Absolutely.Fleetfoot said:Personally related work experience to the field of your interest is probably worth the most when it comes to finding a rewarding career.
BWahahaha... I more or less bombed my EE too for very similar reasons as you (IIRC, I got the equivalent of a "D" but apparently, barely squeaked by). I wrote about Phi and the golden ratio, but talked about it more in the historical and artistic perspective, but it was technically supposed to be a mathematical topic. Pretty much all my school life I've been the "good at thinking outside the box, but rather disorganized and not good at following directions."I did IB too!
TOK actually taught me how to recognise and see past other people's BS. LOL.
I don't miss it. I got a crappy mark on my EE because they said I should have entered it as a Mathematical topic instead of a Computer Science one. :angry:
I don't think it has any value except getting you into college, but the best way to play it is make all your Highers bullshit subjects like Film Studies. Most people who did HL Film Studies went on to get grades in the high 30s and low 40s (and then on to the best universities in the country). My dumbass should have thought about playing the system more, not trying to push myself into subjects I didn't really like to please my parents. Ha!
I was exactly the same as you! TOK and English were the bomb!Favorite classes, in spite of being in the sciences, were still English classes and the arts.
Go'on witcha bad self! :laughing:Agreed about TOK... we had a cool teacher who just wanted us to THINK about things. I remember writing an essay in retaliation to some of my classmates who criticized me and told me to "get a life!" So I wrote an essay examining what it meant. Just a sarcastic, self-reflexive response, but it was probably my only moment of "fame" in high school, and my TOK teacher thought it was hilarious and had it read out loud in class.