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  1. According to the syllabus these are the topics you could study. Choose TWO. I'll study topic 1 and topic 2. Topic 1: Causes, practices and effects of wars War was a major feature of the 20th century. In this topic the different types of war should be identified, and the causes, practices and effects of these conflicts should be studied. Major themes Different types and nature of 20th century warfare • Civil • Guerrilla • Limited war, total war Origins and causes of wars • Long-term, short-term and immediate causes • Economic, ideological, political, religio
  2. marauder7

    Resources on Mao

    China and Mao Manchu= last Chinese dynasty Dr. Sun= 1st governor in China Kuo Min Tang= the nationalist party in the Chinese revolution. Leaders were middle class Kung Ch’an Tang= Communist party People’s Daily= a newspaper, control of the media Mao used. The Great Leap Forward= Mao’s 2nd Five Year Plan in it there was a land reform and an intensive production. It caused famine and Mao lost power. Cultural Revolution= Mao’s attempt to regain power, personality cult. Little Red Book= A book that contained Mao’s quotations and every citizen should carry a copy during the Cultural Revolution in C
  3. The girl (the one who has braces) did say that IB is rigorous.. Yes, but the IB picture that the video presents is still not accurate. And about the EE, it IS a good preparation. But I doubt that IB students are actually excited about it. And if someone is excited, then he/she is a minority.
  4. I started learning English in kindergarden when I was about 4. It was a very natural process, and I never had to actually study. In primary school I took half of the day in English (about 3 hours) and half in Spanish. From 1st grade till about 4th grade I had a weekly spelling and vocabulary test (10 words per week). Then when I was in 2nd grade I started reading Harry Potter. Afterwards I've read a ton of books in English. In junior high I started analyzing novels (not in the depth of the IB course, though) and writing essays. I had a great teacher in 9th grade who taught us how to write good
  5. The Math Studies IA is a project that you will do using mathematics that you learned during the IB course. Don't worry very much if your teacher hasn't mentioned it yet. My teacher mentioned it in March from last year... I started my IA a week before it was due. Take your time to choose what are you going to do your IA on. This is hard, because you have to make sure you use complex math. I did my project about Angry Birds. My objective was to find the angle with which a bird should be thrown in order to kill a certain pig. My teacher won't tell me my grade, but he says it was good. More detail
  6. I found this video on YouTube: I am the kind of person that complains about IB, but at the same time defends it when someone ( a non-IB person) criticizes the program. At this point of my life I am not sure how I feel about this video... But I am sure of one thing: "I am excited about my EE" <--- Really? come on!! :/ And the background music pfffffff What are your opinions?
  7. Say something like "It was an honor to accept an offer of admission from X University. (say some good things about the university). Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend to X University (say your reasons, they may not be 100% true)." And thank them again for being admitted.
  8. Your words were truly inspirational!! We have done a LOT of work, and we "just" have our exams left. One part of me wants May 18 (the day of my last exam) to come as fast as possible. Another part of me is sad because High School is almost over. We have just one week of classes left. Then I will miss my friends, IB jokes.... and even my teachers. It is nice to know that many people around the world feel the same way I do
  9. I have two literature classes: Spanish A1 and English A2. I believe that the syllabus changed this year, however there must be some similarities. Spanish: We read the texts in class (and some for homework) and discuss them (themes, symbols, literary devices, etc). It is always useful to take notes. English (I think my English teacher is better): We read the books for homework, but little by little. For example, the teacher assigns us to read the first chapter of a book (she usually gives us two days to do this). Then we discuss the chapter in class. She explains the literary devices found in t
  10. I agree. Why don't you make notes on possible answers for each one of the command terms? They are not that many (10-15) and it will be definetly a good preparation for the exam.
  11. "The Outsiders" "That was then, this is now" both by S.E. Hinton. Why don't you google 'Buildungsroman' and check the novels that fall into that category? Wikipedia may be a good start
  12. marauder7

    Paper 1:Time

    Hey! As you know we have 1 hour to answer the 4 questions in paper 1 (or 5, it depends how you see it). I am slow when writing exams. When I had mock exams, I barely had time to finish Paper 1. I didn't answer the last question with enough depth and I had 4/8 marks in that question. What is your advice for time management in paper 1? How much time should be dedicated to each question?
  13. This seems like a good idea. It takes a lot of discipline, though. When studying I turn off all the electronic devices and set goals. (for example by 19.00 I should be done with X). The problem is that sometimes I still get distracted and end up staring at the celing ad thinking. Do you have any advise for this?
  14. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is a hard question. The "correct" thing to say would be that I would help my friend. But, thinking realistically probably I wouldn't. I am a girl and have absolutely no fighting skills. So I don't think I would help much if I got involved anyway. I think I would probably try to get helped. However, if something happened to my friend I would feel terribly guilty, selfish and weak.
  15. Do you know anyone from the other school? It would be great for you if you could talk to a student about their experience. And also how much do you care about your IB score? If you don't care that much then It'll be ok if you stay at your old school. You must research if that other school has the same subjects that you take. There is a girl that changed to my school from another school and she adapted pretty well. So I think it could also work for you.
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