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Better IB Essays: The Importance of Solid Argumentation

When you hear the word “argument”, you might tend to think of an aggressive shouting match, just to get your point across to somebody – the Latin root of the word actually translates as “to enlighten, make bright”. Argumentation, therefore, is much more than merely getting your point across. And, it’s central to writing all […]

The TOK Exhibition

If you’ve been in an IB school for awhile, you probably remember hearing older students talking about their Theory of Knowledge presentations. You may have even watched some of them. These presentations formed the ‘internal assessment’ section of TOK, with the TOK essay as the ‘external assessment’.  The IBO recently changed the structure of the […]

How to Structure and Format your TOK Essay!

TOK is, for many, an extremely difficult subject to get your head around. A lot of the questions you get asked in class might seem entirely nonsensical to you, and perhaps the TOK essay titles seem just as confusing! One thing that we at Lanterna think is the most underappreciated thing that truly aids understanding […]

Breaking Down TOK Essay Titles 2021 | Part 2

Breaking Down TOK Essay Titles 2021 | Part 2

Time for the second round of Breaking Down 2021 TOK Essay Titles! These are 3 great titles to consider when choosing which 2021 TOK essay you’ll write. All of them feel extremely relevant in today’s day and age so read on to get some top tips about how to approach them! Note: Following these suggestions […]

Breaking Down TOK Essay Titles 2021 | Part 1

 The TOK Essay is something many of us dread… Many of us feel like we’ve learned nothing in TOK up until this point and now we’re expected to write an essay!? What makes matters worse is that the Titles are sometimes ridiculously confusing as well – so you might feel like you have no idea […]

Breaking Down TOK Essay Titles 2020 | Part 2

Looking for the 20/21 titles? Click here! Here we go! Here are our ideas for the second half of the May 2020 TOK Essay Titles. Read on to be inspired!    “The role of analogy is to aid understanding rather than to provide justification.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? This question, […]

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