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 #3 specific example – COVID-19 testing in schools

Text: “COVID-19 testing in schools works. So why aren’t more doing it?” Extract: “Asymptomatic screening dramatically increases case detection among students and staff in the K through 12 setting,” says M. Jana Broadhurst, a microbiologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center who led the team that designed and implemented Read more…

May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #6 RLE – NYT article on Doritos

Article : “The nacho Dorito” https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/01/dining/nacho-graphic.html The New York Times article explains how consumers are manipulated by the design of Doritos. Specifically, multiple elements of the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for one’s health. May Read more…