"Memory is deceptive because it is coloured by today’s events." (Albert Einstein)
"Memory is man’s greatest friend and worst enemy." (Gilbert Parker)
“I always think everything is going to last forever, but nothing ever does. In fact nothing exists longer than an instant except the thing that we hold in memory.” (Sam Savage)
"No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations." (Louis...
We perceive the world through our five senses. (Hearing, Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste)
“Anyone can be angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not easy.” Aristotle
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” (Shakespeare)
According to Eric Schmidt of Google, every two days now the human race
creates as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation until 2003.
"A branch of study which deals with people or their actions, including the social sciences and the humanities, as contrasted with the natural sciences...
For some reason students find the longer IB Business Management questions very hard to master.
Actually I know why this is.
Just have a look at the list of things you have to do to get full marks in a 10-mark Business Management question.
Or don't. It's a bit overwhelming!
You don't need to read this paragraph, but... (For a 9 or 10, you need to show: "Good understanding of the demands of the question, including implications, where relevant. • Relevant business management tools (where applicable), techniques and theories are explained clearly and applied purposefully, and appropriate terminology is used throughout the response. • Effective use of the stimulus material in a way that significantly strengthens the response. • Evidence of balance is consistent throughout the response. • The judgments are relevant and well substantiated.")
Do all of those things, while also answering the question. How are you supposed to remember to do all of that?
In Theory of Knowledge we always encourage you to use original evidence. It's always more interesting when a student uses an example (a quote, a story, a fact) that we haven't heard of before.
Original "evidence" in your essays doesn't necessarily make them better essays, but it does suggest that you've taken some time with your research and not just using the first thing you found in a last-minute Google search.
So again we do tell our students to use "original evidence", but for the student it can be hard to know what is original. As teachers we might see some of the same examples used every year. But it would be hard for a student who is new to the subject to know to know which examples to avoid.
The May 2016 ToK Subject report has come to the rescue, with a list of some common examples you might want to avoid. It's not mandatory to avoid these examples, but it could...