Using the web pages associated with theFoundation for Critical Thinkingwebsite,choose oneof the four topics below and respond to the aspects of the prompt in at least 400 words.
The essay must be 400 words in length, excluding title and reference
pages, and formatted according to APA style. If you would like to refer
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only resources you will need to complete this assignment are the web
pages of the critical thinking website that relate to your chosen topic.
However, if you would like to include other sources, that is
encouraged. Just be sure that you utilize the critical thinking web
pages as your primary sources of information.
Inference and Assumption
Explain the difference between inference and assumption. Then, present
four inferences you have made and connect those inferences to their
underlying assumptions. Looking back, which of these were proper
inferences, and which were improper inferences? Why?
Purpose, Point of View, and Decisions
Outline a problem that you currently face or have faced recently. Define
the assumptions that you have about this issue. Explain your point of
view, and outline the information that you have analyzed in relation to
this problem. Finally, explain the implications that have arisen or will
arise when you respond to this problem.
Valuable Intellectual Traits
Of the valuable intellectual traits listed in the online readings from
this week, identify three of them that you believe you need to
strengthen. Explain the traits, and then describe how you will attempt
to implement actions in your life that will maximize those intellectual
Using the online reading “Open-minded Inquiry," identify what you
consider to be the three most important attributes that one must have as
he or she approaches problems. Explain why you think these attributes
are the three most important, and describe examples from your own life,
or from the lives of those you know, in which people failed to display
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