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  1. Hey there, What exactly do you want us to help you with? We cannot exactly hand you a new topic, since that would be both against our and IB's regulations... What you should do is to read the syllabus and the Extended Essay guide's section on film thoroguhly, so that you know what would be on- or off-topic. Then, with that knowledge, you should come up with a topic either independently or with help from your teacher. I understand you are a bit pressed for time, but don't settle for the first topic you can think of, but try to research it a bit beforehand. I suggest you read my reply
  2. Hi there, First of all, as you might appreciate, I have moved your thread to the Maths HL sub-forum. Please post new threads in the right sub-forum in the future, that makes the job easier for everyone and will give you better responses quicker! Second, we at IBSurvival have a rule that we will not do anyone's job for them, simply because that would be in violation of IB's rules and regulations. If we actively undermine the IB, we might face some serious trouble, and no one wants that. Right now, you're asking us to suggest topics you can work on, which would fall under this rule. Yo
  3. This topic has been moved to the Mathematics sub-forum. Please make sure to post in the appropriate sub-forums later on
  4. Hey there, You've found a relatively niche topic, which is great! I started reading about it a little, and it seems like a relatively interesting topic as well, so you've done a good job. To answer your question, your RQ is appropriate as such; you discuss a topic with a historical theme and you look at cause/effects dynamics, so the topic therefore lends itself to a good analysis. I would like to remind you that you have effectively only approximately 1300 words to develop your arguments fully though. How many clean air acts are we talking about? What about global environmenta
  5. Hey there, As for that particular question, it is true that Stalin would be a bit of a strange person to choose, simply because he did not establish any single-party states. As you should know, Stalin got to power after a power struggle with Leon Trotsky, and he formalised his power in the end of the 1920s, but the Soviet Union, and the single-party state that he took control of, was established with Vladimir Lenin in the forefront as a result of the 1917 October revolution, some ten years prior. Stalin can be used as an example of a dictator, as a leader of a one-party state, as a lot of
  6. This thread is locked, as it has been hijacked and gone off-topic.
  7. This thread is locked, same exact thread exists here.
  8. Hey there, Teachers cannot base the predicted grades on your ambition to work harder from now, they need to base it on what is the actual case - ie how you have performed till now. For you, unfortunately that seems to be around 32 points at the moment. You can try to convince your teachers to be a bit more lenient, but if they're not willing, then there's only so much you can do.
  9. Hey there, To add on what caprialsun was stating, you might want to start researching the topics and find what academics or experts disagree on. Analysis is an intrinsic part of the EE, and you need to demonstrate that by coming with claims and counterclaims - both with reference to the literature. Otherwise, you'll find it very difficult keeping the essay analytical, and it would nonetheless be very one-sided. Because of this, you need to research the topic before you settle on a research question. Good research questions are rooted in good research, not vice versa. Do some research, and
  10. Hey there, First of all, you should make sure the RQ makes grammatical sense. That's tip #1. Tip #2: Try to be more specific. What other countries are we speaking about? Focus on one or two. What kind of factors are you going to speak about? Consider focusing on only one - or do a comparative analysis about the significance of a couple of factors. Tip #3: Do more research. The RQ is never a finished product, you should always consider it a work in progress - as something to refine. For that reason, do more research and refine the question as you go. Good research questions are
  11. Hey, Different schools have different requirements on this - it's nothing required by the IB per se, but something schools enforce to ensure that their students are where they should be with their essays. It's not uncommon, but different schools have slightly different requirements, depending on their needs and experiences. At my school, we had a lot of different things to hand in at different phases. First, we had to submit the subject in which we'd write our EE in, then our general topic, then a plan for research and research question, then an outline of the essay, before we had t
  12. Hey there, I see you've changed your topic a bit around since last time Now, as IB_taking_over said, it's probably a bit of a broad one. However, another thing to consider is the fact that this exact question is discussed in your history class (at least if you're doing the Europe and Middle East path), and is also something that you'd have as a question on the exams. For those reasons, it's not the ideal question at all, as you will not be able to demonstrate any kind of originality. Of course, you are not expected to write revolutionary research papers proving something that has never b
  13. To be honest, I doubt it will affect you at all. I see you post this in the Northern America university sub-category, so I guess you intend to go study in the US / Canada? In that case, I cannot say anything for sure, but people take gap years and they're fine. People retake exams and that's fine. I don't see how 'I was forced to take the year again due to admission restrictions at the school' would prevent you in any way or form, as long as they know that's why. In addition, in the US, they value the SATs and extracurriculars quite a lot, so just make sure to have those under control and you
  14. Hey there, First off, the two last questions seem rather identical to me. You might want to add the fourth question should you want us to consider that one as well. As for the questions that you have written down, they all seem all right. I'm not being amazed by any of them though. I mean, it's great that you are interested in Pearl Harbour and all that, but for the two first questions, I feel there's something missing. Perhaps you can briefly explain your ambitions with the questions, and what you want to argue, as well as what the counterarguments are? As you probably know, the ex
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