Critical Thinking Summarized in ONE WORD!

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Understanding the requirements of critical thinking can be a tricky task for students and teachers. While everyone has their own ideas about what “critical thinking” is and what it looks like in IB Psych’ exam answers, this post provides a simple and straightforward answer.  I like to define critical thinking as “a critical reflection of the value and validity of one’s knowledge …

How to answer an SAQ
7 Simple Steps

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The following 7 steps can be taken in order to create excellent short answer responses (SARs)* for Paper 1, Section A. Scroll down for a video explaining the same concept. For teachers, this also makes giving feedback much easier. You could write an excellent short answer response by following the following 7 simple steps. 1. Restate the question This is a great …

Top 5 Mistakes in SAQs (and how to fix them)

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Updated, July 2020 The secret to scoring top marks in Paper 1 in IB Psychology is in the short answer responses (SAQs) (watch how in this video). It should be very simple to write excellent SAQs, but most students make one or more of the following mistakes which costs them dearly. In this post, we look at the Top 5 …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 2 Human Relationships

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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Not every possible question is covered but rather a wide sample of questions has been asked so you can get an idea of the types of questions that may appear. Read More Abnormal Psychology exam bank …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 2: Abnormal Psychology

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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Not every possible question is covered but rather a wide sample of questions has been asked so you can get an idea of the types of questions that may appear. Read More Biological approach core exam …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Sociocultural Approach

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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Therefore, not every possible question is covered. Read More: IB Psychology Exam Question Banks Paper 1: Biological approach (Link) Paper 1: Cognitive approach (Link) Paper 1: HL Ext Bio Animal Studies (Link) Paper 1: HL Ext …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Cognitive Approach

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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Therefore, not every possible question is covered. READ MORE  IB Psychology Exam Question Banks Paper 1: Biological approach (Link) Paper 1: Sociocultural approach (Link) Paper 1: HL Ext Bio Animal Studies (Link) Paper 1: HL Ext …

IB Psychology – Grade Boundaries New Curriculum (Feb 2019)

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Are you wondering what you need to do to get a 7 in IB Psychology?It’s a bit tough to say exactly because as of now (February 2019) we have not had any exams for this new curriculum. But as I’m marking my students’ mock exams I have also created the grade boundaries that I will use for IB Psychology until …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals – EXAMPLE ANSWERS

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The following are some sample answers to THIS PRACTICE PAPER THREE. Paper Three: Example Answers  The following are example answers to the practice three paper found on pg.  1.(a) Identify the research method used and outline two characteristics of the method. Method = covert participant observation Observations in qualitative studies like this one tend to happen in naturalistic environments, like hospitals. …