How does the IB help you in university?
Universities and colleges profit in a variety of ways by recruiting and admitting students from IB programs, as IB programs create the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students need to succeed in their university careers.
Students learn the following skills as a result of their time in the IB:
- Time management skills
- A strong sense of self-motivation
- Firm interest in civic engagement
- Strong research and writing skills
- Critical thinking abilities as an international outlook
Classic findings regarding IB graduates:
In the areas of important cognitive methods, problem-solving, critical thinking, analysis, research, and writing abilities, the IB Diploma Program excels. IB students learn to understand, analyze, think critically, and present arguments through the IB languages curriculum and core components, including the extended essay and theory of knowledge. They are taught to question and reflect on their knowledge. They also learn how to do research, write, and present their findings.
IB has a broad and deep academic scope:
We know graduates do well because IB graduates are considerably more likely than newcomers with other qualifications to be accepted into top higher education institutions. Students who study six disciplines are not forced to reduce their possibilities while still in high school and can keep their university options open. However, this does not come at the expense of academic rigor. Students in the IB Diploma Program study three subjects at the Higher Level, each receiving 240 teaching hours. Furthermore, studies have connected learning a second language to improved levels of accomplishment at both school and university.
IB students have learned to comprehend the vastness and interdependence of each field. My previously narrow-minded STEM is the best field mindset has shifted, which will benefit you a lot in the first semester when we have to take a lot of liberal arts classes in which the majority of the students aren't paying attention. IB has made us all well-informed individuals by giving a broad base of knowledge, which comes in handy when coping with the plethora of courses offered at university.
Overall, IB gives you a competitive advantage over non-IB students.
Creating academic papers:
Learning how to write papers is a highly sought-after skill in university life. And the best approach to improve your writing skills is to just practice. This is precisely what the IB requires and compels IB students to learn. With the constant stream of papers and assignments hurled at you throughout your IB career, you become semi-decent at writing.