5 Significant Ways In Which IB Diploma Improves Your Life - Nail IB
Discover the significant ways in which obtaining an IB Diploma can positively impact your life. Gain valuable skills and knowledge for your future.
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International Baccalaureate for M20 graduates is almost over. Most of you must be wondering what is next? The following paragraph has been primarily written to make you feel good about yourself. If you are not interested in it, skip to the next point.
What you have done is something only some can do. You chose to walk the tough path. Did you know that students who do the IB Diploma are 38% more likely to graduate from university when compared to students undergoing other secondary education certifications? Also, almost 30% of the students drop out of the IB program. The fact that you have made it so far is an achievement worth acknowledging. But enough of these stats. Long story short, if you survived IB, you will sail through college and face all the challenges that life throws at you to the best of your ability. Take a minute and reflect on all the Internal Assessments, Internal Orals, and the Extended Essay. Remind yourself of the way you managed to unravel the abstract concepts of the Theory of Knowledge. Remember the hard work which went into studying all your subjects for real. Good job!
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Maintain That Work Ethic
Remember, the end of your IBDP is the beginning of your life. The hustle you went through has prepared you to take on more significant challenges in life. An intelligent way to ensure you don’t fall off the wagon is to keep up with your work ethic. I am not encouraging you to pull an all-nighter every second day. But I insist on you being sincere with whatever work you do, the same way you were sincere while submitting your extended essay. By now, you must have realized that intensive research backs every successful project. Here is a reminder. Your research can be of four types: observational, experimental, simulation, and derived. While Group 4 Internal Assessments (IA) have prepared you for experimental study, other IAs have honed your observational and derived researching techniques. Be sure to make this approach of analyzing your basis for all your college reports.
Having a work ethic is wider than indulging in a proper research methodology. A significant part of it is about time and stress management. Juggling your coursework with CAS has made you familiar with multitasking. By now, you must have released that life is but a never-ending agile project. You are almost an expert in revising your plans and amending your approach if necessary. Being agile is one of the most critical traits in the modern world. If one is flexible, sincere, and quick on the feet, one successfully carries out all of their commitments.
Continue The Holistic Approach To Life
If you learned one thing in IB, it has to be taking a holistic approach to almost everything in your life. Whether answering questions in your exam paper or writing an assessment, it is in an IB student’s blood to put forth a well-thought argument for their reader. When these skills are applied in your life after IB, they increase your bandwidth of perception. This makes you sensitive about how your interpretation may differ drastically from how others perceive something. This level of awareness often makes you the glue that holds project teams together and helps them reach a consensus. It is an essential skill that all leaders must possess to conduct successful projects. Make sure to demonstrate this trait in all of your future plans, and you will find yourself being in charge in most cases.
Maintain The Analytical Thinking Pattern
Life would have been so simple and straightforward if not for the whimsical nature of the Theory of Knowledge. You may have despited ToK for making you question the source of your knowledge or the way that knowledge was acquired. However, you cannot deny that TOK opened the floodgates of analytical thinking, making you super conscious of the simplistic nature of ordinary thought. Skills like these are essential for the up-and-coming job market like Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Theory of Knowledge has given you a head start in understanding the factors affecting data acquisition and how it should be interpreted depending on where it was acquired. If you are interested in any of the fields mentioned above, thank ToK for making 'analytical thinking' your lifestyle.
Remember You Are Slightly Above Average
I am not going to massage your ego anymore. I have already done that enough in the above paragraph. But let us face it. You underwent one of the most daunting and intensive diplomas offered to high school attendees. And you bloody well did survive two years for it. This may not necessarily mean that your IQ is above average, but this undoubtedly highlights that your ability to tolerate difficulty and manage stress is beyond average. Only a few high schools teach their subjects in a multifaceted way. Be sure always to remember that if you can survive IB, then you can survive almost anything.
Relax. You Deserve It
All the M20 graduates must hand in their coursework on time. A little side notes: check out our free EE Guide and ToK Guide, which help you enhance your final drafts. Moreover, we are also offering free Sample Internal Assessments for Biology, History, Chemistry,
Now coming back to the main point of this paragraph. Once you are done submitting your coursework, make sure to relax for a while. College is a different ball game altogether. Before getting all worked up about your undergraduate, I urge you to spend some time off. When I was done with the IB Diploma, my life was void. Feeling relaxed and having nothing to do triggered my brain, signaling that something must be wrong and that I must fall behind on a submission. It took a significant amount of time for that feeling to fade away. Don’t let it happen to you. Embrace having to do nothing for a while. Be proud of what you have accomplished. And finally, be assured that no matter what happens, you will always have the IB’s learner profile.
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