Or you could think about it like presenting two sides of an argument, in front of a judge. Making sure your evidence actually supports your claim is one of the toughest aspects of the essay.
The method has 4 sections and 7 paragraphs overall and specific aspects need to go in each.
(I have a full a lot of helpful advice, tutorials, evidence videos in my online To K course, which you're welcome to join if you like.) And I've also created a lot of resources (videos, notes, etc) to help with with the TOK presentation, here.
The structure on this page will give you a strong foundation for your essay and then we're going to make your essay as insightful as possible.
Vasudeva informs Siddhartha that “the river has taught” (Page 86) him to listen, giving the river a human characteristic.
By experiencing and understanding the ever changing river, Siddhartha can finally become one with...
Siddhartha is mystified by the Buddha’s words, which carried to his listeners “like a star in the heavens,” (Page 23).
Hesse uses a lofty simile to describe the holiness and incredible influence of the Buddha’s words, to make it all the more surprising that Siddhartha rejects the teachings.
Each body section will look at a certain area of knowledge or way of knowing.
Hesse suggests that knowledge is communicable, but wisdom must be gained from experience.
Hesse conveys this message through figurative language, foils, allusions, and symbols.
Hesse’s theme in regards to knowledge only being communicable, and that true wisdom can only be acquired from trial and error, is evident in the figurative language that he uses so eloquently.
Shortly after Siddhartha embraces the enduring Samanas, he realizes that completely denying the six Ripus is folly and will not break the endless cycle of Samsara.