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  1. Hey friends, Yesterday I did my first ever Paper 3 question and I think I kind of messed up? This will be used as my predicted grade which will be sent off on my uni applications hence I am feeling a little anxious. As the time allocated for our exam wasn't enough, we only had to choose one question amongst two and write one essay. The question I chose read "Analyse the reasons and the results of one military intervention from 1960-80". I chose to wrote about Pinochet as I was sure that he came to power in 1973 in a coup d'eat. Below is the outline of my essay: Introduction: 11th September 1973- Pinochet led a military coup and seized power. Main reason for this intervention was due to Allende's failing policies (especially his economic policies) as well as the tense civilian-military relationships. Main results was that the Chilean people gained economically however lost out socially. Paragraph 1&2 (Economic): Allende's failing economic policies- inflation was at a high, lack of consumer goods, nationalised key industries which made managers/industrialists angry and lost their support. Pinochet able to reverse this with help from the Chicago Boys. Inflation dropped from 500% to 8% per year. The food supply improved and the economy did a u-turn and started looking up. Re-entered global markets and privatizing industries which reverted back Allende's mixed capitalist-socialist economy. Hence justifying the claim that the Chileans gained the most economically. But made markets leaner- increased unemployment. Biggest lost was social (link this to next paragraph) Paragraph 2&3 (Social): Allende also had failing social policies- Unified National Schooling. Led to riots and had to have state of emergency in 20 states. Allowed military to rise to power and Pinochet to seize power in the coup. However socially was not that good under Pinochet either. Human right abuses prevalent. Military junta established and human rights suspended. No right to assembly and political parties dissolved. I also talked about DINA and the trade union leader being killed and the burning of university students. Disappearences, tortures of Leftist/Allende supporters became common. All these showed that under Pinochet, the Chileans biggest loss was socially. Paragraph 4 (Political/Military): Politically Allende wasn't very good either. Did not have much support. Tense civilian-military relations started from Eduardo Frei resulted in the dismissal of General Prats as commander-in-chief of the army. Pinochet replaced him. Without this, Pinochet might not have been able to staged a military coup. The replacement proved significant in the cause of the military intervention. Conclusion: Reiterated argument and showed how the reasons for military intervention was due to Allende's incompetent policies and the results meant that the Chileans lost socially but gained significantly economically. Would this be an alright essay? Thank you for reading and your help!
  2. Hello all, How did you find this years chemistry exam, HL? Was it the same level you think compared to last years or harder. Thanks Bil
  3. Hello, I was wondering how does the IB check for plagiarism in the Visual Arts course (for the visual content, like photos and images). I take Visual Arts HL Photography, and I am just worried that some of my content might show up online because I tend to publish stuff on Tumblr and such. My friends reblog my content and it's a heavy chain of reblog-repost action. Do you think I'll fail my diploma? It has been getting to me lately. If caught, they do contact you first, correct? I mean, you must be given a chance to explain yourself after all. Someone help out a sister! I can't even focus on my exams...haha
  4. Hi do you guys know if we can use survey as a qualitative tool for BM HL IA?
  5. How was chem paper 1 and 2 for you guys... i think paper 1 was really easy. And paper 2 was a bit tricky.
  6. Could anyone give good examples/ideas on which business to choose for Paper 2 Section C? Thanks!
  7. Hey guys, I decided to chose history for my EE and I'm talking about the extent to which german military attacks on civilians of Poland were deliberate (in 1939) Could i have some feedback on the question and also, how should i structure it? Im not sure if i should begin with cases of deliberate attacks against civilians and then analyse them or something else pls
  8. Hey, for my Extended Essay for History I want to write a comparative essay on Lenin and Stalin and the extent to which they followed Marxist ideology. Is this considered "trivial nature"? Also, how would I frame my question. I also want to utilise case studies from Hitler/Mussolini's reign to demonstrate that a lot of their policies were similar or even the same as Stalin/Lenin's. Some ideas I had were. How successful were both Lenin and Stalin in following Marxist Ideology? To what extent were both Lenin and Stalin implement Marxist ideology after the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917?
  9. HEY guys.. can someone please help me with this question, have spend almost 2 hours on it but cant figure it out. it's about aqueous electrolysis of CuSO4 At anode: h2so3 + h20 ---> so4^2- + 4H+ + 2e- (-0.17) Or H2O ----> 0.5O2 +2H2 +2e- (-1.23) Why does the second reaction occur at anode even thou the eletctrode potential for the first one is more positive?? (question says using graphite electrodes, does that has to do something with it?)
  10. Guys, I was practicing the answer to the classical question of the causes that led to the outbreak of WW1 (examine the role of colonialism rivalry that led to the outbreak of WW1), and lacked some specific examples of historians from each current (revisionist, marxist, and those who blame the politicians and ministers for incompetence). The historiography only includes historians, right? We cannot include, for example, Lenin or Lloyd George? My teacher didn't really develop this and I am essentially for the first time looking at this to answer questions in History. Could you help me out in explaining how I can use historiography to achieve top marks in my essays, and give me specific details of historians who defend revisionism, marxism (communism), the blame to politicians and many other currents you find important to develop? Grateful, Richard
  11. Hey guys something has been really bothering me lately. My school just sent my commentaries to the IB a while back. I found out that some definitions in one of my commentary weren't cited but were taken from 'Investopedia', however all my ideas and concepts were original. Will I get penalised for the uncited definitions?
  12. Hello, I was wondering how does the IB check for plagiarism in the Visual Arts course (for the visual content, like photos and images). I take Visual Arts HL Photography, and I am just worried that some of my content might show up online because I tend to publish stuff on Tumblr and such. My friends reblog my content and it's a heavy chain of reblog-repost action. Do you think I'll fail my diploma? It has been getting to me lately. If caught, they do contact you first, correct? I mean, you must be given a chance to explain yourself after all. Someone help out a sister! I can't even focus on my exams...haha
  13. Hello, When does the IB start grading stuff that you've submitted to IBIS, like the Extended Essay, TOK, IB Visual Arts material, and your English Written Assignment? etc. Does this happen before the exams are over? Like, are they marking everything now? In addition, if you, let's say get caught plagiarising on any of the above, do you get contacted? Or do you just fail your diploma? I'm pretty sure they contact you before your diploma is out to justify. Correct? Regards
  14. Hi, so I take Visual Arts HL (now Y13), and am preparing my artworks for exhibition 2017. Would I be in any sort of trouble if I published photographs, sketches, etc. onto the internet? For example, could Turn-it-in find it and penalise me (based on the same photographs, writing, etc.) even if the work was completely mine anyway? I understand that the IB is extremely strict when it comes to plagiarism, so I have refrained from doing so so far... but I had this idea a while ago because I think writing it out informally at first, maybe even presenting it online to an audience and getting feedback on techniques/processes etc. would be good for my final write-up/projects. Can anyone help me out here? >_<
  15. Hello everyone, So I chose these subjects for IB: SL native language and economics HL English (compulsory in our school), Maths, chemistry and biology. What do you guys think about it? What career prospects do I have? I'm thinking of studying something related to chemistry or maths+economics. Is my set of subjects OK for it? Also I have 4 HLs, which is a bit worrying. Maybe I should/could switch something, and if so, what? EDIT: Our coordinator forced me to change one of my HLs to SL. What would you suggest? I am thinking of dropping HL biology to SL or maybe changing it for physics SL. What do you guys think? Isn't it kind of useless to have a science SL since universities pretty much don't care about it? Thanks in advance!
  16. Hello, I was wondering how does the IB check for plagiarism in the Visual Arts course (for the visual content, like photos and images). I take Visual Arts HL Photography, and I am just worried that some of my content might show up online because I tend to publish stuff on Tumblr and such. My friends reblog my content and it's a heavy chain of reblog-repost action. Do you think I'll fail my diploma? It has been getting to me lately. If caught, they do contact you first, correct? I mean, you must be given a chance to explain yourself after all. Someone help out a sister! I can't even focus on my exams...haha
  17. Hello, I was wondering how does the IB check for plagiarism in the Visual Arts course (for the visual content, like photos and images). I take Visual Arts HL Photography, and I am just worried that some of my content might show up online because I tend to publish stuff on Tumblr and such. My friends reblog my content and it's a heavy chain of reblog-repost action. Do you think I'll fail my diploma? It has been getting to me lately. If caught, they do contact you first, correct? I mean, you must be given a chance to explain yourself after all. Someone help out a sister! I can't even focus on my exams...haha
  18. Hey guys, so I'm finishing 10th grade now and I have a possibility to enroll into IB DP programme in my school. I'm not sure about it yet, since I don't know what I want to study at university (it means that I'm still not sure whether I will enroll the course). But for now I just need some advice on picking subjects at HL and SL if I decide to enroll the programme. I am thinking of studying something related to economics or sciences/computer science(and I believe that these are very different areas of study). So for now I have: English HL (compulsory in our school) My native language SL Mathematics HL (I'm afraid of it, since people say it is very hard, but I think it is one of the best options to fit for the science courses offered by most of the unis and also it helps for economics too I guess) Chemistry HL (I just love chemistry, and I might study something related to it) I still need to choose some SLs EDIT: I chose my subjects, but I'm not yet sure and might switch them later. Anyway, here they are: SL native language and economics HL chemistry, biology, maths and English(compulsory in our school) Do you think it's doable and what career prospects do I have? What could I do with these subjects in the future? I hope I'll meet someone who could help me find the courses that would give me the widest range of opportunities to get into different unis. P.S. I'm really concerned about biology because everyone in our school says that the teacher often fails to teach the subject and prepare students for the exam and all the classes are boring and useless and students have to learn everything for themselves. I've heard that HL biology has lots of reading and memorisation so I'm afraid it will be too hard with a bad teacher teaching the course. P.S.P.S. I also have computer science SL/HL, physics SL/HL, history HL and arts SL/HL offered in my school.
  19. I have a chem blog called Chem Is Try. It's both on the ChemNet of the RSC and Blogger (well, I should have put it on WordPress.) The blogger address is aquilinachemistry.blogspot.com. (Feel free to visit it if you like!) The first blog post about the chemistry set was actually recommended by the RSC (I think via ChemNet newsletter last year). The question is...I have not written one entry in the last 4 months. For each of the entry, I would like to think topics that are really compelling, interesting, and informative to write. The brainstorm part takes quite a long time. I have been busy with other chemistry/design/interdisciplinary activities and my academics in the 4 months and haven't written one new post. Now I have 6 entries and some followers on ChemNet. So what to do with my blog? I would like to work more on it after my SATs and maybe promote it to a wider audience. Now I just left the blog on the two websites without promoting them...
  20. Well, things are getting confusing these days... I think that maybe I am too involved in my extracurriculars that I didn't really pay attention to IB. Or partly because of my ideology. I believe that passion, creativity and individuality are much more important than test scores. This semester I continued to do well on my Alchemy project: I now have 600+ followers, several good Alchemy project publications, and several good features. (Like I got one from Chinese Academy of Sciences and recently, C&EN (chemical and engineering news)). But my grades are dropping and I think maybe I even have the possibility to drop down honor roll (35/42). I don't know why. Many of our classmates are also having similar issues: grade dropped from 6s~7s to 5s~6s. And I am really scared when I saw that my chem grades are 6s and 7s, not 7s along the way. Every time I wrote my labs with high quality and checked the marking schemes, but I don't get those shiny marks like last semester. Maybe that I am just suitable for going to an pure art school but I am stupid enough to become an amateur chemist in G9 and try to pursue two degrees in the future. Maybe all the things that I do with my passion and my dream are worthless. Maybe I am just not suitable for a good university; they will not want me. Some subjects I get 5s, which I have actually have got used to (I gave myself lower standards maybe...). I have talked to teachers, but they all say that I don't need to worry. I honestly don't know what is happening. I also tried changing my attitude, but it also does not work. I want to get into the best science/visual art dual degree program but my grades are just not so well for that (for international students they ACTUALLY ONLY look at grades). I think they want me to keep my 38 from the last semester in this semester. I don't know if things will go well or not....Also, I may delete this thread before applying to schools since they will check students' social media accounts. I know they are insincere but I have to comply to them... What can I do...
  21. Well, I am taking the IB exams in 5 days and I haven't done much studying. I have only covered my maths option and briefly all biology. Both of these subjects are HL. However, do you think it is doable to study maths HL and bio HL in 5 days? If yes, can you please suggest some ways?? I'm in desperate need of some advice.!!!
  22. Hi, I'm already in IB1 and it's already been a year since I started this course but I really don't think I could cope with math HL so I wanted to change Japanese A SL to HL and drop maths down to SL. But it seemed like you can't take HL in your self taught language. Does anyone know why that is? Thanks!
  23. 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?
  24. hello guys so basically all my classmates have their experiments done already and are starting with their lab reports and then there is me. I am literally freaking out. I was originally doing my experiment on effect on NaCO3 on the foaming capacity pf soap, but i felt like it was too simple to be an IA. I have presented my teacher with many ideas but he would always come up with something wrong about it. My previous chemistry teacher advised me to do something on enthalpies but i dont know how to relate it to a personal engagement. Can anyone please suggest some strong HL topics im very desperate.
  25. Hi! I have some questions about the EE. I am doing my EE in Spanish A Literature HL. I already have the books I want to analyze, my question and my supervisor accepted it. I want to analyze the use of setting of two different books. This is the research title nd the research question I want to work on: Research Title: Una exploración, comparación y análisis de los espacios diegéticos en dos novelas, Pedro Páramo y Cien años de soledad Research Question: ¿Hasta qué punto los espacios diegéticos pueden considerarse personajes en las novelas Pedro Páramo y Cien años de soledad? Now, the questions... Do the quotes count as words in the 4,000 words? How many paragraphs (approximately) does a 4,000 word essay look like? Do I need to add reference for a Language EE?