Is is an IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay. The topic is "Areas of Knowledge are most useful in combination with each other. Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge."

Is is an IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay. The topic is “Areas of Knowledge are most useful in combination with each other. Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.”

Table 1 V TOK Essay: assessment instrument
Does the candidate present an appropriate and cogent analysis of knowledge questions in discussing the title?
Aspect Level 5
Excellent
9Ͳ10
Level 4
Very good
7Ͳ8
Level 3
Satisfactory
5Ͳ6
Level 2
Basic
3Ͳ4
Level 1
Elementary
1Ͳ2
Irrelevant
0
Typical characteristics
UnderstandͲ
ing
knowledge
questions
There is a sustained
focus on knowledge
questions connected to
the prescribed title –
developed with
investigation of different
perspectives and linked
effectively to areas of
knowledge and/or ways
of knowing.
There is a focus on
knowledge questions
connected to the
prescribed title –
developed with
acknowledgement of
different perspectives
and linked to areas of
knowledge and/or ways
of knowing.
There is a focus on
some knowledge
questions connected
to the prescribed title

  • with some
    development and
    linking to areas of
    knowledge and/or
    ways of knowing.
    Some knowledge
    questions that are
    connected to the
    prescribed title are
    considered, but the
    essay is largely
    descriptive, with only
    superficial or limited
    links to areas of
    knowledge and/or ways
    of knowing.
    The essay is
    almost wholly
    irrelevant to the
    prescribed title –
    any relevant
    points are
    descriptive.
    The essay is
    not a
    response to
    one of the
    prescribed
    titles on the
    list for the
    current
    session.
    Quality of
    analysis of
    knowledge
    questions
    Arguments are clear,
    supported by effective
    real life examples and
    are effectively evaluated;
    counterclaims are fully
    explored; implications
    are drawn.
    Arguments are clear,
    supported by real life
    examples and are
    evaluated; counterclaims
    are explored.
    Some arguments are
    clear and supported
    by examples;
    counterclaims may
    be identified.
    Arguments are unclear
    and/or not supported by
    effective examples.
    Assertions may be
    offered but are
    not supported.
    Some possible characteristics
    Cogent
    Accomplished
    Discerning
    Individual
    Lucid
    Insightful
    Compelling
    Pertinent
    Relevant
    Thoughtful
    Analytical
    Organised
    Credible
    Coherent
    Typical
    Acceptable
    Mainstream
    Adequate
    Competent
    Predictable
    Ordinary
    Undeveloped
    Vague
    Simple
    Disjointed
    Confusing
    Derivative
    Rudimentary
    Paltry
    Abysmal
    Incoherent
    Trivial
    Formless
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