How to write a TOK essay

The essay is the culmination of a brilliant course, but it’s a challenging task which many students struggle to fully understand, and fail to engage with in order to showcase their TOK knowledge and skills.

This 80-minute webinar video and presentation gives you a clear, engaging, step-by-step guide to the task, helping you to understand the assessment rubric, choose the right PT, and produce an essay that hits all the assessment targets.

Access the webinar video and presentation

The webinar video acts as a clear 80-minute guide to writing the TOK essay, taking students through the different stages of identifying the assessment targets, choosing a suitable PT, setting up an coherent structure, and creating an effective argument, and the more tricky aspects, such as how to consider perspectives, and ways to evaluate implications.

The video is supported by a presentation, and a Q&A debrief answering some of the most common questions asked about writing a TOK essay.

Choose the group ticket if you will be giving the recording to your students, or the individual ticket if you’ll be watching the video on your own.

Michael Dunn – Founder of

Michael Dunn is the Cambridge-based founder of He has worked as a teacher for over 25 years, and has led TOK workshops in schools all over the world. He is one of the world’s most innovative and influential TOK educators.

His PD sessions are highly interactive, clear, and jargon-free, and offer participants practical takeaways that can be used effectively in the classroom. Find out more about him on this page, and see testimonials about his support from members of the site here.

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