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Physics Advice

by marie on 03 Aug 2004 01:49 pm

What students have to say:

Jonatan from Sweden:

For physics it is a really good idea to try to read about the topics you are to cover before you go through them in class. That way it will be much easier to follow the class when the teacher goes about explaining it. Most things in physics are relatively easy, but it may take some time to get used to it, thus it really helps if it is not completely new to you when you go through it in class. Also, for any science I have only one thing to say DO YOUR LAB REPORTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. I bet I lost two 7s merely because I didnt do well enough on my internal assesment.

akk713 from China:

Jonatan is right, do your labs as early as possible, but also as MANY as possible. They just picked the best two in each category. Each time when I finished my IA I went through each applicable criteria, to see if I missed out anything. It's always better to address things they look for clearly, like "the independent variable is xxx and the dependent is yyy", and "zzz is also a variable but I will do blah blah blah to make it constant". These not only apply to physics but also chemistry (perhaps other sciences)

Physics HL is quite easy, but you have to understand instead of memorizing. When I did questions I identify clearly what they are looking for, and then look for the information provided and their relationship with the answer. Then you can work it out in most cases. For questions that need to explain something in words, look at the number of points to see the depth of explanation needed.


Location: Cambridge, UK

by Raya on 03 May 2005 10:48 pm

I have my IB physics exam on May 19 and 20.... i've always been bad in Physics... dont know how i will pass...

We did a mock exam in class P1 P2 P3.. i got an IB 3



extended essay in physics

by Derek on 18 Apr 2008 02:41 am

hi man ...

I am also taking HL Physics and i gotta tell u, you have to be insane to do you EE in physics. I dont now what your teacher told u about it, but its insanely hard! If u wanna do it, try mechanics. I dont know if you like that topic, but there is a lot to do, especially as you can do the experiments!!!

hope i helped...




How to calculate sun temperature?

by sammy on 22 Nov 2005 10:24 am

Well my teacher gives me a new work. He says I need to find out how to calculate the sun temperature, but I don't need to make the real experiment. I just can use the theory. So please help me...

thank you for your help and attention


Location: Jakarta, Indonesia