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  1. Hello everyone!! As I know WT1 for English A is supposed to be a creative writing, not an essay. Anyway, I was wondering if I could do an interview essay instead of a simple interview. Does any of you know if that's allowed?
  2. 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!
  3. So I'm starting grade 11 in January and I'm starting to have really bad anxiety. I've seen seniors in my school do IB, and the amount that they study really scares me. I don't know if I'm making it out to be worse than it actually is, but I'm really scared and don't know what to do. My subjects are: HL theatre HL Language and Literature HL Social and Cultural Anthropology SL Biology SL Math Studies SL Ab-initio Mandarin Does anyone have any advice/idea about these subjects and how hard/easy they are? Anything I can do to prepare in advance? Thanks!
  4. I'm a first-year IB student taking Maths HL and our class is currently using the Oxford textbook (the one with the purple flower on the cover). Personally, I find that the explanations/examples are lacking in this book which is a real problem since I practically have to self-study the subject because the teacher is crap. Also, lots of people say the questions in the Oxford book are a lot easier than the questions on the actual Maths HL exam. I have every Maths HL textbook on PDF so getting them won't be a problem. I just haven't gotten the time to reference any other book besides the Oxford one since the class progresses really fast. Please leave your textbook recommendations below and your thoughts on other textbooks in the hellish realm of Maths HL. Thank you in advance!
  5. Hello. I am doing my extended essay in English (A1) Language and Literature HL, and chose to write an exploration of "The Scarlet Letter" and "The Handmaid's Tale". Nevertheless, I am worried about my research question, I think it is maybe too simple or not focused enough on the literary analysis that the IB wants? I would really appreciate help or any comments on my research question; "To what extent does the theme of oppression in Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” allow for the development of autonomous and tenacious female protagonists?"
  6. Hello. I am doing my extended essay in English (A1) Language and Literature HL, and chose to write an exploration of "The Scarlet Letter" and "The Handmaid's Tale". Nevertheless, I am worried about my research question, I think it is maybe too simple or not focused enough on the literary analysis that the IB wants? I would really appreciate help or any comments on my research question; "To what extent does the theme of oppression in Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” allow for the development of autonomous and tenacious female protagonists?"
  7. Nov 2017 paper 3 exam was difficult? Especially in Great depression and Cold War
  8. I'm in history HL in a very small class with a very under-qualified teacher, and if I'm honest, I don't trust his judgement on my IA topic. The topic I proposed was: "To what extent did the Battle of Stalingrad force Hitler out of Russia?". I've also been considering similar topics such as "How impactful was the outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad on Germany?" I am really interested in this topic (and the Wehrmacht's time in the USSR in general) but I don't know if this is too specific, not specific enough, overdone, or even viable as an IA topic. He sort of just said "yeah okay" without giving any criticism or really any comments with substance. Would really like some feedback ASAP, thanks!
  9. Hi to all! I have to submit my HL Math IA tomorrow (Hopefully I will get another chance to update the file), and I have two topics. One is Modelling climate change and the other is Fibonacci series. Idk which one to go ahead with and how to do the IA Please help! I prefer to go ahead with Fibonacci series since it is the easier of the two. I really really need help as to what to include in the IA. Also what format should I use I know this is super last minute, but procrastination got the worst of me
  10. Hello! Could somebody explain the answers to the MCQs below please? Thanks!
  11. Hi! I'm considering taking econ SL or HL. I think I would like the subject but I'm not good t maths and I'm wondering if this would hinder to success in the subject. I found SL maths in preIB quite difficult and I'm going to take studies in the IB. How big of a role does maths play in econ and is there a difference in the amount of maths between SL and HL? Thanks already in advance!
  12. I am currently in the process of selecting my IBDP courses, and was curious about subject requirements for engineering at Cambridge University. I intend to choose: HL: Maths Physics Economics Arabic SL: Business English Lit and Lang
  13. I'm done with my math hl ia but it involves a lot of 3d geometry and stuff. I think I want to write it by hand I have a very neat handwriting and I can also draw the shapes. Can I do that or would it effect my grade negatively?
  14. Hi! I'm considering taking geography SL or HL in the IB. However, when I was researching the subject I noticed that in the syllabus there's quite a lot of stuff on gender equality. I found a link to a book called "Planet Geography Second Edition Equity" from the page "Populations in Transition" (from ibo.org) that is one of the compulsory topics under the heading "textbook resources" that addressed the issue of gender and change. I looked a bit deeper into it and found that there was a lot of material on "feminist geography" especially on the pages 100-105. Since this was directly linked on ibo.org I reckon this is something we will cover during the courses. Is geography in the IB looked through the lens of leftist values and social justice? I agree that women have less rights in many countries and we should cover that when talking about basic human rights but what I don't agree with is politically biased syllabuses. Does IB geography actually have a political agenda? I really hope I've misunderstood something.
  15. Hey guys! How's History HL? My teacher is really bad at teaching... so can you guys give me advice? I'd really appreciate it
  16. Hello, I'm a year 2 Computer Science HL student and just selected my idea for my computer IA. I have a doubt on whether the option we chose determines the programming language used for the IA. In my case, I have chosen Option D : OOPS concepts . So does this mean I have to use Java learnt from Option D for my IA or am I allowed to use other languages like C++ using Visual Studio? Thank you so much!
  17. I'm in physics HL and I have to do my IA soon. I found this interesting equipment in my laboratory that launches metal balls with a set speed or launch angle. I wanted to do something with this equipment and came up with the topic of comparing "launch angle vs horizontal range." I'm worried if this is too easy for a physics HL student. My teacher said it's better to stick with an easy topic and do the writeup extremely thorough. If this is too easy, I'm also considering to compare "launch height vs horizontal range." Could you please recommend which would be a better topic, and if both are too easy, could you please give me some inspiration for other experiments that could be done with this equipment? Thanks.
  18. Hey guys! So it's been only 2 months of IB, and I'm just...struggling Could you guys help me in choosing books for these topics? paper 1: Move to Global war paper 2: Origins, Development and Impact of Industrialization Causes and Effects of 20th century wars paper 3: Aspects of Europe My teacher really has zero knowledge about ib... Help me please!! (I have to study on my own huhu)
  19. I've just started IB for 2 weeks and am taking HL Maths, Physics, Economics; SL Eng Lit, Chi lang&lit, Chemistry. I'm in a HLSL mixed Chemistry class and personally I find Chemistry to be easy (up till now), so I'm considering whether I should take a forth HL in Chemistry. I am applying to the US therefore a predicted grade of 42/42 will be definitely much more helpful than taking a forth HL, but I'm wondering whether it is feasible to get a predicted(final) grade of 42/42 with 4 HLs. I will also apply for UK unis and I heard that they basically ignore your SL subjects, is this true? Any kind of advice will help! thanks!!
  20. Hello, Is it possible to switch HL subjects during the first semester of the second year (IB2)? Right now I'm currently doing Bio at HL and I want to drop it and do geography instead. I realized I don't need biology for the program I'm plan on doing at Uni and geography would aid me. I'm flunking Bio so bad, I don't understand it and no matter how hard I try I still get low marks. I know it would have been better for me to switch during the first semester of IB1 but I honestly thought I could make it in bio but it's not going well. I have a good background in geography, and I don't mind meeting the teacher outside of school hours to work. If I continue with bio I'm probably just going to fail the diploma. See the thing is I didn't understand the concepts of bio and I had no experience in it and my school let me do it at HL, I had no guidance on choosing my subjects. If i'm not allowed to switch I might just end up dropping the diploma then.
  21. Hey I live in the Netherlands started DP1 this week and I was wondering if any European students that were also doing the IB wanted to create a study group. It would be cool if we took similar subjects so that we could help each other out, and I think it doesn't matter really were in Europe as the time is either the same or 1 or 2 hours difference Anyway if anyone is interested hmu. My IB classes are the following: Chemistry HL Biology HL English A Lit HL Geography SL Spanish SL Math SL
  22. Hello everyone, I'm currently working on my math IA but I havent decided on which topic I want to do. However, I want to do my math IA on integration or differentiation. If you know any topic that is suitable for HL, please comment. Your response will be appreciated!
  23. Hi, I am still choosing my IA topic.... I really need advice. https://ibmathsresources.com/2015/04/20/modeling-volcanoes-when-will-they-erupt/ https://ibmathsresources.com/2013/05/03/amanda-knox-and-bad-maths-in-courts/ These are two options. (It is better if you can recommend me one) Aren't they too simple for HL? Also, are these common topics that have been investigated by a lot of students? If they are, can you please recommend me a topic.... I heard that statistics is easy. What is other relatively easy area for IA? Algebra, physics & math, etc... HELP!
  24. Hi everyone, So in the break, I worked on my IA topic which was about the effect of concentration of blackcurrant squash on osmosis in cut potatoes. Initially, he accepted the topic but now he's saying that it's too simple. After doing my experiment already and being half way done, I'll have to restart. Could anyone give me some good ideas that aren't too simple and that I could propose to my teacher. This hasn't happened to my other investigations in which I am completely done already, so I was a bit shocked to hear that from my teacher. Anyways, if anyone could help I'd be very thankful, some tips would be fine as well I just need to start asap because this is a serious issue in my opinion!
  25. Um...so 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?