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  1. I think it may be a bit on the broad side. It might be worth picking either the downfall of tsarist Russia (1891 - 1917) or the rise of the Bolsheviks (1917-1922). You might be able to solely focus on the Russian Civil War (1918-1922), but I am not sure how accessible sources are.
  2. The least likely to not alter the quality tip would be check for wordy phrases. (For example, 'in order to' can almost always to shortened to 'to'.) You can also put things in footnotes as they don't count towards the word count. (At least they didn't back in 2016; I would check if you go this route.) That begin said, the reader/examiner doesn't have to read the footnote, so don't put anything that's critical in the footnotes. You, in the interest of time, consider cutting a paragraph or two. I don't know the structure of your paper, but it might not effect the overall quality that
  3. Without the titles, it's hard to say for certain. But, generally speaking, if the author is an expert in the field the book is fine to use of if it's published by a reputable publishing company. The only think you really want to avoid are Wikipedia and random websites without proper citations.
  4. I would guess so as it's 10 years. But I would recommend asking your teacher as they should be familiar with how to interpret the 10 year rule.
  5. This is the Discussion Timetable NOT the exam schedule. Exam schedule can be found here. All the discussion about the exams has to be in the EXAM DISCUSSION forum, not in the subject forums. It is EXTREMELY important that you do not post those topics in any other forum as it will not be possible for us to properly moderate them. Thank you. Three IBSurvival guidelines: 1. The topics you start are invisible until a staff member approves it. Therefore, do not start another topic when you can't see yours. No discussions via PMs before the 24-hour wait
  6. I'm not super familiar with the structure of the history IA (May 2016 was a different format), but I am familiar with writing history papers. With that said, my suggestions are more about general history writing. The biggest piece of advice I have is to start writing. It doesn't matter how disorganized/messy it is, just get something down. Once you have something written it's fairly easy to go back and clean it up and fill in the gaps. People often suggest to write the introduction last so you know what your paper is about and so that the introduction matches the rest of the paper. Person
  7. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the exact features of World Studies as I did Human Rights. But, I found this website that might be helpful: https://libguides.westsoundacademy.org/wsee/introduction . It seems to walk through the steps of how to write one. From my quick reading of this website, it seems that you essentially pick a topic (that fits into one of the categories) and evaluate it in terms of two disciplines.
  8. Hi, EE structures are somewhat subject specific but, in general, they are essentially a paper. That is, they have an introduction, body paragraphs (arguments), and a conclusion. It's been a few years since I wrote my EE, but depending on your subject I might be able to help with more specific parts of the structure.
  9. I am not super familiar with the TI-30XB, but I think the biggest difference is that the TI-84 is a graphing calculator and the TI-30XB is not. In other words, if you don't need to graph things in the first part you probably can use the TI-30XB. I would suggest asking your teacher or checking your syllabus/textbook to see what sections you cover first.
  10. Hi, Welcome to the many "joys" of doing history - not being able to find sources. Jokes aside, you should be fine with just a reference to the secondary sources. If you really wanted, you could acknowledge that several secondary sources discuss this conversation but you could not locate the original document. Have you searched the Italian archives? Perhaps part of them is online? Cheers, IB_taking_over
  11. IB_taking_over

    History EE

    You might consider looking at why the immediate actions after 9/11 changed aviation. In other words, for example, arguing that the U.S. created the TSA because they feared another terrorist attack. (I don't know if that's true or not.)
  12. In some regard, it's hard to come up with values and limitations that apply to all primary/secondary sources. The value and limitation of a source are often influenced by what you, the historian, are trying to use it for. However, I will attempt to provide some examples below. If you have further questions, please feel free to post them here or pm me. Primary: "The Treaty of Georgievsk, 1783" (Treaty of Friendship signed between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Georgia.) Value: Because it was written in 1783 it demonstrates that Russia promises t
  13. IB courses are generally taken as 11th and 12th grade, with the ability to take exams following either year. It's my understanding that you generally cannot be enrolled in the IB diploma program if you are not in 11th or 12th grade. Now, this doesn't mean you cannot take IB classes before then. Speaking from experience, I took 2 exams, the maximum allowed by IB, as an 11th grader. IB only allows SL exams following year 1 (11th grade). I also took the first half of SL math in 10th grade, so I could either test out in 11th grade at SL or take the two year HL course at my school. You are al
  14. Speaking as a domestic applicant, U.S. schools don't care about IB specifically. They like to see students challenge themselves with difficult classes, but an easy class or two doesn't kill your application. High SAT scores always look good at on a college app, but everything is taken into account in order to make a more holistic decision.
  15. The best way to know which you will score better on is to take a practice test in both and compare the scores. Don't bother with SAT subject tests unless the uni requires them or you get credit for them.
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