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    One of our teachers recommended this study guide called 'The IB Survival Handbook' for us - ibsurvivalhandbook.com. I looked at the free sample on the webiste which looks pretty good but still debating whether or not to buy it. Has anyone used this or heard about it? They seem to have a recommendation from an IB examiner and the LSE which is pretty cool. Any help greatly appreciated! M
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    Well it might be good, its as good as any other guide that you can find on the net for improving your learning abilities, for the food and sleeping part you could study option A for biology on human nutrition and get some nootropics. Most important of all get a prescription for Ritalin, its incredible haha
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    for 18 pounds id say its a decent deal
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    Ritalin? Haha. Dunno if I'm that desperate yet! what does it do? So noone has read this?
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    The effects of Ritalin are similar to those of adderall... both of them were designed to help kids with ADD concentrate. Supposed to have some pretty good effects even if you don't have ADD... people say they've been able to pull allnighters and actually remember EVERYTHING they crammed... also supposed to make studying fun. Never tried it myself since it's actually a pretty serious drug and only available if you have prescription. But looks like andreavivian good his hands on some of that good stuff

    Anyways about that book: a classmate of mine talked about that book quite a while ago (seems to be quite popular among IB students) and I nicked it off him...haha. I wanted to do a bit of research on those guys who wrote it and came across this post.
    WHen i started reading it I thought it'd just be something that would let me procrastinate for a bit and not feel bad about it. Turns out it was time well spent... although it's quite a light/quick read I thought a lot of the stuff on studying skills was really deep. Really got me thinking about my own motivation and how to maximize my own effectiveness in dealing with all the crap that the IB throws at us. Feeling a lot more proactive after reading it!
    Maria_m: if you're the kind of person who regularly panics or feels overwhelmed by the IB, you might like the book. if you've got 18 euros lying around or parents who're happy to pay for stuff that will "make you smarter", i'd say go for it
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    Holy crap, this whole thread just looks like an advert from the guys who wrote it. Whats the chance of a person with 1 post asking about it, and then someone with 1 post praising it. LOL guys.. seriously, pay for some ads instead of spamming like this.
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    Haha very suspicious! I generally hate forums and dont feel the need to let the world know about my least favorite subject but this was a genuine question! Please take me seriously dunno what carl_m's excuse is tho...pretty sneaky if hes one of the authors but i suppose you cant blame them for wanting to advertise..Perhaps we could have some responses from a. established members and b. ppl who have read this?
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    (Original post by Maria_m)
    Ritalin? Haha. Dunno if I'm that desperate yet! what does it do? So noone has read this?
    Haha no desperate its just very good for studying, a bit like doping, why do we need to wait until evolution enables us to study longer? With that I am really eager and willing to study hardcore and I am disappointed when I notice that it is about time to go to sleep. Still that what is contained in the book is pretty much stuff about nutrition, memory, sleep, some curves of learning, some graphs... Nothing that you can't find on the net if you had time
    Still if you do not know where to look for these info buy the book, it might be useful, I read about these things when I started high school in year 10 or so hehe
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    So do you just ask your doc to prescribe it for you? im intrigued...sounds like viagra but for studying

    True - I suppose most information is free these days if you know where to look. But i am a bit lazy/dont have much extra time for trawling tons of sites Ive gone ahead and ordered, we'll see if it was worth it. ..
 
 
 
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