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  1. What question did you guys choose for your 2017 TOK Essay?
  2. Discussion for the May 2017 TOK prescribed titles: “It is only knowledge produced with difficulty that we truly value.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?
  3. If i fail my TOK essay what should i get in the presentation in order to pass the TOK? My teacher didn't offer help for my tok essay, and I fail my tok essay, I know that the tok essay is 66 percent in the TOK final grade, the TOK presentation is worth the 33 percentage, what should I get to get a C to pass it? and what's the final 1 percent in TOK? Thanks
  4. what's the tok essay structure mark ??? thanks
  5. I have applied to Canadian universities with the university of Toronto as my ideal choice. My predicted grades match the requirements on the website but I am predicted a conditional passing grade for the core subjects (B in ToK, E in EE and total predicted of above 28). How bad is my situation?
  6. Hello, My class is started to talk about TOK presentations and I have a hard time coming up with a good knowledge question. My focus is on consciousness and ethics. I saw a GREAT tv series, "Westworld" and got an inspiration from it. I was wondering: what makes us humans humans and if AI (artificial intelligence) gain consciousness does that mean that they are human and need to be treated as one (which kind of connects to ethics). Any good knowledge questions for this??
  7. Hey guys! Does anyone know an anti-plagiarism program or software, especially for IA or EE?.. Just wanna to be sure that my work is unique Thanks in advance XOXO
  8. Hey guys, I was wondering if any alumni on this site would be willing to proofread my ToK essay and offer any comments to better it. I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
  9. Hi! My class is starting to discuss the TOK presentation and I have to come up with a knowledge question. I want to do something about cults because I recently read a book about Charles Manson and found it very interesting. Any ideas?
  10. It is only knowledge produced with difficulty that we truly value . To what extent to you agree with this statement?
  11. Hey so I am working with a partner on my tok presentation but we have no idea how to get started it on it. We both like the topic idea of 3D printing of organs but don't know how to make a KQ on it or how to approach it. We really need help and would appreciate, thanks!
  12. Hello, I am strongly considering writing topic 6 for my TOK essay, I have my 1st draft due on 21.11. I liked this topic since the very beginning, although I was very cautios when choosing it. To be honest, I also considered topics 1, 2 and 4. 1 and 2 seem quite easy and I am aware that lots of IB students write them this year. Topic 4 is quite difficult and ambigious, even though my teacher tried to explain it to us, and that I felt it may be quite a good topic to write about, I am still strongly for topic 6. I am planning to choose natural sciences and philosophy as AoKs. It seems like a problem to me, however, to find the KQs. Well I'd find 2 or 3, but I am not sure, how much of KQ should I include, since the topic actually is focused on KQs. Any thoughts? Is anyone of you writing the same topic? Your reflections on it will be highly appreciated, as my TOK teacher was not good and I feel really insecure about the essay and the presentation I'm having in December.
  13. Hey! Does anyone know when the Prescribed essay titles for 2017 come out? Or if they have, what they are? Thanks Any help is appreciated
  14. I recenetly started on my TOK essay after choosing question number five: Given access to the same facts, how is it possible that there can be disagreement between experts in a discipline? Develop your answer with reference to two areas of knowledge. I am simply wondering how many knowlegde questions it is normal/appropriate to discuss during the length of the essay. Any advice is highly appreciated :)
  15. Hey to whoever is reading this, So my chosen prescribed title is “Humans are pattern-seeking animals and we are adept at finding patterns whether they exist or not” (adapted from Michael Shermer). Discuss knowledge questions raised by this idea in two areas of knowledge. The problem is I don't know what this question is asking me to do. Do I have to come up with two KQs and for each of them talk about my two AOKs chosen? For example one of the KQ is “How do we make ethical decisions?” and with this KQ I link it to my two AOKs which are Ethics and History? And for my other KQ I talk about Shared and Personal Knowledge in pattern seeking for example and again talk about it linking it to Ethics and History? I really am confused please help. I would really appreciate your help.
  16. This is my practice essay title for my first IB year. I understood what this question is basically asking. But what AOK's can be used here is something I've been racking my brains for. I suppose Math is one area but what specifically? In natural sciences? What factors ascertain the difficulty of the knowledge produced? What does "produced with difficulty" mean? What can the claim and counterclaim be for this title? Maybe i actually haven't understood what this question is asking for... Help please!
  17. Hey, I have my TOK presentation coming up really soon (the transcript is due on the 20th of November) and l have my topic but that's about as far as it goes. Basically, l'm looking at something the along the lines of "Should there be a tax on junk food?". I haven't developed a knowledge question yet or knowledge claims and counterclaims and all that. I don't even really know what they are. I was wondering if someone could explain it to me and give me advice and help on how to develop a knowledge question and claims and all that as well as how to structure and write the presentation because l honestly have no idea how to start the presentation or what to write. I'm feeling really overwhelmed and lost so any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
  18. Hi, I'm currently having difficulties in creating my knowledge question for this title. The prescribed title is "Should key events in the historical development of areas of knowledge be judged by the standards of their time?" I created the knowledge question of " What role do ethics and emotion play when judging historical events?" I feel like it's not related enough to the prescribed title as it should be, but I really have no idea. If anyone could help confirm whether this KQ fits into the prescribed title, it would be greatly appreciated!
  19. Hye guys,, im so confused right now if I should drop tok or not.. I mean,, im taking first year of IB certificates, some of my senpai said i don't really need TOK. Is TOK really benefit for my University later? What happen if I drop it? I'm still working hard for my CAS though. I think i should be fine if i drop it
  20. How can I develop a knowledge claim or issue for my IB TOK Presentation? My knowledge question is How do personal and shared knowledge influence the process of artistic creation ? And my subsidiary question is "At what point does inspiration become plagiarism?" With that being said, my topic is Plagiarism or Accusations of Plagiarism. One of my real life situations is the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, whose book, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, had been withdrawn for questionable similarities to other authors work. I want to connect this RLS to the idea of Cryptomnesia–a form of memory bias, or in other words a non-deliberate form of plagiarism. How could I develop a knowledge claim and counter-claim that works in tandem with these? And are these claims supposed to connect to another RLS, or am I to provide separate claims for both? I am really just looking for any sort of guidance. Thank you.
  21. Hello guys, So my partner and I are doing our presentation under the Arts, and our RLS is about 2 different experts review the same movie, but give out different opinions. (Citizen Kane) and our Knowledge question is to what extent is an experts judgement objective? Do you think this is ok? Because we want to do something about objectivity vs subjectivity and the popularity of movies affecting the opinions of people.
  22. Hey, everyone! I'm in IB1 right now and have my first ever presentation soon. Since its the first presentation of the year, we were given a research question by our ToK teacher, which is: How do different Ways of Knowing interact in the Area of Natural Science? My partner and I chose "reason" and "language" as our WOK's and I will be exploring reason, and the are of natural science is astronomy, specifically Newton's Law of Gravity. My question is, how in the world do I connect reason to Newton's Law of Gravity? Language seems pretty straight forward, but I just can't wrap my head around reason... Any, and every, help/advice is greatly appreciated in advance. Thanks x
  23. Hey guys, I'm presenting my TOK presentation soon, very nervous... my question is to experienced IB students or anyone who has done their presentation. How do these sound? My knowledge question is: To what extent is visual art an accurate portrayal of reality? My claims are: Visual art tends to be more emotive Visual art is subjective whereas reality is objective If something has no meaning, is it still art? Of course, I'll bring in TOK terms and discussions into these. How do these sound so far? I'm quite bad at TOK so I really don't trust my judgements on what's alright and what's not. Any other advice about the presentation is much appreciated! Thank you!
  24. Was wondering how you get predicted grades for tok, ee, and cars before the UCAS applications. Do the teachers give you a predicted grade based on your assignments in TOK and the progress on your ee?
  25. Hi guys, I want help from alumni's or experienced members in this site who did their ToK presentations by individual. Everybody finds a peer for presentation but nobody chose me so I want help from you. I'm better in single projects but this is a ToK presentation and I don't know what to do. I have 2 weeks to reply my teacher. Can I get your advices/ not to do's? Cheers...
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