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  1. I don't know. Maybe that's the answer. Let's TOK about it.
  2. Ethical theories are proposed by different philosophers illustrating dilemmas, often in the mind experiment. What about ethical facts? Are ethical facts = ethical judgment?
  3. Welcome to IB! I would recommend start with exploring some Youtube course videos for your subjects. It's easy to do and enjoyable. Most importantly, it could be a great foundation for your mindest. I have one for Economics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjzgB_tUJ8&index=3&list=PL72F6BDC91310C0DA Economics is heavily based on understanding the concepts (kind of a common sense). My teacher is a textbook reader so the class is quite boring. Though the fun part is that you can apply them to the real-life context! Enjoy!
  4. I think the idea sounds so great! It's just, a bit sounds like an IA, not the Extended Essay. Maybe include "so-what??" kind of thing into the research question might make the question sounds deeper?
  5. I have some of the same courses. I played through my Year 1. I just kept my study on studying the concepts, not practicing doing the questions. It ended up with a bunch of free time for hobbies in my year 1. I got rid of CAS and most of the EE as well. But, it seems not for Year 2 (All IAs are done in Year 2, EE is due, ToK is finalizing, and the paper practice)
  6. I just finished my final IOC yesterday... I think I did quite well this time! I feel like it is basically the "oral paper 1", but the difference is that you can actually prepare for it in many ways. It just takes time... It's nice you still have 6 weeks!!! Knowing the commentary structure is quite important. The awkward silence is the least thing you want during IOC because 10 minutes is actually quite short to analyze the 30-40 lines passage. (and it is how I screwed up my mock IOC) Make sure you talk about the background information of the text. Theme, purpose, cont
  7. Chemistry (2016) Updated May 2015 View File Chemistry Data Booklet 3rd Ediition. Updated May 2015. Submitter pppraz58 Submitted 05/02/2016 Category IB Syllabus & Data Booklets
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    Chemistry Data Booklet 3rd Ediition. Updated May 2015.
  9. Thank you very much! The book we are using now is Oxford 2014 version, which I think is good but not so great. I was really seeking for the supplementary materials and your video works perfect for me! I got less concerned about the contents now, but it seems I really should look at the syllabus to see if I covered the standards. My teacher does use the numerical value from AP course sometimes. I should be aware of that.
  10. So... I'm taking Chemistry HL. It's about to finish my first year of IB. - I started my revision as I'm almost done with my year of Grade 11. - I realized my teacher didn't cover some parts of the syllabus. We covered up to kinetics chapter, but my teacher didn't make any test for us yet. I realized my teacher haven't even read the syllabus yet, and he basically taught us from his intuition as former AP teacher. ... It seems I have not much choice but learn from Mr Richard Thornley's video on Youtube. It's his first year of teaching IB Chemistry and I
  11. Language and Literature Guide (2015~) Mandarin Version View File The official guide for Language A - Language and Literature, Mandarin Version. Submitter pppraz58 Submitted 02/26/2016 Category Language A2 Pre-2013
  12. Don't worry! I think it's the perfect timing for you. I'm currently taking Econ HL. For first 6 months, my feeling was like this: "Can I not attend regular class for this ****? " since the basics are about your common sense. Although it really depends on the person, but I believe Econ HL is relatively easier than other courses, for me it was Chemistry HL, to learn chapter 1-7 by yourself. The videos from this website are really helpful for my preparation: http://www.econclassroom.com/ I also recommend the textbook Economics for the IB diploma published by Cambridge. Just be careful
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    The official guide for Language A - Language and Literature, Mandarin Version.
  14. HL is great if you are confident on little algebra.
  15. I am using the Physics study guide from Oxford, and I like it except for it has little space for me to write into the book. I believe e-book version should be fine for use. ... their textbook is horribly made, though.
  16. Yes, as many people say, it is down to what you're interested in and passionate about. People usually worry about the memorization of the formula, but you have formula booklet so it's not a big deal. The ideas are usually quite simple to understand, though the hard part is the recall of these ideas under exam condition. My reflections from the IB physics course could be, 1. definitions are important. (memorization) 2. actually spend some time to study the concept (do the problems) 3. practice explaining with scientific vocabularies (it helps IAs as well) Biology, Chemistry, P
  17. Actually getting 5 for HL is better than getting 7 for SL in certain subjects. For example: Math HL 5 vs Math SL 7. For accountancy course, Warwick University (UK) requires min of Math HL 5, in which it does not accept Math SL even though 7. This is because SL and HL shows the depth of the subject while the marks shows your understanding of it. As Math HL is intense, 5 is equal to Math SL 7 (some may say Math HL 4 is equal to Math SL 7). I do agree on other things you said. thanks for clarification! I also agree to that. I feel sorry to my ToK teacher for me making generalization
  18. I believe economics is a bit more useful, and might be easier. Most of the European university wants Economics instead of Business or ITGS. Suggestion: let your teachers to show you some past papers from both subjects. It's a good idea to know how does the final exam look like since it's 80% of your grade.
  19. In terms of college application, it really depends since each college has different requirement. However, it's usually fine to just have 3 HL courses. In terms of surviving IB, I would recommend taking 3 HL courses, since getting 7 on SL looks better than 5 on HL. It is potentially risky to take 4 HL courses, not really because of the difficulty of the course but the time. I saw one of my classmate almost failed IB since his teachers messed up the schedule, and he had to study many contents from Chemistry (HL) and Physics (HL) by himself. The gap between SL and HL courses is sometimes quite
  20. I am usually capable of going to sleep at 0AM, except for sometimes either myself or teacher mess up the schedule and I have to work until 2-3AM. I wake up at 7AM, that is to say it's normally 6~7 hours of sleep. It's 1st year of DP right now, but I am quite surprised about the work load this year is less then what I had on the last year of MYP.
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