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  1. Like they said, 1. do A LOT of practice tests, 2. go over each incorrect answer and figure out exactly why you got them wrong I guess the few most commonly used books for critical reading (SAT in general actually) would be princeton review, the official SAT guide, and barron's, although if you need help with vocab in particular barron's has certain books especially for vocab I agree with doing a LOT of practice tests. That's all I did the week before the test and it really paid off. Reading, on the other hand, depends on how close your SAT test date is. If it's not in another 6 months, then I
  2. I guess pumkinns and dessskris have pretty much given a good idea of the importance of knowing and understanding the culture that you live in. But I think it's equally important, if not more, that you understand your own culture/ethnicity, even if you don't necessarily identify with it. I guess I say this out of personal experience too... I would be quite a pity if you didn't understand your own culture. I don't mean people are racist or anything, but it cannot be denied that when people see me (or you), they are going to expect that you know about what/who you look like (to put it bluntly). A
  3. AP, in my opinion, is easier. It just might be because I'm not taking AP, but my friends who are taking AP agree that for the most part it is simpler. For one thing, there are no requirements as to how many or which subjects you should take - which is the same as IB Certificate... So if you don't feel confident with calculus, you could choose not to do AP Calc and AP Stats instead (or neither, for that matter!), whereas you're definitely going to run into calculus in IB Math. Also, exam-wise, since AP subjects are more particular and there's a different grading system, it is actually quite ea
  4. To say that religion and intellectualism cannot coexist is DEFINITELY a claim on the extreme side. I haven't quite figured out how multiple quoting works yet but i must agree with the first post on the second page that 'Correlation does not necessarily indicate causation.' In fact, i dont even think there is a definite correlation that can be drawn between % atheist/agnostic intellectuals and % others who are atheist/agnostic. I do agree that while some people may begin their life religious, as they receive an education or begin to become more knowledgeable, they question the validity of certa
  5. Honestly, if you really do enjoy math and are good at it, you should be just fine. I mean some of the smartest people I know dropped Math HL or just didn't take it because they simply don't have a very... critical/logical/mathematical mind. The workload, on the other hand, depends on your teacher. If you have a good teacher going at the right pace who also has all the schedules for IAs and stuff planned out, it shouldn't be that bad. But then again, I haven't gotten to the Option part yet... Personally, the hardest is probably Music. I don't mean test-wise, because frankly I haven't quite b
  6. Creativity means believing you have greatness. - Wayne Dyer (can't say i like the person, but it's a nice sentence.) Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. - Albert Szent-Györgyi i have a feeling the very cliche ones are gonna start coming up soon
  7. you can scatter around the disciplines and stuff within one area of knowledge, but if you do a natural science for the IB, then it would be good if you related it to that science because it gives a personal connection. like, for me, i talked about natural sciences in general, and the whole falsification thing, but then i used an example from biology about the 3 laws of cells and how one changed after the previous law was falsified. hence doubt is key to knowledge. yes, definitely use historical examples, not personal ones. by personal, you can say that 'by taking history in IB, i have found th
  8. Hii. My TOK essay is due in a couple days so it would be helpful if I could get some tips and advice before that. My two AOKs are history and natural science So questions... 1. I was wondering if I had to specify which natural science to write about? Is it okay for my examples to be scattered across all the disciplines within natural science? Or should I focus on one? 2. Our teacher talked a lot about personal examples and a personal voice and whatnot. How can I do that for history? Shouldn't I be using historical examples instead of personal ones...? 3. If a substantial proportion of the ess
  9. anybody...? I've put all of the values given for n=1,2,3,4,5,6... and so on in an excel spreadsheet based on the formula i recieved that i know are right, but now i'm not seeing any similarities that would allow a prediction/conjecture for 4d... Hints anyone?! I put the dimensions (Sn, Rn, Pn) across and the cuts (n=1,2,3,4,5) down and then just, literally, observed. It only asks for conjectures so I followed the instructions for the previous steps by looking for a recursive rule. The recursive rule was pretty simple - requires only addition and could be found by observing the chart only. I g
  10. Wow... So many EEs on languages and history. People in my school are lining up outside the economics teachers' offices. I'm one of those people. So... is there any way I could do an economics EE without having to hand out surveys? I took a look at the economics EE samples and the other one that didn't have a survey instead had interviews, except the interviews were with pretty important/authoritative people. If I don't have that kind of access for interviews, would that mean that I must do surveys?
  11. hey guys i need a little help with the general form for an 'n' dimensional object.. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.. Moreover, i am also having difficulty on using the spreadsheet part..can we use a GDC? if no, how do we use a GDC?? please guys help... Thank You... just use excel for the spreadsheet (unless the problem is that you can't open excel??) Basically, make a table with k dimensions across and n cuts down. Fill out the table with the maximum parts for each cut in each dimension. There should be a pretty obvious pattern that only requires adding - at least that
  12. The idea is that when you're cutting the nth cut, you should try to cross n-1 cuts that are already on the cube. I'd recommend using a software cuz then you could tweak the points that make the plane (I used Cabri 3D which works pretty well) by the 5th cut, you'll have pieces that are so small they might seem like a dot, but it's there.
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