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  1. 1) Internet used by hackers and criminals to steal data and dupe people. This is an issue to be addressed by ISPs and the government. I'm not for NSA-style surveillance of the population, however such behaviour is threatening to the general population and is not exactly a reason why the internet is "negatively influencing" the innocent, inconspicuous general citizen. Thus I would categorise this as a red herring, it's not a good argument to explain why the internet is bad. 2) Access to adult movies. So ****ing what?!? (Pardon my Français) Humans are a member of the animal kingdom and n
  2. Oh I've heard otherwise. There were some examiners at my school, and from what I confidentially heard, they are placed under strict guidelines and expectations. The corresponding pay compared to the effort required in marking is nowhere equivalent to the level of received. They are required to mark extraordinary amounts of papers, which results in inaccurate marking and consequent enquiries. I urge all readers to do some primitive research into the extent of their IB fees (Registration, examination, enquiry etc.) that are charged. Now I'm sure none of you can honestly state that the pric
  3. But humans are omnivores -- we are biologically wired to eat meat. And we are coexisting, perhaps even mutually beneficially. Pigs and cattle cannot in the wild on their own, and even if they do, they pose a threat to the pre-existing ecosystem. In return, we harvest the meat and other products of these animals for our use. Well, our physical traits certainly don't make us ideally predisposed to eating meat. Our lack of claws, our flat and dull teeth, jaw with horizontal movement and proportionally long digestive tract make our bodies more apt at processing a mainly plant-based diet.
  4. I think historically in particular geographic locations in the world eating meat will have been crucial, like my Northern home of Finland. Winters can be extremely cold and land unusable for farming. Proper storage of farmed produce was essential, and complemented by any possible acquired meat. This by no means meant meat was on the table every day though... However, considering the technological progress of society, and the scientific research revealing the negative health implications of a diet rich in animal products (Think the China study), not to mention the unsustainable environmental
  5. I agree with that it is repugnant to judge someone on the basis of their orientation, however it is most definitely not a decision, a choice or a 'lifestyle'. I'm not targeting you, but it is beyond me how some people think people would choose to subject themselves to the many disadvantages in life, both explicit and implicit, that are associated with openly being a member of the LGBT community. I think the very notion that sexual orientation is a choice is damaging and delegitimatising of a fundamental part of someone's personal identity, not to mention the rifts such an opinion can cause
  6. I never was able to find one online, even by virtue of paying for it, unfortunately. Not sure if there is an online version of it, but hopefully someone will come along shortly to prove me wrong.
  7. I don't support the killing of any animals, though I think the debate is a very important one to have and for people to consider. I think there is huge hypocrisy displayed by anyone who gets outraged by the killing of a rabbit, a dog, a cat etc., but continues to eat meat. Human meat consumption leads to the killing of billions of farm animals, which IMO is more appalling than the death of one rabbit. (Incase you didn't know, they are sentient beings capable of complex emotions as well) I think before people go on vituperative bursts of outrage over stunts like this, they need a reality c
  8. I'm not an expert on the U.S process, but I would argue that there's more to the IB than just offering good opportunities in terms of Universities worldwide. The IB is a very rigorous programme, and personally I feel it has challenged me and changed the way I view the world in many ways, and I'm grateful for that. (Probably not what I would have said when I was drowning in IA work ) If you want to find the easiest way to get into a college or a university though, then the IB might not be the best option.
  9. The syllabi are your friend, use them when studying from books and other material and you'll know for sure what is expected for you to know. Also, get comfortable with past papers. Once you practice time and time again, the real exams won't be as stressful as you know what to expect.
  10. Don't listen to IB grade-statistics, they don't determine your abilities or prevent you from achieving whatever you want. I feel so many people are dismayed by them and let it undermine their confidence, saying things like "oh only xyz% of students get a 7 in this subject, I can't do it" etc...
  11. You are not required by the IB to study Danish at level A, unless this is a specific policy at your school. You can work with English B for studying abroad as long as you perform well in terms of grades, but the real benefit in English A is becoming more apt and comfortable with using the language for various purposes other than generic everyday speech, which is great if you want to study in English in the future. (Though doing the IB in English helps as well)
  12. It also depends what you want to do after the IB, if you want to pursue further studies in Denmark, then I suggest prioritising Danish A. If however you want to study or work in an Anglophone country, I would prioritise English A. It would be easier for us to advise you if you gave us some general direction of what subjects you will study, and what you want to do after the IB.
  13. You'll be in for a lot of reading that's for sure, and also the effort required to really understand and interpret the works you are studying. If you are passionate about languages and literature in particular, then I definitely think it's doable and can be enjoyable as well.
  14. Rejection is a fact of life, we all encounter it at some point. Dealing with it can be difficult, I know. What I would tell you, is to not let it get to you on a personal level. (Easier said than done) It might not sound very comforting right now, but keep in mind that the admissions boards go over hundreds, if not thousands of applications regularly. When they reject your application, they reject figures and text on a meaningless piece of paper paper, they are not rejecting you as a person, your talents, skills and ambitions, so don't let it get to you that way. Do your best, try your h
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