In Theory of Knowledge we always encourage you to use original evidence.
It's always more interesting when a student uses an example (a quote, a story, a fact) that we haven't heard of before.
Take notes while researching and make a draft of your TOK essay.
The basic structure of the TOK essay is introduction, body and conclusion.
Original "evidence" in your essays doesn't necessarily make them better essays, but it does suggest that you've taken some time with your research and not just using the first thing you found in a last-minute Google search.
So again we do tell our students to use "original evidence", but for the student it can be hard to know what is original.
Clarity – You must be able to write a well-structured essay.
Critical thinking – You must submit enough arguments and counter arguments to convince the audience in your point of view.
As the name suggests, your Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay should focus on knowledge issues (what is knowledge?
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