The May 2019 TOK Essay Titles

Here are the TOK Essay prescribed titles (for the May 2019 session). You'll have 1600 words to answer your title.

IBMastery will be running a free webinar at some point to go through the titles and give you a sense of how to handle them (i.e.things to watch out for with each title), so watch out for that. We did this last year and had about 500 people attending at the same time, from around the world, so we would love to have even more this year. 

The TOK Prescribed Titles

1. “The quality of knowledge is best measured by how many people accept it.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

2. “The production of knowledge is always a collaborative task and never solely a product of the individual.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

3. Do good explanations have to be true?

4. “Disinterestedness is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of...

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The Global Politics Extension Oral Presenation Structure

HL Global Politics students are required to do two Extension Tasks (ETs). And these two oral presentations are (in total) worth 20% of your final mark in the course.

That’s a lot.

And, as you may have noticed, there are quite a lot of boxes you’re trying to tick with your ETs. This article will help you go step-by-step as you prepare your extension presentation and help you to cover all of your bases, within the tight (10 minute) time limit.

You aren’t required to follow this structure, but it works pretty well.  

How to think about the extension task 

Think of your entire ET as an explanation of how your particular (small) case is an example of the Global Political Challenge (GPC) you’ve chosen to explore (more on these below).

 For example, if you’ve chosen to look at the GPC “Borders” and your chosen political issue is The Catalan Referendum of 2017, your presentation will use Global Politics ideas (concepts, key terms,...

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Make Stress Work for You

This is a guest post written by counsellor Phil Meehan.


First thing’s first – stress is not a bad thing. In fact, it is how we know we’re alive. Stress is anything that shifts your balance. It is the excitement of a crush and it helps get things done when a deadline is looming.

For over a hundred years, a simple way to see the relationship between stress and productivity has been the Yerkes Dodson curve (1). Think of an upside down U. 

On the left you have low stress and low productivity. On the right you have high stress and low productivity. In the middle, you have what some researchers call “flow”, or the peak productivity. Can you remember a time when you were so completely immersed in something that you lost track of time? Maybe it was working with a group on a interesting art project, playing your favourite video game or programming? That’s the top of the curve. Now, it might be hard to reach the top studying for your next test,...

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IB Business Management Magic Words - Section 5

Here is a list of all of the key words you should know for each of the Section 5 chapters. Learning all the key words is a really important part of the business course, so take time to make sure you can quickly, accurately define each of these.

 

 

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IB Business Management Magic Words - Section 4

Here is a list of all of the key words you should know for each of the Section 4 chapters. Learning all the key words is a really important part of the business course, so take time to make sure you can quickly, accurately define each of these.

 

 

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How to Structure a Business Management Extended Essay

 

Here is a step-by-step structure you can follow if you’re doing your Extended Essay in Business Management.

The layout has changed recently (May 2017), for example in terms of the cover sheet requirements and the reflections, but this post is up-to-date (and it includes a lot of helpful links).

Before we get started  

Here are a few key points and other helpful links you’ll want to use:

  • Be careful about choosing your research question. You’ve got a lot of options, but it shouldn’t be a practical/actionable business question, like you would use for your IA (i.e. should company X open a store in mall Y.) Here is a lot more advice about choosing a perfect EE RQ: Starting Your Business EE (IBM)
  • Cite all of your sources --preferably using MLA. I expect to see at least 5 cited sources on an average page. Make sure you are really sure about when and how to cite. Here’s a good guide from Purdue to help youEasybib works too.  
  • The E.E. should...
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IB Business Management Magic Words - Section 3

Here is a list of all of the key words you should know for each of the Section 3 chapters. Learning all the key words is a really important part of the business course, so take time to make sure you can quickly, accurately define each of these.

 

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IB Business Management Magic Words - Section 2

 

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IB Business Management Magic Words - Section 1

Here are a list of all of the key words you should know for each of the Section 1 chapters.

Learning all the key words is a really important part of the business course, so take time to make sure you can quickly, accurately define each of these. 

 

 

 

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IB Business Management Magic Questions - Section 5

Here are a list of very hard questions for each of the Section 5 chapters.

I call these "Magic Questions" because, if you can answer these questions, you'll know you really understand the theory required to ace the exam. It's like magic! ;) 

(Here are the other sections: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, and Section 4.)

 

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