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Some problems to avoid in your TOK essays 2012-2013
A series of snippets of advice on how to improve your TOK essays
These are examples that are over-used and well worn and usually don’t help to advance your argument.
They end up being over-described and largely stated as if understood without any real support for an argument or exploration of knowledge issues.
Examples to avoid by Areas Of Knowledge:
History: the holocaust (and World War 2 in general); Adolf Hitler; Stalin
N Science: flat earth theory; heliocentric theory; model of the atom
Maths: 2 + 2 = 4 (or other alternatives)
Arts: Picasso’s Guernica; Mona Lisa
Ethics: trolley problem (or its variations)
H Science: Piraha tribe’s lack of number vocab; Sapir-Whorf
Try to draw your examples from relevant personal experiences/reading and from REAL LIFE CURRENT AFFAIRS in different fields of knowledge.
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