The purpose of ToK discussions and readings are to explore an idea, or highlight a position or a set of beliefs or values. Your first task in a position paper is to identify what you think these are. This conveys not only that you have read the text or engaged in the discussion, but how well you have evaluated its content. Your second task it to reflect on the points, positions, and values you have identified. Spend time with the concepts and discern whether that perspective is aligned with your own experience or not. Whatever you discover in reflecting on the concepts and how it relates to your own position and values becomes the raw material for addressing the final task of the position paper.
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Group 6 subjects are considered electives, thus an IB Diploma candidate may substitute a variety of courses from other subject groups in lieu of taking a Group 6 course. This would result in a student studying an extra language , taking an extra social science or experimental science course, or taking Further Mathematics HL (provided that student is already taking Mathematics HL ). The Group 3 Information in a Global Society (ITGS) course would be taken only as sixth subjects, as they do not satisfy the IB Diploma requirements for their respective subject groups.