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  1. I think the problem with Math HL is mainly that you can't really be prepped... I mean no matter what your teacher will teach you, and even if you find the curriculum rather easy (Idk, I did without being an excessive math genius...), some questions will always throw you off. On the other hand, to unscare you, the mark bands are usually rather low. You need around a 70% on P1/2 I think for a 7 (usually its around 80/120 so even lower actually) and I dont know what it is on P3. Plus, paper 3 markbands must have been ridiculously low this year, because it counts I think the most of all papers, I
  2. I think the problem with Math HL is mainly that you can't really be prepped... I mean no matter what your teacher will teach you, and even if you find the curriculum rather easy (Idk, I did without being an excessive math genius...), some questions will always throw you off. On the other hand, to unscare you, the mark bands are usually rather low. You need around a 70% on P1/2 I think for a 7 (usually its around 80/120 so even lower actually) and I dont know what it is on P3. Plus, paper 3 markbands must have been ridiculously low this year, because it counts I think the most of all papers, I
  3. Come on guys... is there NOONE (else ) here with a 45??? Anyone have any idea, even roughly, how many there might have been this year?
  4. Some people tried to argue that July was a revolution, I found it pretty obvious as well but to be fair it did require to reread, I was a bit worried I'd accidentally missed some huge debate on a 3rd revolution in Russia... Fat chance YOU would... Do you think its viable to devote a major section of the paragraph to external circumstances though, as a cause for the revolution? I just took them as distinct... How did you guys structure the essay? And how do you people treat conclusions in general; do you actually give a conclusion (i.e. without Lenin's personal contribution, it would have bee
  5. Well I can only base it on the experience of my teacher, who is also a marker... if you should get her as your grader, dont worry: she has no clue in any case! Now shes probably not a representative example, but in general I dont think you can/should expect teachers themselves to have memorised too many facts in the sense of statistics, precise dates, etc. Further, you find in all markschemes something along the lines of "in case of doubt towards the correctness of such-and-such, contact your team leader." Now I can hardly fathom some poor dude, who gets 50 bucks for reading through a huge st
  6. I thought P1 was strange.. Id expected one of the typical, broad questions on LoN, Abyssinia or smthng to that effect. Of the conference I was the sole person in my class that had ever heard of it at all... (again reflects the teaching quality... but then again that was to be expected after two years history self-taught)
  7. I agree, also the provisional government failed in 1917 therefore all you could do was base it on short term causes in terms of the PG. it was a horrible question!! I don't remember the exact wording because I did not write on it, but I thought the intent of the question was for the student to formulate an opinion on whether or not the failure of the PG led to a second revolution (ie. Whether PG's failure resulted in two revolutions rather than just the one). That would involve discussing whether October was just a continuation of February, or a wholly independent one, or in whatever capacity
  8. There wasnt a thread on this yet... has anyone ever seen a paper 2/3 combination amongst past papers on which there was (apart from the absurd left-wing-influence-on-art thing) not a single question you could answer on Lenin, and only one on foreign policy? Also, NOTHING on the usual post-war/effects of war which you could twist to the WWs; NOTHING about WWII in paper 3; nothing whatsoever about Spain; and an absurd amount of Germany/Italy pre-WWI. And incredibly little on Russia in general, no Khrushchev, Brezhnev, no Tsars. Is it common for schools to focus so much on the French revolution o
  9. If I may, (since this is I think a rather brilliant summary), I'd add a little something... Firstly, for revising, I find it incredibly helpful to have certain "themes" in mind for every section. Since the question do take rather different twists, its helpful to have a basic structure, or rather basic themes on every topic that you know you can integrate. Its hard to explain; what I did was have individual modules in my mind that I could twist onto every question on a topic. E.g.: for any essay on the 1917 revolutions, I would know that I would always devote a considerable section, up to a par
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    Hitler Youth

    Maybe, if you want to add an interesting twist to the significance of thre Hitler youth, to what extent was the indoctrination lasting in German society (i.e. postwar)? Maybe you consider that too far off/too complicated, i dont know the depth of your interest... but i should make it more unique. For this purpose, interesting is "Postwar" by Tony Judt (which you can find free as an audiobook/text download with a bit of searching... but i advise AGAINST illegal downloads strongly ). Judt talks baout how, on the surface, German Nazis "spontaneously denazified" themselves right after the war. Bu
  11. I thought the general questions were absolutely beautiful... completely opposite to the usual convoluted IB crap, two utterly straightforward ones on language and historical background...
  12. Excuse me, but NO. There is simply no way in which you can argue that Hitler's regime was "in principle" left, especially if you base it on the name solely. You can argue to a great extent that Hitler deviated from right ideology (which in itself is wrong, he was not monarchist-right or conservative-right so he did not deviate). You can also contend the extent to which he was right-wing. But Hitler was NOT left wing. There is of course a considerable amount of historiography to what extent he was controlled by, or controlled, 'big business.' But there is certainly no debate on his central ideo
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    Weimar Republic

    Well that is exactly what the two have been trying to outline: any party could get seats in the Reichstag if it gained enough votes. It actually comes down to simple Maths: If you have 200 seats and you get 0.5% of national votes, that would be enough for a seat. But what was the actual problem with Weimar was really the combination of the system and the amount of extremist political sentiment around. As Cynthia mentioned, nowadays most PR systems work out perfectly fine. This is because extremist parties (that tend to blockade sensible policies) would be "fringe" parties, i.e. not have enoug
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