flaviab
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Tue Mar 5,2019 09:04 PM

Hello

I am in the second year of IB and I take History HL.
-Rights and protests in paper 1
- Cold War and causes,practices & effects (20th century wars) in Paper 2
- history of the Americas in paper 3

I am aiming for a 6/7 in my may 2019 exam, in history, however I struggle with writing essays as the IBO wants it to be and I am afraid this can threaten my grade. Does anyone know any tutor for history HL? Does anyone have any notes for these topics?

I appreciate any help! Thank you
gaja
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Joined: Oct 13,2018

Wed Mar 6,2019 08:06 AM

Hi, just a quick question.. how come we have different topics to study bc im also in history hl and we have other topics we are focusing on, does the professor decide what topics (s)he wants to do and then we just do those? Anyways, if you want to have 6/7 in my opinion you gotta know a lot more than ib requires you to... only people that actually have a lot knowledge of history in general, only they get the highest scores so first is that. Second of all, u gotta really focus on the essay questions you get and not answer anything more that its asked for as for example if it says ‘contrast and compare..’ or ‘to what extend do you agree...’ try to focus on this first part of the question like really think about it and what u can write as an answer in a form of essay. Im actually in my 1st year and im really trying to get more than a 5 on my essays (that btw our professor gives us every 2-3 weeks to do) but its just too stressful to answer the question as I should in 45mins... history hl is fucking hard man, i hope i helped u, and i hope u achieve your goal of getting a 6/7 on the may exams!!
alda
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Thu Mar 7,2019 05:06 AM

@gaja your teacher chooses which topics they want to do so for example i take hist HL as well but my topics are first world war (causes and war itself), hitler and mao as dictators and japanese and german foreign policy for P1
alda
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Thu Mar 7,2019 05:09 AM

@flaviab id say try being really concise with your factual knowledge and instead be very analytical. my teacher (he grades IB papers) and he always tells us that we have to write the essay as if a historian is going to read it, so we need to keep in mind that he already knows what we are talking about (ie idk he knows what the postdam conference was), what he is interested in knowing is its effects.
flaviab
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Thu Mar 7,2019 09:50 AM

@gaja and @alda Thank you very much

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