2021 TOK Essay Titles

The TOK essay titles have come out for examination in 2021. You can see them below:


1. “Accepting knowledge claims always involves an element of trust.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

2. Within areas of knowledge, how can we differentiate between change and progress? Answer with reference to two areas of knowledge.

3. “Labels are a necessity in the organization of knowledge, but they also constrain our understanding.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

4. “Statistics conceal as much as they reveal.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

5. “Areas of knowledge are most useful in combination with each other.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

6. “Avoiding bias seems a commendable goal, but this fails to recognize the positive role that bias can play in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.


To help, we have highlighted the main key terms in the titles. Before choosing the title that you will write your essay on, we recommend that you make sure you understand all the key terms highlighted, and that you know how to define and explain them concisely.

You should also keep in mind that you should include at least 5 real life situations in your essay, and as such pick a title for which you can find real life situations without too much trouble.


Good luck on your TOK essays!

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