Unpack the Title KQ (Knowledge Question) into 8-9 KQs (Knowledge Questions)that initiate the process of  analysis and inquiry.


These 8-9 KQs will function as the building blocks for developing your essay.


The KQs should be laid out with a sequential and progressive follow up of the arguments and counter arguments. Take care to maintain the thread of understanding, context and clarity.


IB neither prefers hypothetical examples nor the ‘very common’ examples used by students worldwide.


The real challenge is to have access to multiple sources, readings and use reliable, relevant and offbeat examples –including those derived from your own experience.


You can see sample KQs and resources required for your TOK Essay under each of the Essay Titles.