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LEARNINGCritical thinking and peer assessment1.How does critical thinking relate to peer assessment? What strategiesfrom this week can you apply when you assess Written Assignments?At this point, you have completed a practice assessment and an actual assessment of a WrittenAssignment. You have also rated posts each week on the Discussion Board. Has any part of theprocess surprised you? Do you have any concerns about assessment?Be sure that your Learning Journal entry is a minimum of 400 words.IntroductionThe critical thinking process is really nothing more than asking the right questions to understanda problem or issue and then gathering the data you need to complete the decision or take sides onan issue. (College success, 2015). Critical thinking is the ability to discover the value of an idea,a set of beliefs, a claim, or an argument (College success, 2015). It requires you to use logic andreasoning to evaluate evidence or information to make a decision or reach a conclusion (Collegesuccess, 2015). Critical thinking is a foundation for effective communication, the principal skillused in effective decision making, at the core of creating new knowledge, a way to uncover biasand prejudices(College success, 2015).Critical thinking involves these processes;What is the problem or issue I am considering really about? (Understanding this is key tosuccessful critical thinking) (College success, 2015).What are my options? (What are choices that are available to you (if you are making a decision),or what are the “sides” (in the case of a position) you might choose to agree with?) (Collegesuccess, 2015).What do I know about each option? (First, make sure you have all the information about eachoption. Do you have all the information to support each of your likely options?) (Collegesuccess, 2015).How good is my information? (Now it’s time to evaluate the quality of the support of each optionor point of view. Evaluate the strengths and the weaknesses of each piece of supportingevidence). (College success, 2015).
How does critical thinking relate to peer assessment? What strategies from this week canyou apply when you assess Written Assignments?
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