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  1. Hey All, I am doing my Works in Translation essay (similar to World Lit) on Albert Camus' The Outsider. I have a few ideas for topics below, I was just keen on getting some feedback. Basically, the things I want to be able to discuss in the essay (1500 word limit) are: Camus' use of irony, his ideas about death, the Chaplain Here are a few topics (do they have to be phrased as a question?) What is the effect of Camus’ use of irony, in reference to Meursault’s conversation with the chaplain? How does Camus employ irony in order to communicate his ideas about death? To what extent, and in what w
  2. I don't take chem, so my advice might be biased. I do, however, have heaps of friends who take it, and I'm doing economics. Economics is eaassyyy. Its not too mathsy (I'm a maths studies student), and its not too word-heavy either. I honestly don't try that hard at all and am still getting decent grades. The textbook follows the syllabus exactly and it is very straightforward. The IAs are FAR less demanding than science IAs. As for Chemistry, most people who I know that do it find it very time-consuming and difficult. Pracs are regular and, as for all science subjects, the internal assessment
  3. Hi Everyone, My IOP is due in a few weeks time, and I am really worrying because this is the first assessment that is actually counting towards the final grade. I am doing it on Martin Luther King Speeches, one of my school's Part 4 Works. I have a topic, and I was wondering if you guys think that it is too broad/narrow? Also, any feedback on writing the actual IOP would be really helpful. I was reading through the other posts on the forum, and they all seem to be about the actual presentation. I am pretty confident about that, but the actual writing is the worry! My topic is concerning Martin
  4. Yeah, but according to every law student that I've talked to, taking a full load of law subjects can be dry, especially in the first few semesters. Law/sometingelse provides variation
  5. Thanks for the advice. To Tony Stark- Melbourne doesn't have undergraduate anymore, and so that is why it is often not considered in people's choices (including my own), as many people like the law/other combo
  6. To be honest, I find economics really easy and I (as well as the rest of my class) puts in absolute minimal effort. Its that one subject that you SHOULD study for, but because its that bit easier, it kinda loses priority and you end up doing the harder work instead. Don't get me wrong, I plan to stard studying a lot harder soon, but the content is really not that difficult. (Note: i am certainly not advocating that you slack off! Try hard, put in effort, and you'll do fine)The critical thing is that you follow the syllabus. If you study efficiently, following the syllabus exactly, you shouldn'
  7. the Allot study for Biology is amazing. I would highly reccomend it. You can buy it from Oxford University Press, although that might just be in Australia? Check out Amazon or Fishpond as well. Oh, and personally, i don't think that a history guide would be helpful at all. I find that the people who succeed in history are the ones who can write an essay, so focus your energy there. That's just my opinion, though. I do have a really good teacher for History, and if yours isn't very competent then maybe a guide would be a good idea.
  8. Just relax, read some A1 books if you want, and organise your stuff for next year. In terms of study guides/course companions, it depends on what subjects you are doing as to whether you will need them. I have found them endlessly helpful for biology, economics, and to a certain extent Language B, but there is no point getting one for maths/english/history.
  9. I'm not sure about the details, but they can all be found in the new syllabus in the files section. The essay has to be done on a translated work. You have to do supervised writing, and a reflective statement... it's really confusing. It's worth 25% of your final grade, I think. So yeah, read the syllabus!
  10. Private education also gets funded by the government. This is why they perform better, because they have so much more funding, they aren't obligated to keep children with bad behaviour, they can fire teachers, and they dont have to 'play by the government's rules'. If you think that people without children should not have to pay for education- do you think that ALL people should have to pay the amount of a private school? Many people cannot afford this amount, and the funding they recieve from the government allows their children to recieve an education. I support private education should a pa
  11. Private education also gets funded by the government. This is why they perform better, because they have so much more funding, they aren't obligated to keep children with bad behaviour, they can fire teachers, and they dont have to 'play by the government's rules'. If you think that people without children should not have to pay for education- do you think that ALL people should have to pay the amount of a private school? Many people cannot afford this amount, and the funding they recieve from the government allows their children to recieve an education. I support private education should a pa
  12. How far in to your first year are you? Also, why is it that you can't talk to your DP coordinator? S/he is the one that can ultimately make the decision. You have to ask them. But as far as the IB is concerned, you should be able change subjects to up until your names are registered with the IBO (in IB2, as I have been told)
  13. That was my original train of thought, and I really do want to take a gap year. However, I will start start uni when I'm 17 (legally won't be able to drink, or drive) and there is heaps of volunteer programs I am considering for my gap year that requires you to be 18. It's basically about the age thing. I did year 8-9-10 in two years, so I'll be graduating with the original cohort, and at the right age. In terms of the uni thing, I figure that if I'm ready now, ill be ready in one year also !
  14. Hi, I am currently in IB1, and I am finding it quite enjoyable. However, I am pretty young and in my opinion not ready for the independence that comes with university (looking to study interstate) or the freedom of a gap year. I am looking to postpone Year 12 (or IB2) and I was wondering if I can repeat Year 11 (IB1) after completing it this year. Does the IB allow it, or once we are committed, do we have to stay? Thanks in advance!
  15. Whilst it is essential to remember content, you also have to be able to write a good essay. Practice practice practice past exams, try to get someone to mark them if you can. It helps to read something, write it out, and repeat. Read widely on the topic that you are studying, including historical-based fiction books, as this will give you new perspectives with which to tackle questions. Look at the markschemes and criteria for past essays and aim for the top band! There are many study guides out there as well, they would help for facts/figures. Lastly, utilise the resources on this page! There
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