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  1. Hello guys, so I am currently in year one of IB diploma and in the middle of it, I have to move away to another country. I know that it will somehow affect my study and it will be really stressful for me. I have to change two of my subjects cause the school im moving to doesnt offer the subjects. Im also stressed out because in my current school, we haven't start our EE and IAs yet but the school I am going to started theirs already. How can I be able to cope with this? How am I be able to catch up in a new environment?
  2. 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
  3. Last night I just dreamt of failing my TOK presentation...
  4. Hey! How are you guys? Sometimes I just sit and think that my days are passing unmeaningfully. Yeah, I go to school, I study, I play games, I do a lot of stuff, play a musical instrument, etc. but I feel like I'm not doing aught. Does anybody else feel that his/her life's days are passing and he/she feels that he/she did nothing by the end of the day. Sometimes, I wonder, 'Is this how it's always got to be?' I feel like whatever I'm doing is meaningless. All in all, I don't think I always feel happy, even though everything's alright. Can you suggest some things to make your day more interesting and meaningful, i.e. memorable, too? How do you usually pass your day (daily routines?)? Thank you!
  5. I am expecting a 2150+ in my SAT and am doing physics, chemistry and economics at higher level and maths english and hindi at standard level. Which universities should I think of applying to and which degree could I apply for?
  6. Just write things only IB students say! : I can't go tonight, I have to study. Will that count as CAS? I would kill myself, but I don't have time for that. I got so much things to do, but i don't know where to start and I'm running out of time. I'll just wake up early to finish the assignment. I REALLY need to start working in my EE. Extra(?): In Math HL test: Leaving your calculator at home is like leaving your first born at the gates of Hell. I know they are pretty lame, that´s why I hope some of you can come up with good ones
  7. Hey guys, I am doing my IA on this topic: Correlation between GDP and Life Expectancy of a country Any suggestions? Regards, Kenneth
  8. If I am asked to list the functions of life carried out by all organisms (including unicellular organisms like Paramecium and Chlorella), would the tasks of the 7 functions be the same in all cells? For example, if I know that most metabolic pathways happen in the cytoplasm in Chlorella, is that fact apparent for all cells? Also, just to clarify, are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells greater than plant and animal cells? For example, can a prokaryotic cell further specialize into a plant cell? Or are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells completely different than plant and animal cells? Thank you.
  9. Hi! I will start the "real" IB in a couple of weeks (have been in PDP the past year) and I don't live at home with my parents, so I have to cook everyday, wash, clean, shop etc while I have homework, tests etc. The past year have been manageable, but I want to have some tips since it probably will be a lot of studying during these years! Does anyone have the same experience and/or any tips?? Both about how to be efficient with cleaning, cooking etc and how to manage all the things to do
  10. Hi. I'm doing an outline of my TOK presentation and I'm facing some problems. I would greatly appreciate if anybody could answer my questions. I have already chosen one real life situation which I find very interesting and complex enough to take 10-15 minutes of speech. I don't really think I will be able to find a RLS which is as complex and interesting and deals with the same Knowledge Issue. In fact, I have been searching for a while and this is the only one I've got. Due to this I was wondering whether it's possible to discuss only one real life situation. Will I get a very bad mark if I discuss only one real life situation but thoroughly? Is it even possible? Or is it neccessary to analyse more than one RLS? This is my real life situation: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/12/yhttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/12/yahya-hassan-poet-denmark-muslim-rowahya-hassan-poet-denmark-muslim-row The article tells about an 18-year-old Danish Palestinian (Islamic) poet who lives in Denmark. He has published a book of poetry which attracted international attention and is now considered a literary talent. However, in his poems he has criticized Islam and told about the physical violence he has experienced from his father in his childhood. Due to this he has been criticized (and even threatened to death by Islamic extremists). They have told that he should not condemn his parents publicly because he should remain "loyal" to his family and to Islamic religion. I have some problems with formulating the Knowledge Issue for this RLS. I decided to concentrate on the sake of losing loyalty for the sake of freedom of speech. How can I formulate the KI to make it sound more "TOK-like", broader and seem to concetrate on different areas of knowledge (instead of concentrating only on Ethics)? I guess the KI I have right now is a bit too narrow and seems to be a bit too much based only on Ethics: Is it justified to suppress freedom of speech in the name of loyalty? Moreover, I would like to ask if this structure of presentation would be OK: 1. Introduction to the Knowledge Issue 2. Introduction to RLS no. 1 and showing connection between RLS no. 1 and Knowledge Issue 3. Refering to RLS no. 1 in terms of different WoKs and adding sub-Knowledge Issues 4. Refering to RLS no. 1 in terms of different AoKs and adding sub-Knowledge Issues 5. Eventually repeating the process from points 1-4 but with RLS no. 2 (plus showing connection between RLS no. 1 and RLS no. 2) 6. Conclusion? Wouldn't it be too analytical? Also, if anybody has an idea of a RLS which connects with the one I've given and more importantly with my KI I would be more than grateful to hear it. I will probably have to look after as I doubt that discussing only one Real life situation is allowed. Thanks in advance! It would be a great help as I'm kinda stuck. Also, sorry for my English. I know it's far from literary. ~~~~~~~~ Sceptyczka
  11. Good afternoon World, I am currently in the full two-year IB diploma programme and am currently achieving very mediocre results. I have managed to moderate my failure by achieving rather well in the TOK essay, Language IOPs, Extended Essay and the majority of my Internal Assessments. I currently take the following subjects: HL Chemistry HL Economics HL English L&L SL German A SL Mathematics SL Physics I am currently suffering the most in HL Chemistry. Luckily, I am applying to universities in Germany, therefore I only start applying once my final IB results come out in July, so I will not be relying upon my predicted grades. I didn't study for absolutely anything. I spend most of my weekends getting intoxicated and/or going clubbing, but I'm willing to turn my life around. Therefore, I'm averaging around 30-32 points? Therefore, I have 8 weeks of schooling left, two weeks of spring break and then one week of study break before my examinations. Do you think I can pull my 5s up to 6s/7s within this time period? If I fail I'll enlist but that's last resort stuff. Thank you, Lone Wolf
  12. Hey everyone My friends is having this prob . Im totally sympathy with her. But with other helps may probably lighten her problem . Would u mind to share any of ur opinions ? For example : ur classmates look down on u cause of ur lowest marks in class for overall subjects . U lose ur confidence to speak up in class and give opinions , u turn to be a taciturn student , u cant do presentation well in class due to all causes . U cant even focus in class and end up stuttering too muchh when speaking in front of people even ur own friends . All of those negative attitude is too different with the old u . And now she's giving up in everything . Euwww they're too jerks . Im totally sad for her . She's one of my best friends . I hope u guys can share ur better opinions and tips ?
  13. Hello Everyone! I need some help picking out what Labs I'd like to do for my lab reports if anyone has any ideas to suggest please do I dont know which ones are the most relevant for IB and usually my results don't turn out that great, so I need to repeat all the IAs are due at the end of the month so the sooner I finish the better ! Please and thank you
  14. Hi, I need help with my tok oral presentation (urgent) I have to find a knowledge issue about "succes in life" my topic is "Are rich people more likely to be succesful in life? " ( i know it's a bad topic, but i can't change) or if someone could shape my topic to a more TOKy thing, it would really help ty anyway
  15. RainAL

    I Sacrifice.......

    Basically, this is to all the stuff we sacrifice as IB students. Let's try mentioning just ONE thing you sacrifice for IB. We all sacrifice a lot more. Starting with me, I sacrifice family time because of IB.
  16. Nikita K

    Day in your life?

    Since we have such a mixture of countries, cultures and personalities on IB Survival, I was really interested in knowing how your day usually goes! Here's how my day went today (it doesn't have to be right to the minute- I'm just procrastinating here): 7:00- Alarm rings 7:10- Convince myself I have ten more minutes 7:30- Wake up shocked at the time. Ponder about Einstein and Relativity. 7:30 - 8:00 - Get ready for school 8:00- 8:15- Grab an assortment of things lying around my room (socks, headphones, eyeliner) 8:17- Check time on my phone. Mentally curse at myself for taking so long to get ready. 8:17 - 8:30- Pray to every celestial being I know to avoid being late. 8:35- Arrive at school just as National Anthem is going on (They play the National Anthem every morning in the assembly). Try to concoct a plan to slip by unnoticed as I stand in silence. 8:40 - Try to slip past the teachers who are noting down late-comers. My efforts are in vain as they sense a disturbance in the Force, and immediately notice me. Since this the first time I'm late this month, so they let me go with a warning. 8:45 - Reach classroom. Hang out with friends. 8:50 - Go to my first class of the day- Chemistry. Brain shuts down and refuses to learn chemistry so early on a Friday morning. 8:50 - 9:30 - Survive first class, and manage to successfully revise Energetics. 9. 35- 10:10- Business and Management. Sit through a 40 minute painstakingly slow lecture about Mediums of Communication. 10:10- 10:50- Chem IAs. It's just processing the data which I did beforehand, so all I need to do is copy it from the notebook onto Word. Piece of cake. 10:50- FIRST BREAK! Munch on grapes as friends share new-found songs. Listen to Bastille. Feel 30% better about the day so far. 11- Unpleasantly surprised by Math teacher who says it is now time for math. Tell him it is actually our Chem IA session. IB coordinator is called to sort out mess. Apparently, it is now Math. 11:05- 12:20: Double lecture of Math. By the mercy of God, we are starting a new chapter- Transformations of Graphs. Understand everything and cheer internally. 12:20 -12:50: IA session. Teacher nowhere to be seen. As I'm done with the work, I 9gag without feeling too guilty. 12.50- 1.20: LUNCH. Start working on French, as I simultaneously eat. Another friend starts designing our official IB CAS logo, and asks for feedback. Work on improving logo. It's finally finalized. Stare at prettiness. 1:20 - 2:30 - Urgent teacher meeting. Biology and English are now free lectures. Happy that I'm done and up to date with Bio notes. Ignore big scary HL analysis for English. 2:30- 3:30- Business and Management teacher turns up. Prepare self for a horribly boring lecture, but instead find myself in an extremely engaging and interesting lecture on Advertising. 3:30- School ends. Weekend plans (non-existent) crushed with the reminder that we have a full day of school tomorrow. Miserably ponder about all the exciting things I done (get a tattoo. skydive. SLEEP) 3:45 - On the way home. 4- Reach home. 4:15- Eat. Allow myself to watch one episode of Supernatural. 5:15- I'll totally start my homework after one more episode. I swear. 6- Start on homework. 7- Finish with 10 French exercises. Find myself worthy of a break 7: 15- Suddenly come up with idea for new post as I'm browsing IB Survival. 7:49- Finally end post as I come to realize that they're is a slight chance that this post will go ignored. Great.
  17. Recently I have began to discuss and look into religion just from all over the world. I consider myself a Roman Catholic and with the help of my father (Who is a theologian) I have come to a couple of conclusions. - Modesty - Humility - Thinking for yourself - Experience Those are my personal conclusions to understanding beliefs of others... It all is still a little confusing to me but I am interested and would like to hear the religious views if all of you people.
  18. So I just took my IB Biology midterm on Monday, and I checked today...and got a B on the midterm. My teacher said not to worry about the score, and to focus on the predicted IB scores we would have gotten if this had been a real IB test. So I would have gotten a 7, but it's the B that's making me feel horrible. I got a B 1st marking period, and I fell into a slight depressed like state for a couple of days, and vowed to never to get a B again, so I worked my butt off 2nd marking period. 2nd marking period was wonderful, as I never got under than a B for a test, set curves often (and unfortunately made a couple people cry. (Sorry )) and got an A. But the exam grade is making me feel quite terrible again...Never got a B all throughout school, so maybe I need to get accustomed to it. But idk, what are the average scores for IB Bio (or any other sciences) exams? I didn't ask anyone in my class yet, as I think they might have done much better than me...and would feel ashamed.
  19. Hi, This isn’t really a question or query, it’s more of just me writing down and expressing a dilemma I’ve been thinking about. Please share your thoughts. Just some quick background stuff/what sparked this thought: I got my IB results a couple of days ago and I was disappointed to say the least. I was predicted a 41 and only got 34 but that’s not the point of this. Needless to say I was pretty upset. Another point I need to mention is that like many others, Oxbridge was my “childhood dream” and after being pooled, I was rejected by Cambridge, on my birthday as well I might add. With a 34, I also missed both my firm and insurance uni choices for King’s College London and Birkbeck, who wanted 38 and 36 respectively. With all that, I hope you see why I’m about to have this argument with myself/go on this rant. [This next section is not intended to me bragging, I just need to say it for this to work] Anyway, this isn’t a sob story: as bad as I performed in the IB, I still managed to get an A in my Extended Essay on Philosophy (which is what I wanted to do at uni) with no supervisor for most of it. In addition, philosophy is something I “do” in my spare time and have never been taught any of the subject in school or otherwise. Thus, I was happy to see at least some good of this IB mess. Now, the point I’ve wanted to make is, why is the system of education, or moving through education, so goddamn annoying and stupid? Again, this is not me bragging but I know I’m capable of achieving and doing well: academia is my thing, I can’t do anything else, do it well anyway. I’ve been getting top grades my whole life but because of this one hiccup, I’ve been setback. I know that if I was just a given a chance, even for just a week, I could show the admissions team at Oxbridge that I’m capable of studying there and doing well in Philosophy; it’s what I’m good at. I’m terrible at Physics, History and my other IB subjects which I did poorly in so how is it fair that a bad score in the IB reflects me as a student? Why should it be down to my grades in 6 subjects that I have no interest in to judge whether I should be allowed to study at university for a completely different subject. As aforementioned, if I was just given the chance to study at Oxbridge, I know I would excel because Philosophy is what I’m good at. But because of one mistake, I’m deprived of such an opportunity. I know there are many flaws to what I just said: firstly, I’m probably not the first to rant about such things and I’m sure many others feel the same way I do. Any physics student could easily say ‘why should I have to study philosophy, if I was just given a chance...etc.’ I know, there are simply too many people saying such things and it would be impossible for Oxbridge to give everyone the chance they desire. In addition, the subjects I took, although may not be directly related to Philosophy, have some connections to it in that the skills that are utilised when becoming successful in the subjects is important. Just as one has to study large pieces of information in History and sought out the appropriate info quickly and effectively, large texts have to be analysed in similar ways in Philosophy. So, in a way, by messing up my IB subjects, I have shown that I’m really not capable of studying Philosophy at Oxbridge. It’s just that I know I am and that’s what I can’t shake: I hate myself for messing up my exams and my Cambridge application. I just wish I could do something to show people that I can do it and that I’m capable of undertaking an Oxbridge degree. Again, I know that I’m probably among a large group of people who feel the same. And to those people, I say, I feel your pain friend. Wow, that turned out to be longer than I thought. I don’t really know what I hoped to achieve by writing this, I guess I’m just really upset about everything and wanted to share some of the pain with the world. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for taking your time to read this and erm well, just thanks. I guess I’m done now. Thanks and goodnight!
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