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flsweetheart422

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  1. To expound on what sweetnsimple said earlier, depending on which university you decide to attend, there will be different requirements and rules about majors (double majors) and minors. The whole "major" idea is relatively standardized across the board, but you will want to determine your general field of interest (medicine, engineering, architecture, business, history, etc.) about where you'd like to end up and you will have to select a major from there. This general field will most likely be a "college" or "school" within the university ("School of Business" or College for "Liberal Arts and
  2. As a student at UF, I will gladly tell you that UF is much more than a "party school." For anyone who thinks that we just get drunk and party like it's our job, consider that there is a reason that we are among the top academic universities in the state. The classes are a lot harder than I personally was expecting. Although there is a good chance that all the crazy stories you may have heard about UF and its "party school" status, be forewarned that you better work hard to have the opportunity to play hard. It's all about balance. What are you planning on studying? One of my good friends cho
  3. It was a lot of work, but the reason I did so much work was because I wanted to be prepared to answer questions from more than three topic areas because sometimes the questions you are prepared to answer aren't the questions you get the opportunity to answer. It is not uncommon for IB to intentionally make question from a topic area hard. They want you to have the overall idea, but to be able to cater to specific the question by includeing the details they are asking for. The Great Depression was on the every year, but sometimes the question would be general (causes, impact of, etc) and othe
  4. Last year, I was so worried about Paper 3 because I really felt like it would make me or break me (it didn't). The hardest part for me was deciding what I wanted to write about for Paper 3. I started by collecting all the old paper three exams I could find, printed them out, and physically sorted each question based on it's corresponding topic area from the syllabus. Before the changed the syllabus, there were 22 topics. I picked the 7 topics that seemed to show up the most frequently and whose information could be used on other papers of the exam. I studied US foreign policy in Latin Americ
  5. To be completely honest, I don't remember when I started studying for exams. All, I know is that I started half-heartedly studying too soon and by the time my exams were approaching, I didn't really care that much. My advice to you is that you take your exams and study for them seriously! I did alright on my exams, but I could have received more college credit had I gotten one point higher here or there, of if I had actually written a couple essays for my AP Bio test instead of writing a letter to the grader... So the moral of the story is, be a better student than me. Even if you're already
  6. Do it! I interviewed someone for my EE as well. In the evaluation of sources at the end of my EE, I just evaluated the person I interviewed and explained why she was credible, what bias she may have had, etc.
  7. I think you should go for HL Psychology. I only took SL Psych anticipated in IB1, but my friends who took HL Psych loved it. According to the May 2009 Statistical Bulletin, Only 16 percent of the M09ers failed the HL Psych test. (26% got a 4, 38% got a 5, 15% got a 5, and 4% got a 7. The average score was 4.61) For the SL Psych test: 25% Failed, 31% got a 4, 26% got a 5, 13% got a 5, and 5% got a 7. The average score was 4.33.
  8. Since they restructured the course starting with the May 2010 Examination Sessions, you'll probably have to wait and see. I think it will be something along these lines: 7 22-25 6 18-22 5 15-17 4 12-14 3 9-11 2 6-8 1 0-5
  9. Hey there. Unfortunately, we cannot simply provide you with an experiment to design as it would go directly against both the purpose of this forum and IB rules. We can however, help you if you have specific questions or if you have a specific obstacle you are trying to work around. Just try to come up with a general framework so we can help you figure out the details. Warm Regards.
  10. To the best of my knowledge, the Economics syllabus has not been changed since 2003. Past papers and old exams aren't usually that hard to find online, but you won't find them here. I highly suggest google. You can find them, they do exist, and they aren't that hard to find (especially once you get a few good places to look). Sorry for being so vague, but there's only so much we can do to help students out without overstepping our bounds with the IBO.
  11. On behalf of the staff here, we are happy to help you. The easiest way to get feedback on an essay is to PM a Moderator. Although you can PM an Administrator too, they are generally more busy and it's less likely that they will have the time to read your essay. Any mod/admin will be able to talk to the others and hopefully find someone to read your essay if they personally cannot do it. (So there is no need to PM all of us at once.) With that said we highly recommend against sharing any un-assessed work with other students currently enrolled in the Diploma Program. I'm going to go ahead and c
  12. Ha! There you go. Thanks for correcting me there, Master. I am used to the history mindset where you have to use documents and events that are 10 years old. I'm glad I threw in that disclaimer...
  13. We are happy to give you our opinions about your situation, but we need to know more about where exactly you stand before we say which class you should test for. What is the title of your math classes? Why is your grade so high (extra credit)? Have you been able to look at either the Math SL/Math HL syllabus? Is math difficult to you or does it come naturally?
  14. I'm going to give you a bit of a disclaimer before we begin: I did not take Economics when I was in IB and I don't know much about what you are and are not allowed to use source wise for your IA. I am taking Microeconomics now at the University level. If you are allowed to use multiple sources, I would recommend that you consider using Hurricane Katrina as your example. Katrina hit the US in late August of 2005 and completely devastated Gulf Coast Area. Many forms of industry are still recuperating and many of the social aspects of devastation have still been insufficiently addressed. Notably
  15. I think the best thing you can do to prepare for Biology HL is to look at the syllabus ahead of time and start looking over the topics. I used the Hienemann Higher Level Biology textbook, and I really enjoyed it. It was full color, very specific, and it was organized according to the syllabus. Just so you guys know, I'm going to go ahead and move this topic to the Experimental Sciences forum. Good luck! I hope you're able to enjoy Biology as much as I did.
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