Must above all consider the aims and objectives of tok this guide is to be read in conjunction with the teacher support material (tsm) available on the occ which will help teachers design a tok course additional resources additional resources such as subject reports, assessment exemplars, past prescribed essay titles. Tok and the extended essay the performance of a candidate in both diploma requirements, theory of knowledge and the extended essay, is determined according to the quality of the work, based on the application of the ib assessment criteria it is described by one of the band descriptors a–e using the two. Global impression marking ▫ instead of being assessed using 4 distinct criteria the essay and presentation will be assessed using a global impression approach ▫ this approach was developed in conjunction with acer (australian council for educational research) ▫ this approach was trialled on tok essays as. It's important that you know what makes an excellent tok essay you teacher will be able to show you exemplar essays with examiner comments the ib publish 50 excellent tok essays it's a good idea to look at these resources and to try marking one these essays against the criteria before looking at the. Our hugely popular 42-page tok essay guide takes you through the two assessment criteria, and gives you step-by-step advice on writing the tok essay it also includes a consideration of the latest examiners' report, outlining some of the most common mistakes made by students in their essays the guide is co- written. The total mark is converted into a grade from a to e a similar system is used for theory of knowledge and students can gain up to 3 points for the diploma based on the grades achieved for ee and tok a scores of e on either the extended essay or tok essay revoked the eligibility of receiving.
In this unit 111 the basics · 112 roles and responsibilities · 113 assessment and the assessment criteria 114 grade boundaries and the tok/ee matrix skip extended essay. Table 1 –– tok essay: assessment instrument does the candidate present an appropriate and cogent analysis of knowledge questions in discussing the title aspect level 5 excellent 9-10 level 4 very good 7-8 level 3 satisfactory 5- 6 level 2 basic 3-4 level 1 elementary 1-2 irrelevant 0 typical characteristics. Familiarize yourself with the assessment criteria read the criteria for marking ( grading rubric) and understand what is meant by each read someone else's tok essay one that scored well and one that didn't score as well remember that essay marking is best fit find a knowledge issue (ki) in the title quite often the ki.
Six steps to writing a good tok essay: a student guide 1 which one allows you to demonstrate best your understanding of tok issues and your own critical skills remember that you (c) now read over the criteria according to which your essay will be marked (external assessment descriptors) pay attention to the. Check list (based on the assessment criteria) are the problems of knowledge recognized do you refer to the problems of knowledge throughout the essay does critical reflection take place (counter arguments, etc), or are there sweeping generalizations are different ways of knowing and different. The following structure is a very good, step-by-step method you can use on any tok essay to get very high marks here are the main things to keep in mind when you're using this method: your #1 priority is answering the prescribed title.
Five criteria to assess your essay for a total of 34 marks the mark that you receive will be converted into a letter grade from a to e, depending on what mark you have received this grade is compared with the grade you have received for your tok presentation and essay (your mark having been converted into a letter grade. The essay is now graded out of 10 examiners use a 'global impression' system of marking using the following criteria: essay assessment instrument – global impression marking pdf download: tok essay assessment instrument here is the tok essay planning and progress form which you must use to record the. Note: the comments on the following two essays r resent my personal judgment , and ample tok essays with ge tok essays, and why i understand that the scores awarded were j docu ent cannot be ument of the paper and to the demands of the title, so marking this criterion down to 1 nappropriate. Free poster - top ten tips for your tok essay from ib review tok essay assessment criteria 2015 theory of knowledge (first assessment extended essay booklet pdf may 2017 extended essay guidelines for students the extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved diploma.
The tok essay is marked against 4 criteria (a-d) i will explain these criteria to sensitize you on what to look out for when you write the essay. Extended essay and theory of knowledge assessment what is extended essay (ee) the extended essay of approximately 4,000 words offers the opportunity for ib students to investigate a topic of special interest, usually one of the student's six diploma programme subjects, and acquaints them with the independent. Tok essay assessment criteria essay_criterion_a_understand_kispng essay_criterion_b_knower's_perspectivepng essay_criterion_c_analysis_of_kispng essay_criterion_di_organisation_of_ideaspng essay_criterion_dii_organisation_of_ideas_contdpng.