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Sample TOK essays

Sample Theory of Knowledge essays, written and assessed to IB-specific criteria

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  1. TOK_Chinese_健全的知識既需要共識也需要爭議

    題目:  “健全的知識既需要共識也需要爭議。”請參考兩個知識領域討論這一論斷。
  2. A Grade TOK essay

    This TOK got an A 
  3. Sample TOK Essay (not mine)

    Its a sample for reference
  4. Sample TOK essay for getting ideas

    This is a TOK essay we were supposed to do just for getting the hang of TOK. This essay got a 9/10 and you guys could use this for learning how to use theories and WOK in a seem-less fashion.  
  5. TOK essay "To what extent are areas of knowledge shaped by their past?"

    This is a TOK essay that I completed in my first year of IB on the topic "To what extent are areas of knowledge shaped by their past? Consider with reference to two areas of knowledge."
    It received a 9/10 (it was a practice essay).
  6. My A grade TOK essay 2016 May 'In Knowledge there is always a trade off between accuracy and simplicity'..

    My TOK essay on accuracy vs simplicity, got an A grade for this....think it provides a good insight into how to incorporate knowledge issues, claims and counter-claims as well as real world examples to answer quite an open-ended question. Hope this helps anyone doing theirs although obviously plagiarism will be found out by the IB so don't do that.
    TOK ESSAY final.docx
  7. Tok essay: To what extent do the concepts that we use shape the conclusions that we reach?

    To what extent do the concepts that we use shape the conclusions that we reach?


    Got a B, predicted an A, kinda sad. but I love this essay. Worked really hard on this. 
    Hope it helps. 
     

  8. May 2010, Essay 2.

    Theory of Knowledge essay.
    May 2010, title number 2: Examine the ways empirical evidence should be used to make progress in different areas of knowledge.
    Moderated mark: A
    Word Count: 1595 words
  9. Vvi 7 example ToK essays

    7 ToK Assignments, with marks and comments from the teacher
  10. May 09 Title 1

    TOK Essay #1 2009 1. "Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks: but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house(Henri Poincare) Discuss in relation to science and at least one other area of knowledge.
    Mark: 23/40 (how not to do it! )
  11. May 09 Title 5

    TOK Essay #5 2009 "In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance" "Henry Miller". Is this true?
    Mark: 28/40
  12. May 06, Title 9

    9. Compare and contrast knowing a friend to knowing how to swim, to knowing a scientific theory, to knowing an historical period. What conclusion about the nature of knowledge can you reach?
    This essay received a B. Quite frankly, I was astonished. I thought it deserved a C, but then why should I complain? This is, to be honest, a hopelessly boring title that is very hard to be interesting in, but easy to think up of arguments, thus my reason for choosing it.
  13. May 07, Title 10

    10. Belief has been described as “certainty about what cannot be seen”. Does this statement hold true in any, some or all Areas of Knowledge?
    This essay received a B
  14. Nov 07, Title 6

    6. In areas of knowledge such as the arts and the sciences, do we learn more from work that follows or that breaks with accepted conventions?
    This essay received an A.
  15. Thought without language-2007

    To what extent is it possible to have thought without language?
    This essay received an A.
    This essay was submitted by Aimee
  16. Annotated ToK Exemplar May 2005 Title 4

    #4 "One definition of knowledge is true belief based on strong evidence. What makes evidence 'strong' enough and how can this limit be established?"
    May 05, Title 4
  17. Nov 07, Title 8

    8. Are some ways of knowing more likely than others to lead to truth? This essay received a C
  18. TOKExemplars

    IBO - Theory of Knowledge Assessment Examplars
    Contains introduction, 6 essays as well as their assessment markings/analysis. The essays range from A to F.
    Dated November 2002
  19. May 07, Title 5

    5. Can literature "tell the truth" better than other Arts or Areas of Knowledge?
    This essay received a B
  20. May 08, Title 5

    5. “…we will always learn more about human life and human personality from novels than from scientific psychology.” (Noam Chomsky). To what extent would you agree?
    This essay received a B.
  21. Nov 07, Title 8

    8. Are some ways of knowing more likely than others to lead to truth?
    This essay received an A (not from an examiner, as it is for the next session, but from Lc's TOK teacher, so it could be a B essay.)
  22. May 08, Title 4

    4.Does language play roles of equal importance in different areas of knowledge
    This essay received an A
  23. Using Logic as the Justification

    Discuss the Strengths and Weaknesses of Using Logic as the Justification of your Knowledge Claims
    May 2007
  24. Confucius Quote Analysis

    Quote Analysis:
    “One who learns without thinking is lost; one who thinks without
    learning is in great danger.”
    -Confucius
  25. Context is All May 2008 Title 10

    10. "Context is all" (Margaret Atwood). Does this mean that there is no such thing as truth?
    May 2008
    Title 10
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