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Tackle that TOK Essay!

As an IB Diploma student, there’s no escaping the joy of TOK. Not only do you have to get your head around what Theory of Knowledge actually is, but the IBO make you write an essay too. Excellent. If it makes you feel any better, the TOK essay was not my favourite part of the […]

TOK: The Basics

TOK: The Basics When it comes to TOK, there’s a lot of chat that precedes it: ‘ToK is pointless’… ‘ToK is a waste of time’… ‘ToK is mind-boggling’. Now, I’m not here to dispel these myths. When you’ve 6 subjects to worry about, theory of knowledge can sometimes seem the least of your worries. All […]

How to Ace your TOK Presentation

“Oh wow, I got so much time to do my TOK presentation,” you think in December – “it’s not due till AFTER the break after all?!” On this side of Christmas break, your TOK presentation seems to be approaching quicker than Usain Bolt running 100 meters. This week I’m going to share my best tips […]

TOK Essay? No problem!

TOK Essay: The assignment that has to be done, but seems like an impossible challenge before you even look at the prescribed questions. If you haven’t started looking at this year’s essay titles, you might begin by doing this. However, if you feel like “Um, what is this and how does any of the work […]

Let’s TOK this… Part 3: Taking TOK to the next level

So here we are. We’ve looked at real-life situations. We’ve looked at knowledge questions. Now we can get right to the heart of things and figure out how we actually DO the TOK thing: namely the essay and presentation. If you haven’t yet read the first two installments of this blog series, go have a […]

Let’s TOK this Part 2: Knowledge is… Power?

Hello again TOK-ers. In my first post of this series I talked a bit about HOW you find a real-life situation for your knowledge question. Continuing on with that theme, I thought I’d go into a little more depth about how you actually form that ever so tricky knowledge question. So my IB warriors, it’s time […]

Let’s TOK This | Part 1: ‘Is this real life?’

I’m going to be honest with you all: when I was studying the IB (not too long ago I’ll have you know…), I would often moan to my friends about TOK. It wasn’t that I found TOK boring, far from it actually— I loved the full-blown arguments that would always ensue in a TOK class— […]

ToK Survival Guide: The Ultimate Resource

ToK Survival Guide: The Ultimate Resource

Hey Hey! It’s that time of year again…no, I don’t mean Christmas, I mean Theory of Knowledge time! Yay!   Getting a top grade in ToK is a) Totally Achievable and b) Super important. It’s important because those 3 core points can be achieved before the exams – when everything gets real crazy in school. […]

Is Tok Pointless?

Many students ask me what the point of ToK is. This week some research has come out which has prompted me to really think about the answer to that question. This Australian led research, (funded by the IB) has found that “International Baccalaureate students think more critically than their peers and are better prepared for university“ (Sydney […]

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