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Rebel: Sneaks out/in of their house when they're supposed to be sleeping. IB Rebel: Sneaks around own house to print homework when they're supposed to be sleeping. You Know You're In IB When ... 1. You are already planning where your lockers will be next year. 2. At least 4 of your classes (history, english, TOK, psychology) are talking about almost the same thing, or at least you think they are ... it could be an illusion ... maybe you're not in class at all ... 3. You start walking in geometric circles. 4. You start analyzing random books, song lyrics, and street signs. 5. You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing you've said it before. 6. A good night's sleep is 5 hours. 7. You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing you've said it before. 8. You can't enjoy a heart-warming cartoon because the French grammar is wrong. 9. You have made up complicated metaphors relating your love life to a card game and have fun doing it. 10. 16 + 2 = ... wait, let me get my graphing calculator! 11. The idea of "getting off on tangents" is hilariously funny. 12. You start overanalyzing the rainbows on people's clothing. 13. You write a newsletter half in Latin. 14. Your Physics teacher knows how to say "outstanding" in over 30 languages, yet chooses "cool beans!" 15. You need a graphing calculator to bake. 16. You're disappointed when you only get 100% on a test. 17. You're smarter than all your teachers ... no, that just means you're in public school. 18. You relax vicariously through your non-IB friends (what non-IB friends???). 19. You forget to breathe. 20. Your backpack is heavier than you are. 21. You realize that something is missing when your backpack feels too light. 22. You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing you've said it before. 23. You complain that you can't store notes on your graphing calculator for the IB English exam. 24. You write parodies of Faulkner's work for fun. 25. You attempt to do your extended essay on Dr. Seuss. 26. Your idea of a 3 AM party game is analyzing the socio-political commentary in Dr. Seuss. 27. You complain about studying for your foreign language exam ... in multiple foreign languages. 28. You write stories and give them to other people to analyze for you because you don't understand them.
45. You write sentences on multiple choice tests. 47.29. 46. 58. You explore the possibility of setting up an IV drip of espresso. . 51. 59. 48. You take over the hallways in the morning before school. ) 32. a lot. 62. 44. it's an early night!" 41. You begin speaking in a language that only you and Channelers can understand.. 54. 55. The fact that "wear" is spelled wrong in #29 bothers you. and refuse to talk to yourself for the rest of the day. 40. You frequently catch yourself saying "What?? We had homework??" 49. Social life? What's that? 43. You were a pair of antennae (deedleyboppers) on your head and think you're a water molecule. 38. Oh well. get into a nasty row about it. You discover the aesthetic beauty of school supplies. The number on your screen name corresponds to the page number that character you use for your screen name has an appearance in the book you got it from. You have great revelations concerning Life. While writing a TOK paper. You talk to yourself in the 3rd person. lose. then disagree about the subject. leaving you more confused than before. 37. You begin to talk to yourself. unloading your bookbag and settling in for a 30-minute homework party.. not realizing you've said it before. without trying. 39. 30. You go to bed at 3 AM and think. You try to wake up fast enough to catch yourself sleeping . 56. You've fooled yourself into believing that colleges actually care whether you're in IB or not. You believe that if you think hard enough. so long as you are not alone. but can't quite find the words for them before the white glow fades. you can levitate. You and Reality file for divorce. You have theoretical physics discussions at parties. ice cream time! 63. 53.. You have theological discussions at parties 36. You can see individual air molecules vibrating. 60. Things become "Very Clear". you begin to actually understand the material. 50. Whenever you're watching a movie you find all the motifs and themes .The Sun is too loud. Trees begin threatening you. 57. Your favorite saying is "If I get a hundred on every test for the rest of the year . It appears that people are speaking to you in binary code. 33. It's okay to fail. the Universe. "Oh.. You walk in the movement patterns of a knight to improve your chess strategy while you nap on your way to your next class. You say the same sentence over and over again. You heart beats in 7/8 time. You wonder if brewing is an essential step in the consumption of coffee. You forget the meaning of the words "free time" yet remember the meaning of "literary analysis" (n. and Everything else.and succeed. 61. You have complicated dreams about graphing circles and ellipses. 31. 64. 34." 42. 52. "Friends" and "fellow IBers" are interchangeable. 35.
101. You have a special "test writing sweater" that you wore to all the IB exams. Desperate to fill up your CAS hours. 100. You've sold your soul … and have to wait 4 years to get it back. 75. Your books weigh more than you do. 68. BN. You've consulted tarot cards for hints on a History test. You have to stop twice and get gas to make it all the way to school. 67. Your backpack is only comfortable when it weighs >30 pounds. you claim watching a black and white movie as "creativity" and walking your dog as "activity". 107. 95. You yell: "STOP TOUCHING ME!!!" even though you're the only person in the room. 99. You can lead your way through a frog's intestines with your eyes closed. Your home becomes a "home away from home". and your teacher approves it. 103. You consider giving up going to the bathroom permanently to give you more time to study. 98. 109. amazon. 76. You finish your extended essay shortly after midnight. 106. You cloned yourself so you could sell your clones' souls to each of your teachers. 108. 105. 89. You do your essays on the plane ride to school. 66. 77. 70. 73. You wonder if there's SparkNotes on the Calculus book. Your idea of impure thoughts is whether or not to copy math homework. 97. Your smile of satisfaction fades when you remember to start on your World Lit paper. You understand that the list skipped from 77 to 89 for one sole reason: LACK OF SLEEP.65. You plead insanity on a research paper. .com. 102. 69.com. You can count your first math quiz grade on one hand. Your plea is accepted by your teacher. You don't really cheat . 74. You have convinced your parents the "1" you received on your IB Chemistry exam was really the "top 1% of all IB students worldwide". Your alternate thesis for the Extended Essay is why IB jokes/checklists are so prolific and the amount of fact contained within them. You've developed an imprint of your book bag in your back. 93. Your best hope for most classes is either divine intervention or a strategically placed lightning bolt.you just tell people the answers. and Books-A-Million offered to give you a free shipment/order each so you took full advantage of it and are now banned from those stores/sites (it took 6 semis to deliver the orders!) 90. 92. 96. You have a tab running at Barnes & Noble. You skip breakfast so you can get to school early to get in some extra cramming time to gain that "upper edge" on the rest of the class. You have the library on speed dial. Your thesis for the Extended Essay is whether or not Bert and Ernie are gay. Cheating became too difficult. You've been out various times looking for the Abridged Cliff's Notes. You manage to complete a semesters worth of homework the day before the term ends. You think the meaning of life is: G = -RTlnK. 94. 91. 72. 104. so you took up telepathy. 71.
You ask what your summer reading assignment will be in October. 130. you don't watch TV (except for NBC News at 6). 143. 131. You come into school at 6:00am to do Biology and don't complain. That was a lie. Said equation comes up on a test. you feel guilty because not all of your homework is done.on a TI-89. Your favorite equation is e(iπ. Can we say EXTRA CREDIT?? 118. 132. Breakfast?! What's that? 144. You are 18 but can't drive. 141. 125. You carry around SAT vocab flash cards to whip out in your free time. You go insane from trying to work Pythagoras' constant and the golden rule into said equation. You get dirty looks from the Regular Kids in your homeroom. you can't help but wonder what work you're missing and what your homework is. . You actually believe "mental health days" are excused absences. so you just eat the beans. 140. Your list of excuses for not doing your homework is the length of Anna Karenina. 113. The simplest words you know are at least 10 letters long. Amen. You searched all the books in the local public library. 128. You always seem to have one continuous headache. 126. 142. You have 15 library cards each under a different alias. You have functioning electrical appliances in your locker. 135. You can type 70 words per minute -.)+1=0 111. you write a random answer program in your TI-83+ Silver Edition and get the highest score in the class. instead of doing the work. Pressed for time. 122. You're afraid of sunlight since you haven't seen it in 3 years. 117. Brewing coffee takes too long. The bags under your eyes are heavier than the ones carrying your textbooks. When you are home sick. You exceed the 4200 word limit on the Extended Essay (by over 1000 words). 119. 116. You show up 4 hours late to an IB test and still manage to get a "5". 133. 127." 115. cosine and tangent graphs on your calculator. You succeed in mathematically correctly adding above to said formula without changing number bases. so you found a loophole that allowed you to check out books from the local university stacks. You can list all 5 definitions on vocabulary tests. During a Chemistry test. You find that you spend more time sleeping in class than at home. 145. you conclude a history essay with. 129. 123. 127. When you're watching TV. "And they lived happily every after. 114. 112. 124. 138. 120. Your idea of great art is simultaneously graphing the sine. 134. You get into a slugging match over priority for the library photocopier. 121. 137. 139. You actually worry about the 105% you have in math. You find that you overreact when you get 2 points marked off on your homework. It takes more than one trip to carry the books you need between your car and your locker. It's essential to learn to live with occasional failures. 136.110.
168. wasn't he?" (sarcasm not included) 169. 154. You see your Extended Essay advisor more than you see your parents. 171. 170. You look foward to hell week because you think hell would be an improvement on your current situation. You find all the "glitches" in movies. 166. You get to college and realize the classes you are taking seem really familiar." 148. 174. you say "Well. 173. 180. Wai t. 157. Your college professors' grading systems seem a little too lenient. 147. you learned from the English reading list. 159. 167.. You can count the number of hours you sleep each week on one missing hand. . Your contacts are so thick that you have trouble closing your eyes. When asked what significance Hitler had to Racial Social Darwinism. 156. You have the chemical formula and steps of synthesis for caffeine memorized. he didn't like Jews. You hold "parties" to study. You actually put the apostrophe in front of the word " 'cause. and do actual studying there. 178. You still think Beavis and Butthead is a true-to-life TV show about "normal high school". You've managed to get through an entire year of History of the Americas without reading one page of your test book. 155. you visit other schools. You talk in your sleep -. 158. You've mastered the art of procrastination so well that your research paper finishes printing just seconds before you have to leave for school. 179. 153." 163. Your fellow IBers look forward to your parties. You'd go into severe spasms if you ever lost your IB herd. It's the little things that confuse you.. 177. You think MTV is a formula for mass.146. You enjoy finding out the hard way why normal distribution should work. temperature and volume. 175. 160. Your pick-up lines include compliments on the quality of her (his) epidermis and the wonderful shape of her (his) occipital plate. You dread the word rubric. You forget your brother's name because you haven't seen him in three years. You wonder about things like what would happen if your car traveled at the speed of light and your turned your lights on.in Spanish. 162. what brother? 176. You haven't seen light in so long you glow in the dark. 151. You find yourself thinking "Without stress my life would be empty. You've taught yourself how to take naps while walking to your next class. You have races with your friends to see who can say the entire periodic table of elements the fastest. You use your ToK background to analyze Winnie the Pooh's Book of Quotations. 150. attend them. You managed to write 4. Everything you know about sex. You look forward to your parties. 172. " 152. 149. Free time? 164.000 words on the subject "Hitler was a nice guy. 161. When on vacation. You clean up your room and find a bed. 165.
You modify your text-to-speech program so that it also works as speech-to-text. and the week before semester finals you think "Why should I start now?" 204. You resort to communicating with classmates through a series of clicks because languages take too long. as 22/7 is very close to pi). Norwegian. You love the "Macarena" not because it's a neat-o dance. You write your "What is Truth?" ToK paper entirely in Newspeak. You feel guilty if you go more than a week without homework or some form of schooling. You derive formulas for fun. 190. 197." 214. 207. 211. 201. From first principles. You are so accustomed to being stressed. You're American and you write everything using British spelling. French. 185. You scoff at others’ lowly TI-83s while you caress your TI-93+ with pride. 187. 198. Arabic. 186. "It's a beautiful day outside to do that science experiment. 209. You accidently type "LOOL" instead of "LOL" in an IM conversation and explain it as "Laugh out ostentatiously loud". Japanese. mole day (10/23). Your calculators are an extension of your body. The word "ponder" induces hyperventilation. You crash your calculator. 184. because you can only take four HL tests. You convert it to 36-bit words converted to hexadecimal numbers to communicate as it is faster. and is eerily accurate. 203. Spanish. 200. Swedish. You know how to spell "Baccalaureate". and pi approximation day (22/7 (d/m). 196.You speak a combination of English. 210. 199. 188. 193. 189. 183. Someone tells you to relax and you go into spasms . not realizing you've said it before. 194. Dutch. 212. but because you actually understand what those Spanish guys are saying. You debate about physics during lunch … and usually win." 182. Portugese. You hack the school’s network and duplicate your records so that you can take another three HLs. You focus you WHOLE LIFE around the Group 4 project. you have a panic . Hebrew. You haven't studied for American History all year. Korean. 206. that when you aren't. German. You say the same sentence over and over again. You skip school to do homework. You know the chemical composition of the ugly brown stains on the ceiling tiles. You actually think you have a shot at passing the physics HL exam. 191. Chinese. You write a text-to-speech program that uses this hexadecimal linguistic conglomerate. 195."Relax? RELAX?!?" 213. You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water. The only French you know is "J'aime manger le poission. then merge the records together after you take your senior IB exams. 192. You celebrate pi day (3/14).181. and Polish. Russian. 202. 208. It rains and you place the umbrella over your bookbag instead of yourself. Fellow IBers understand and use the same combined language. You no longer speak English -. 205. You're sad. You make a date to do homework together and you actually do.
You keep your candidate number more secure than your social security number. 228. Forget your favorite band. You sleep with your eyes half open because you don't have the energy to close them all the way. . and turns out. 237. You stay in class until the very last minute to make it onto the bus that you're taking with the soccer team to an away game. your family asks.attack. 227. The school administrators stop everyone around you for being late. print it out. You're late for graduation because you are sneaking around to do chem labs. 235. or Lexmark. 219. 217. 232. 222.. 216. Everything you notice everywhere seems to be ''ironic'' or ''symbolic'' of some deeper meaning or other. "Who the hell are you?" 226. all your classmates are there too. You finish your homework before midnight. and make it to 3rd block before the next bell rings. it's just school. 231. You persuade your History teacher that everything you have said in that half hour of presenting makes sense and has a point. You freak out about class-specific or music-related school trips because of all the class and work you will be missing. 230. and you're jealous. Your history teacher is the one who reminds you your break starts tomorrow. You spend more time on college applications than on homework. 223. When people ask you if your community service is for a crime and you reply with. just because it makes you laugh." 221. 218. like compiling this list.. During the holiday break. Four months in advance. The cure to your depression is concentrating on homework. Furthermore. 234. 215. and use them often in everyday conversation. You start working on your presentation for History of the Americas 3 minutes after you have already started presenting. 224. even though you don't know what that point is. You can't watch a movie without organizing who knows what and how much time is passing. but find some excuse to stay up until 3 AM . Your elective is an AP and you feel like your IQ is declining rapidly while sitting in that class. but you breeze right past. You are intimately familiar with all the grading scales and manipulate them to exert the bare minimum effort. type up your whole 500-word essay (that you wrote on paper by hand in 1st block). HP. You rush to the IB workroom immediately when 2nd block ends. "no . Your IB dropout friends from IB HL Math tell you that AP Calculus is a piece of cake. even though players were asked to leave class 30 mins early to get ready. The only good sounds after 10 PM are from Xerox. 220. You go to school on senior skip day worrying about getting behind. 229. you know which computers they are and what you left there. 225. 233. instead of greeting you happily at the door... 236. Every computer in your school has a strategically saved copy of some work you did. You begin to form verbs using book titles. 238.
You know you're in IB when you procrastinate by doing "less important" homework. You get nervous when you have free time.. I don't know if I would try to get off.. because then everyone would get swine flu and you wouldn't have to go to school for a week." . 240. "You know you're in IB when you hope that someone will get swine flu. You spend more time trying to decide when you'll do your homework than actually doing it. IB Student 1:What if we put all the IB kids on an island and told them they had to get off of it because it was going to explode in 24 hours? IB Student 2: You know.239.