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Ashley Holmes - 9034953779 Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm Exam Access the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings located under the materials section of your student website. Read, watch, and listen to the media presented on the Boston Tea Party. Write a paragraph of approximately 75-100 words for each section listed below. Each question relates to the concepts in the chapter reference in the question; this should serve as a guide to your responses. 1. Using the critical thinking skills you have gained so far and referring to the materials provided for this assignment, identify two possible strategies that Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams likely used to develop and improve their thinking as those historical events unfolded prior to taking a stand and acting according to their beliefs. Refer to Chapter 1. When Thomas Hutchinson or Samuel Adams were faced with the frustration on the issues which led up to the Boston Tea Party, they are likely to have used critical thinking strategies to develop and improve their thinking. One strategy they are likely to have used would be, to maintain a critical attitude throughout the problem solving. Maintain a critical attitude is crucial because improving your thinking depends on the habits and attitudes. Problem solving includes careful observation, interpreting, evaluating, and much more that would be difficult if distracted by emotions. Second they may have used summarizing as a critical thinking strategy. Summarizing is use to help the person visualize the key elements. I believe that Samuel Adams may have employed the analytical process before taking a stand. I think that he thoroughly assessed both sides of the issue and all of the consequences of each action before deciding what he would do, this ultimately being a course of action. 2. Explain the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking when evaluating historical events such as the Boston Tea Party. Refer to Chapter 2.
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