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Hi, so basically I'm really confused about the spacing that we need to use for our IAs, as well as if we're marked down for using the spacing 1.15. Also, in the conclusion, I used different journals and actually explained my results. Is this fine or is it not even required?

Please give me some advice. Thank you.

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9 hours ago, IBlearner73 said:

Hi, so basically I'm really confused about the spacing that we need to use for our IAs, as well as if we're marked down for using the spacing 1.15. Also, in the conclusion, I used different journals and actually explained my results. Is this fine or is it not even required?

Please give me some advice. Thank you.

I used 1.0 spacing and had ~7000 words in the end. I also used size 9-10.5 font for some of my bibliography and hope they didn't notice lol to keep it to 12 pages.

Using different journals and referring to them to explain your results is a mark of a strong conclusion. 

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On 11/13/2017 at 6:28 AM, IB`NOT`ez said:

I used 1.0 spacing and had ~7000 words in the end. I also used size 9-10.5 font for some of my bibliography and hope they didn't notice lol to keep it to 12 pages.

Using different journals and referring to them to explain your results is a mark of a strong conclusion. 

That's really encouraging, thank you. Btw, what grade did you get at the end? If it was lower than 7, do you think they marked you down for the spacing and the fact that you had so many words?

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2 hours ago, IBlearner73 said:

That's really encouraging, thank you. Btw, what grade did you get at the end? If it was lower than 7, do you think they marked you down for the spacing and the fact that you had so many words?

No.

You can take my word with a grain of salt, but my teacher didn't give me full marks for communication – which may have to do with word count – and exploration (3/4 and 5/6 respectively). I ended up with a 22/24. 

On another IA for Chemistry, I had 1.15 spacing and 1 spacing scattered throughout, and even had 13 pages.

Avoid worrying so much about these things – it's super trivial compared to literally every other expectation for your IA. 

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