International Baccalureate

pensandprongs  asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you had any advice for an IB Art student struggling to meet or even understand the requirements for the investigative workbook?

Hey there! Thanks for dropping by :) I’m so sorry it took me a while to get to this. I myself am only just starting the course, so I asked my Art teacher some stuff in the way of advice. I also thought I’d post this so anyone else looking for clarification will be able to read it.

To start with, the IB has implemented a new Visual Arts curriculum. This is its second year. In this new curriculum, the IWB is called the Process Journal, though your teacher might still be calling it the IWB, which is just fine.

To quote my teacher (about the workbook):

“In short, it’s a place where you can put in anything, really. It’s a scrapbook, it’s a diary, it’s a journal. It’s a place to collect all your ideas and experiments. It’s multi-faceted. It doesn’t even have to be in the form of a workbook, though a workbook is a good place to start. It doesn’t really matter as long as [the teacher] can see it. It’s anything and everything, really, except your studio work. It’s where you put in research, experiments, everything. You’ll have to complete 5 pages a week, which you’ll probably struggle with at first, but at the end of the course you’ll probably be producing far more, and you’ll forget what the problem was. You send 15 pages , or screens, as they’re called, off to the IB. You might want to bear in mind not to write down anything that’s too personal or intimate, though. Like, you don’t want to be writing about your boyfriend or girlfriend. Remember that [your teacher] will be reading it, and then at some point the IB.”

In really short, it’s a place for anything art-related.

Here is a link to a really great journal checklist my teacher made to help you make sure you did everything you needed to

I hope that helped you at least a little!

-Summer xx

IB Tips

I’ve just completed my last mock IB exams before I take the real ones in May. If you are like me and waited until the night before to start studying for them…I would advise you to do otherwise. Especially for subjects such as Physics and History of the America’s, you are better off starting at least a week before and looking at the material bit by bit. If you have not discussed with your teachers how to fill out the cover page DO SO IMMEDIATELY. The cover page can get a bit confusing when you have answered 15 questions and they state to write down all the questions you’ve completed. 

For History: If you are using a general text book in class to learn the material, I would suggest getting the official International Baccalaureate text books they make. It is more to the point and they have great tips for taking the exam. 

For Physics: DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REVIEW FOR THE EXAMS

For Languages: Make sure you understand the texts and are able to make connections between them. Also, make sure you are on subject and not going off topic too often.

For Math: If you don’t learn the material when you are supposed to in class, then you have a problem. Math skills is something you accumulate over time and it is not something you can learn over night. 

Good Luck and message me with any questions you may have. We are all in this together ;)

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Empire State of Mind- Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Rapper’s Delight- Sugarhill Gang

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON- N.W.A.

Folsom Prison Gangstaz (Eazy E vs. Johnny Cash)- DJ Topcat

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