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IB Physics – 7 Ways to Get a 7

IB Physics – 7 Ways to Get a 7

IB Physics, especially at the Higher Level, is one of the most difficult subjects in the IB Diploma. Nonetheless, it is still very possible to attain a 7. In fact, according to the IB Statistical Report in November 2009, 31% of Standard Level Candidates and 20% of Higher Level Candidates received a 7. This means that on average, in a class of 20 HL students, 4 will get a 7.

So how do you get into that top 20%?

To find out, I’ve asked many successful past IB Physics students regarding their techniques, as well as IB Physics teachers, one of whom used to mark IB Papers. Combining this with my own experiences, I’ve found 7 key things that successful students are doing in terms of learning the course and IB Revision.

1) Know Your IB Physics Syllabus

One of the best aspects of IB Science subjects is the Syllabus. The Syllabus contains all the possible concepts that could possibly be examined. I know a teacher who actually writes IB Papers and he told me that every question that is written is closely checked according to the Syllabus and if it’s not relevant, it is removed. This means that if you can do every point in the Syllabus, then there is nothing that can surprise you in your final examination. So if you still have plenty of time before your final exams, make sure you have you syllabus next to you as you revise.

2) Annotate Your IB Physics Syllabus

We can go one step further. What I strongly recommend is printing out a copy of all of the relevant sections of the Syllabus. As you learn/revise, don’t just write down notes in your notebook, write your notes on your printed version of the syllabus! That way, as you learn, you’re cross-referencing to your syllabus. When you do this, you’ll be well aware of all the topics you’ve covered, the topics you’ve missed and importantly, the topics that you’re not yet familiar with.

3) Maximize Your IB Physics Internal Assessment (IA) Scores

Whilst the IB Physics exam may be difficult, the Internal Assessment is much easier. This is because you can do them without any time pressure whatsoever. Also, most teachers give you plenty of opportunities to maximise your IA scores. And most importantly, scoring high in your IAs means that you can score lower in your final exam and still get a 7. What I recommend is to look at your Physics Guide very closely and look at what is required of you for the IAs. If there is anything you’re unsure about, make sure you ask your teacher about it. If you don’t do as well as you’d hoped, find out why you lost marks. There should be no excuse for not scoring 40+ in your IAs.

4) Make Sure You Understand Each Point Before You Move On

This is crucial. As your teacher explains each point, make sure that you really understand it before they move on …

Immigrate To Canada? Yes, But How?

Immigrate To Canada? Yes, But How?

Canadian citizenship – a dream comes true
Well, a person can become a Canadian citizen by being born in Canada, or in some cases, by being born outside Canada to a Canadian parent. Or, as in the case of permanent residents a person could apply to become a Canadian citizen.

To apply for Canadian citizenship an applicant must

Be be at least 18 years, or a minor child of a citizen or applicant for citizenship

Be Be a permanent resident

Have have lived in Canada for three of four years immediately before applying for citizenship

Have Have a knowledge of English or French

Have have knowledge of Canada, and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship

Not not be prohibited from being granted citizenship because of criminal prohibitions, because they are under a deportation order or because they represent a security problem

The Citizenship Act allows the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration under certain circumstances to waive the requirement of language, knowledge, or taking the oath.
The application itself has to be delivered to CPC Sydney and must be accompanied by a processing fee of $ 100 plus in most cases a Right To Citizenship fee of additional $ 100.00 for adults. CPC reviews the application for its proper completion including all necessary information, and if the processing fee has been paid. If everything is in order the applicant will receive a confirmation letter that the application has been received. This confirmation letter is accompanied by a copy of 'A Look at Canada', a guide on which the written Citizenship is based on.
At the same time CPC will forward the application to the RCMP and the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) for a background check. The background check includes a check for a criminal record, security record and immigration record. Finally CPC prepares a certificate package and sends it to the CIC office near the applicant's address. The CIC office sets a date for the citizenship test and sends an invitation to the applicant.

If more information is required about prohibition or residency, or if an applicant failed the written citizenship test, an interview will be scheduled with a Citizenship judge. In this case the citizenship judge reviews the application and the test to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for Citizenship. If deemed necessary the applicant will have an interview scheduled with the Citizenship judge. The applicant will receive a written explanation outlining the reasons, if the judge does not approve the application. Afterwards the applicant could apply again
Egypt appeal the decision to the Federal Court. The Right of Citizenship fee of $ 100.00 would have refunded approximately after 7 to 9 months and delivered to the last known address of the applicant.

However, if the judge approves the citizenship the applicant is invited to attend a citizenship ceremony and take the Oath of Citizenship. At the ceremony the applicant receives finally the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, and will become with this act a proud Canadian …

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101 – A Book Summary

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101 – A Book Summary

Dr. Frankel clearly identifies the common mistakes -101 in

all–that women commit unconsciously to sabotage their

careers. This book provides revolutionary guides to help

the women of today eliminate the girl-like behaviors they

became accustomed with, which hold them back professionally.

How You Play the Game

Unfortunately, women are not as trained to participate in

competitive sports. It is only recently that women started

making their marks in this field. Thus, most women do not

know the rules of the game of business. They simply do not

know how to play it–and more importantly, how to win it.

Some of the common mistakes women commit as they play the

game of business are: pretending it isn’t a game; playing

the game safely and within bounds; working hard; doing the

what you want; avoiding office politics; being the

conscience; protecting jerks; holding your tongue;

failing to capitalize on relationships; and, not

understanding the needs of your constituents.

How You Act

Being successful in the world of business is not only

dependent on your knowledge of how to play it. It is also

important to know how to act, professionally. Dr. Frankel

enumerates some unlikely behaviors in the workplace that

can be hard career busters.

These are: polling before making a decision; needing to

be liked; not needing to be liked; not asking questions

for fear of sounding stupid; acting like a man; telling

the whole truth and nothing but the truth (so help you

God); sharing too much personal information; being

overly concerned with offending others; denying the

importance of money; flirting; acquiescing to bullies;

decorating your office like your living room; feeding

others; offering a limp handshake; being financially

insecure; and, helping.

How You Think

Changing the way you think can greatly impact a change

in your career. Note the beliefs and thought patterns

you learn early in girlhood that you need to reconsider

and then eventually forget.

Some of these are: making miracles; taking full

responsibility; obediently following instructions;

viewing men in authority as father figures; limiting

your possibilities; ignoring the quid pro quo (something

that’s exchanged in return for something else); skipping

meetings; putting work ahead of your personal life;

letting people waste your time; prematurely abandoning

your career goals; ignoring the importance of network

relationships; refusing perks; making up negative

stories; and, striving for perfection.

How You Brand and Market Yourself

Marketing oneself is as important as marketing a

specific brand. Think of yourself as a brand that’s

needs to be marketed effectively. Alongside these come

some important points that women need to particularly

remember.

The following are some mistakes to avoid in marketing

yourself: falling to define your brand; minimizing your

work or position; using only your nickname or first name;

waiting to be noticed; refusing high-profile assignments;

being modest; staying in you safety zone; giving away

your ideas; working in stereotypical roles or

departments; ignoring feedback; and, being invisible;

How You Sound

Put special attention to your choice words, tone of voice,

speed of speech …

Thinking Out of the Box – Photo-Rejuvenation

Thinking Out of the Box – Photo-Rejuvenation

The new age of Aquarius with it's new paradigm of the laws of Quantum Physics, has given us the opportunity to climb out of the box. And now that we are out of the box we can start "thinking" outside the box.

We have 2000 years to use the new clear, un-manipulated 'mater' of the Age of Aquarius and create new ideas, new forms, new functions, new realities, more convince to this Age of 'energy. "

The Laws of Quantum Physics tell us that we live more and have our existence in an infinite ocean of thinking, intelligent energy called the Quantum Ocean. Which in reality is the Mind of God. We are also told that All is energy, we are energy and thoughts are energy tools that we use to create what we desire.

Within this Quantum Ocean there is no time, only the Now. Everything that is, was, or will be exists there. It is time for us to understand this and start to think outside the box. We can create huge, wonderful "Will Be's." out of this Quantum Ocean.

No time for timidness or fear. It is time to unwrap your imagination from the fetters of the past and soar high into the rated air of the Now, (Aquarius).

Here is a remarkable 'out of the box thought' that we can all use. Everything that ever was exists in the Quantum Ocean. This means you at age one, or ten, or 20 or 30 exists there.
Right now you are manifesting yourself at the age you are now. The now is all we really have now.

But we have the paradigm of the Laws of Quantum Physics to use other nows. This means that we can manifest the now or "the you" that was younger and in perfect health.

We can take that Perfect You and lie it out over the energy matrix of the Now You. In this way the "Perfect You." Will become the Now You.

How can we do this? Well search your photo album and pick out a photo of yourself that you feel shows you at your healthiest best. A photo, thanks to the laws of Quantum Physics, is an exact energy representation of you. The photo is you. The photo of you in perfect health is actually you in perfect health. Now take the photo and use it to overlay the "now you."

The energies from the "perfect you" will become the "now you."

How can you do this? Well you can use the new Aquarian Age Sciences of Mental Radionics, Orgone Technology or the Science of Radionics. They will all work.

There is no limit to what we can do in the next 2000 years. The only limitation is our own minds. Start your own "thinking big out of the box" ideas. Did you ever hear the story about the man who said it could not be done and was almost run over by the man who was doing it? …

Choose a Real Estate Career With Confidence

Choose a Real Estate Career With Confidence

With the uncertain economy, many people are afraid to step out and try something new, especially if that new venture involves real estate. Let's face it; after watching the mortgage crisis and then seeing homes sit on the market for several months at a time, it's hard to drum up the confidence needed to pursue a real estate career. Before you get too discouraged, you should take a look at some of the latest numbers. You might be surprised to learn that many states are bounce back quickly, and some cities are showing excellent promise in the wake of the biggest recession since the Great Depression.

Before you wave the assurances, you should take a look at the overall economic picture for the United States. Yes, we did recently lose our top credit rating as a country, but the news outlets have been so concerned with passing along the bad news that everyone hopes to look at the good things. Did you know that the stock markets have doubled since March of 2009? In fact, in brief moments of glory, that number is more than double. Because this has been a slow process, we are spared the drama in the media, but that means many people are unaware that the progress has even been made. What this gradual improvement also means is that we can be certain it's not a fluke. This is a strengthening that has taken place over several months and not something that is likely to stutter and fail without warning.

How does this translate into a real estate career for you? Well, you can look at several different aspects. First of all, home prices are still quite low as a result of the recession. This does not have to be a bad thing, as many people are beginning to gain the confidence needed to seek out property to purchase. Jobs are more plentiful, meaning saloons are steadier, and that translates into home sales. As a real estate agent, you can benefit from this growing trend. Not only that, you can also fill the gaps left by real estate agents who bought new carers when the housing bubble burst. There is a real need for people seeking real estate careers as more and more people find their purchasing confidence.

There are several national companies with amazing models from which to choose. You'll recognize several of the names, but before you choose, you should make sure you get what you need from the company you join. Find a real estate business that will offer you the training and support you need to get your real estate career off the ground. Taking the classes and the exam will give you the technical knowledge you need to get started, but you will not be able to really grow as a real estate professional unless you have a support system in place. …

Bee Movie and Beowulf Movie Review

Bee Movie and Beowulf Movie Review

Bee Movie Review

Bee Movie” stars a very talented voice cast led by Jerry Seinfeld, Mathew Broderick, and Renee Zellweger. This animated film takes place in New York City, where a bee by the name of Barry leaves his bee hive to explore the outside world.

Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) has just graduated from college with his buddy Adam Flayman (Mathew Broderick). After Barry realizes that he will be working with the same job for the rest of his life, he decides to explore outside of the hive before he doesn’t have a chance to. Once Barry leaves the hive, but he breaks one very important bee rule: Never talk to humans. He meets a human by the name of Vanessa Bloome (Renee Zellweger), who saved his life. The two become close friends, but soon Barry finds out that the humans have been stealing honey from the bees for profit. He decides to sue the human race for stealing their honey.

Jerry Seinfeld adds some witty humor to a well mannered story about bees that will even amuse ones who aren’t fans of Jerry Seinfeld. This is a step towards great animation that adults will enjoy just as much as the children. Not a moment is dull in this sweet gift of a film. Although, some moments are absolutely ridiculous, those are overlooked considering all of the animated duds made this year. This is one of the better animated films of the year.

Bee Movie has all the special ingredients that make these films bearable for adults. It has a few big laughs scattered through the whole film. Jerry Seinfeld puts forth a worthy family film that has many clever moments. “Bee Movie” is funny, witty, and as sweet as honey.

A clever little animated flick that, in my humble opinion, puts a sting on “Ratatouille”. “Bee Movie” is sure to please kids as well as entertain adults with its clever ideas. Funny at times and has a talented cast. Spread the buzz around to those who found “Ratatouille” a bore.

Beowulf Movie Review

“Beowulf” stars Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robert Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie. The film takes place in a village that is being disrupted by a beast. This is an adventure/fantasy that will be marveled only by its new age of animation.

“Beowulf” starts off with the village having a loud party that agitates the town beast, who has sensitive ears and goes by the name Grendal (Crispin Glover). The king (Anthony Hopkins) is tired of the destruction that Grendal has caused the town and calls upon the hero Beowulf (Ray Winstone). Beowulf then agrees to slay the beast. After his encounter with Grendal ends with Grendal missing an arm, Beowulf is unaware that the beast has an angry mother (Angelina Jolie) that he must face after slaying Grendal.

“Beowulf” puts the stunning animation that was used for “The Polar Express” to bloody good use. The problem with …

How To Create A Healthy Work Life Balance By Finding Your Purpose

How To Create A Healthy Work Life Balance By Finding Your Purpose

Creating a healthy work life balance is so much easier if you're doing the work you were born to do. This is not an impossible dream and anyone can find or create that work. When you do, it's like never working another day in your life. Here are four tips to help you create a healthy work life balance by finding the work you were born to do.

Firstly, life has an uncanny habit of giving us what we absolutely need, not necessarily what we want at any given moment. So it's important to be open to the messages and learning that come from challenges and difficulties. When we come to believe that there are no mistakes and wrong decisions, only learning and growth, then life does genuinely feel happier and more purposeful. Think of life as a game where you're playing with the house's money and you can not lose.

Secondly, interesting mental connections and ideas tend to occur when the mind is relaxed and not seriously trying hard to solve the problem of "where on earth is my career heading?" Somehow, I attended a book called "Zen & The Art Of Making A Living" into my life while taking a trip around the world before the birth of my first son and at just the moment when I was calmly receptive to the messages it contained. Out of the experience came the decision to retrain as a business psychologist in my mid-thirties. So be on the look-out for those new mental connections when you're on holiday or out for a relaxing walk with the dog.

Thirdly, be open to making connections between episodes of life which have been develly enjoyable and where you have been "in flow". In other words where time seems to just stand still because you become lost in the process what you are doing, for its own sake. I feel that these moments provide the largest possible clues to finding your life purpose in work. Ask yourself the questions "when has time appeared to stand still for me and what was I doing"?

Fourthly, do not let practicalities traample all over your dreams. It's easy to squash a seedling of an idea for any number of reasons. "I'll never earn a decent living doing that" or "What would so and so think of it". Most of us can not use the creative and rational parts of our brain at the same time. Create the ideas when you're relaxed and reflective. Only get practical when the ideas are more fully formed. …

The Trust Factor

The Trust Factor

The relationship economy is founded on technology, but can only be built on relationships. It starts with relationship networks and ends with trust.

In relationships trust may refer to a relationship of reliance .

Sociologists recognize a hierarchy of forms of activity and interpersonal relations that impact trust, divided into;

behavior action

social behavior

social action

social contact

social interaction

These collective factors create interactive elements by which others, consciously and unconsciously determine the factors of trust that influence an individuals success with others and with entity communities networked together through a series of contact points.

In computer science trust can be referred to:

Trusted system, a system which failure may break a security policy

Web of trust, a system to establish authenticity

A trust metric rates users of social software

In psychology and sociology, a trust metric is a measure of how a member of a group is trusted by the other members. Trust metrics may be abstracted in a manner that can be implemented on computers, making them of interest for the study and engineering of virtual communities, such as Facebook and the host of other large networks. Attack resistance is an important property of trust metrics which reflects their ability to handle individuals who participate within social networks in bad faith (ie who aim to abuse the presumption of trust). feedback rating. Slashdot introduced its notion of karma, earned for activities received to promote group effectiveness, an approach that has been very influential in later virtual communities. Amazon's review system enables community members to rate a book or a seller of a book.

Enter Social Networks

The social interactions between individuals and networks assume a trust metrics in the undering social networks. Even if one assumes closed populations of constant size, due to mobility and communication, new links are created and new acquentions are made at all times. This means that the landscape and dynamics of social networks change over time. As new links are added to the network the path between each two individuals become shorter over time. In other words, the probability that any two randomly selected individuals know each other increases with time, thereby modifying the content of the collective memory in a evolutionary manner. Memory of an individuals trust factor is driven by the following dynamics

Players can communicate and inquire about the reputation of their co-players. The networks of acquainthood grows dynamically over time and the word spreads on who to trust and who not to trust . Information about the reputation of co-players is not obtained randomly; rather, players selectively acquire information from their acquirement network by taking advantage of the collective memory of the social networks to which they belong.Information is not propagated randomly in a population. New information resulting from new interactions modifies the content of the collective memory of a recipient and is hence selectively propagated through the recipient's acquaintance network.

A social network is an evolving dynamic entity . With new interactions, new links are created which …

Gift Ideas For College Students

Gift Ideas For College Students

Getting gift ideas for a college student can be a challenge. Most traditional college students have been away from home for a period of time so you are likely unsure how much their tastes have changed, if at all. Finding fun gifts is not impossible, however. Following are a few gift ideas that are sure to please.

Gadgets
Even though college students are often not the wealthiest people they still typically have interest in the newest gadget. If you can afford it, the newest iPod, the most recent iPhone or even an attractive and sleek laptop are great gift ideas. These gifts are all great for school as well. Students can download tutorial podcasts to their iPod to help them through any course, they can download a flash card app to their iPhone to help them quiz themselves for the big test or they can tote their laptop to every class to take notes and write papers.

If all of those are out of your reach, try a smart pen. Smart pens allow students to take notes in class the traditional way, however, when the student gets to their computer, they can download their notes and convert them to typed font. This allows students to get a head start on their papers when they have some down time between classes. It also creates a more legitimate set of notes which can aid studying. Gadgets are often the most valuable gift a college student can receive.

Care Packages
Even if it's not a holiday or birthday, everyone who is away from home for the first time loves to receive well thought out care packages. Send baked goods or something from their favorite bakery back home. Add a piece of art from a younger sibling, niece or nephew, or other child the college student is close to. However, the gifts that are most fun to incorporate are those silly little things, you saw while shopping, that made you think of the recipient. Silly games, funny cards, bubble bath, anything you see that makes you think about this person for any reason are all great gift ideas. Whatever you send, it's just nice for them to know you care.

Money
When you're a poor college student you begin to dread the next ramen noodle or cold pizza meal. This is why cold hard cash can be the best gift. While college students have the same basic needs as all of us, they often lack the time to work full time or are simply not used to budgeting their funds. While cash is a great gift, it's obviously not a wise idea to send cash through the mail. Of course you can write a check but other options include money orders, wire transfers, pre-loaded bank debit cards or gift certificates.

Gift certificates can be particularly handy if you are concerned about how your gift is spent. If you determine that the student needs clothes then find out where they like to shop and get …

6 Ways of Pinpointing The Perfect Career For You

6 Ways of Pinpointing The Perfect Career For You

Ever feel like you're stuck in the career you're in? Burn out and employee stress accounts for many levels of dis-satisfaction in life. Let's face it, you're at work for eight or more hours every day. That adds up to a third of your day when you count out sleeping. This is a long time to be miserable. If you're feeling stuck yourself, then here are 6 ways to pinpoint the ideal career for yourself:

Do some brainstorming – This is a well used strategy that works for lots of people. Grab a notebook and write down your main goals and objectives in the form of a question. Then list as many as 20 answers you can think of to the question. An example of such a question could be, "what should I do with my life and with my time?". The main key to this kind of exercise is obtaining the 20 answers. You should not quit until you actually have 20 full answers. If it takes more than one day to come up with them, so be it. Try to add more over the next few days, until you reach 20.

Call in a headhunter – If you really are looking for a career, then you probably already have a resume. There are times when you can find headhunters or recruiters who are having a slow time of it, and will be willing to sit down with you and go over some things you might be very good at. Beside, if you do not get paid either do they, and they usually have some great ideas.

Talk to co-workers and even your boss – These people, like your friends, have insight into your overall make-up that will surprise you. They see you in a different light than what you see yourself. They too are aware of strengths and weaknesses in your character and personality. Add the feedback from them to your friends' feedback, and look for common threads.

Ask three close friends – Many times our friends hold the answers we're looking for. They see things we can not see. Mention to them that you're facing a crossroad in your life, and in your career, and get some feedback from them. Ask them what they think you would be happy doing. It may surprise you at how easily and accurately they can zero in on your abilities and strengths, and they might just steer you to the perfect career.

Keep yourself a journal – By keeping a journal, you're always able to look back through it and find common things in your life that point to what direction you should take. It will reveal things you both like and dislike. If you hate supervision, you may want to explore being self-employed. If you can not stand nosey co-workers, an office of your own may be in line.

Take a test for career assessment – You can find several sites online where you can take a test for a …