eng Lang Lit SL French TOK
  25. Ok.... So I am currently in grade 10 thinking of doing HL GEO next year. However I barley have prior knowledge about the subject. I have never taken it in MYP. Will I need to do any catch up before I start DP? Is HL geo that hard? I talked to many grade 12 students and some say it is easy but some say it is difficult. How much is the workload? and Do I need to study much for it?