Critical Thinking Assignment 3-4 Pages

Jul 28th, 2015
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Critical Thinking Assignment 3-4 Pages

***NO PLAGIARISM PLEASE.***

Assignment1.1_Critical Thinking.docx (Here is Part I that was already completed)

Assignment 1.2: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part II
Synthesizing and Writing

When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking.

The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
For Part I of the assignment (due Week 2), you read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes, reviewed the Procon.org Website in order to gather information, and engaged in prewriting to examine your thoughts.
* Remember that in the Week 2 Discussion, you examined the biases discussed in Chapter 2 of the webtext.

In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write a paper to synthesize your ideas.
Part II – Writing
Write at three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. State your position on the topic you selected for Assignment 1.1.
2. Identify (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position   and explain why you selected these specific reasons.
3. Explain your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.
4. Examine at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position. 
5. Discuss the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.
6. Discuss whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue has stayed the same.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.

  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

*******GRADING RUBIC*********

Assignment 1.2: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part II

Criteria

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

Fair
70-79% C

Proficient
80-89% B

Exemplary
90-100% A

1.State your position on the topic.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely stated your position on the topic.

Insufficiently stated your position on the topic.

Partially stated your position on the topic.

Satisfactorily stated your position on the topic.

Thoroughly stated your position on the topic.

2. Identify (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explain why you selected these specific reasons.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely identified (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explained why you selected these specific reasons.

Insufficiently identified (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explained why you selected these specific reasons. .

Partially identified (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explained why you selected these specific reasons.

Satisfactorily identified (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explained why you selected these specific reasons.

Thoroughly identified (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website that support your position and explained why you selected these specific reasons.

3. Explain your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.

Insufficiently explained your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.

Partially explained your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.

Satisfactorily explained your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.

Thoroughly explained your answers to the “believing” questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the Procon.org website.

4. Examine at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely examined at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.

Insufficiently examined at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.

Partially examined at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.

Satisfactorily examined at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.

Thoroughly examined at least two (2) types of biases that you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against your position.

5. Discuss the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.

Insufficiently discussed the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.

Partially discussed the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.

Satisfactorily discussed the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.

Thoroughly discussed the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.

6. Discuss whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue has stayed the same.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue stayed the same.

Insufficiently discussed whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue stayed the same.

Partially discussed whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue stayed the same.

Satisfactorily discussed whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue stayed the same.

Thoroughly discussed whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue stayed the same.

7. Follow APA Style requirements for format, in-text citation of quotes and paraphrases, and references page.
Weight: 10%

Did not complete the assignment or had more than 9 errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 8-9 errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 6-7 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 4-5 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

Had 0-3 different errors in following APA Style requirements.

8. Follow guidelines for clear and organized writing: include an introductory and concluding paragraph; address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely followed guidelines for clear and organized writing.

Insufficiently followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: did not include an introductory and / or concluding paragraph; did not address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Partially followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included a partially developed introductory and / or concluding paragraph; partially addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Sufficiently followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included an introductory and concluding paragraph; sufficiently addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Thoroughly   followed guidelines for clear and organized writing: included an engaging introductory and thoughtful concluding paragraph; thoroughly addressed main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and detailed supporting sentences.

9. Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
Weight: 10%

Did not complete the assignment or had more than 9 errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

Had 8-9 errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

Had 6-7 different errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

Had 4-5 different errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.

Had 0-3 different errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling.


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