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Tok essay ppt

  1. 1. TOK Essay Tips M. Wilson
  2. 2. Planning your essay <ul><li>First of all choose a title : </li></ul><ul><li>Where do your interests lie? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you link your cultural values to any of the titles? This can add depth to your discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 2 titles and analyse them </li></ul>
  3. 3. Titles <ul><li>NEVER change a word in the title </li></ul><ul><li>You must write titles down and discuss them word for word. Any change at all will affect your mark. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Analysing the title <ul><li>Once you have chosen two titles, do a PMI (plus, minus,interest) and decide which of the two titles you can make the most claims and counter claims for and which one you can link to your experiences in HK. </li></ul><ul><li>Well done, you have a Title! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Analysing your title <ul><li>Look for the key words in your chosen title. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it focusing specifically on one area of knowledge? e.g. Maths or Science </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Is it focusing on a way of knowing? e.g. emotion or perception </li></ul>
  6. 6. AOK <ul><li>If the title focuses on Science for example, you still have to link it to WOK. In addition you may have to link it to another AOK. </li></ul><ul><li>Which one best suits the argument you are going to make? Analyse this; a weak or contrived link will weaken your argument. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Need a Link?? <ul><li>“ Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks: but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house” (Henri Poincaré). Discuss in relation to science and at least one other area of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>OHO! which other AOK? </li></ul>
  8. 8. AOK <ul><li>The title is looking at facts, so which other AOK will link nicely with facts? </li></ul><ul><li>(History, Maths?) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatively, which other AOK will contrast and lend itself to your argument? (Art, Ethics?) </li></ul><ul><li>Think about this carefully. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ways of Knowing <ul><li>If knowledge is a filter or a lens, which of the WOK best suits your argument? </li></ul><ul><li>Language? </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion? </li></ul><ul><li>Perception? </li></ul><ul><li>Reason? </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? Be clear on this before you plan your argument. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Knowledge Issues <ul><li>What sort of knowledge issues do you face in building up your argument? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember you have 6-8 paragraphs and you need to cover two AOK. </li></ul><ul><li>Which knowledge issues will support your argument? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Planning <ul><li>You need at least 8-10 paragraphs in total. </li></ul><ul><li>Use one for the introduction where you write the full title word for word and introduce your perspective. </li></ul><ul><li>You need 6-8 paragraphs to discuss your WOK and AOK. </li></ul><ul><li>Use one paragraph for the conclusion. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Focus <ul><li>The instructions on the title page clearly state that you must justify your argument and provide examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid boring, overused clichés such as Nasty Nazis, the Bible, Darwin etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your culture, East vs West, </li></ul><ul><li>What could you personally include? (Have a look in your journals!) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Remember you are writing an ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY!! <ul><li>Having decided on your title and some supporting claims for your 6-8 point argument, what now? </li></ul><ul><li>Now you focus on the implications of your claims and possible counter claims that might arise. What should you include? How should you set it out? </li></ul><ul><li>Claim and Counter Claim? </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Claim, claim, claim ,counter claim??? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Who cares what you think? <ul><li>This is important, you must include references for all your sources. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER fall into the trap of thinking that your opinion alone is sufficient. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, if you feel strongly about a topic, your input is valid BUT support your claim with a specific example to justify it. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Assessing your essay <ul><li>Criterion A: Understanding Knowledge Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself these two questions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Does my essay demonstrate my understanding of knowledge issues which are RELEVANT to my title? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Does my essay demonstrate connections between relevant AOK and WOK? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Understanding Knowledge Issues <ul><li>Criterion A: </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been consistent using depth and breadth or have you just mentioned one or two knowledge issues with no analysis or links to the title? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you elaborated on the links between AOK and WOK? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it sound sophisticated or boring? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Knower’s Perspective: All about you! <ul><li>Criterion B: </li></ul><ul><li>Have you made your response to this title explicit ? Does it sound like you ? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you reflected on the knowledge issues and considered other perspectives, using varied examples from a range of cultures ? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Quality of analysis <ul><li>Criterion C: </li></ul><ul><li>Have you addressed knowledge issues which are directly relevant to your title? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you gone off on a tangent discussing irrelevant knowledge issues ? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you justified, argued, been compelling and cohesive? OR waffled? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used counterclaims and evaluated them and their implications for your title? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Organisation of Ideas <ul><li>Criterion D: </li></ul><ul><li>Have you kept within the word count 1200-1600 words? You must include your word count in your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you referenced your sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you planned your essay so that each point supports and elaborates on the previous point? Have you argued or just waffled? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vitally important points <ul><li>Criterion A: Develop links and comparisons through analysis of examples </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion B: Examples may prove your awareness and support that of others </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion C: Counterclaims can be provided by explicit examples </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion D: Factual information is more than must your personal opinion or experience, you need some examples. Do not rely on “class handout” as a major source. You need a variety. </li></ul>
  21. 21. What to do <ul><li>Analyse and Plan around the key words and key concepts in your title </li></ul><ul><li>Choose explicit examples which you can reference </li></ul><ul><li>Include your personal context and cultural experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse and argue your claims and counterclaims explicitly, don’t waffle! </li></ul>
  22. 22. A Claim is…. <ul><li>When you make a point and support it with a realistic example, not a hypothetical one. (avoid Nazis etc) </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>When you make a point and use a reference from a reliable source to support your argument. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Counterclaims <ul><li>When you consider more than one possible answer to a specific question, counterclaims will emerge. </li></ul><ul><li>These are usually discussed in one paragraph and tend to contrast or challenge the claims made. </li></ul><ul><li>They should reflect the depth of your thinking and breadth of your research or discussion. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Perspectives <ul><li>These are the views of other people whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from yours. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to show sensitivity to cultural perspectives, yet be prepared to challenge them if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, just because someone else thinks something is right, doesn’t make it right! Argue your points. </li></ul>