Writing the TOK Essay can be very intimidating! BUT–IT doesn’t have to be! The key is to break down the title prompt into understandable pieces, and then create a plan of attack to address those compartmentalized pieces! Also, like all good writing, the key is treating it as a process, and not a one off! The following Linked documents will aide you in your Essay Journey!
2019 TOK Essay Titles: 2019 TOK Prescribed Titles
Unpacking the 2019 Essay Titles Activity: unpacking-the-tok-essay-2019
Link to Class Generated Resources: HERE
Link to Class google doc with KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS: HERE
Essay Planning form that illustrates a great format/approach: Essay Planning Form
TOK-Essay-How-to-–For What It’s Worth!
Shared v personal knowledge — A definition. MUST Read if essay involves these ideas!
TOK ESSAY RUBRIC: TOKEssayAssessmentinstrument
Exemplar Essays: PDFs Linked Below:
A recent TOK essay that scored a 6/10: Sample Essay A-6
2017 Exemplar Essay: 8/10: ‘A’ : Essay Examplar
A recent Exemplar: 9/10: TOK Essay Sample #1 Hitchens9points
TOK Essay Form: ALL Students Need to Fill Out
TOK Essay Self / Peer Evaluation activity:
AIS Curve Used for Assessing the Essay:
- Level 5: “Excellent” 9-10….93-100%
- Level 4: “Very Good” 7-8…88-92%
- Level 3: “Satisfactory” 5-6….82-87%
- Level 2: “Basic” 3-4….70-81
- Level 1: “Elementary” 1-2…below 70%