10 Resolutions for 2017


Our student bloggers are invited to write in their own words and to hold nothing back –we promise we won’t edit them. Read Farah Walter's 10 resolutions for 2017 on our From Students to Students blog:


I deeply regret to state that Christmas break is over, and stress as well as examinations are reintroduced. After spending two weeks being able to shed from my everyday routine, I was able to formulate 10 New Year’s resolutions. Similarly to every year, 2017 should be a fresh start, where schoolwork and grades are at the top of my priorities. However, usually these intentions are quickly abandoned and replaced with an “I’ll do it later” or “I just won’t do it at all”. Nevertheless, I present to you my soon regretful intentions for the New Year:

The Relativization of CAS


Considering that a standard level course consists of 150 teaching hours, completing your 150 hours for CAS appears to be almost as time consuming as an extra class. This is often a cause for distress among students, as homework and assessments from their other seven subjects (including TOK) usually produce enough obligations for the week. This gets even worse when the extended essay appears on the to-do list. Don’t panic though, because it really isn’t all that bad: