THE TOK ESSAY PROCESS

Developing a successful TOK essay is important and very challenging. The TOK essay makes up a significant part of the overall mark for TOK. Additionally, the bonus points available can make a important difference in your overall IB results. Every point counts. Apart from marks, the TOK essay process is Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 – explanation of key words and phrases

Reliable knowledge – Reliable knowledge can be interpreted in a few slightly different ways.  It can mean something along the lines of consistent or trustworthy depending on the context. Reliable knowledge can have wholly different meanings depending on the AOK and RLE.  Think carefully about what it takes for knowledge to be viewed Read more…

November 2020 TOK essay Prescribed Title #2 – explanation of key words and phrases

Understanding something – On on side, “understanding something” could be interpreted as understanding the basic fundamentals of atomic structure, poetic conventions, the causes of WWII, attachment theory in psychology, etc.  A solid (but maybe somewhat limited) understanding of a particular topic may not require the investigation of ‘What if…?’ questions.   On the Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – NYT article on Doritos

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. There are a number of scientists Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #2 RLE – The Independent news article on the anti-vaccination movement.

Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles “A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.” Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, the Read more…