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paul34 last won the day on July 22 2014

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  1. For Philosophy Columbia University is definitely one of the best but I suppose you can pursue psychology at any top university as the differences between the programs offered for that major would be relatively akin.
  2. Again I dont know how to stress this enough but you will actually fail your EE if you keep your current question. That has to be one of the most absurd things I have ever heard and I really hope you contest such ludicrous declarations because it is your precarious diploma that will be periled. This is one of those defiant situations in which you have to request either a change in supervisor, to a less stubborn one or really contrive an uproar and protest such stupid stipulations because, if you listen to anything ive told you, and actually looked at the rubric, you will find that most of the c
  3. If I were you I would absolutely and undoubtedly change either your subject at which your current EE question is under or keep Biology as the EE subject and completely obliterate any remnants of your current topic. Whilst it will make for a great research paper, it will make for one of the worst, if not the worst Biology EE topics. A prerequisite to any Bio, or science EE for that matter is an experiment that should account for most of your EE. Essays that dont have any experiment included can expect to score in the lower brackets, possibly even fail. Your predicament is intriguing in that you
  4. HL Chemistry by a long shot. Which university offer have you accepted/aspire to receive acceptance from?
  5. Hey so this year I got 39 core points and all I can say that it is definitely achievable but requires scrupulous effort. Essentially I was unfortunate in that I was forced to take French B SL as apposed to AB initio and I inevitably ended up with a 5 in that subject. Judging solely on your subjects, I can guarantee you that they will be very demanding and time consuming, given that you must understand the topics as well as manipulate situations. I too did 4HLs the first year of IB and decided to drop math in my transitionary period to IBY2 so 4Hls definitely help if you are wavering. Again be
  6. I know of people getting 4s and bringing it up to the bare minimum of 6. One exerted prodigious efforts to learn and apply all the concepts and it took him hours and costed a fortune in tutoring cost (the math teacher was a cretin) and the other picked up his act and actually started caring.
  7. I find the answers in response to your post to be extremely discouraging, demoralizing and to some extent frivolous. Notwithstanding, the point about elevating your SAT scores is imperative in matriculating to a top-tier university. Given that you have awards, ECAs and essays as good as the rest of your applicants, your IB core grade of 37 will still permit your consideration at these schools. Firstly the Diploma principal at my school, an alum of UPENN, told us that a score of 36 can lead to enrollment in the IVY league conglomerate. Keep in mind that Brown, Stanford and other schools give cr
  8. its not necessarily the amount you write but the time allocated in responding to that question. You should also consider the points your making and whether they would classify as "ib marks," and this is why I urge you to scour past papers to really understand how points are rewarded. I spent a page and a half on a 6mark question whilst writing half a page for an 8 marker in bio because it really depends on the question. If you are wondering about economics, make sure you have all the relevant theory and spend 17mins or so on the 10marker. If you tell me which subject you are referring to hopef
  9. If there is any advice i can render, study moderately continuously over this up and coming year and you wont have to exert a lot of effort trying to remember content as it will be engrained in your mind. I am currently watching the bourne identity right now and listen 24hrs is a lot of time, there is no reason you want study 8hrs a day with plenty of breaks and movies. good luck and let me know if you want any other advice.
  10. Hahaha you guys are bickering over paltry points on paper 1... I wrote off the Calvin Cycle instead of Kreb's cycle ;'( There goes my 7...soo pissed!!!!
  11. If i was to give any topics on the IB subject of economics in its entirety, it would be not to take economics SL as it is the most meaningless subject comparably lower to math studies. Economics HL is not only more fulfilling but easier as the excess knowledge aids in understanding. Feel free to question me if you have any concerns.
  12. no the natural unemployment rate is the number of people unable or unwilling to work at that particular wage rate. In an economy there will naturally be people (engineers) who will not work for the minimum wage so are unwilling and by definition, are not part of the unemployment rate.
  13. I personally feel that this test was particularly insulting and degrading and really incensed me. It was an absolute joke of a test and I was surprised as to how easy it was. The only real Q concerning economics in P3 was that of Q2 regarding the slope (Whether it increased or not) and mostly everyone got that wrong, which just goes to show that many people do not understand the fundamentals of economics. This test has put me off to studying for others as to how easy it was but im thinking that this is an anomaly but really hoping it isnt .
  14. WOW that seems harsh. Ya that friend didnt apply for economics so maybe thats why. It really depends on the situation.
  15. I don't think this applies to the UK, especially for competitive universities like Warwick and St. Andrews my friend got a conditional for LSE for 38points and they gave him a 2point leeway.
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