KQ( Knowledge Question): The Soul of the Presentation
The KQ or the knowledge question earlier referred by IB as KI (Knowledge Issue) is the search tool to build your body of Essay as well as your Presentation. The KQs are open ended and incisive, asking for thoughtful and critical examination of the topic.
Split the chosen Essay title in short and simple to tackle 7-8 KQs. Voila, you have begun work on your TOK essay body just answering those 7-8 KQs. Develop the body of the Essay through connecting and weaving the threads of understanding the answers to your KQs.
The right KQ is the key to your TOK presentation too. Just ask the right questions!
A typical KQ explores a particular topic /theme in depth or combines examining any particular AOK with a WOK tool. We will formulate sample KQs for the current Essay topics and the Presentations.
RLS (Real Life Situation): The essential for Essay
Examples and Case Studies…
RLS or simply put incidents from reality serve as examples for explaining and justifying our claims/counterclaims in both the Essay and the Presentation. They serve as anecdotal evidence for our arguments.
RLS also double up as the case studies for TOK Presentation topics. RLS need not be contentious in nature. Good choices of RLS involve different viewpoints and are significant to us as civilization. These will prompt and invoke interesting debate and discussion.
The RLS used in the essay are past or historic situations while the ones for the Presentation are normally picked from the current events of your IB Diploma years.
The more ways we can connect the AOK and WOK to the RLS, the better it is!