Precepts to use in everyday life

1. Think for yourself, 2. Be yourself, 3. Speak up, 4. Feel free to agree and disagree, 5. Be honest with yourself and others, 6. Be open-minded, 7. Avoid being judgmental and 8. Question everything - even your own thinking.

TOK Essay Titles Nov 2020

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ToK Essay Questions 2009

You will recently have completed your third TOK essay of the year and have received thorough feedback on it, so much so that you might be completely overwhelmed! Do not despair. Do not work yourself up about the questions. We know that sometimes the questions seem to make no sense and border on the incomprehensible.

In the posts that follow, we will be going through each question in turn and breaking down what we think it demands. Before you decide which essay to re-work, you should take into account two things:

1. Which essay got the best mark?
2. Which essay topic do I feel strongly about?

Remember, you don't have to choose the essay for which you got the best mark.

Just a few words of caution:
  • Avoid simply using the comments on the essay and changing the sentences of the essay before handing in the final draft.
  • Research the topic further, refflect on the overall ideas and sometimes even tear the essay apart and start again using only the key ideas.
  • We will not mark further drafts of the essay - we may glance through the work and give verbal feedback.

Continue to use the tutorials to re-visit the essay and ask questions about it and now also start to contribute to these posts by making your comments.

And remember:

in the posts that follow, we will help you to 'unpack' the ToK essay questions. This means you will get hints as to how to think about writing your answer. It does not mean that you should copy the questions and sentences from the posts into your essays!