This fourth written assignment provides students with an opportunity to formulate their own Knowledge Questions based on a real-life situation with a language theme. Printable pdf.
PRELUDe: KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS
Knowledge Questions are rigorous inquiry questions about knowledge itself. A good Knowledge Question is crafted deliberately to be open and contentious, uses TOK vocabulary, and will always merit discussion and evaluation rather than a single, definitive response.
CHOOSING A REAL-LIFE SCENARIO
Students should research online a real-life situation with a distinct language theme. In order to jumpstart the process, students should choose one of the following categories as a starting point.
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1. Briefly describe your real-life situation. A journalistic article or video will almost certainly be your source.
2. Formulate a Knowledge Question that applies to your real-life situation.
3. Pinpoint precisely how your KQ applies to your RLS.
4. Explore aspects of your Knowledge Question, either quoting from the RLS, or referring to specific aspects of it. In your short analysis attempt some claim and counterclaim.