Role of Mocks in Upping the Grade

Exams can be intimidating. Students often complain that they lose marks even after having put in a lot of effort and hard work or that they couldn’t complete the paper on time, or didn’t know the pattern very well and wished they learnt a proper

4 Ways to Improve a Low IB Grade

We all know IB isn’t easy; scoring that perfect 7 takes enormous work, but it’s not impossible. Did you recently receive your mock results and were not pleased about them? We’ve rounded some key tips from our IB toppers on how you can boost your

Happy 2023! Past Year Reflections and Resolutions

Another year has gone by. Disappointment, regret, anger, love, peace, joy, contentment – here’s a range of emotions laid out for you that you’ve probably felt in the past year. Is there any single emotion that you can describe 2022 in? How would you put

5 Tips to Score a 7 in IB Economics

Many students take IB Economics assuming that it’s an easy, scoring subject. Well, they’re wrong. If that’s you then you need to re-assess your subject choices. Although it may appear to be an easy A, it’s a tricky area and we’re here to help you

IGCSE World Literature 0408, at a glance

The world constitutes varied cultures, tribes and societies, all embracing different attitudes and beliefs. Isn’t it exciting to learn and explore these different places and cultures through literature? If you’re an IGCSE student and wish to learn about various stories across centuries, you may want

7 Tips to Improve Your Descriptive Writing

We all know that descriptive writing is a form of writing that gives a clear and concise description of events, people, locations, or things. Now there can be two types of Descriptive Writing – one where the topic is already given to us, and the

How to brainstorm for IB English Paper 1

Be it as a group exercise or for an essay writing paper, brainstorming is an effective way of putting your ideas out there. They don’t have to be great, they don’t have to be groundbreaking, but they’re all building towards a goal that you need

SAT Tips for an 800 in Math

What is the SAT Math Test? The SAT Math test evaluates your understanding to apply mathematical concepts and skills to different types of problems in college and in real life. There are two portions on the SAT Math test. The first section will be for

Using Loci to Learn Effectively

What is the Method of Loci? “The method of loci (MOL) is a mnemonic device that relies on spatial relationships between “loci” (e.g., locations on a familiar route or rooms in a familiar building) to arrange and recollect memorial content.” In Latin, Loci means location

How to Write an IB Media Analysis Essay

This section of the IB English paper is a challenge for many students because of its nature – an unseen text with no hint beforehand. The only way to ace this paper is lots of practice, getting your basics right and maybe some magic dust!

How Mind Maps Help You Study Better

Do you want to study in a more organised way or are you tired of the traditional note-taking method? Do you want to organise your thoughts and ideas in a more structured way? Well, in that case, Mind Maps are just for you.  What are

Top 10 Free Productivity Apps and Tools for Students

In the present era, being a student is not how it was before. Today we have technology that is responsible for distracting and consuming unproductive time. Having social media, Netflix, Prime, Hulu, Disney Hotstar and games just on every swipe and click does make it

Top 7 Tips for IBDP ToK Essay

The ToK, or Theory of Knowledge, is a mandatory component of the IB DP Core. The ToK essay is a 1600-word essay that students prepare for in their own time, before the set deadline.  This tends to easily be one of the most dreaded topics

How To Write An Effective Conclusion

Main idea. Check. Intro. Check. Purpose of Essay. Check. Conclusion. Umm… Now let’s imagine this. You just had the best meal of your life. Scrumptious, juicy, and flavourful. And then came the dessert – a mousse that was chalky and grainy in texture. That perfect

IB Chinese Revision Tips

The most necessary task to do for an increase in productivity during exams is to revise the topics learned so far. The key is to not to forget what you have learnt and retain it for a long time. Memory is formed by revision that