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  1. I was recently informed by my coordinator that IBO messed up and didn't send out some students' transcripts to their respective unis. I've emailed my advisor but haven't received a reply yet...anyway, does anybody know if this is true?
  2. I think English Literature can be a very…inspirational (?) subject if you've got the right teacher. Honestly there's so many things you learn from Shakespearean plays that you can apply to your own life. What is your biggest goal in life?
  3. So I've been studying this chapter a lot and the material I'm using is actually just a PDF I got off the net (it's quite helpful though). In the Catalysts (SL) section there is a detailed explanation on the modes of action of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, with equations and everything. It seems a bit complicated compared to the rest of the material and I'm wondering if it even matters? I've done a LOT of past papers but I don't remember seeing anything in the catalyst questions except for the differences, factors for selection and advantages/disadvantages in using the two type
  4. Hey guys, Could you suggest some sample questions on Hamlet that I could be asked during my IOC? Or if you finished your IOC already, could you list the questions you were given? I desperately need some practise asap. Thanks!
  5. SAT- Writing- 670 Math- 640 Reading- 570 I don't know what my predicted grades are, but my Year 11 final result was 32 points (excluding the bonus points) What are my chances of getting into RIT's photo program? They don't require a portfolio. Will applying ED increase my chances? (I'm pretty sure I want to go there)
  6. Okay, that may not have been the best way to frame the question. Basically, I've done a little over 1800 words on my EE (and rapidly progressing) but I haven't included any quotes from other books or critics. All the sample essays I've seen have some analysis based on other critics'/authors' views on the text they have chosen. I can't do the same because my book isn't too well known and any paper on it is about the cultural and not literary aspect. So my entire essay (so far) is based ONLY on my own analysis of the book. Is it compulsory to refer to others' as well?
  7. I'm in my second year of IB and I've decided not to apply to college this year, for the following reasons- 1) I'm a bit younger than the rest of my batch and so I probably won't be able to manage living on my own for another year or so. 2) I've made the decision to apply to art school, but I didn't take art as a subject and I've made this decision only recently. So I have no portfolio and I can't make a good enough one by September. So after the exams next year, I'll work intensively on my portfolio (I'm planning to apply to all the top schools like RISD and MICA) until applications open (ar
  8. Medical school is not cheap. Doing chemistry in the IB and getting a good score could get you college credits, which would help save money and time. Since you can't change your subjects now, I'd suggest doing AP Chem so you still have the chance to earn credit and knowledge in general. Medicine is difficult enough as it is, do you really want to spend time learning basic chemistry in university instead of working on what you really need to?
  9. I'm just going to put it out here- Does Romeo and Juliet seem like a crazy idea for my English Lit EE? I really want to do my EE on a play, not a novel, because for the first time in my life last year I read Shakespeare (in school. We studied Macbeth) and I fell in love. I've tried looking at more modern plays but they just don't appeal to me. I feel like there's more to explore in the language and styles used by older writers. I haven't read Romeo and Juliet but I've read about it and so far it seems like there are some things I could work on. Does this idea seem stupid?
  10. Does anyone know of any plays that have a theme or style similar to that of 'Hedda Gabler' by Ibsen? (NOT translated- originally written in English only!) Thankses.
  11. I'm doing my extended essay in English Lit and I was thinking of doing A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. I even ordered the book and it's due in a few days. I also asked my teacher and she said it's a good book to analyse. However, just today I realized the play was originally written in Norwegian, and we aren't allowed to use translated works unless we know the original language as well, right? But then I've also seen a thread here by someone who did the same play, except I'm not sure if they did it in English and Norwegian. So is this play allowed or not?
  12. That's what I was worried about. And even if they're cool with it I'm pretty sure I'd be slightly uncomfortable talking about this stuff in front of my teacher. But otherwise, I'm glad you think it's a good enough topic. Phew.
  13. I'm doing my ToK presentation with a partner and our mock presentations start next week. We still haven't come up with anything. At first we knew we wanted to work on media- but we had so many ideas and came up with a new topic every week. Only a few days ago, I looked for samples on the internet and noticed that the standards of those examples were so much higher than ours. Ours weren't even proper 'KI's. They were just topics. Anyway, today I was thinking about what my ToK supervisor had told me about the presentation. 'Think of something different, something shocking.' So that led to
  14. Figure skating or horse riding (Do those count?) because they're not very common where I live. Less competition, more attention. B) If you could take a gap year and have time to dedicate yourself to community service and/or other hobbies and/or things you've always wanted to do, what would you spend your year doing?
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