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  1. Hi drolek, I'm sure many people when reading your post, will get severely indignant and will want you to berate you for your thoughts on this. However, I'll try to provide my thoughts on each of your points, then you can make up your mind. I say thoughts and not answers because the points you raise are legitimately difficult problems with no clear answer in sight. This is an issue I myself have raised before. With the recent growth of social media, everyone with a camera can take videos and share them with a ton of people. So often, the videos are not of great quality in terms of co
  2. Not sure for SL maths, but for the concepts in HL math, I always thought Khanacademy helped to explain the fundamentals clearly. Of course, doing every question in the textbook and learning through your mistakes is also good!
  3. There are now three pictures of Shemar Moore on this page. I now officially declare this the best page on IBSurvival.
  4. I think tattoos can be nice. It absolutely depends on the eye of the beholder, and it is the same as makeup, clothes, accessories etc, in the sense that it can be as trashy as you want it to be. I've got a tattoo around my left thigh, about halfway between my knee and my hip - its one of those tattoos that look like thorns twirled around a piece of string. It's slender and sexy and I think its just hot. I've also got one below my left shoulder blade, of a little birdy, which looks like its about to escape from my back. I like to look at it every now and then, its an instant pick-me-up. I
  5. I think you absolutely hit it spot on with 1). "Friend jealousy" is all too common - and indeed fixable once you realise that you can hangout with other fun people too.
  6. Would TOEFL be recognised in the UK? or Is there a UK-version of TOEFL that I should take instead? Sometimes UK unis have really stupid requirements regarding english - even if you get a 7 in HL English Literature, if you're not British or a U.S. citizen, you obviously cannot speak the language. Your personal statement must have willed itself into existence. Now, if you do get an offer from UK universities, you might be asked for some "extra" verification of your language skills. The most common one I've seen is the IELTS, which I see a ton of people sit for at their local British Counc
  7. ASTRONAUT! Large dog or small dog (as a pet)?
  8. Only for assignments and IAs. We were told to never use laptops for notes and stuff cause its way less useful than actually making and writing out your own notes. We also didn't use laptops in class because it's really rude to be doing something else while your teacher is talking, don't you think so?
  9. The thing with Oxford is that they're looking for reasons to say no. While realistically, the subjects you mentioned might be hard (music HL was my most tedious HL), in terms of traditional academic subjects, the fact remains that Oxford is an ancient institution teaching traditionally academic courses and want to see traditionally academic subjects. If you go to Trinity College's (Cambridge) webpage, you'll see they have published a list of what subjects they recommend you take. However, I suspect Camb puts a bit more of an emphasis on this than Oxford. Here's the thing though - both
  10. Just saw this thread! I think guys and girls can totally be just friends, but it is important to note that your friends can be hot too and sometimes the mind just wanders, you know? Are you telling me if you are hanging out with this guy: You wouldn't every now and then think about riding that chocolate train all the way to Willy Wonka's factory, and doing it like the Oompa Loompas do it? Don't lie to yourself. The fact remains though, that we have a certain amount of rationality, and we recognise that this person may not be a match for us, romantically. In other words, guy
  11. As far as I know, you can do this in UCAS. IIRC you can put up to 10 different qualifications (including your pre-IB qualification, like GCSEs). A line explaining the extra A level, in your personal statement or (preferably) in your reference would be very much advised.
  12. yii yann

    The Oxbridge Guide

    Ideally, the college you apply to should not affect your chance to obtain an interview. Check what colleges you like, instead. Even if I apply for a college which is very popular? (Like trinity, king's) Hi there, I asked a few people I know in camb, and this is what they got back to me with: Cambridge colleges are a bit more autonomous than Oxford colleges. That is, their criteria for selection tends to be a bit more "college-specific" that Oxford's. In other words, there is more room for college choice to affect your chances. Different colleges have different interview procedur
  13. I certainly missed IB a lot. Some reasons: Loads of fun in school every day getting into bits of trouble here and there blatantly ogling the boys on the football team during their practice putting up music and drama productions impromptu let's-bash-IB sessions Having a clear way to score (good IAs + good exams which are over 75% = 7), as well as markschemes for everything Being too tired on a friday night to club, after school and EE writing, and so going to a bar to have a drink, sitting and chatting with friends till 3 am. Laughing at the crowd who did go to the club, and are currently
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