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    Multi-Store Model of Memory experiment replication - for the 2011 Psychology syllabus
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    Grade A TOK Essay examining memory as a WOK
  3. You also have to double check with your IB coordinator, on whether or not you can do the EE in Chinese. It may be an issue if you don't actually take Chinese as your Group 1 language, but you can do it for Group 2 subject if you already take Chinese B. If you don't take Chinese as a subject at all, you'll have to really make sure your IB coordinator approves of you doing an EE in a subject the school doesn't offer. (Some IB coordinators have issues with doing EEs in subjects they don't offer; some don't. Doesn't hurt to ask before you find out your final EE is rejected during submission.)
  4. You should research the average SAT scores, and if possible, IB scores that previous successful applicants have had at each uni/college. However, whatever statistic you find does not guarantee you being accepted if you are within the score range; your application also relies on your essays and your extra curriculars etc. Plus, I'd like to add that the definitions of college and university in the US is different to the UK - in the US, a college is solely for undergraduate study (and hence professors are more likely to focus on classes for undergraduates, instead of having TAs teach the class),
  5. IB exams are being marked as we speak, therefore actual IB results have not been released. They won't be released until July 6th. It's most likely that this IB attainment certificate is done by your school so you are given something for graduation.
  6. This is a valid reason. You could even write about this in your Common App essay, if you feel that situation helps answer a Common App question/criteria, or you could write a small sentence in the "Additional Information" section to explain your circumstances. Universities in the States have a more holistic process, therefore you should provide them with a well-rounded image of yourself, and not just as a student. It's all about quality and not quantity, and I could point an example out for you right now: your internship. It may have been a one-off thing, but you learnt lots and it was a grea
  7. Just to reiterate US deadlines: Early Action, Early Decision, Early Decision I*: ~early to mid November Normal Admission, Early Decision II*, Early Evaluation**: ~early January *There IS difference between ED I and ED II. Some universities offer this option, and the only difference between two is that one deadline is earlier than the other, and when you are told of your admission decision. (So if you suddenly like a uni and you feel you MUST attend and you experienced this epiphany on Christmas day, there is still time to apply ED II.) One such example of a uni doing this is Wesleyan. Note th
  8. Universities do not care for activities pre-high school, or pre-grade 9. This is shown by the Common App, where you have to select an option to when you participated in your activity, and it only offers grades 9-12, or PG (Post-Graduate). However, take this with a grain of salt, as there is a huge overhaul in the Common App system and it will be different for you when you apply. Also, if you have more than 10 extra curriculars (which I had), then list the most important in the top 10 offered by the Common App, and what I did was to provide an "Additional Information" document that mentioned mo
  9. Also, if your SATs are already great, don't spend your life doing SAT prep and do some meaningful extra-curricular activity as well.
  10. Also to add onto that, that are SAT Vocab sets on Quizlet you can use to help with the Reading section, and many of them are public for anyone to use.
  11. Qué formal, jaja. Y qué buen la idea! Me gusta. (Hay otra conversación de español, pero nadie no habla nada desafortunadamente...) Estoy más o menos, acabo de terminar 6 horas de exámenes hoy - español papel 1 y 2, y la química papel 1 y 2. Casi terminado con IB! Solo un día más para yo. Y porque estoy curiosa, qué universidad irás? (Por fa no uses usted, nunca yo la uso.) Y también, cuándo terminarás el bachillerato?
  12. Then you'll have to choose which section it goes under, like are you going to focus on analysing the texts (like your A1/Group 1 language) or look specifically at the cultural aspect? (In my opinion, it sounds like you're doing the cultural aspect.) And then propose it to your supervisor.
  13. Perhaps you should narrow your focus, like how their political view of Majorca has affected their lives. And if it isn't enough, write about another view that may have impacted him as well. Just asking, but what aspect are you putting this under? For Language B EEs, they have to either be: a) about literature written in that language, or b) about a cultural aspect, e.g. someone last year wrote about las corridas and animal rights for her Spanish EE.
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