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Data Response Section 4 Reflection

I have got the score of 20 out of 20. I have answered to every question asked and I think that this was the reason why I have got the perfect score. However, there were some improvements to be made. Firstly, my hand writing was not that neat. It would frustrate the examiner who might be grading 100-200 papers a day if the writing illegible. Also, I finished 15 minutes before the test ended. I think that I should be used this time to examine and correct on some of the mistakes I have made.


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Problem Based Learning Reflection

PBL stances for problem based learning and it encourages students to learn any subject interactively by simulated experience. I personally thought that it was a great idea, however, there were some drawbacks to this type of learning. First is that somehow the purpose of learning became vague and the process inclined too much toward acting and presentation. In my opinion, I thought that it would be a great way of practicing some real presentation skills, however, it was not suitable for learning economics.

Unfortunately, I woke up late this morning and showed up late for the PBL presentation. However, I did get a chance to answer last question. I tried to understand what the speaker was saying and tried to answer that question. Yet, I was not prepared because I did not know what my teammates said before I came. So I thought that if I said something wrong it would be inconsistent with what our teammates have said. If I have the opportunity next time, I would surely show up on time and be ready.

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Reflection on Data Response

For this Data Response, I got 20 out 20. I think that diagrams and graphs were crucial in the data response. I have labled the graphs appropriately and had apt explanations for the graphs. I think that is how I got an unusually high score. However, there was one drawback of my data response. My handwritng was too illegible. The IB grader might have been angry when he/she was grading me. So, I thought that I had to improve my handwriting so that it easy to write swiftly, but it is illegible to the grader.

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Reflection on the Seminar

Seminar Question: Is capitalism so deeply flawed that all attempts to ensure the public good are doomed to failure?

I personally thought that I was not ready enough to be able to participate in the discussion. I was prepared with the health care system, however, I found out that the discussion did not carry out as I wanted it to be. So I was speechless for 10 minutes. I barely said some few words when the discussion was somewhat close to what I have been preparing for. I thought that the discussion would surely include health care issue because I thought it was one of the great example for public good (closer to merit good however). But, the discussion went to how capitalism created disparity between poor and rich. So I was completely unprepared.

I think that I should have been prepared for any subject that might be discussed in the seminar. I felt that I was not efficiently participating in the seminar.

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Reflection on the 3rd Data Response

I thought I did very well on this Data Response, but I got a 5 for IB grade. For the first question, I did fairly well, however, I missed out some of the points that IB wanted. For the second question, it was a disaster. I have mistaken PED graphs for YED graphs, this was the major reason why I did so poorly on this Data Response. Next time, I think I should practice diagrams more before the test.

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Reflection on the 2nd Data Response


I was quite surprised at my 2nd Data Response grade. Last time I did it, I got below 80% so I had to take a re-test. However, I did really great on this time.

I think that I improved on this Data Response because I managed to spread time well. Last time, I did not have a time to do the 2nd question. So I got a really bad score. However, on  this one, I have managed well in order to save time for the 2nd question.

Another big improvement I think I made is that ‘I have answered all the questions.’ On the first Data Response, I have not been able to complete the answer that they have asked for. For example, I forgot to draw a diagram for some questions. However, on this test, I have been able to draw diagrams and give appropriate explanations for each.

I think I know what to do in Data Response now.

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What I have Learned about myself as an IB Economics Student


Through out the first quarter of IB Economics, there were many hardships in understanding what economics really mean. However, now I feel like I am taking off to a journey for enriched science of economics.

I had confusions and complaints throughout the quarter about the laptop program. I thought that it was burdensome and bothering to carry a laptop to school. Also, I thought that I was struggling with the computer school gave to us. However, I now understand the benefits of using laptops in an economics class. By using laptops, not only we were efficient, but we were more involved in the subject called economics. Also, I understood the benefits of laptops for interacting with economic articles. I think that Internet economics articles are key in understanding economics nowadays.

I found myself actually being involved and getting interested in this subject. It was mainly because of the fact that economics is very related to our daily lives. If you look at chemistry or physics, I really did not find relevance in my everyday life, however, I understood the high relevance of economics in my everyday life.

I wish to be a better economics student next quarter.

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