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Can you please suggest some revision guides or study guides that are the most effective?

And where can I get the syllabus that states all the specific things that I should know? like those 1.1.1 and stuff.

Thanks in advance!

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http://www.ibsurvival.com/files/file/3146-chemistry-syllabus-2016/ (chemistry syllabus "guide")
http://www.ibchem.com/root_pdf/data_booklet_2016.pdf ("data booklet" ibchem.com has also lots of resources in chemistry topics)

You'll click on the first link and it is 200 pages. You don't have to read all 200 pages, but I have read at least the important 130 or so pages multiple times (the 2009 one I have read multiple times because my exams were in 2015). These includes the specific topics you will be tested and the assessment criteria. It is very important for you to understand the topics covered in the assessment to do well in the course. The syllabus also mention important stuff like duration of the papers, and that the data booklet is not available on paper 1, instead only a periodic table. You should compare your notes to the syllabus to see if you understand everything in the syllabus that you have covered in class.

In this post, http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/38290-ib-chemistry-hl-revision-advice-may2016/#comment-259801, I outlined a specific way to study HL Chemistry: practice the mechanical stuff such as stoichiometry and calculations, as well as understand important concepts and relationships without memorizing a lot of the details. If you are taking your exams next year you may find that I mentioned some concepts you haven't learnt yet. 

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On 2016. 3. 20. at 9:43 PM, kw0573 said:

http://www.ibsurvival.com/files/file/3146-chemistry-syllabus-2016/ (chemistry syllabus "guide")
http://www.ibchem.com/root_pdf/data_booklet_2016.pdf ("data booklet" ibchem.com has also lots of resources in chemistry topics)

You'll click on the first link and it is 200 pages. You don't have to read all 200 pages, but I have read at least the important 130 or so pages multiple times (the 2009 one I have read multiple times because my exams were in 2015). These includes the specific topics you will be tested and the assessment criteria. It is very important for you to understand the topics covered in the assessment to do well in the course. The syllabus also mention important stuff like duration of the papers, and that the data booklet is not available on paper 1, instead only a periodic table. You should compare your notes to the syllabus to see if you understand everything in the syllabus that you have covered in class.

In this post, http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/38290-ib-chemistry-hl-revision-advice-may2016/#comment-259801, I outlined a specific way to study HL Chemistry: practice the mechanical stuff such as stoichiometry and calculations, as well as understand important concepts and relationships without memorizing a lot of the details. If you are taking your exams next year you may find that I mentioned some concepts you haven't learnt yet. 

Hello, thanks for your tips!

I just wanted to ask how you organize syllabus notes. I am planning to make my own notes based on the syllabus. What ways would be the most effective? 

For example, in topic 1, there is 1.1 and there are some points below 1.1 Then do those points be like 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 and I should just make notes about those? Sorry I'm just quite confused. 

Your input will be a big help for me. 

Thanks in advance

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I am not sure where you get 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 because on the actual guide, there are only unnumbered bullet points below 1.1
For the exam, you should know everything under Nature of Science, Understandings, Applications and Skills, as well as Guidance. When you do practice papers, you should also know common Utilization, because that's how IB will likely combine multiple concepts in one question.  

There is a difference among what I did, what I should have done, and what is best for you to do. The link above to my detailed post is a combination of what I did and should have done. I, for one, did not rewritten notes for the entire syllabus, instead I just did all the practice papers I could find, in the time I had. I suggest that you write brief notes for each bullet point, and since there is a lot of overlap in Understandings or A/S or Guidance, you just make sure you cover everything once in the notes. Then for each bullet point, leave some space so you can note down some (0-3) interesting problems from past papers or homework questions so you can go look them up during revision. Taking detailed notes in a first revision is not a bad thing, but in addition to being time consuming, it leads to the misconception that you covered everything. It should be that each time you revise, you update your notes and developing a deeper (not faster) understanding. 

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All what kw0573 said, you can find the new Chemistry syllabus if you just google "IB Chemistry 2016 Guide".

As for good resources, I use a mix of ppts from my teacher, MSJchem's youtube videos, Khan Academy, as well as a Pearson Longmann Chemistry textbook for the new syllabus. I strongly recommend using said textbook if you haven't already -- for me it's much more concise and better formatted than its Oxford counterpart.

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1 hour ago, IB`ez said:

All what kw0573 said, you can find the new Chemistry syllabus if you just google "IB Chemistry 2016 Guide".

As for good resources, I use a mix of ppts from my teacher, MSJchem's youtube videos, Khan Academy, as well as a Pearson Longmann Chemistry textbook for the new syllabus. I strongly recommend using said textbook if you haven't already -- for me it's much more concise and better formatted than its Oxford counterpart.

Would the Pearson Longmann Chemistry textbook for the new syllabus be this one: https://www.amazon.com/CHEMISTRY-Pearson-International-Baccalaureate-Diploma/dp/1447959752 ?

 

Thanks!

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