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MariusIBDP

Is it worth reading 50 Excellent TOK Essays?

Hey, so you probably know about those 50 Excellent OK Essays. In case you don't, its 50 TOK Essays that got the maximum grade possible. I was wondering if anybody actually read them before writing their TOK Essay. If you did, how many did you read and did it help at all?

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I didn't read any of them and still got a B. If you think it will help you get an idea of what to say, structure, etc. then go right ahead, it certainly wouldn't hurt (unless you plagiarize then that's a different story altogether).

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Our teacher printed each of us one or two of those essays after we had turned in the first drafts of the TOK-essays. She chose the essays separately for each student, depending on our topics and what she thought we needed to improve in the essay. Yeah, I know, our TOK-teacher was rather awesome. :)

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Never read any by myself and got an A. Our teacher did give us though 2-3 of these essays and we read/evaluated them in class. I guess you can read a couple of those in order to get an idea about what the content and structure of a good TOK essay should be. Also, before reading the essay, just go through the topic and detect which areas of knowledge you would have used and what you would have roughly said.

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I found reading the 50 Excellent TOK Essays good to get an idea of how to do an EE and how specific you need to be. But it's not essential, just helpful.

And I think schools are given a CD of the essays, which doesn't allow them to post them on the internet, but if you search on Google it's not hard to find a couple. (I've already found two websites: http://www.uaisresea...ing-the-ee.html and http://jfk.dpsk12.or...Information.htm - I used "extended essay examples" as my search, if you were wondering.) The only problem with this is that sometimes they don't state the grade or the mark sheet, but it's better than nothing.

I think you have confused the TOK with EE.

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