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Before you can begin your real/final essay, you’ll want to look at the Prescribed Title (something like: and think about it. Now, take your prescribed title and choose two AOKs to explore it with (here are my notes: Mathematics, Human sciences, Natural Sciences, the Arts, Ethics, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Religious Knowledge Systems, or History).
Or you can use WOKs: (again here are my notes: Emotion, Faith, Sense perception, Reason, Imagination, Intuition, Language, Memory). I normally recommend exploring just 2 Ao K's in the main body of your essay and then include a few insights into WOKs around the edges (more on this in a bit).
To explore the question we chose above, it's pretty easy to choose our AOKs because they are actually listed in the question. The TOK essay is about knowledge (how we come to know things).
It helps to think of the essay as though you're showing the most interesting bits of a conversation between two smart people, about how we know things. reason is reliable, with examples) and the other is pointing out the weaknesses in what lawyer 1 is saying (i.e. Your lawyer will make the case that you can’t be guilty of robbing the bank (her thesis), by using several arguments (claims); she’ll show that The lawyers would use evidence to support each of these claims and counterclaims.
That might help me say interesting things later on in the essay--for example in the conclusion.) -Narrow in on one aspect which is particularly interesting. What is your short answer to the prescribed title, your thesis.
(You might decide, by the end of your essay, that your initial thinking was wrong, but you should know the point your claims are going to be supporting).
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