Category Archives: IB Economics

Meeting The Economics IA Rubric Requirements

On this, the third of three posts to make sure you score full marks on your Economics Internal Assessments, I want to give you a detailed checklist you can use to check your own work. I have included what the IB says they expect for full marks, and translated that into actionable steps. Continue reading

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How to Structure an Economics IA

This post will go through what you should write in your Economics IA, with step-by-step instructions and with word counts for each section. What you need to know before you write: Avoid writing anything that isn’t going to earn you … Continue reading

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How to Write the Economics Internal Assessment (Getting Started)

The next 3 posts will provide you with a bullet-proof system for scoring full marks on your Economics Internal Assessments, following the new 2013 syllabus. The IA is a brilliant opportunity to put some marks in the bank and make … Continue reading

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The Theory of the Firm Rappers

Theory of the firm is hard. It’s “ToF” to get your head around. The first year I taught IB Economics, my students really struggled with the diagrams and all of the memorisation in this part of the course. And I … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Good Extended Essay Great

My Business EE Support videos are @ www.EEMastery.com if you need them. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know I’m all about finding systems and structures to make challenging things less challenging. Or, to put it more … Continue reading

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Resources

The site is getting over 800,000 views a year (300-4000 people every day), resulting in almost 2 million page views so far. So, help streamline everything for you, this is a central resource page with links to my most popular stuff. You might want … Continue reading

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How to Structure Your Economics Essay

It’s important to use your time efficiently on economics exams. In the new (2013) syllabus, you only get 45 minutes per essay. And that’s not much time to do everything you need to do. It’s easy to waste time (i.e … Continue reading

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How to be a Successful Student

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Ask questions when you don’t understand something and when you do. All of my classes are about questioning what we know, how we know it and how we change (and our actions change) as a result of knowing. So if … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Trip to Vietnam

As an economics teacher I like to think about how best to structure things to increase good outcomes. We can think of philanthropy as a market, where the donors and charities are trading. Economist James Andreoni explained this as an exchange … Continue reading

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The 99 Best Economics Resources

Essential resources for IB Economics The IB Course Companion is written specifically for this course. It is very readable and easy to understand. The Economics for the IB Diploma book is also very good. It’s perhaps a little more comprehensive. IB … Continue reading

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