Working hard, making precise notes and really understanding content, as well as doing a lot of past papers are the key to success in IB. It is also vital to figure out your learning method; for instance, I am a visual learner, so I learn best by watching videos and through pictures and images. But of course, it was God guiding me the whole way, and helping me through the difficult times.
I think IB has definitely taught me how to manage my time properly, and how to handle stress, as well as teaching me to be more open minded through TOK, while making me an overall more independent person through the mass amount of self-studying involved in the programme.
Firstly, I think it is extremely important to work hard and to start work early, such as the IAs and the EE and TOK, as it will be extremely helpful in the long run and you will not have to rush any work. Also, make sure to balance out the work for every subject - I took 4 Higher Levels, so I had to dedicate even more time for those 4 subjects (HL Biology, HL Chemistry, HL English Literature, HL Chinese B). Secondly, you should set a goal and target for yourself; it could be as simple as getting into a university, and every time you feel like giving up, just remember that goal and let it be there to motivate you. It is also very important to have a balanced life, and to never sacrifice sleep for grades; always try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
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