Since IB prescribes 1400-1600 word limit thus between the limits of above 1200 and below 1600 words, let us work with a desirable range of 1450-1550 words.
Pick an ideal 3 AOK ‘Areas of knowledge’, 3 WOK ‘Ways of knowing’, and in no case any less than 2 of each.
Each claim /argument has to be balanced with a counter claim / counter argument.
So, with 3 AOK, 3 WOK, and for each claim and counterclaim, you will need 6-7 paragraphs of 150-200 words each.
The ideas that support your thesis should be well structured with factual accuracy; you should explain the key concepts in detail and submit proper references.
There is the so called term when writing a TOK essay referred to as the four C’s or: Creativity – You must develop independent and personal thought.We meet individually with each Senior three times to review progress on their essay.Before those meetings, however, we meet with them as a group to review the prompts and assist them with some prompt analysis (students can also count that meeting as one of their three required ones).The criteria on your grading will be explicitly given in your instruction notes.Writing a TOK essay requires understanding the issues of the examined knowledge, focusing and analyzing them; creating comparisons and links, offering an understanding which is sophisticated and relevant.Modern Language Association or MLA style is one of the commonly used referencing style for TOK essays.This referencing style is mainly used in liberal arts or humanities.It is a comparative essay by nature and discusses a specific problem as you can contrast and compare various ways of information and knowing on the subject.Different areas of knowledge can be reason, language, emotions and others.Many of Theory of Knowledge essays submitted by our students got hammered by IB Examiners last year, several unfairly so (which is why we’re appealing them).But we are using some of the feedback to inform how we’re preparing this year’s students to write this next round of essays, most which follow a similar format – a quote and then telling the write to respond using two Areas of Knowledge.