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Tuesday Top Tips - spotlight on Criterion F for the IA (HL & SL)

1 December 2021

by Vivien JackThis week’s top tips for Criterion F are pretty straightforward for both HL and SL. Attached are images to summarise this post. more

December updates and notices

1 December 2021

Dear SubscribersIt's already December - where did 2021 go?!At the time of writing, we welcomed our 1,137th IB teacher and 8,143rd student to... more

Subscriber comments


  • I have a question about the use of citations and references in the HLIA. I have some students that have include some citations in their Introduction section and also in their Main Findings sections. Is this allowed?  As mentioned in the...
  • Thanks for spotting that, Stephen - interesting that one letter in a word (esp. when next to each other on the keyboard) can make such a difference ;-)With best wishes
  • 24 Nov Paul Hoang
    New syllabus 2022
    Hello, Reem Yes, the 5th edn will also be available in digital format. I will update subscribers nearer to the time. Best wishes
  • 24 Nov Nicole Bereti
    The BM Extended Essay
    Understood. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions, Paul. Nicole
  • 24 Nov Reem Amireh
    New syllabus 2022
    Thank you Paul. Will there be an ebook for new syllabus available as well?
  • 24 Nov Paul Hoang
    The BM Extended Essay
    Dear NicoleThank you for raising this matter, which I discussed with colleagues during a recent IB workshop. There are two issues (or concerns) with RQs that are too "dated":1. They tend to lead to descriptive essays2. They are unlikely to...
  • Hello. I think this sentence (underneath the "You're Fired" picture) may be worded wrongly?"It can be far too easy for the employer to go through a trade union, tribunal or court of law to make a counter claim against the employer on the grounds...
  • 24 Nov Nicole Bereti
    The BM Extended Essay
    Hi Paul, Thank you for all the BM EE resources available on this website.I recently had IBO feedback on a BM EE that stated that an RQ involving an issue that was 10 years old was "too dated" for a BM EE and the marker could not understand...
  • 22 Nov Paul Hoang
    1.6 Smart quiz questions
    Many thanks for the notification, PriyankaQ27 has been updated.Best wishes
  • 22 Nov Priyanka Sharma
    1.6 Smart quiz questions
    Q27 - the last fill in the blank would be similar industries. Thank you.
  • Thank you for the notification, VanessaThe hyperlink has been updated.Best wishes
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