I have almost completely forgotten everything i've done in the IB.
A few days ago I was looking at the cover of a WWII video and said to myself, 'I didn't do the causes of WWII did I, because I don't remember them' (history HL student). After a few minutes I hit myself, VERY HARDLY, on the head.
My friend who is going to take the IB in 2005 asked me a very simple math question which I could have been able to do in a snap. I couldn't do it.
My English has become so shabby it isn't even funny, you wouldn't believe I got a 7 in A1 HL.
My sister, who is 13, asked me to help her school work in geography and maths. I could barely help her....and I received 7s in both subjects.
Even though your mind does become rusty over the summer holidays...I didn't expect to be THIS bad. Seems like my 7s only prove that I can cram information into my head and regurgitate it when it comes to exam time.
True, with a little revision it should come all back to me.
Still..........it's a bit sad.
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- Thread Starter
- 21-08-2004 14:51
- 22-08-2004 09:57
Going from 100% occupied to nothing has this affect- 4 and a half months without classes- seems like it was years ago I'm sure (hoping) that it'll all come back to me!
- 22-08-2004 11:15
It happens - you inevitably forget much of what you learnt and the exams are merely an exercise to prove that you can learn all of it, albeit for a short period of time. Yesterday I tried to integrate quadratic and cubic functions from first priciples (I got a 7 in HL maths a year ago) and found in surprisingly difficult. On the other hand, I could write an essay on 'The Scottish Origins of Irish Annalistic Material, 850-900', or discuss the predilection for aretology in Hiberno-Latin Hagiography, or the role of monsters in Beowulf. Just wait, once you start university you will start learning a plethora of new exciting things.
- 23-08-2004 15:17
I was walking back home from the mass, thinking about the action of psychoactive drugs (I did neurology and behavior stuff). Suddenly I started recalling the names of those drugs. I could group them but for God's sake I couldn't tell which where inhibitory and which excitatory;
conclusion: the same problem;
diagnosis: patient's suffering from Syllabus-Details-Forgetfulness-Syndrome