TOK Journal. What do you need to do?. You are required to keep a journal where you record references to what you hear and discuss in class that deals with the problems of knowing. You will need to buy your own journal (examples of acceptable and non acceptable journals given).
You are required to keep a journal where you record references
to what you hear and discuss in class that deals with the
problems of knowing.
Incorporates drawings and text
Problem of knowing showing relevance to ToK
A dialogue with yourself where you question the world and propose your own insights into how and why it is like that.
In response to a newspaper article & reflections on an abstract idea.
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Human Suffering and Political Inequality
I read a disturbing article today. They found 39 Dominican Republic migrants who were reported lost at sea. 55 others died. It is the survivors who tell the tale. After two weeks at sea, an air of desperation and then terror gripped the people. When rations disappeared, some survived with nothing more than a coconut to eat.Others died, not from starvation, but severe dehydration. One woman died after she was brutally attacked for her breast milk
2 September 2001The Nature of Time
Recently I read a fantastic book by Alan Lightman called Einstein’s Dreams. It was a series of vignettes based on Einstein’s theory of relativity. In each piece, time had a different quality. My favorite story was about a world in which time slowed down at higher altitudes. Once the people discovered this, they began to construct houses on stilts and then on mountains. Social classes developed accordingto one’s altitude. Those on the very top shunned those who were below. The people most pitied, however, were those who refused to worry about time and passed leisurely lives at sea level.
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Your journal entries will show me the way you think which is like a finger print (original to you).
I will know these entries are yours because of your discussions in class, your attitude etc. These will show me the essence of you - who you are.
Copied entries (no matter how clever you think you are in copying) will be immediately apparent to me and I take plagiarism seriously, as do universities.
If I feel there is evidence of plagiarism, I am obligated to report this to the relevant authorities within the school and record it in the system under your name. Please be aware that I am not required to find out who copied from whom. Both students will receive the same punishment.
University applications can be rejected because of this please do not be tempted to take this risk. The regret you feel when you are caught cannot be described.