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Here’s The Outline My Theory Of Knowledge Students Will Be Using For Their Essay

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There have been lots of changes in IB Theory of Knowledge classes this year, and I’ve written a lot about them.

My students are now finishing up the year writing “practice” essays — IB Diploma candidates won’t receive the official writing prompts from IB until September 1st, so they won’t be able to start on the ones they’ll be submitting to IB until that time.

It doesn’t appear to me that the Essay is one place — and, perhaps, the only place — where IB did not make many changes, apart from a simplified assessment rubric. However, I’m very open to be told that I’m wrong and have missed something.

Judging by IB Examiner marks, my students have generally done well with their essays. You can see students examples and all my essay prep materials at our class blog.

And, finally, here’s a new outline I’ve been having students use.

Let me know how you think I can improve it.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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