May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – cartoon on UK’s PM and mathematics

Text: Ben Jennings. “Rishi Sunak’s plan for extra maths lessons” The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2023/jan/04/ben-jennings-on-rishi-sunaks-plan-for-extra-maths-lessons-cartoon Editorial cartoons as a text type have certain features (e.g. exaggeration, labelling) that could be considered “methodologies.” How does conveying a view of the PM’s math plan in the form of an editorial cartoon affect the knowledge Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – article on nepotism in politics

Text: Trisan Hopper “FIRST READING: Canadian politics might have a nepotism problem” https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics-nepotism-problem Extract from the article: “Ben Carr is mulling a run for the Liberal nomination in Winnipeg South Centre, the seat vacated by the recent death of his father Jim Carr. And with Conservative MP Dave MacKenzie set to retire from Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – science news article on a moon of Jupiter

Text: Nikk Ogasa “Io may have an underworld magma ocean or a hot metal heart” Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/io-magma-ocean-hot-metal-core-jupiter This news article uses words like “may” and “maybe.” This choice in language indicates the lack of certainty in the results which the article explores. The inability so far to conduct different Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – article on young Sudanese archaeologists

Text: Jason Burke and Zeinab Mohammed Salih. “Young Sudanese archaeologists dig up history as ‘west knows best’ era ends” The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/27/young-sudanese-archaeologists-dig-up-history-as-west-knows-best-era-ends The Guardian article discusses how many local voice hav been “excluded.” The article details how a significant amount of archaeological research has been done by visiting western researchers Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example -mathematical beauty and the brain

Text: “”Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music.” https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2014/feb/mathematical-beauty-activates-same-brain-region-great-art-or-music Extract: “People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis Read more…

May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – GTA 6 satire article

Text: The Beaverton. “Shocking Grand Theft Auto VI leak reveals new game set in Regina.” https://www.thebeaverton.com/2022/09/shocking-grand-theft-auto-vi-leak-reveals-new-game-set-in-regina/ The satire website The Beaverton published the above article after the leak of gameplay videos from the yet unfinished GTA 6. The article isn’t really about GTA 6 but more about the city of Read more…