TOK just started at my school and they haven’t explained anything about presentations the EE or the TOK essay, so I would love if someone explained to be what to expect that way I won’t be caught off guard. :)
Presentation - you take a Real Life Situation (RLS) from the news or current affairs (contemporary or historical) and extract a knowledge question. You then explore the knowledge question for a while and come back to answering it and applying it to your RLS and others.
Essay - The IB writes 6 prescribed titles (PT) for each examination session. You then explore this with reference to RLSs
For the EE, it is basically a 4,000-word dissertation on any subject offered by the IB, even if it is not necessarily taught at your school. The extended essay will let you write on a topic of your choosing and test your knowledge, comprehension and personal interest in the topic.