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Charles Allen Schultz II [userpic]
Another IB History Question
by Charles Allen Schultz II (Charles Allen Schultz II)
at September 9th, 2011 (05:07 pm)

current mood: confused

Well, I've looked through some documentation and I've been unable to find a minimum or maximum for source counts.  I don't know if there is (other than obviously at least 2 because of evaluation of sources) but my teacher made mention of 8 book sources.  I don't see how I would use so many sources in a paper so small.

marionetteblue3 [userpic]
Comparative essays
by marionetteblue3 (marionetteblue3)
at July 20th, 2011 (11:46 am)

Searching for example comparative essays - doesn't have to be IB specific, just exemplar! 

Thank you in advance! Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Chem design prac
by the_ced (the_ced)
at May 22nd, 2011 (06:44 pm)

current mood: worried

 Hey, I have to do a IB chemistry design prac. The question is "Investigate the effect of acid rain on building materials." 

I was thinking of designing a prac where the acidity of the water and the surface area is kept the same and different materials are tested....

Thanks for any help :)

Sorry if I'm not clear enough, It's my first time on this site...

Screwed for my IOP! Help!
by ibwillendme (ibwillendme)
at March 13th, 2011 (01:32 pm)

current mood: worried


Hey Guys,

So basically my english teacher told me about my IOP literally a week before the day where we have to present.. I was pretty sure I knew what I was gonna do but when I tried to put it all together I realized I don't have crap to talk about. So basically we have 4 books we can choose from:

-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
-Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
-Candide by Voltaire


-Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I had originally chosen slaughterhouse-five since I actually liked it and I was gonna do an analytical presentation until I realized that I suck at analyzing and that an analytical presentation would've been pretty boring. So now I'm trying to come up with ideas for a Creative Presentation but I have NO clue as to what I can do. 

Any help is appreciated since my IOP is in 5 days.. PLEASE HELP!

Psychology Extended Essay Help!
by mistyrii (mistyrii)
at March 1st, 2011 (10:19 pm)

current mood: stressed

I'm doing my extended essay topic on psychology, but I need a proper research question!! T_T
Someone please help!

I'm doing my essay on dreams, but I don't have a proper thesis or a focused enough research question... in fact, I have no idea what I am doing at all, so can someone please offer help on some sample topics on dreams??

This is an emergency! I've my rough draft due in a few weeks!! D:

abcchoos [userpic]
Math Studies IA
by abcchoos (abcchoos)
at February 22nd, 2011 (08:02 pm)

I need a topic!!!!!!! I really don't know what to do, gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, someone help please lol.

IB Spanish
by sweetgirl222 (sweetgirl222)
at February 8th, 2011 (12:58 pm)

current mood: awake

So I'm taking IB Spanish and I'm in the first year of it, but I want to know what kinds of topics you other students are learning about at this point in the year, I want to see if we're actally doing the IB aspect of it.

Bkwmkiwi [userpic]
by Bkwmkiwi (bkwmkiwi)
at December 19th, 2010 (10:11 pm)

So how are we feeling, November takers? All my friends who did our state certificate (VCE in Vic, Aus) have all gotten their results, and it's actually hard to see them all sure of their uni places and whatnot. But hey, it'll be worth it, right? Did anyone find any of the papers exceptionally hard? SL English paper 1 was a bit more difficult than I expected...

by jellybelly9 (jellybelly9)
at December 4th, 2010 (01:34 pm)

I'm having some difficulty creating a strong IOP topic. I'm planning on using the novels, "Sorrow of War" and "The Things They Carried" as I absolutely loved both of these novels and the way the act of storytelling becomes more important the stories themselves. I'm familiar with the process of creating an IOP but I'm just at a loss as to how to create a topic that address the storytelling aspect of these novels that I love so dearly. I apologize if I'm making no sense as usual. :P any ideas?

sielunkumppani [userpic]
English A2 Written Task
by sielunkumppani (sielunkumppani)
at November 18th, 2010 (01:14 am)

So I'm doing English A2 HL and our first Written Task is due Friday. I still haven't got an idea of what to write it on so if anyone here has read the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and has any kind of suggestions I would appreciate them. A lot!

To you guys who have read the book and maybe even discussed it in class I can explain what I was thinking of doing in the first place. I wanted to write a scene from Daisy's point of view, maybe even an additional one about the day before she married Tom. The teacher, however, suggested that I'd stick to Nick's narrative as this would show knowledge of the narrative technique used in the novel. After this comment I didn't find my idea interesting at all anymore as if I wrote the pastiche from his point of view there wouldn't be much I'd be able to tell in addition to what the book already tells.

So this is why I'm in deep trouble as I seem to have no interesting ideas for the task whatsoever - this means even the smallest advice is highly appreciated! Thank you in advance. :)

IOP IBS English
by caroline_eden (caroline_eden)
at November 9th, 2010 (10:56 pm)

current mood: stressed

so my IOP is tomorrow... it's my first time doing an IOP and it turns out i'm the very first person in my class doing it...
i'm doing it on the scarlet letter and i was thinking about talking about how mistress hibbins serves as an accomplice for chillingworth (she always talks about black man = chillingworth)
first of all, how am i supposed to prove it? (i have a lot of relevant info)
then, how do i write my IOP? like a mini-essay where i present my thesis and prove with quotes?
then, after i'm done writing it, how am i supposed to prepare myself to present tomorrow? can i have notecards? can i make a powerpoint with just pictures & quotes?

my teacher said it should be analytical, and i'm ok with that. i feel comfortable being quite analytical. but the fact that i have no idea how to do it scares the crap outta me. help?!?!?!?!

(p.s. i'm in IBS english if that makes a difference)

我可能不是人哦~ [userpic]
Hey guys!
by 我可能不是人哦~ (xploded_tb)
at October 27th, 2010 (12:42 pm)

current mood: nervous

It's nearing 2nd of November, in fact, we're just about under a week to go before 2nd of November!

Anyone prepared?

Also, good luck to all taking the November examinations!

by "Genius, led by Study, wears the crown." J.S.M. (acid_gloss)
at September 29th, 2010 (04:53 am)

Okay so I am doing IB Music SL and my training is in vocals. Meaning that I am not as musically knowledgeable as basically everyone in my class, so I am nervous!
We are set to do our first ~musical investigation and I have chosen Comptine D'Un Autre Ete" by Yann Tiersen.

A little excerpt and just tell me if I am going in the right direction (if so I will give you 1000 internet kisses!):

"The piece in its entirety is in a very minimalistic style. The piece maintains a 4/4 time signature throughout, and piano is played exclusively. It carries a harmonious 4-bar ostinato while the harmony plays and a rthymic 4-bar ostinato while the melody plays. The melody has a wide range – extending a few notes over an octave – with a contour that resembles that of a wave: a conjunct three-note ascension then a plummet to the first note of the melody. The movement of the melody is conjunct as the intervals are small and in a connected manner. The moments of cadence after each phrase are brief in the melody; each cadence refuels the emotional intensity of the melody itself like a breath. There is an absence of syncopation and countermelody."

Blah. :( I am so unsure rn.

Maria [userpic]
Math studies project.
by Maria (mlo_7)
at August 31st, 2010 (03:09 pm)

Hi everyone, I'm new to this community so I really hope I go about posting correctly haha.

I am having difficulty working out the details in my math studies project. My title is "Analyzing the validity of the idea of home field advantage in the sport of soccer". I have taken 2 teams from 3 different leagues and tallied up their game results over the past 3 seasons, and assigned points to wins, ties and losses. 

This is an example of one of the tables.

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Win = 2 points Tie = 1 points Loss = 0 points

Right now I'm really struggling with it because it is pretty basic so it is difficult for me to come up with different math processes and how to work with the presentation and information. I was hoping you guys might be able to give me a few ideas.

Hello lovelies!
by "Genius, led by Study, wears the crown." J.S.M. (acid_gloss)
at August 21st, 2010 (06:04 am)

I am doing my Psychology Extended Essay on:

To what extent does the pressure to conform to a certain physical stand affect the mentality and physical health of women globally?

I already have the Psychology IB Rubric (thank you internet!) but I am having trouble finding exemplar Psychology Extended Essays that got 6s or 7s?

Help me!

Retaking Chemistry HL
by McPerfectlyUnperfect (mcobscene)
at July 25th, 2010 (03:27 pm)

Title pretty much says it all, but does anyone have any advice on how to go about studying for retakes?

Any study tips in general or something you found out that worked the second time around would be much appreciated! 

Thank you in advance. [=

sohmer [userpic]
Extended Essay drama
by sohmer (itsahit)
at July 24th, 2010 (08:30 pm)

Alright guys. So, I have to have my rough draft for the EE done by August 16th when school starts. I just changed my topic, two weeks beforehand. Yeah, no kidding.

I am now wanting to do my essay on Sylvia Plath's poetry. I have her collected works, have read The Bell Jar and various poems and know quite a bit about her life. I have some ideas for theses, but I really need someone with whom I can bounce ideas around. If you think you can help me (any help is appreciated) and have some knowledge on Plath's works, please leave a comment here with which contact systems I can use and I will respond with my own information...

D: thank you guys. -about to cry-

(i always flirt with death) [userpic]
by (i always flirt with death) (xhoney_bee)
at July 7th, 2010 (01:41 am)
current song: alright for now - tom petty

How were they? Mine were a lot lower than my predicted: 33.

:( Happy? Not happy?

Zelnor [userpic]
IB Diploma Exam 2010 Results expected in: 4 hours, 53 minutes and 22 seconds.
by Zelnor (zelnor)
at July 6th, 2010 (11:53 am)

Well, at least here in CET+1.

Good luck to all who are still waiting to receive their results for 2010. It's been quite some time since exams, and hopefully they aren't something we'll have to repeat.

At 16:45:00 GMT(?), IB results will be available via http://results.ibo.org. Be sure to have your Session Number and alphanumeric PIN ready!

Lucy [userpic]
by Lucy (magiclucywink)
at June 13th, 2010 (02:21 pm)
current song: Code V - 중독 | Powered by Last.fm

Hi everyone :)

Even though exams are over, I have more work than ever (not in graduating class *sigh)

anyways, my math portfolio is due in about 2-3 days. and I need help writing this out.

I'm in Math SL and I'm doing my Portfolio #1, it's about infinite sequences. For those of you that are doing it/already done it, can you guys help me?

When it says calculate the sum of Sn, do we need to write out the steps within the portfolio (cause it's BRUTALLY long.)

And also, for the general sequence, did you guys just get Sn = a? or do we do Sn approaches a? o_o I'm a bit confused on that cause Sn never actually REACHES a. and if it's a log graph, it shouldn't right? So making it Sn=a seems wrong to me >_<. it would be great if you guys could help me out!