May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – fake testing data

Article: “Mitsubishi Electric used special program to spin fake data.” Asahi.com Excerpt: “Mitsubishi Electric Corp. fashioned a computer program to churn out fictitious data used in place of actual tests on air conditioning units it supplied to railway companies apparently for more than three decades.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14385139 The article shows that Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – satire article on education in Alberta

Text: “Alberta Education Ministry assures parents it will stop publishing Nazi propaganda starting now.” The Beaverton. Extract from the satirical article: “EDMONTON – The Alberta Ministry of Education has agreed to stop publishing a document that encourages educators to use materials that highlight the positive aspects of Nazi Germany, such as Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – Australian poetry slam

Text: “Champions.” https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/ Poetry slams are unique artistic events where two or more poet “battle” in a competitive environment. Sometimes the battle is more for fun and in other cases the participants are competing for awards, prizes, and recognition such as this example: https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/champions What value does knowledge gained from poetry Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – exams and history education

Text: “Exam Hell and the Crisis in History Education.” Nippon.com. Extract: “Rote memorization has displaced critical thinking and driven young Japanese students away from the study of history, argues the author, who blames the universities’ own fact-driven entrance examinations for the crisis facing the humanities and social sciences in higher Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – man volunteered for Auschwitz

Text: “The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz.” The Atlantic.com Extract: “The Polish resistance had been hearing horrific first- or second-hand accounts about the conditions inside Auschwitz. These early accounts came primarily from released prisoners, but also from casual observers like railway employees and residents of the nearby village of Oswiecim. Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – Indian atheist

Text: “Ravi Kumar Atheist: The Indian man fighting to be godless.” Extract: ““An Indian man is fighting for the right to believe in the non-existence of God. But Ravi Kumar’s quest for a document granting him legal recognition for his status has got him into trouble with the authorities. ” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50492808 Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #2 specific example – Peng Shuai’s disappearance

Text: “Peng Shuai: China says tennis star case maliciously hyped up.” BBC.com Extract: “Ms Peng disappeared from the public eye for almost three weeks after making sexual assault allegations against China’s former vice premier, triggering widespread international concern. She has since re-appeared, but questions remain over her wellbeing.” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59385519 Specific Read more…