Mistakes : Every IB Student Must Avoid

Studying only the subjects you enjoy

It’s a major mistake...There's nothing wrong with preferring some subjects over others. In truth, the majority of us are more driven to work on projects that we enjoy. But don't fool yourself into thinking that if you use this strategy, you'll be able to ace the IB.
Maximize your potential and play to your abilities.

Keeping things for the last moment

Without a shred of doubt, students believe they can revise in two months or less and make a huge regrettable mistake. Consider that for a moment per subject, that's roughly a week or more. If you've been keeping up with your schoolwork and doing light preparation for the past two years, starting revision two months before the exam could be a reasonable alternative. But if you haven't and find yourself suddenly wanting to work late, I can tell you from personal experience that it rarely works out well.

Begin your preparation too soon

Some students are tempted to say as soon as possible. However, this is not the case. That isn't a decent piece of advice. Burnout and weariness are two issues that might arise from studying too quickly. However, this is not the same as completing consistent labor.

You should work on a regular basis. On a weekly basis, make sure you listen to and understand what is being taught in class. Please turn in your homework and assignments. Learn from your mistakes.

Spending vacations in entertainment

The June/summer vacations give you plenty of time to prepare while also allowing you to do it at a leisurely pace. At the end of the day, you don't feel burned out, but rather confident.

You have ample time to not just write appropriate examination notes, but also to truly comprehend what you're learning. It also allows you to prepare by practicing and practicing some more. Understanding and reinforcing your mistakes during your IB journey is critical to your end outcome. Finally, if you want to cover everything at a relaxing pace, finish revising on time and don't worry about starting any later.

Putting your emotional and physical health at risk

Too many students make the mistake of putting their health on the back burner in order to finish their assignments. It's easier to evaluate what your limits are in retrospect. Don't take on more commitments when your plate is already full! This doesn't just mean saying no to some social or extracurricular events; it also means accepting the fact that you don't have to go above and beyond in every single academic work to the point where you're exhausted—counterproductive. To succeed in the IB, you must be kind to yourself.