The International Baccalaureate isn’t a walk in the park. The IB isn’t your standard high school curriculum.

The IB is challenging.

I know this for a fact because I, too, completed the IB in 2014.

I’m Jackson Huang. This blog is all about how to do well in IB, getting the best IB result that you can, and reaching your academic potential. Sharing the Idea is an online resource that I created to help IB students around the world by answering the burning questions that I had when I was a student:

  • How much time should I study?
  • How can I move from a 6 to a 7?
  • Should I do Maths SL or HL?
  • How do I choose a good topic for EE?
  • How do I get started on my TOK Essay?
  • How can I beat exam stress?
  • What is an Anticipated subject?
  • How do I do well in IB?

Ask questions in the IB forum and I will personally respond to them. Good luck with your academic journey!

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How useful are IB revision courses?

By |December 21st, 2016|Categories: IB|Tags: , , |

Summer revision courses: graduates reverently cite them as excuses for mini-holidays, and all your friends are gratuitously taking them, but are they worth their weight in advertising? Here's my advice on their effectiveness after attending [...]

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How I prepared for IB Final Exams

By |December 3rd, 2016|Categories: IB, writing|Tags: , |

The thing about the IB is that it's like a mountain--not a real mountain, although many have compared the academic journey to climbing one, but it is an abstract mountain of information. So how on [...]

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How to Cram for your Exam: 7 Easy Steps

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: College and University, IB, Quick Tips, writing|Tags: , , , |

Cramming for an exam (and passing it) is the rite of passage that marks the transition from IB wannabe to IB survivor. In this post, I teach you the Art of the Cram in 7 [...]

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Part 2: How to study for IB — Learning new material

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: IB, writing|Tags: , |

We're back with Part 2 of the blog series on how to organise your study session. Revision of old content Learning new material Active practice Take a break This blog post will focus on learning [...]

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Part 1: How to organise a study session — Revision

By |August 20th, 2016|Categories: IB, writing|Tags: , |

This blog post answers the question: "What exactly should I do during a study session?" Thanks to Sarah for requesting a post on this topic. I won't beat around the bush. There are four crucial things you [...]

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Break free from perfectionism

By |June 19th, 2016|Categories: IB, Mindset, writing|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog post is about perfectionism and why there is no place for it in exams. Don't get me wrong: Perfectionism is natural. It's a beautiful thing. It's merely a manifestation of our pursuit for [...]

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