Dr. Cothran CRTW Paper 1 For this assignment, you will need to write an essay that shows your ability to explore all eight of the Elements of Reasoning (pictured on page 51 of LTTT). I will be grading you on a) how thoughtfully you address each element and b) how well you incorporate all of your ideas into a coherent essay. Specifically, this essay should be 4-6 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font. Topic: Look back at a bad decision you have made. (You bought a car you couldn’t afford, or you took a job that wasn’t right for you, or you took a 400-level Spanish course as a freshman, or you just picked a minor at random, or you were cruel to someone who didn’t deserve it, or you bought a pet before you were ready to take care of one, or you planned your future around another person instead of around your own needs/wishes…. You get the picture!) Using all eight of the elements, think about your thinking. Explore the thought processes that led you to make that mistake. You might also think about the
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