Communication Activity

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Instructions: Refer to class notes and readings from Unit 4: Critical Thinking to help you complete this activity. This activity has two parts and two different sets of instructions. First of all, in class we discussed different habits that help and/or hinder individuals’ critical thinking. This first part requires some personal reflection on your part.

  • Of the seven habits of a STRONG critical thinker, please identify AT LEAST two habits you believe you possess. For this part please define the habit in your own words, then justify your reasoning as to why you believe you possess that habit. Using examples for your justification may be very helpful.
  • Now, of the six habits that HINDER critical thinkers, please identify AT LEAST two habits you suffer from. For this part please define the habit in your own words, then justify your reasoning as to why you believe you possess that habit. Using examples for your justification may be very helpful. Also, please provide a possible remedy (solution) to overcome both bad habits.

Instructions: In class, we discussed six cognitive skills of a critical thinker. You will need to define each step and use these steps when assessing and defending a controversial topic.

  • Identify and define each of the six cognitive skills of a critical thinker in your own words.
  • Given these cognitive skills related to critical thinking, you will need to defend both sides of a controversial topic. Each of your defenses should be about a paragraph, which includes arguments that reinforces the controversial claim along with examples. These paragraphs can be fictitious, but they should be well-reasoned.
    • Every individual should be forced to receive a university education.
    • Individuals should not be forced to receive a university education.

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Habits of a strong critical thinker that I possess
Truth-Seeking
Truth-Seeking is the ability to ask a courageous and probing question by thinking deeply about
the reasons and evidence for and against a decision you are about to make.
I came to know that I possess this habit last year when I sat down at home and realized that I was
always called by my friends to solve problems whenever they rose. For instance, one of my
friends had lost his book. Our classmate had bought the same book a few days before, but no one
had known in the class. The other friend came claiming that that was his book. When I arrived, I
was able to ask them a few questions, and we established that the book belonged to our classmate
and my friend had to look for his book elsewhere.
Systematic
Being systematic is the ability to be organized in whatever you do.
I possess this habit beca...

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