Updates.. Read if u care lol

Hi everyone, so I’d just like to update you with what’s been going on in my life since I’ve been so inactive. I just started my junior year of high school enrolled into the international baccalaureate (IB) diploma program! It’s challenging, but I’m hoping that I can manage 😅. Also, on top of that, I’ve been in intensive therapy for my eating disorder for about a month now. I’m not going to lie, it’s mentally exhausting. But I want everyone here with any mental disorders to know that recovery is worth it (even though it may not seem like it) and possible. Sorry for rambling, but I’ll try to be more active with all these side issues going on❤️!

  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you:Theory of Knowledge
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll:Extended Essay
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll:Caffeine
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you:CAS
  • The Sinammon roll:your IB coordinator
On IB Master Post

So this is a rehash of an awesome ask I got a week ago. Just because I wanted to make an IB master post. I added some stuff so even if you read that, I recommend also reading this. Also I added resources and links at the bottom. 

And I made this whole thing sparklier with GIFs because I like GIFs and I don’t think IB Master Posts have to be sad and boring.

So here’s a post on preparing and surviving IB. Good luck! 

Keep reading

How to write a good TOK essay

·      Max 1600 words

·      Use knowledge from all subjects you take

·      Use knowledge from your life outside of school

·      Use knowledge from CAS experiences (could, but doesn’t necessarily, give a good example for your essay)

·      General and true questions (titles)

·      Get different perspectives in your essays (for example use parents, family, do research etc.) Religion, gender, age etc.

·      News and newspapers could be used to give different views

·      All claims should be connected or supported by examples, and all examples should be effective and varied

·      Don’t spend too many words explaining the example. Use 1-3 sentences to describe the example.

·      Link knowledge issues to areas of knowledge and ways of knowing

·      Step away from your essay to get a perspective on yourself

·      The title should be exactly as given (no number needed)

·      The title is the heading

·      Well presented

·      References are important

·      Bibliography is needed as well

·      Use personal example that other people will not be able to use

·      The word count does not include: title, bibliography, pictures, maps, charts, diagrams, tables, illustrations, references

·      Put word count in the end of the essay

·      Do not hand in a first draft with more than 1600 words

Structure of the essay:

Paragraph 1: 150-200

Paragraph 2 and 3: 400

Paragraph 4 and 5: 400

Paragraph 6 and 7: 400

Paragraph 8-9: 150-200

Paragraph 1:

·      Bring up knowledge question. Don’t state directly “my knowledge question is” or “KW =”. State it indirectly.

·      State your thesis (basically short answer to the knowledge question) i.e. your main claim

·      Present what you will bring up in the essay (to make it easier for readers to understand what you will talk about). Use one sentence do describe this. Basically bring up your main claims of each paragraph/perspective/view

·      Make the introduction interesting, something that makes them want to continue reading

Paragraph 2:

·      Start with a claim, which is connected to your knowledge question

·      Explain and elaborate, clarify your claim

·      Use an example to support your claim. Bring up persona examples that could perfectly support your claim. No fake examples.

Paragraph 3:

·      Bring up a counter claim to the claim in the second paragraph.

·      Explain and elaborate, clarify your counter claim

·      Use an example to support your counterclaim

·      Link this counter claim to your knowledge question. Sum up the insights quickly.

General tip:

Make sure your examples are open for people to understand. Don’t use complicated math, because the examiner might not understand it.

Paragraph 4:

·      Claim

·      Explain

·      Example


Paragraph 5:

·      Counterclaim

·      Example

·      Link to knowledge question

Paragraph 6 and 7 could look the same as 4 and 5.

Make it easy for the examiner to follow your ideas and understand what you are talking about.

Paragraph 8:

·      Implications and significance. Why is this important? So what?

·      Bring in perspectives. Explain a perspective that someone else would have. Only do this if you didn’t bring up perspectives in the pervious paragraphs.

·      Bring back the previous perspectives and discuss

Paragraph 9:

·      Sum up your arguments and conclude. State the thesis again, in short.


13:08 18.06.15

//I need to stop buying things… Almost died in paperchase and in Blackwells in Oxford. I bought a couple of cute moleskine journals for next year, some Washi stickers, see through coloured postits (they’re my fave) along with a bunch of books… Some of which I’ve already started to a note!.//

I’m Back!

Hello studyblr friends!

Now that the IB exams are over and I have officially graduated from high school, I wish to finally share with you some photos of myself. I am extremely satisfied with the past 2 years, and truly hope the IB results will be enough to get me to med school.

This is me with my school principal.

This is me making the valedictorian speech as I have received the highest internal school grades across the 2 years.

Thank you for all the support and I am looking forward to making more studyblr related posts asap. Work hard and play hard my friends! I never wanted to post any photos of myself but on this occasion I couldn’t resist to share the positive event that has occurred in my life.

We can realise our dreams!

Fear of Presenting

Hi there!

Last week, I did my FOA in English and something I came to think about is that  a lot of people feel very uncomfortable and fear presenting in from of the class or a bigger group in general. I personally don’t have a huge problem with presenting, I can think that it is quite fun. But I started to reflect upon what makes me feel somewhat comfortable when standing in fromt of other people and I came up with a list of tips that you can do if you feel like presenting is hard.

1. Make sure you know your subject- This is really important. If you know what you are talking about then you will feel more comfortable especially if you are asked questions. Also, when you present in front of others and you know the subject much better than the audience, you will most likely feel like you are a step above them and a little bit superior. Because just in this subject, you know much more than they do.

2. Make sure you know how to pronounce all words- This is something that I find very important. If I don’t know how to pronounce all the words that I am going to say, I easily get nervous. If you are doing for example a history or psychology presentation where you have to pronounce a lot of names, this problem can easily arise. Make sure that you look up, ask a friend or ask a teacher about the pronunciation to make your presentation as pleasant, for you and your audience, as possible.

3. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable- This is something that most people may not think a lot about, but for me it can be really important. If I stand in front of a lot of people, speaking, then I don’t want to have to think about how my clothes look or how I look. It may seem like a small problem, but you do want to eliminate all factors that may make you feel uncomfortable, so I always wear something that I feel won’t distract me and something I feel good wearing.

4. Stand tall- Body posture is always important. Standing up with your back up straight can make you feel more comfortable and make you feel like this is Your moment. In TOK, we watched a video about how our body posture makes people interpret us in certain ways. We can get more authority by using ”power positions” such as standing up tall and talking with our hands.That same video also talked about how you could do a “superman pose” for two minutes in the bathroom before presenting to gain confidence. So when presenting, use your body language to your advantage. Stand up, use your hands and speak loudly, this will make you seem more confident and like you know what you are talking about.

I hope you appreciated these tips!

Originally posted by amancanfly

Have a nice Christmas!