Theory of Knowledge is a compulsory course for all students doing the IB Diploma. It is often said that the course is not about "what you know" as much as it is about "how you know it". The aim is to mold the average IB student into a "critical thinker" that is prepared for the intellectual rigor of university. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as knowers and to recognize the need to act responsibly with their knowledge. The course is not primarily a content course. It is a thinking and questioning course. Theory of Knowledge does not introduce a great deal of new information. Its objective is to get students to reflect on and question the knowledge they have already gained from all of their subject areas and life experiences. The course teaches them how to properly explore questions by creating structured arguments through group discussion, essays, reflections, and exhibitions.