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    Hello~

    I am right now creating a website with IB quizzes and advice for ppl who are currently taking it. I received a 7 in English, biology, geography, math, and an A in the extended essay and theory of knowledge so I will be writing advice on that. If you have advice for any subject plz tell me! I need advice on all subjects. Am I thinking of showing bits of my essays, but not all as I worry of plagarism. I will have an IB forum for all subjects in the IB. Plz also tell me of your general experience in this venture!

    My e-mail address is [email protected].

    Thanks!
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    I'll try to write up something for History (of Africa) HL and Maths HL (uneless that was the course you did). What exactly do you have in mind?
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    I'll try to write up something for History (of Africa) HL and Maths HL (uneless that was the course you did). What exactly do you have in mind?
    That sounds absolutely great! I'll be doing stuff for Math Methods. Other things that are up for grabs are:

    Math: Studies, Methods, HL
    Languages : French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Latin etc.
    Individuals and societies : business and management, economics, geography, history(Asia, Europe, History), Islamic history, information technology in a global society, philosophy, psychology, and social and cultural anthropology.
    The Arts: Visual Art, Drama, Music
    Sciences: Biology Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Design Technology, Computer Science.

    Firstly i'm thinking of creating a forum for ppl to discuss stuff in each subject. Secondly i'm thinking of creating places where you can write advice - this will be like a page, not a forum. For English i'll be writing tips on the exams and world lit. Then I will make areas where you can make quizes for each subject. Like for biology I will have areas testing ppl's knowledge on terms.

    Any other ppl join this project?
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    I can probably give u some good advice to put on your webpage on economics...including both exam and portfolio advice..

    i would do it with physics as well, but u should ask jonatan bout physics (apart from his mess up he seems to be quite damn good at it)
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    For English i'll be writing tips on the exams and world lit. Then I will make areas where you can make quizes for each subject.
    Sounds good. We should also have different sections advising about the different possible options on paper II (I don't know about you, but I studied plays). If you want I could get my mum to glance over the information that goes up regarding World Lits, as she examines them (she examines HL, and hence knows both WL one WL two guidlines, markschemes, etc.).
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    this sounds like a great idea vavavoom
    i think if it is possible that you should have the criterias of the different subjects as well as how the essays should be structured and what they should contain.
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    Hello~

    I am right now creating a website with IB quizes and advice for ppl who are currently taking it. I received a 7 in English, biology, geography, math, and an A in the extended essay and theory of knowledge so I will be writing advice on that. If you have advice for any subject plz tell me! I need advice on all subjects. Am I thinking of showing bits of my essays, but not all as I worry of plagarism. I will have an IB forum for all subjects in the IB. Plz also tell me of your general experience in this venture!

    My e-mail address is [email protected].

    Thanks!
    For physics it is a really good idea to try to read about the topics you are to cover before you go through them in class. That way it will be much easier to follow the class when the teacher goes about explaining it. Most things in physics are relatively easy, but it may take some time to get used to it, thus it really helps if it is not completely new to you when you go through it in class. Also, for any science I have only one thing to say DO YOUR LAB REPORTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. I bet I lost two 7s merely because I didnt do well enough on my internal assesment.
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    Thanks for your replies everyone! Wow, i'm so glad . I've already made the forum, and i'm right now creating the structure of the website. I'll show you it soon! I'll be needing ppl to be moderators. Also plz keep posting your ideas!!
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    Hello~

    I am right now creating a website with IB quizes and advice for ppl who are currently taking it. I received a 7 in English, biology, geography, math, and an A in the extended essay and theory of knowledge so I will be writing advice on that. If you have advice for any subject plz tell me! I need advice on all subjects. Am I thinking of showing bits of my essays, but not all as I worry of plagarism. I will have an IB forum for all subjects in the IB. Plz also tell me of your general experience in this venture!

    My e-mail address is [email protected].

    Thanks!
    Hey it's such a good idea!! I got only a lousy 5 in Eng A1 and 6 in chinese A2. Here are my advices on the remaining 4 subjects which I got a 7 in:

    Physics HL: Jonatan is right, do your labs as early as possible, but also as MANY as possible. They just picked the best two in each category. Each time when I finished my IA I went through each applicable criteria, to see if I missed out anything. It's always better to address things they look for clearly, like "the independent variable is xxx and the dependent is yyy", and "zzz is also a variable but I will do blah blah blah to make it constant". These not only apply to physics but also chemistry (perhaps other sciences)

    Physics HL is quite easy, but you have to understand instead of memorizing. When I did questions I identify clearly what they are looking for, and then look for the information provided and their relationship with the answer. Then you can work it out in most cases. For questions that need to explain something in words, look at the number of points to see the depth of explanation needed.

    Chem HL: Unlike physics, the boundary is quite high and you can't afford too many silly mistakes. Do as many past papers as you can, they ask some of the questions again and again over the years, and of course the markschemes. For the options I did "fuels and energy" and "further organic chemistry", the fuel is a good overlap with physics and the organic one is very interesting and easy as well. But for the fuel option I don't think they are many resources out there for you to address all parts of the syllabus, the best thing is to learn from your past papers.

    Math HL: I used to struggle for a pass in math HL, never got 7s ever, but I did eventually well you have to work very hard to get a 6/7, there are really no shortcuts out there. Past papers are useful, but then if you just don't do the questions, even if you understand the markschemes it's not gonna work. You have to DO them first, then look at the markschemes to learn from your mistakes. If you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, use your textbooks, get your answer before you look at the markscheme. If that still doesn't work, don't do math HL if you don't need it. I am serious, it's doable, 7s are possible, but some people just can't do it.

    Econ HL: For your portfolios, I usually thought of what I was gonna say, then typed in the search toolbar the keyword (like monopoly, exports imports) to search for the article. To score high in portfolios you need to be able to use your economics knowledge, to set up a debate, then evaluate (in other words, judge whether it's right or wrong, how to solve the problem), of course you are an economist, always argue on the basis of economics, don't put anything political. So yea, think of the debate and your nice points first before you look for that article, that worked really well for me!

    In exams

    Short answers are nightmare for me, I hate them. But the key thing is time management. Practise writing it, you have to at least write 1.5 page for each essay. Don't GUESS what questions will come up, they are too random. But the popular topics that don't come up in paper 2, probably will be on paper 3 on the next day.

    For paper 3 many people use exams strategies like memorizing essays, this actually works (of course only for the paper 3 essay section), but even though similar kinds of questions come up year after year (monopoly and development), there may be different small aspects the question emphasizes in. If you wanna specialise in business economics, KNOW each small aspect really well (i.e. monopoly causes, good/bad, how to control), know ALL about it in this topic. To score even higher like full marks, use real world examples!

    And last but not least, diagrams diagrams diagrams diagrams with LABEL!

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    So phew sorry I just can't stop myself when I'm talking about IB. there are more advices, but that's the general thing I can think of. And I have many portfolios and labs left over. Keep up with the good work!
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    This is wonderful! The website is in great progress, thank you so much. Gimme gimme more advice!
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    (Original post by akk713)
    Math HL: I used to struggle for a pass in math HL, never got 7s ever, but I did eventually well you have to work very hard to get a 6/7, there are really no shortcuts out there. Past papers are useful, but then if you just don't do the questions, even if you understand the markschemes it's not gonna work. You have to DO them first, then look at the markschemes to learn from your mistakes. If you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, use your textbooks, get your answer before you look at the markscheme. If that still doesn't work, don't do math HL if you don't need it. I am serious, it's doable, 7s are possible, but some people just can't do it.
    The thing with math HL is that its so damn much of it. It would not be particularely difficult had it not been for the fact that you are overwhealmed with things to learn and understand in a really short time. You need to do what you are supposed to do , and more in addition. Also, it is perfectly possible to get a 3 on your first mock exam and then a 6 on your exam (Happaned to me), but you need to practice like hell. Its not enough to understand the stuff, you need to be able to see what to do the second you get the question. Do lots and lots of past papers, cus thats the only way to master this subject.
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    (Original post by akk)
    And last but not least, diagrams diagrams diagrams diagrams with LABEL!
    For the diagrams USE A RULER. Examiners are going to deduct points if you draw suposed to be straight lines by hand. Also remember to label the axis and teh zero point Its no joke. the diagrams have to be perfect. If you are to show a shift from one price to another, draw dashed lines from the equilibrium position to the relevant axis, and LABEL the new price on the axis. I know this sounds exhagurated but Ive actually seen the markschemes and its not eaven funny how pedantic they are about the diagrams.
 
 
 
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