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  1. Granted, but something always happens to force you to travel together with people that you hate. My wish is to be able to time travel
  2. What my EE supervisor told us: You'll only fail the extended essay if you don't cite your sources/quotes. She further explained that % similarity doesn't matter, it's just used as a tool to help you check for uncited sources. Turnitin highlights any "similarity" that it finds, even when it's a cited source, so that usually bumps up the % similarity even if there is zero plagiarism - and the plagiarism part is what IB sees as problematic. tl;dr: Just cite everything you use in your essay that isn't original, and there won't be a problem.
  3. Granted, but your job takes so much of your time that you can't even catch a second to spend all that money! My wish is to be able to master anything within 12 hours.
  4. Unfortunately, this forum is not the place to ask other people for easy answers to your assignments. Remember that each assignment is supposed to be done individually! That said, I am familiar with the feeling of being stuck, so here are some ways that I've used in the past to get the ball rolling: Go over your notes again If your teacher lectured on the work, read over your notes again. You might find some interesting ideas that you haven't thought of before or forgot about. This is also really good for finding important quotes. If your teacher said somethi
  5. I think it could count for CAS, but global engagement & creativity can be incorporated in easier CAS experiences too. For example, if you make a piece of art with garbage materials, you could log it as global engagement through the topic of pollution. If you write a short story that has feminism as one of its themes, that can be counted too. I think creativity tends to be associated with artistic things rather than research papers, but it should still be able to work, as long as your CAS coordinator thinks so too.
  6. I'm just wondering if the IA topic I picked is too broad: To what extent were economic factors the main cause of the First Opium War in 1839? I'm thinking of arguing that economic factors motivated the war, but the cultural miscommunications were an even greater cause in that they prevented the economic motivators from being resolved peacefully. Thanks in advance for your help!
  7. This is just an idea so you'll want to check with your teacher to see if it's possible, but maybe you could try doing a setup like in this video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxYH41vV-DI) and test the velocity of the water coming out by floating a ping pong ball down it and using video analysis software to analyse the velocity of the ball. Then confirm the relationship between the height and the velocity. Good luck!
  8. I honestly don't know that much about feminism waves and that kind of stuff, but a trick that you could use to narrow down your research question is focusing specifically on one prominent figure of the time and evaluate their contribution/influence on the movement. E.g.: To what extent did (Insert name) influence the feminism movement in the 1960's? (found the date on google, you might want to verify that with more reliable sources) If your final HI isn't due yet, you might just want to ask your history teacher for help and explain that you've been having a lot of trouble (depending on wh
  9. I'm not the kind of person to write super concise math notes (my teachers post theirs on their websites so I tend to just refer to those), so I can't really help you there. However, some things that have helped me include watching youtube revision series (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PQcrqGUVmWuTkPHlfQ8iJoDpTmMzkqD) and MOST OF ALL doing practice exams. If you click around a bit you'll find a lot of them here: https://ibresources.github.io/ Good luck!
  10. Hey guys! I'm planning on writing about the Opium Wars as my HL History IA. I'm wondering if it is permitted to use sources that are in Chinese (i'm Chinese so I can understand them, but not sure if Uncle IB will allow it) as well as whether video sources on Youtube are allowed. Here's the specific video I'm referring to:
  11. Thank you so much for the reply, but I already handed in the Physics IA 😅 The angle was not fixed (it was my control variable), and I was investigating the influence that the angle had on the force of the drag exerted by the magnet. I was confused mostly because I thought I should have been proving some sort of established theory about magnetism, but I ended up basically using Newton's second law for everything haha... I did end up basically plugging the different angles into the cosine. I don't know if I'll get a good mark (i don't think I will ) but at least I tried! Thanks again for
  12. Hey everyone, I hate to be that person but I think I may have completely screwed myself over with the "topic" I chose. I wanted to do something that involved magnetic braking, designed a lab, did all my data collection, and just now I'm realizing I may have gotten completely unworkable data. So my question is: Is there any hope of salvaging this? And quickly? (The IA was meant to be due today but I couldn't come up with anything even after a whole weekend of work,) I based my experiment around the idea that a conductive plane will oppose the motion of a magnetic field, generating dra
  13. To be honest, most schools don't require 500 words per reflection. But if your CAS coordinator tells you that you should, then do it. Your CAS coordinator is the one approving your CAS activities and so it's their word that counts. That said, you could still ask them about the length of the required reflection compared to the examples IB provides. When it comes to CAS activities, you should always show initiative, but the activity itself doesn't have to be anything huge. If you decide to plan a dinner, that's great! But smaller things like simply going running every day could still count
  14. Not necessarily psychology based, but there might be a few free resources from this one: https://www.jstor.org/ It's got a lot of good journal articles, and even lets you read a few for free each month if you register. Also, my public library gives me access to it, so check if you have any public libraries/resources nearby that gives you access to resources like this. Additionally, if there are any universities near you, you might want to call them and ask if their libraries are open to visitors. Some will let you use their libraries as long as you ask for a visitor's pass. Discla
  15. Your school might have access to some academic journals and databases where you can search for sources. You might want to ask your librarian about this.
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